[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2011)]
[Page 68183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28522]

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Highlights of the Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Update Release 
of Final Report

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: EPA is announcing the release of the report Highlights of the 
Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Update. The Highlights of the Exposure 
Factors Handbook: 2011 Update provides a summary of the recommended 
exposure factors extracted from the Exposure Factors Handbook published 
on September 30, 2011. The Highlights document was prepared by the 
National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office 
of Research and Development. The parent Exposure Factors Handbook 
provides detailed data and analyses on various physiological and 
behavioral factors commonly used in assessing exposure to environmental 
    The Highlights of the Exposure Factors Handbook: 2011 Update (EPA/
600/R-10/030) is available via the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/ncea.

DATES: This report was posted publically on October 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The report is available primarily via the Internet on the 
National Center for Environmental Assessment's home page under the 
Recent Additions and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. A 
limited number of printed copies will be available from the Information 
Management Team, NCEA; telephone: (703) 347-8561; facsimile: (703) 347-
8691. If you are requesting a printed copy, please provide your name, 
your mailing address, and the document title.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact 
the National Center for Environmental Assessment; Linda Phillips; 
telephone: (703) 347-0366; or email: phillips.linda@epa.gov.


I. Information About the Project/Document

    The Highlights of the Exposure Factors Handbook was developed to 
provide a brief overview of the content of the Exposure Factors 
Handbook: 2011 Edition and to facilitate access to its exposure factors 
recommendations. As such, it contains a subset of the information 
provided in the Handbook. Excerpts of each chapter of the Handbook and 
summaries of key recommendations are provided. This Highlights document 
is intended for use by exposure assessors, within the Agency as well as 
those outside, as a reference tool and source of summary information of 
exposure factors information. It may be used by scientists, economists, 
and other interested parties as a source of data and/or U.S. EPA 
recommendations on numeric estimates for behavioral and physiological 
characteristics needed to estimate exposure to environmental agents.

    Dated: October 27, 2011.
Darrell A. Winner,
Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment.
[FR Doc. 2011-28522 Filed 11-2-11; 8:45 am]