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Environmental Risk Assessment

Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality

Through an intergovernmental agreement between the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) the Risk Assessment Program provides NDEQ with several risk assessment services.

  1. The Risk Assessment Program evaluates risk assessment plans and studies that have been submitted by facilities regulated by NDEQ. The Environmental Risk Assessment Program provides written recommendations and comments to ensure they are accurate and adequate to be protective of public health.

  2. As requested by NDEQ, the Risk Assessment Program establishes levels of contaminants in water, air and/or soil that can remain at a site and still be adequately protective of public health.

  3. The Risk Assessment Program assists in the development and updates of guidance for risk-based cleanup programs at NDEQ.

  4. As requested by NDEQ, the Risk Assessment Program responds to public inquiries concerning any potential health effects associated with the investigation and cleanup of contamination at an NDEQ regulated facility.

  5. The Risk Assessment Program provides assistance with evaluating surface water risks related to consumption of contaminated fish, or exposure to or consumption of contaminated surface water.

GO TO: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s website.


Contact
Susan Dempsey, MS
Risk Assessment/Toxicology
NE Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

Phone & Fax 402-471-8880
Email:sue.dempsey@nebraska.gov