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:
Letter to EPA re nominees to new advisory committee on IRIS

CPR letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson regarding candidates for scientific advisory committee of Integrated Risk Information System profiles, with particular attention to candidates' conflicts of interest

Type: Letters to Agencies (June 15, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
Letter to USTR on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on environmental provisions in trade promotion authority legislation related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Type: Letters to Agencies (May 4, 2012)
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Author(s): John Knox, David Hunter, Carmen Gonzalez
Letter to ACUS on collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce

Letter to Administrative Conference of the United States on co-sponsorship of conference on "incorporation by reference" in the international arena with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 27, 2012)
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Author(s): Thomas McGarity
Joint Letter to Food Safety Inspection Service on Poultry Slaughter Inspection. Joint letter from safety advocates, including Rena Steinzor, April 20, 2012.

Joint letter from safety advocates to the Food Safety Inspection Service on Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule.

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 20, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor
Comments to FDA on BPA

CPR Comments on the American Chemistry Council's Petition to Remove Approval for Polycarbonate Resins in Infant Feeding Bottles and Certain Spill-Proof Cups Due to the Abandonment of these Uses

Type: Letters to Agencies (April 17, 2012)
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Author(s): Noah Sachs, Aimee Simpson
Letter to EPA on North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Letter from seven CPR Members Scholars to EPA on U.S. policy toward the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, the regional organization created by the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, and in particular on the Commission’s citizen submissions procedure

Type: Letters to Agencies (March 29, 2012)
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Author(s): Rebecca Bratspies, Carmen Gonzalez, David Hunter, John Knox, Noah Sachs, A. Dan Tarlock
Comments to EPA Science Advisory Board on Science Integration for Decision Making

Comments from CPR Member Scholar Rena Steinzor and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Shudtz on a draft report by the EPA Scientific Advisory Board's Committee on Science Integration for Decision Making

Type: Letters to Agencies (Jan. 24, 2012)
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Author(s): Rena Steinzor, Matt Shudtz
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

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