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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...
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