Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 or the HONEST Act – By a vote of 228 to 194, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed bill H.R.1430 which requires that EPA regulations be “… based upon science that is publicly available …” – The bill “… prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. A covered action includes a risk, exposure, or hazard assessment, criteria document, standard, limitation, regulation, regulatory impact analysis, 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 bill now goes on to the Senate for consideration.
Web site: Source: March 29, 2017 U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Votes posted at
Information about H.R.1430, the HONEST Act, is posted at
* The text of the bill is posted at
The March 29, 2017 House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Press Release, titled “House Approves HONEST Act”, is posted at