The EPA is supposed to listen to outside experts before it goes ahead with new rules for industry.
Those outside opinions often come in the form of technical support documents. But EPA auditors now say EPA didn’t give enough weight to the technical support document concerning greenhouse gases.
In a recent EPA inspector general’s report, agency watchdogs found EPA generally met the standards for rulemaking but didn’t meet OMB requirements for peer review of a “highly influential scientific assessment.”
So what should the agency do differently?
Wade Najjum, the assistant inspector general for program evaluation at EPA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the recent IG report and what’s next.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.