Environmental Protection Agency April 30, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science
Document Number: 2018-09078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes a regulation intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. The proposed regulation provides that when EPA develops regulations, including regulations for which the public is likely to bear the cost of compliance, with regard to those scientific studies that are pivotal to the action being taken, EPA should ensure that the data underlying those are publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation. In this notice, EPA solicits comment on this proposal and how it can best be promulgated and implemented in light of existing law and prior Federal policies that already require increasing public access to data and influential scientific information used to inform federal regulation.