On August 28, 2012, the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness filed comments with EPA on the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel Public Meeting on EPA’s Pollinator Risk Assessment Framework. This SAP will meet on September 11-14, 2012.
CRE’s comments are available online at http://www.thecre.com/oira_pd/?p=110 . They apply a Data Quality Act analysis to this SAP’s review, and they include the following summary:
“1. The Data Quality Act and its guidelines apply to studies and data authored or collected by outside (or ‘third-party’) entities. The agency will not be able to use such studies or data in a risk assessment unless they can meet the law’s quality standards.