Critics fear EPA changes will give big industry more sway over science

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Under the new policy, academic study authors will have to share their raw data, to be picked apart and chewed over. Washington, D.C., veteran lobbyist Jim Tozzi, who has worked in the past for chemical and tobacco interests, has pushed for this change for years.

“If you want to get into this hot game, you got to take the heat,” Tozzi said. “And if you can’t, put your laboratory coat on and stay with the rats.”

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The Data Quality Act

From: American Bar Association

Format: In-Person

Location: American Bar Association, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 400 Washington, DC 20036

Date: May 2, 2018 | Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

The Regulatory Policy Committee of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section presents a brown bag lunch program on the Data Quality Act.  The Data Quality Act (DQA) or Information Quality Act (IQA) directs the Office of Management and Budget to issue government-wide guidelines that “provide policy and procedural guidance to Federal agencies for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies.”  Some believe that DQA/IQA plays an important role in policy making. Others believe that the law acts as a roadblock to the regulatory process.