The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA) was established by the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-354, H.R.4271,
Section 304). ORACBA began operation on April 15, 1995, in USDA's Office of the Chief Economist.
The Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis's (ORACBA) primary role is to ensure that major regulations proposed by USDA are based on sound scientific and economic analysis.
September 25, 2015
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
This conference explores the takings issue as it relates to land use, environmental rules and other forms of economic regulation. Some of the topics to be discussed include the practical implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent takings decisions and pending takings issues before the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Institute of Medicine
September 30, 2015
Workshop on basic and translational research needs, the interdisciplinary nature of population health science, and the range of resources needed to support a robust population health research enterprise commensurate with the health sector’s growing recognition that creating health happens in spaces beyond those occupied by clinical care and requires cross-sectoral solutions.
Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC (and via webinar)
October 1, 2015
Please register by September 28 (5 p.m. EDT)
Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event.
In Pope Francis’ Encyclical on environment, LaudatoSi, the leader of the Catholic Church presents a moral argument for combating change and other environmental harm. Much as he has done throughout his papacy, the Pope highlights concerns about economic disparity, arguing that climate change disproportionality impacts developing nations and the world’s poor. Along with critiques or “consumerism” and the modern economic system, the Pope expressed deep skepticism about the motives and impacts of market mechanisms as emissions reduction tools.
ELI invites you to join our expert panel as they discuss the Pope’s position and its bearing on global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The program will also discuss the value of market-based methods of pollution control and how they serve, or fail to serve, sustainability goals.
Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: Annual Conference and Meeting
Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis
New Schedule now available at http://risk.jifsan.umd.edu/registration/. Courses of particular interest to the risk assessment community: Safety/Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Food, October 15-16 and Fall Integrated Program (November 2-20).