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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

Over the last three decades, several authorities made recommendations for improving transparency in the use of science[1] in the administrative process....

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...

The Re-registration Process

The re-registration of existing pesticides under contemporary risk assessment standards, and the removal of unacceptable pesticides from the marketplace, are examples where procedures can hinder the agency’s...

The following recommendations broadly address the procedures by which federal agencies identify, evaluate, and regulate substances that pose a potential risk of human cancer. For many years these regulatory activities have been among the most controversial engaged in by federal agencies. They implicate important health and economic values and...