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picture of hands Recommendation activities are those in which participants, either individually or collectively, urge specific actions for the Agency to pursue. Recommendations may be formal written comments or through collaboration, which involves a smaller number of individuals who work with each other and with Agency staff on a set of recommendations that reflect the majority or consensus.

Though recommendations are made to EPA (many times through an advisory committee established under the(Federal Advisory Committee Act [FACA]), the Agency is not bound to implement them nor are the parties necessarily bound to accept them. The outside parties are free to criticize or take legal actions. Examples of recommendation activities include:

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