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EPA taking nominations for advisory panels

 

By: EPA press release
7/12/2017 11:41:25 AM

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Nominations will be accepted until July 27. Members serve at the request of the EPA administrator and are selected for their scientific expertise and independence.

In 1978, Congress directed EPA to establish an SAB to provide independent scientific advice to the Administrator on science that underlies agency rulemaking.

As spelled out by the Clean Air Act, CASAC has specific statutory duties, including advice related to air quality standards like the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). A recent Government Accountability Organization report found that CASAC has never provided advice on adverse social, economic or energy effects related to NAAQS because it was not asked to play that role. Moving forward, EPA will ensure the CASAC addresses this serious deficiency and fulfills its complete duties, as spelled out by legislative statute.

Nominations can be submitted on each board's respective website.

To learn more about SAB and submit a nomination, visit: www.epa.gov/sab.

To learn more about CASAC and submit a nomination, visit: www.epa.gov/casac.

 

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