EPA Requests Nominations for the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals
Released on November 10, 2022
EPA is requesting nominations of prospective candidates for membership on the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) established under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Nominations are due no later than December 12, 2022. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the SACC. Individuals may also self-nominate.
The SACC serves as a scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. It provides independent scientific advice and recommendations to EPA on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated under TSCA.
Currently, there are 17 SACC members, with eight membership terms that will expire over the next year.
EPA’s rigorous scientific peer review processes ensure all Agency decisions are founded on credible science and data. Science provides the foundation for EPA policies, actions and decisions made on behalf of the American people.
To be considered, all nominations should include the following information:
Current contact information for the nominee (including the nominee’s name, organization, current business address, email address and daytime telephone number);
The nominee’s disciplinary and specific areas of expertise;
Recent service on other federal advisory committees and national or international professional organizations; and
When available, a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position and educational background.
EPA is seeking nominations from individuals who have demonstrated high levels of competence, knowledge and expertise in scientific and other technical fields relevant to chemical safety and risk assessment. The Agency seeks nominees with expertise in a variety of disciplines and focus areas, including human health and ecological risk assessment, biostatistics, epidemiology, pediatrics, physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK), toxicology and pathology (including neurotoxicology, developmental/reproductive toxicology, and carcinogenesis), and chemical exposure pathways to susceptible life stages and subpopulations (women, children, and other potentially exposed subpopulations).
In addition, nominees should have backgrounds and experiences that would contribute to the diversity of scientific viewpoints on the committee — including professional experiences in government, labor, public health, public interest, animal protection, industry, and other groups — and as the EPA Administrator determines to be advisable (e.g., geographical location; social and cultural backgrounds; and professional affiliations).
EPA anticipates that future SACC meetings will be virtual or will include an option for virtual participation. Virtual meetings offer greater flexibility for SACC members and the public to participate in SACC meetings and may increase interest in being a candidate for membership.
Deadline and Address:
Submit nominations to the docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2022-0843 through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, no later than December 12, 2022.
For Further Information Contact:
Tamue L. Gibson, MS, Acting Executive Secretary, telephone number: (202) 564–7642; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.