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EPA/ORD RIN: 2080-AA14 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science 
Abstract: This action is intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. As a result of this action, EPA would ensure that the regulatory science underlying its actions is publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation. This action would increase transparency of the assumptions underlying dose-response data and models that support these EPA regulatory decisions. The Agency proposes to take this action under the authority of the statutes it administers, including provisions providing general authority to promulgate regulations necessary to carry out the Agency's functions. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 30   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2609    7 U.S.C. 136w    7 U.S.C. 136r(a)    42 U.S.C. 11048    42 U.S.C. 9660    42 U.S.C. 9616    42 U.S.C. 6979    42 U.S.C. 6912(a)(1)    42 U.S.C. 300j-9(a)(1)    42 U.S.C. 300j-1    33 U.S.C. 1361    33 U.S.C. 1254    42 U.S.C. 7601(a)    42 U.S.C. 7403   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/30/2018  83 FR 18768   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  05/25/2018  83 FR 24255   
Final Rule  01/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Maria Doa
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0718

Nicole Shao
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-6779