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:
Comments to NIOSH re carcinogen classification system and recommended exposure limits

Comments to NIOSH re carcinogen classification system and recommended exposure limits, applauding effort to review existing standards and offering specific recommendations

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 22, 2011)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Wendy Wagner, Matt Shudtz
Letter to EPA re IRIS toxics database, response to American Chemistry Council misinterpretation

Letter to EPA re Integrated Risk Information System database, in response to American Chemistry Council misinterpretation of IRIS-related riders in recent budget legislation

Type: Letters to Agencies (Dec. 22, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to OMB re EPA's Integrated Risk Information System database, responding to American Chemistry Council

Letter to OMB re EPA's Integrated Risk Information System database, responding to American Chemistry Council letter calling for submission of all current IRIS evaluations to be submitted to the National Academy of Sciences, in an effort to "grind this process to a slow walk."

Type: Letters to Agencies (July 8, 2011)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Wendy Wagner
Letter to OIRA re Chemicals of Concern listings

Letter to OIRA Administrator Cass Sunstein re Chemicals of Concern listings under TSCA

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 20, 2011)
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Author(s): Wendy Wagner, Rena Steinzor, Noah Sachs
Letter to SBA on the 'Crain and Crain' Study.

Letter from Sidney Shapiro to Small Business Administration calling on the Office of Advocacy to withdraw its sponsorship of a report based on seriously flawed research methods

Type: Letters to Agencies (Feb. 8, 2011)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro
Comments to EPA on proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Comments from Rena Steinzor to the EPA on its proposed rulemaking on coal ash

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 19, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Michael Patoka
Comments on Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction-specific comments to leaders of Bay states and the District of Columbia, and the EPA, on the jurisdictions' Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plans

Type: Letters to Agencies (Nov. 4, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Yee Huang
Coal Ash Testimony before an EPA panel conducting regional hearings

Rena Steinzor's Testimony before an EPA panel conducting regional hearings on its proposed rule on Coal Ash

Type: Letters to Agencies (Aug. 30, 2010)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Comments on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation

Comments from CPR Member Scholars and staff on 2010 OMB Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Regulation

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 23, 2010)
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Author(s): Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor, James Goodwin
Letter to White House Counsel re ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by OIRA

Letter from several CPR Member Scholars to White House Counsel re three ongoing violations of presidential executive orders by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: 1) continuing review of agency guidance documents; 2) exceeding deadlines for completing reviews; 3) failing to disclose "before and after" documents allowing public scrutiny of OIRA revisions to rules

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 17, 2010)
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Author(s): Robert Glicksman, Thomas McGarity, Sidney Shapiro, Amy Sinden, Rena Steinzor

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