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EPA Moves to Bring Scientific Review Into Play Sooner

Feb. 28, 2022, 7:51 PM

The EPA took action on Monday to give its policymakers better scientific information sooner in the process.

Broadly, the new procedures build bridges between the Environmental Protection Agency and its Science Advisory Board, an independent group that advises the administrator on science and research topics. The new rules take effect immediately.

Under the new policy, the board will establish a new work group to evaluate whether pending EPA actions will require the review of its experts.

The new ground rules also require the EPA to twice yearly deliver to the board lists of planned regulations expected to undergo a central ...