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All Federal Advisory Committees at EPA

Last Updated 05/13/2019

Federal Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer Description of Committee and Charter 2019 Meeting Dates
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of Children's Health Protection (AO/OCHP) NIca Louie
louie.nica@epa.gov
202-564-7633

Advises, consults with and makes recommendations to EPA on issues associated with the development of regulations to address prevention of adverse health effects to children. The Committee also carries out related functions such as collecting information and data to inform Agency decisions and serves to improve the breadth and depth of analyses related to the rules.

CHPAC Charter Exit

 
Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) Larry Weinstock
weinstock.larry@epa.gov
202-564-9226

Provides independent advice and counsel on the development of policy and programs necessary to implement and enforce the requirements of Clean Air Act amendments enacted in 1990. The Advisory Committee is consulted on economic, environmental, technical, scientific, and enforcement policy issues.

CAAAC CharterExit

 
Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of Science Advisory Board (AO/SAB) Aaron Yeow
yeow.aaron@epa.gov
202-564-2050

Provides independent advice on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air quality, source of air pollution, and the strategies to attain and maintain air quality standards and to prevent significant deterioration of air quality.

CASAC CharterExit

Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) Office of Water (OW) Ed Chu
chu.ed@epa.gov
913-551-7333

Provides advice and recommendations to EPA on (1) lowering costs by proposing ways of removing financial and programmatic barriers that raise the cost of environmental protection; (2) increasing public and private investment in environmental facilities and services; (3) proposing ways to improve the efficiency of investments; and (4) building the state and local financial capacity necessary to carry out environmental mandates.

EFAB CharterExit

Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Thomas J. O'Farrell
ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov
202-564-8451

Provides advice and counsel to EPA and other federal agencies, as appropriate, concerning the systems and standards of accreditation for laboratories that provide services to governmental and private sector organizations, in support of activities related and in compliance with federal and state environmental statutes and regulations.

ELAB CharterExit

ELAB holds teleconference meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. ET and two face-to-face meetings each calendar year.
 
EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (EPA BOSC) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Tom Tracy
tracy.tom@epa.gov
202-564-6518

Provides advice, information, and recommendations concerning technical and management aspects of EPA’s Office of Research and Development research programs.

EPA BOSC CharterExit

March 19, 2019 - Notice of Public Conference Call of the BOSC Homeland Security Subcommittee on March 19th from 3-5pm ET.

April 23-24, 2019 - Notice of Public Meeting of the BOSC Sustainable Resources Subcommittee at the EPA's Federal Triangle Campus Facility, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. on April 23rd from 9am-5pm ET and April 24th 9am-3pm ET.

EPA Science Advisory Board (EPA SAB) Office of the Administrator/Science Advisory Board (AO/SAB) Thomas Armitage
armitage.thomas@epa.gov
202-564-2155

Provides independent advice and peer review to EPA's Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of environmental issues.

EPA SAB CharterExit

June 5-6, 2019 - Notice of Public Meeting of the SAB on June 5th from 9:30am-5pm and June 6th from 9am-1pm  at the Sphinx on K conference facility 1315 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) Office of the Administrator (OA) Hema Subramanian
Subramanian.hema@Epa.gov
202-564-5041

Provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator on environmental issues and programs that impact, or are of concern to, farms, ranches, and rural communities.

FRRCC 2018-2020 CharterExit

 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Steven Knott
knott.steven@epa.gov
202-564-0103

Provides independent scientific advice on pesticides and pesticide-related issues and analyzes the impacts of EPA's pesticide-related regulatory actions.

FIFRA SAP CharterExit

Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) Office of Administration and Resources Management/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OARM/FACMD) Ann Marie Gantner
gantner.ann-marie@epa.gov
202-564-4330

Provides advice to the President and the Congress on the need for environmental and infrastructure projects (including projects that affect agriculture, rural development, and human nutrition) within the states of the United States contiguous to Mexico, in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border.

GNEB CharterExit

 
Governmental Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (GAC) Office of Administration and Resources Management/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OARM/FACMD) Oscar Carrillo
carrillo.oscar@epa.gov
202-564-0347

Provides advice to the United States Representative (the Administrator of EPA) to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation on implementation and further elaboration of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (the environmental side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement.)

GAC CharterExit

May 15-16, 2019 - Notice of Public Meeting of the Governmental Advisory Committee and the National Advisory Committee at the EPA HQ, WJC South Bldg., 1201 Constitutin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, on May 15th 9am-5:30pm, and May 16th 9:am-2:30pm EST.

Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) Region 5/Office of the Regional Administrator (R5/ORA)

Edlynzia Barnes
Barnes.edlynzia@epa.gov
312 886-6249

Provides advice and recommendations on matters related to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Also advises on domestic matters related to implementation of the U.S.–Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Great Lakes Advisory Board CharterExit

 
Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board (e-Manifest Board) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Fred Jenkins, Jr.
jenkins.fred@epa.gov
703-308-7049

Provides recommendations on matters related to the operational activities, functions, policies, and regulations of the EPA under the e-Manifest Act

E-Manifest Board CharterExit

June 18-20, 2019 - Notice of Public Meeting of the e-Manifest advisory board, from aprox. 9am-5pm EDT.
Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) Office of Research and Development/Office of the Science Advisor (ORD/OSA) Thomas J. O'Farrell
O'Farrell.thomas@epa.gov
202-564-8451

Provides advice, information, and recommendations on issues related to scientific and ethical aspects of human subjects' research. The main objectives are to provide advice and recommendations on: (1) research proposals and protocols, (2) reports of completed research with human subjects, and (3) how to strengthen EPA's programs for protection of human subjects of research.

HSRB CharterExit

Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (AO/OCIR) Frances Eargle
eargle.frances@epa.gov
202-564-3115

Advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to EPA on matters related to the implementation of federal environmental requirements by local governments.

LGAC CharterExit

 
National Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NAC) Office of Administration and Resources Management/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OARM/FACMD) Oscar Carrillo
carrillo.oscar@epa.gov
202-564-0347

Provides advice to the United States Representative (the Administrator of EPA) to the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation on implementation and further elaboration of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (the environmental side accord to the North American Free Trade Agreement.)

NAC CharterExit

May 15-16, 2019 - Notice of Public Meeting of the National Advisory Committee and the Governmental Advisory Committee at the EPA HQ, WJC South Bldg., 1201 Constitutin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004, on May 15th 9am-5:30pm, and May 16th 9:am-2:30pm EST.

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) Office of Administration and Resources Management/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OARM/FACMD) Eugene Green
green.eugene@epa.gov
202-564-2432

Advises, consults with, and makes recommendations on a continuing basis to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with environmental management generally, and on matters relating to activities, functions and policies under the federal environmental statutes, executive orders, regulations, and policies affecting environmental management responsibilities of EPA.

NACEPT CharterExit

 
National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Office of Water (OW) Tracey Ward (acting)
ward.tracey@epa.gov
202-564-3796

Advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to EPA on matters related to activities, functions, and policies of the Agency under the Safe Drinking Water Act as amended.

NDWAC CharterExit

 
National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (AO/OEAEE) Javier Araujo
araujo.javier@epa.gov
202-564-2642

Advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to EPA on matters relating to activities, functions, and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act.

NEEAC CharterExit

 
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) Matthew Tejada
tejada.matthew@epa.gov
202-564-8047

Provides independent advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice.

NEJAC CharterExit

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Shannon Jewell
jewell.shannon@epa.gov
703-347-0109

Provides advice and guidance to EPA on regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides.


PPDC CharterExit

Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention(OCSPP) Steven Knott
knott.steven@epa.gov
202-564-0103

Provides independent advice and expert consultation to EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of issues relating to the implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

SACC CharterExit