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Suggested Citation:"Attachment D ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS." National Research Council. 2010. The Use of Title 42 Authority at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12901.
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Attachment D ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS This report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purposes of the independent review are to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their review of this report: J. Carl Barrett, Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Sciences, Inc.; Costel D. Denson, Costech Technologies, L.L.C.; William H. Farland, Colorado State University; Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University; Lynn R. Goldman, Johns Hopkins University; Daniel L. Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and Alan I. Leshner, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by the review coordinator, Edwin H. Clark, Earth Policy Institute, and the review monitor, Gilbert S. Omenn, University of Michigan Medical School. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the committee and the institution. 24 Prepublication Copy

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At the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the present letter report evaluates the effectiveness of EPA's Title 42 program. Title 42 authority was granted to EPA for 5 years, from 2006 to 2011. As that period draws to a close, it was thought that a review of the current program would be appropriate.

This letter report first provides some background information on the origin of EPA's Title 42 program and then more detailed information on the committee's task and its approach to the task, comments on implementation of the Title 42 program, and suggestions for strengthening the program. The report concludes with the committee's overall findings and recommendations. Although the Title 42 program at EPA is still evolving, the committee found that the agency has implemented the program appropriately. Most important, the Title 42 appointees have already had a favorable effect on EPA's scientific research even after such a short time since implementation of the program. A leading example is the development of the National Center for Computational Toxicology.

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