Avoiding making non-scientific policy determinations or recommendations.
Communicating uncertainties in scientific findings and conclusions.
Allowing dissenting members’ views to be expressed.
Periodic reviews to ensure that the Board’s activities address the most important scientific issues affecting the EPA.
What is House Bill H.R. 1431?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1431
"The Science Advisory Board (SAB) provides valuable input used to justify policy decisions that impact the lives of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, limited public participation, EPA interference with expert advice, and conflicts of interest threaten to undermine the Board's independence and credibility... The safeguards provided in this bill will restore the SAB as an important defender of scientific integrity and promote more credible and balanced policy outcomes from the EPA."
"negatively affect the appointment of experts and would weaken the scientific independence and integrity of the SAB."
- House Science, Space, & Technology Committee Press Release
- CBO Cost Estimate
- Law 360
- JunkScience (In Favor)
- The Atlantic (Opposed)
- Buzzfeed (Opposed)
- Union of Concerned Scientists (Opposed)
- Wired (Opposed)
EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017
To amend the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act of 1978 to provide for Scientific Advisory Board member qualifications, public participation, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Environment and Public Works
- senate Committees
- The house Passed March 30th, 2017Roll Call Vote 229 Yea / 193 Nay
Committee on Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroducedMarch 8th, 2017
- house Committees