Strengthening Transparency at EPA: Growing the Data and Evidence Culture

Overview


As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the state of public health and environmental conditions in the United States is vastly improved because of the agency’s efforts. Preparing for the next 50 years will require renewed innovation, application of program evaluation, and attention to efficiencies that collectively maximize accountability and transparency for the agency’s activities. In November 2019 the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) published the report Meaningful Transparency at EPA, which provides an overview of the suite of policies that relate to transparency, open science, and data use at EPA.

On February 24, 2020, BPC will release a second report in the series which outlines potential options for consideration by policymakers in implementing a strategy that strengthens EPA’s existing culture for science, evidence, and data. Data Coalition CEO Nick Hart will participate in a discussion with former policymakers about their views on realistic next steps.

Note: Speakers will be added as they are confirmed. 

Speakers


Susan Dudley

Former Administrator, OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

George Gray

Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development

Bill Hoagland

Senior Vice President, BPC

Stan Meiburg

Former Deputy Administrator, EPA

Michele Nellenbach

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Bipartisan Policy Center

Mathy Stanislaus

Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Land and Emergency Response

Venue


  1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20005


Accommodations

Agenda


Time Session
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President, BPC
Nick Hart, CEO, Data Coalition

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Panel

Susan Dudley, Former Administrator, OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
George Gray, Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development
Stan Meiburg, Former Deputy Administrator, EPA
Mathy Stanislaus, Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Land and Emergency Response
Moderator: Michele Nellenbach, Director of Strategic Initiatives, BPC

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Q&A
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks and End of Programming

Bill Hoagland, Senior Vice President, BPC

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