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NEHA interviews members who are working to keep our communities safe and shares their stories in the A Day in the Life of an Environmental Health Professional blog. Stories highlight topics such as lead in housing, food disparities, working with older adults, rapid population growth, and food trucks. Read the stories at www.neha.org/day-in-life-blog

NEHA recently retired the Certifi ed Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) and Healthy Homes Specialist (HHS) credentials. Current credential holders can continue to renew their credentials through NEHA. CIOWTS credential testing is now offered through the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association. Contact shirley@ avinsandinc.com for more information. The HHS credential has been handed off to the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and interested individuals should check out the BPI Healthy Home Evaluator certifi cation at www.bpi. org/certified-professionals/healthy-home-evaluator or contact hhe@bpi.org.

A lot of questions have been raised regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to restrict science in rule making under the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science proposed rule (www. epa.gov/osa/strengthening-transparency-regulatory-science-0). NEHA's government affairs program has been actively engaged to prevent these changes. The comment period for the proposed rule has been extended to August 16. Furthermore, a public hearing will be held on July 17 where NEHA Executive Director Dr. David Dyjack is scheduled to testify on behalf of the environmental health profession.

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