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Programs of the Office of the Science Advisor (OSA)

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Public Hearing Registration

SUMMARY: On April 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on May 30, 2018, until August 16, 2018. The EPA is also announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. The EPA is making these changes in response to public requests for an extension of the comment period and for a public hearing. 


Location: Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Main Floor Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

Time: July 17, 2018, 8:00 a.m. EST until 8:00 p.m. EST or one hour after the last registered speaker has spoken, whichever is earlier.

People planning to attend the hearing should be prepared to show valid picture identification to gain access to the meeting room.

If you would like to attend the public hearing, please register no later than July 15, 2018. Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes for each commenter. Due to time constraints, slides and videos will not be permitted during testimony. The EPA will make every effort to accommodate all speakers that register. The EPA encourages commenters to provide EPA with a copy of their oral testimony electronically to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259, at, via email to or in hard copy form.