EPA Seeking Nominations for New Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

Originally published by: Environmental Protection AgencyAugust 29, 2016

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The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its new Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals. The panel, which will be established under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act, will advise the EPA on risk assessments and TSCA implementation. Per the Federal Register:

“As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA is giving notice that, pursuant to section 2625(o) of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Agency is establishing the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). The purpose of the SACC is to provide independent advice and expert consultation, at the request of the EPA Administrator, with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches supporting implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Copies of the SACC charter will be filed with the appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress. The 14 members of the SACC will be selected from interested and available members of the existing EPA Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). In addition, EPA invites the public to nominate experts to be considered for the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals.”

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