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EPA to Accept Nominations for Science Boards

Posted By ASC, Monday, July 17, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the Federal Register seeking nominations for the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Nominations will be accepted until July 27, 2017. Members serve at the request of the Administrator and are carefully selected for their scientific expertise and independence.

“These boards play an important role at EPA by providing independent advice based on sound science in support of the agency’s mission, and I would like to thank all board members for their service,” said Administrator Pruitt. “I strongly encourage scientific viewpoints from a full range of stakeholders in order to achieve balanced scientific advice.”

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...READ MORE


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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