Center for Regulatory Effectiveness to the Department of Interior: Do Not Ignore the Views of Your OCS Scientific Committee on Scientific Integrity
The Department of the Interior has asked the public for its views on a “Department-wide policy to ensure the integrity of scientific activities in the Department”. It should be noted that the earliest thinking on this important subject was done by the Department’s OCS Scientific Committee.
The OCS Scientific Committee is comprised of some the leading academicians and researchers on environmental assessment. During the course of its September meeting members of the Committee informed the Department that they wrote an initial draft of a scientific integrity policy some four years ago and have not been asked to comment on the agency’s current proposal.
CRE, a DC based regulatory watchdog, in its comments to the Department of Interior reinforced the need for the OCS Scientific Committee to be involved in the development of an agency-wide scientific integrity policy.
See the attachment below for CRE’s comments.DOI Scientific Integrity Comments
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