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The linked document, prepared by ACUS staff with input from Conference members and outside experts, is the draft recommendation for the Science in the Administrative Process project.

Draft Recommendation for the Science in the Administrative Process project for consideration at the April 29, 2013 Committee on Regulation Meeting.


Draft Recommendation for consideration at the 58th Plenary Session

Draft Recommendation with proposed amendments for consideration at the Plenary Session

  • Recommendation number: 2013-3
  • Adopted on: June 14, 2013
  • Committees: Regulation
  • Tags: Science

Recommendation 2013-3, “Science in the Administrative Process,” promotes transparency in agencies' scientific decision-making, including: articulation of questions to be informed by science information; attribution for agency personnel who contributed to scientific analyses; public access to underlying data and literature; and conflict of interest disclosures for privately...

The term “risk communication is commonly used to describe procedures by which a public agency or other party possessing information about the hazardous attributes of an activity or product transfers this information to others. For several decades, the Freedom of Information and National Environmental Policy Acts have, in effect, provided for...