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EPA confirms ‘open book’ policy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reiterated its work principle of ‘open by default’, so their information and data is accessible to everyone.

Unless they have a justifiable reason that data, or any other information about our work, can’t be made available (such as for personal privacy reasons, or due to legislative restrictions), then they publish it on their website.

EPA calls it an ‘Open Book’ policy. It means they’re committed to ensuring information and data is easy to access, quick to find, and can be understood by everyone; from a chemical manufacturer who needs to access it for statutory reasons, to someone simply wanting to find out more about the work we do.

Click on this link to read the full release and find out more about open governments and open data