Comments, Letters, & Testimony to Agencies

The Member Scholars and staff of the Center for Progressive Reform often communicate with federal and state agencies, testifying, filing comments on proposed regulations, or bringing important matters to their attention with letters or other means of communication.

All such communications since 2011 are listed on this page. For testimony or other communications with Congress, visit this page
 
Communication with Agencies (Letters, Comments and Testimony) from CPR Member Scholars and staff:
Letter to ACUS on bias toward industry on international regulatory cooperation

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States urging it to ensure greater balance in its continuing work on International Regulatory Cooperation. "In general, ACUS has elevated business and trade concerns over health, safety, and environmental protections throughout its research project on IRC...."

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 21, 2013)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Letter to EPA on industry efforts to stall IRIS toxicological assessment through non-germane comments

Letter to EPA on "filter failure," resulting from industry efforts to stall IRIS toxicological assessment through non-germane comments

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 1, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to ACUS on its bias in favor of industry

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States on bias toward the views of regulated industry

Type: Letters to Agencies (Oct. 18, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity
Letter to ACUS on science in the administrative process

Letter to the Administrative Conference of the United States on science in the administrative process. "In particular, we are interested in the recommendations related to the role of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [and its] ...failure to follow the transparency requirements of Executive Order 12,866 and its interference in matters that involve expert scientific judgment.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 21, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to EPA Nominating BPA for Fourth Contaminant Candidate List

Letter to EPA Nominating Bisphenol A (BPA) for Fourth Contaminant Candidate List, based on its known adverse health effects

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 22, 2012)
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Author(s): Amy Sinden
Letter to EPA re nominees to new advisory committee on IRIS

CPR letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding candidates for scientific advisory committee of Integrated Risk Information System profiles, with particular attention to candidates' conflicts of interest

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to USTR on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 4, 2012)
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Author(s): John Knox, David Hunter, Carmen Gonzalez
Letter to ACUS on collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce

Letter to Administrative Conference of the United States on co-sponsorship of conference on "incorporation by reference" in the international arena with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 27, 2012)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Joint Letter to Food Safety Inspection Service on Poultry Slaughter Inspection. Joint letter from safety advocates, including Rena Steinzor, April 20, 2012.

Joint letter from safety advocates to the Food Safety Inspection Service on Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 20, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Comments to FDA on BPA

CPR Comments on the American Chemistry Council's Petition to Remove Approval for Polycarbonate Resins in Infant Feeding Bottles and Certain Spill-Proof Cups Due to the Abandonment of these Uses

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 17, 2012)
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Author(s): Aimee Simpson

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