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Wheeler Plans To Scale Back SAB’s Process For Reviewing EPA Rules

December 11, 2019
EPA appears poised to overhaul the process the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has used for reviewing the science underlying ongoing rulemakings, with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler floating a new, “immediately effective” process that gives no role for SAB’s existing work group and instead places all decisions with SAB’s chair. “For advice from SAB or any other advisory committee to be impactful to these regulatory actions, EPA must clearly establish the scope and timing for that advice and coordinate reviews...

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