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:
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
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): Noah Sachs, Amy Sinden

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