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Short Titles as Introduced

HONEST Act
Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/12/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
09/12/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 09/12/2017
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 09/12/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works09/12/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/12/2017)

Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 or the HONEST Act

This bill amends the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support the action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. Covered actions are risk, exposure, or hazard assessments, criteria documents, standards, limitations, regulations, regulatory impact analyses, or guidance. Personally identifiable information, trade secrets, or commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential must be redacted prior to public availability.

The EPA may use an existing website maintained by another federal agency to make the scientific and technical information available.