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All Federal Advisory Committees at EPA

Last Updated 11/21/2018 

Federal Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer Description of Committee and Charter 2018 Meeting Dates
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of Children's Health Protection (AO/OCHP) Angela Hackel
hackel.angela@epa.gov
202-564-2977

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

April 19-20, 2018 - Notice of Public Meeting of CHPAC, on April 19th 10am-6pm and April 20th 9am-1pm at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
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 Charter

 
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

April 20, 2018 - Notice of a public teleconference on April 20, 2018, from 9:00am-12:00pm ET

November 29, 2018 - Notice of a public teleconference on November 29, 2018, from 10:00am-2:00pm ET

December 12-13, 2018 Notice of  public meeting Wednesday December 12th from 9am-5:30pm ET and Thursday December 13th from 8:30am-3:30pm ET at the Crystal Gateway Marriott 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

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

August 21-22, 2018 - Notice of public meeting  of EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board.  On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–12:30p.m.  At  

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5 Office, Lake Huron Conference Room, 12th Floor, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604

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.
2018 Face to Face and Teleconferences (with dates only) Meetings will be:
January 22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM at 1:00 p.m. (MT)
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA at 1:00 p.m. (CT)
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19
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

November 13-14, 2018 - Notice of Public Meeting on Tuesday November 13th from 8am-5pm and Wednesday, November 14th from 8:30am-3pm ET
EPA Science Advisory Board (EPA SAB) Office of the Administrator/Science Advisory Board (AO/SAB) Thomas Carpenter
carpenter.thomas@epa.gov
202-564-4885

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

EPA SAB CharterExit

March 22, 2018  - Notice of Public Teleconference from 9am-12pm ET

March 27, 2018 - Notice of Public Teleconference from 2pm

May 31, 2018 - Notice public meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 1:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday June 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005.

June 6, 2018 - Notice of public teleconference from 9am-1pm ET

September 26, 2018 - Notice of public teleconference from 1pm - 5pm ET

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 Charter

May 8-10, 2018 - Notice of Public meeting from 9am-5pm at the US EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg), 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

June 5, 2018 - Notice of  2 hour preparatory
webcast meeting on June 5, 2018, from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT).

July  17-20, 2018 - Notice of a 4 day public meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) at the Rosslyn Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. For additional information on this in-person meeting, please refer to the March 5, 2018 , FRN

December 4-7, 2018 - Notice of Public Meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP). December 4-7, 2018, from 9am-5pm each day.  At the Environmental Protection Agency's Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA  22202

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

April 26-27, 2018 - Notice of a public meeting from 9am-5:30pm on April 26th and 9am-3pm EST on April 27th. This meeting will be held at US EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton Bldg, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004.

October 10-11, 2018 - Notice of public meeting on October 10th from 9am-5:30pm and October 11th from 9am-3pm at the Sol of Tucson Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85757

Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) Region 5/Office of the Regional Administrator (R5/ORA) Bill Bolen (acting)
bolen.bill@epa.gov
312-353-6316

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

 
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

January 23-24, 2018 - Notice of a virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 1:00p.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. ET on both dates

March 15, 2018 - Notice of a separate, subsequent teleconference meeting is planned for Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. ET

 April 24-26, 2018 - Notice of a virtual public meeting, April 24-26, 2018, from 1:00pm-5:30pm ET.

June 14, 2018 - Notice of a teleconference on June 14, 2018, from 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

October 23, 2018 - Notice of virtual public meeting on Tuesday October 23rd from 1pm-5:30pm ET

December 13, 2018 - Notice of public teleconference on December 13th from 2pm-3:30pm ET

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

April 26-27, 2018 - Notice of a public meeting from 9am-5:30pm on April 26th and 9am-3pm EST on April 27th. This meeting will be held at US EPA Headquarters, William Jefferson Clinton Bldg, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004.

October 10-11, 2018 - Notice of public meeting on October 10th from 9am-5:30pm and October 11th from 9am-3pm at the Sol of Tucson Hotel & Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85757

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

February 28, 2018 - Notice of a public teleconference from 12pm-4pm EST
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 Charter

December 6-7, 2018, - Notice of public meeting of the National Drinking  Water Advisory Council on December 6th from 9:30am-4:15pm ET and on December 7th from 8:45am-12:30pm ET at the US EPA, 1201 Constitution Avenue NW, WJC South Bldg., room 6226, Washington, D.C. 20004
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 Charter

 
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

March 8, 2018 - Notice of public teleconference, starting at 3:30pm ET. Due to limited telephone lines attendance is 1st come 1st serve basis. Registration is required.

August 14-16, 2018 - Notice of public meeting beginning 6pm Tuesday, August 14th and continuing 9am-5pm ET on August 15th-16th.

November 28, 2018 - Notice of public teleconference, starting at 3:00pm ET. Due to limited telephone lines attendance is 1st come 1st serve basis. Registration is required.

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

May 2-3, 2018 - Notice of Public meeting of the PPDC on May 2nd from 9am-5pm and May 3rd from 9am-12pm, at the US EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg), 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

October 31, 2018 - Notice of Public Meeting on October 31st, from 8:30am-5pm and on November 1,  2018, from 8:30am-12pm at the US EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg), 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.

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