Scientific Basis of Environmental Protection Agency Actions: H.R. 1430 and H.R. 1431 [April 4, 2017] [open pdf - 135KB]
"The scientific basis of regulation is a long-standing issue. In the 115th Congress, H.R. 1430 and H.R. 1431 are intended to address the public disclosure and transparency of information used as the basis for environmental regulations and other actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These bills would amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 (ERDDAA), among other purposes, to require public disclosure of scientific and technical information that EPA uses as a basis for agency action. On March 29, 2017, the House passed H.R. 1430 (H.Rept. 115-59). On March 30, 2017, the House passed H.R. 1431 (H.Rept. 115-63). Similar bills were introduced in the 113th and 114th Congresses."
CRS Insight, IN10674
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html