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DOI/ASPMB RIN: 1090-AB20 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Open Science  

On September 28, 2018, the Department of the Interior (Department) issued Secretary's Order 3369, "Promoting Open Science" (Order). That Order is intended to ensure that the Department bases its decisions on the best available science and provides the American public with enough information to thoughtfully and substantively evaluate the data, methodology, and analysis that the Department uses to inform its decisions. The objectives stated in the Order also include ensuring that the Department meets its obligations under the Administrative Procedures Act, as well as the policies set forth in Executive Order (EO) 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," (76 FR 3821), EO 13777, "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," (82 FR 12285), and the Office of Management and Budget's, "Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies," (67 FR 8452), related to promoting transparency, accountability, and data quality in the rulemaking process. This proposed rule is intended to implement the direction provided in Secretary's Order 3369 related to initiating a rulemaking process to support the objectives of that Order.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3504(d)(1)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
NPRM Comment Period End  09/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael Freeman
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy & Environmental Mgmt
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-2884