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Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)

Union of Concerned Scientists v. Pruitt: Can EPA Purge Its Academic Science Advisors?

This Comment analyzes Union of Concerned Scientists v. Pruitt by providing relevant background and then examining the four specific claims put forth in the suit. Ultimately, based upon this analysis, the Comment concludes that...

Byrd v. EPA--A Setback to Openness, Accountability, and Integrity in Federal Policymaking

This Dialogue discusses the recent decision in Byrd v. EPA1 regarding the scope and application of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).2 According to the court's opinion,...

Chilling Collaboration: The Federal Advisory Committee Act and Stakeholder Involvement in Environmental Decisionmaking

Editors' Summary: The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) was designed to control the undue influence of special interests on advisory committees by balancing committee membership, opening committee meetings and minutes to the...

Regulatory Negotiations: A Practical Perspective

You have just received a telephone call from an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official asking whether your company or trade association is interested in participating in a regulatory negotiation to develop a new or amended...