Coherent Identifier About this item: 20.500.12592/wsts50

Small Businesses, Public Health, and Scientific Integrity

1 January 2013

Premium

Summary

This report examines the activities of an independent office within the Small Business Administration: the Office of Advocacy. The Office of Advocacy has responsibility for ensuring that federal agencies evaluate the small business impacts of the rules they adopt. Scientific assessments are not “rules” and do not regulate small business, yet the Office of Advocacy decided to comment on technical, scientific assessments of the cancer risks of formaldehyde, styrene, and chromium. By its own admission, Advocacy lacks the scientific expertise to evaluate the merits of such assessments.

Authors

Tags

government public administration cancer chromium formaldehyde styrene labor policy labor

Date uploaded to Policy Archive
2013-03-15
Policy Archive ID
96573

Topics