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:
Final Comments on Obama Regulatory Review Process

Final Comments on Obama Regulatory Review Process, joint letter from several CPR Member Scholars

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 16, 2009)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, Robert Verchick
Preliminary Comments on Obama Regulatory Process Memo.

Preliminary Comments on Obama Regulatory Process Memo. Letter to OMB chief Peter Orszag.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 20, 2009)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Comments on the Department of Labor's Risk Assessment proposal

Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz's comments urging the Department of Labor to withdraw its Risk Assessment proposal.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 29, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Coalition letter requesting extension of comment period on OSHA risk assessment policy

Coalition letter requesting extension of comment period on OSHA risk assessment policy, signed by more than 40 policy experts, including CPR's Rena Steinzor

Type: Letters to Agencies (Sept. 5, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson re IRIS

Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and CPR Policy Analyst Matt Shudtz's April 27, 2008 letter to EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson re the Integrated Risk Information System database

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 28, 2008)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Risk Assessment Bulletin. Member Scholar Rena Steinzor's June 15, 2006 letter to OMB urging it to withdraw its proposed risk assessment bulletin.

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2006)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Comments on EPA's proposed mercury pollution credit-trading scheme.

Catherine O'Neill's comments on EPA's proposed mercury pollution credit-trading scheme.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 3, 2005)
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Author(s): Catherine O'Neill
Comments on Volatile Organic Compounds in paint, responding to industry Information Quality Act request

CPR's Sidney Shapiro and Rena Steinzor's August 3, 2004 response to the paint industry's Information Quality Act challenge to state rules on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paint: "Wrong in principle, wrong on the law, and wrong on the facts."

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 3, 2004)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Margaret Giblin
Comments on the Department of Homeland Security's Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information (Interim Rule).

Rena Steinzor's May 2004 comments on the Department of Homeland Security's Procedures for Handling Critical Infrastructure Information (Interim Rule).

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 20, 2004)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Karen Sokol
Letter to Secretary Ann Veneman re Mad Cow

Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman asking her to "correct the public record with respect to misleading statements contained in USDA’s December 30 press release on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and to ask [her]to take more effective action to protect U.S. consumers from the risk of contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease."

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 13, 2004)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity

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