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COMMENT ON NEW CHANGES TO EPA’S PROPOSED RULES STRENGTHING TRANSPARENCY IN REGULATORY SCIENCE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked for comments on EPA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that includes clarifications, modifications and additions to certain provisions in the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science published on April 30, 2018. EPA’s SNPRM proposes that the scope of the rulemaking apply to influential scientific information as well as significant regulatory decisions. This notice proposes definitions and clarifies that the proposed rulemaking applies to data and models underlying both pivotal science and pivotal regulatory science. In this SNPRM, EPA is also proposing a modified approach to the public availability provisions for data and models that would underly significant regulatory decisions and an alternate approach. Finally, EPA is taking comment on whether to use its housekeeping authority independently or in conjunction with appropriate environmental statutory provisions as authority for taking this action.
EPA must receive any comments on or before April 1, 2020.
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