The bill would require that any regulatory action taken by the agency would be based on the best available science that is publicly available online in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. On the surface this sounds fine: the basis of sound science is that it’s replicable, meaning that more than one research team has managed to come up with the same results. However, the legislation was created in response to EPA's regulation of ozone levels, which are based on human health studies. Publicly releasing health records is a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPA). Redacting people’s names isn’t enough—if you live in a small community, it is easy to ascertain just who the 6’2”, 65-year old man with blue eyes is. Eliminating that data would influence one’s ability to make data reproducible.