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 NACEPT and the Environmental
 Technology Subcommittee

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  EPA established the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) in 1988 to provide independent advice to the EPA administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology, and management issues. The council is a panel of outside experts who represent the diverse interests of academia, industry, the private sector, and state, local, and tribal governments. NACEPT helps EPA tap into the extensive environmental policy expertise and experience that exist outside EPA. The council provides a cost-effective and flexible forum that can quickly respond to evolving policy challenges.

NACEPT is composed of a chair and vice chair, the NACEPT Designated Federal Officer, and committee members as identified by the administrator or deputy administrator. Council members may serve on one or more NACEPT committees and often serve as members of other ad hoc work groups. Committees operate by the rules of NACEPT and may not function or report recommendations independently of the council.

The Environmental Technology Subcommittee

The NACEPT Environmental Technology Subcommittee is charged with assisting EPA in evaluating its current and potential role in technology facilitation. As the subcommittee makes it recommendations, two overarching questions are considered:

  • How can EPA optimize its existing environmental technology programs to make them as effective as possible in promoting the research, development, commercialization, and implementation of sustainable private-sector technologies?
  • What other environmental technology programs and activities should EPA initiate to take advantage of opportunities it may be missing to further the effectiveness of its technology facilitation objectives?

See Also

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

EPA Technology Programs and Intra-Agency Coordination (PDF) (59 pp, 1.23 MB) May 2006


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