Virtual Public Hearing on the "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" Supplemental Rule

Held April 14, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moved to significantly change how science is used in public health protection decisions and scientific assessments. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is providing the public just 30 days to comment on this sweeping proposal.

EPA has refused to hold a hearing on this supplement to its proposed rule. As a result, the Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m EDT, in the manner that EPA would hold a hearing. The virtual public hearing provided interested persons the opportunity to present information, comments or views concerning EPA's proposal. A verbatim transcript of the hearing will be submitted to the EPA docket.

Although the hearing is over, EPA is accepting written public comments through Regulations.gov until May 18, 2020. You may find our public comment guide helpful in writing your comments.

For additional questions about the Virtual Public Hearing, please send email to [email protected].