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EPA Receives Comments on Proposed Revisions to Transparency Rule

The comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed revisions (Supplemental notice) to its Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science proposal closed on May 18. The proposal aims to ensure that, over time, more of the data and models underlying the EPA’s regulatory science are available for independent validation while safeguarding patient privacy and confidentiality agreements between researchers and subjects (83 FR 18770).

Digest readers may find valuable the comment letters submitted by Daren Bakst of the Heritage Foundation, Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars, Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Richard B. Belzer of the R Street Institute, and Angela Logomasini and Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. ​