The Interagency Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice (P&RA CoP) was formed to provide a forum to
• Foster exchange of information regarding preparation of P&RAs across agencies and practitioners;
• Enhance consistency in the preparation of P&RAs across the Department; and
• Develop appropriate peer guidance and/or recommendations for P&RAs such that they are based on
sound science and are defensible.
This sharing of information is achieved using a combination of technical exchanges and webinars. The CoP is intended to be an open forum available to all interested participants. Activities to date have included participation from DOE, NRC, EPA, State Regulators, National Laboratories, Academia, DOE Contractors, private consultants and international organizations. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is providing technical support to DOE-EM and serving on the Steering Committee for the P&RA CoP. SRNL has also led the organization of technical exchanges in 2010 and 2011.