On April 11, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved H.R. 1422, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2013, by a vote of 21-16. The bill addresses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scientific Advisory Board which reviews agency scientific information. The bill would curb nonscientific recommendations, increase industry expert participation, increase public participation through meetings and comments, and prevent members from reviewing their own work. The bill was first introduced on April 9 by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT).