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All Federal Advisory Committees at EPA

Last Updated 06/10/2021

Federal Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer Description of Committee and Charter 2021 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 

May 3, and May 10, 2021- Notice of virtual public meeting of CHPAC will be from 1:00pm to 6:00pm on both days.

Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) 
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
Shanika Whitehurst
whitehurst.shanika@epa.gov
202-564-8235

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

 

March 15, 2021 Notice of virtual public meeting for CAAAC from 2:00pm until 3:00pm EST.

June 15, 2021  Notice of virtual public meeting for MSTRS from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.

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 Charter

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 Charter

April 20-21, 2021- Notice of virtual public meeting of EFAB. from 11am-3pm EST on both days.

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 Charter

May 17-21, 2021-Notice of video conference of BOSC. From 12pm- 5pm EDT on all days.

May 25, 2021- Notice of video conference of BOSC. From 2pm-5pm EDT.

June 3, 2021- Notice of BOSC deliberation from 2pm-5pm EDT.

June 17,2021-Notice of a final summary teleconference from 11am-2pm EDT.

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 Charter

January 11-14, 2021 - Notice of a virtual public meeting of SAB Panel to peer review Revision 2 of MARSSIM (Draft for Public Comment), on January 11-14, 2021, each day from 12pm-5pm EST.

January 11-12, 2021 - Notice of closed meeting of the SAB STAA Committee will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 and Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) each day.

Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) Office of the Administrator (OA) Emily Selia
selia.emily@epa.gov
202-564-2776

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 Charter

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

Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB) Office of Mission Support/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OMS/FACMD) Eugene Green
green.eugene@epa.gov
202-564-2432

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 Charter

Governmental Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (GAC) Office Mission Support/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OMS/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 Charter

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 Charter

March 30-31, 2021 - Notice of a

virtual meeting on March 30th, 2021
from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT
and March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT
 

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 Charter

 
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 Charter

Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) Office of the Administrator/Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (AO/OCIR) Paige Lieberman
lieberman.paige@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 Charter

National Advisory Committee to the United States Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (NAC) Office Mission Support/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OMS/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 Charter

National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Office of Water (OW) Elizabeth Corr
corr.elizabeth@epa.gov
202-564-3798

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

 
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 the Administrator, Office of Policy, Office of Environmental Justice (OA/OP/OEJ) Karen L. Martin
martin.karenl@epa.gov

202-564-0203

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

NEJAC Charter

Notice: NEJAC will hold series of virtual public meetings from 1:00pm until 7:00pm EDT on the following dates.
March 24, 2021
May 6, 2021
June 17, 2021

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 Charter

May 12 - 13, 2021, Notice: PPDC will conduct vitual public meetings from 11:00 am to 5:00pm EDT on both days. 

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 Charter

 
White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC)  Office of the Administrator, Office of Policy, Office of Environmental Justice (OA/OP/OEJ) Karen L. Martin
martin.karenl@epa.gov

202-564-0203

This council will advise on how to increase the Federal Government’s efforts to address current and historic environmental injustice through strengthening environmental justice monitoring and enforcement. The duties of the WHEJAC are to provide advice and recommendations to the EJ IAC and the Chair of CEQ on a whole-of-government approach to environmental justice, including, but not limited, to environmental justice

WHEJAC Charter

March 30, 2021 - Notice of 1st Virtual Public Meeting of WHEJAC on March 30th from 2pm-6pm EDT 

April 28, 2021 and May 13, 2021 - Notice of  WHEJAC  public/virtual meetings on April 28, 2021 and May 13, 2021, both from 2pm - 6pm