On October 30, 2020, WLF joined other civil-justice reform groups in calling on the EPA to ensure an objective and balanced peer-review process. The EPA recently invited comment on the experts under consideration for membership on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). The SACC’s role is to provide “scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA on the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated by TSCA.” EPA anticipates appointing approximately 15 members to the SACC by March 2021.  WLF’s comment encourages the EPA to ensure that professionals with a diversity of perspectives are appointed or reappointed to the SACC. The comment argues that if advocates for plaintiffs’ interests in litigation are included out of the many nominees available to EPA for SACC selection, then experts who testify in litigation on behalf of defendants must also be included in the SACC to achieve a balanced committee of experts.