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Fertilizer industry seeks to block EPA’s collection of ‘citizen science’ data

March 14, 2019
Fertilizer manufacturers are opposing EPA’s continued collection of environmental data through “citizen science” initiatives run by non-governmental entities, and is urging the agency to drop a planned renewal of a data collection request, warning that any material is not suitable for regulatory purposes. In Feb. 19 comments to EPA, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) opposes EPA’s proposed renewal of a “generic” information collection request (ICR) for citizen science, which authorizes EPA to collect such data in an open-ended way, without specifying...

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