July 26, 2010
On 26 July 2010, AIBS submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Draft Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. The comments were in response to a call for public input in the formulation of the EPA's priorities and goals for the next five years.
Included in AIBS' comments, was a call for the elevation of science within the strategic plan. As currently drafted, the EPA included "advancing science, research, and technological innovation" as a second tier goal. Within the new science strategic goal, several key areas should be addressed, including scientific integrity and transparency, environmental monitoring, and management and access to scientific collections held by the EPA.
Click here to read AIBS' comments.