Analysis

EPA Science Data Rule Could Upend Regulatory Process

Law360 (May 4, 2018, 9:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent proposal to require the publication of data underlying scientific studies that are considered in the regulatory process could disqualify a host of human health risk analyses because many of them rely on the anonymity of their subjects, and could make future regulation less likely as a result.

At the end of April, the EPA proposed a rule it said is aimed at ensuring certain data that form the basis of "pivotal regulatory science" can be independently analyzed and validated. The agency defined pivotal regulatory science as the studies, models and analyses that underlie cost-benefit comparisons...

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