Watch List: Special Projects
EPA HPV Chemical Testing Program
News Media Reports on Chemical Testing
Health and Environmental
Groups Oppose EPA Chemical Testing Programs
The Physicians Committee on Responsible Medicine has written to EPA Administrator
Whitman on behalf of a number of national organizations in opposition to
three major EPA chemical testing initiatives. The letter raised a number
of issues which could constitute violations of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Specifically, the letter charges that some of the tests are redundant and
that at least some of the tests will not produce useful results, i.e. lack
practical utility. The PCRM also claims that EPA staff is, "worried about
how to handle the expected deluge of incoming data." Agencies are required
by the PRA to a plan for the efficient and effective management and use
of data prior to seeking OMB approval for the proposed information collection.
the Environmental News Network article, "Health groups challenge
EPA animal testing," May 1, 2001.