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:
Matthew Shudtz' testimony at OSHA Hearing on Proposed Standard for Respirable Silica Dust

Matthew Shudtz' testimony at OSHA Hearing on Proposed Standard for Respirable Silica Dust, April 3, 2014

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 3, 2014)
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Author(s): Matt Shudtz
CPR Comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

CPR Comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, the first interstate agreement since EPA issued the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 17, 2014)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
CPR Comments on FDA Generics Rule

CPR Comments on FDA Generics Rule, the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to revise its regulations governing the procedures for changing product labeling to reflect certain types of newly acquired information in order to extend to generic drug manufacturers the same opportunities afforded “brand name” drug manufacturers.

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 10, 2014)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Thomas McGarity, James Goodwin
CPR comments on proposed OSHA rule on respirable silica

CPR comments on proposed OSHA rule on respirable silica, encouraging OSHA to act with a sense of urgency

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 11, 2014)
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Author(s): Martha McCluskey, Sidney Shapiro, James Goodwin, Thomas McGarity
Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment re its practice of waiving pollution permit application fees for CAFOs

Letter to Maryland Department of the Environment urging it to stop waiving pollution permit application fees for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, by CPR President Rena Steinzor and Policy Analyst Anne Havemann.

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 5, 2013)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Anne Havemann
Comments to the FDA on food safety rules for raw produc

Comments to the FDA on food safety rules for raw produce on several CPR Member Scholars and staff

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 15, 2013)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Comments to the FDA on preventive controls for human food production

Comments from several CPR Members Scholars and staff to the FDA on preventive controls for human food production, November 15, 2013

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 15, 2013)
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Author(s): Lisa Heinzerling, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Letter to OIRA re USDA proposal to 'modernize' the poultry inspection system
Type: Letters to Agencies (April 9, 2013)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
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

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