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:
Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Joint letter from CPR Member Scholars to eight department heads on ‘Ghost Rules’ in the regulatory pipeline at the beginning of the Trump administration

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 12, 2017)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Joint Letter to OIRA re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Joint Letter to OIRA from 31 CPR Member Scholars and Staff re Guidance to Agencies on Implementation of 2-for-1 Deregulatory Executive Order

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 10, 2017)
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Coalition Comments on 'Significant New Uses of Chemical Substances' Rule

Coalition comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on proposed rules to align its regulations for new chemical uses with OSHA rules.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 21, 2016)
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Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau re its proposal to limit the use of forced arbitration

Comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau re its proposal to limit the use of forced arbitration from Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, and Mollie Rosenzweig, August 22, 2016. 

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 22, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro, Mollie Rosenzweig, James Goodwin, Thomas McGarity
Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Stakeholder Meetings on Chemical Risk Evaluation and Prioritization Rulemakings

Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Stakeholder Meetings on Chemical Risk Evaluation and Prioritization Rulemakings by Katie Tracy

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 9, 2016)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy
Workplace Safety Civil Penalties Comments

Letter to OSHA on Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Catch-Up Adjustments from Martha McCluskey, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, and Katherine Tracy, July 11, 2016.

Type: Letters to Agencies (July 12, 2016)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, Katie Tracy
Coalition letter to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Grumbles and Attorney General Frosh re enforcement trends

Coalition letter to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Grumbles and Attorney General Frosh re downward trends in enforcement proceedings in Maryland.

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 5, 2016)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
MS4 letter to EPA from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller

Letter to EPA re NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permits, from Evan Isaacson and Katrina Miller, March 21, 2016.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 21, 2016)
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Author(s): Katrina Miller
Comments on Draft OSHA Guidance for Recommended Practices for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation.

Joint comments on draft OSHA Guidance: Recommended Practices for Preventing and Addressing Retaliation.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 19, 2016)
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Author(s): Katie Tracy, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro
Joint Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment urging prompt release of 2015 ‘Frosh Report.’

Joint letter to Benjamin Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment, from CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and others, urging prompt release of 2015 "Frosh Report," assessing the Department's enforcement activities.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 17, 2015)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor

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