All Federal Advisory Committees at EPA

Last Updated 008/09/2017

Federal Advisory Committee Designated Federal Officer Description of Committee and Charter 2017 Meeting Dates
Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)
Office of the Administrator/Office of Children's Health Protection (AO/OCHP)

Martha Berger
berger.martha@epa.gov
202-564-2189

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

February 1-2, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the  Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee at the
Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057,  
February 1st from 1pm-5:30pm and February 2nd  9am-4pm ET

July 18-19, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee at the Holiday Inn 
Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

Tamara Saltman
saltman.tamara@epa.gov
202-564-2781

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 Charter

March 20-21, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel March 20th
from 9am-5pm and March 21st from 8:30am-3:30pm (ET) at the Residence Inn Arlington
Capital View 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 

May 24-25, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the CASAC National Ambient Air Quality Standards
Review Panel May 24th 9am-5:15pm (ET) and May 25th 8am-3:30pm (ET) at the Hilton Durham Hotel,
3800 HIllsbourough Rd., Durham, NC 27705

August 31, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the CASAC and the CASAC National Ambient
Air Quality Standards 
Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur on August 31, 2017
from 1pm-5pm ET

September 18-19, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the CASAC Sulfur Oxides Panel from 9am-5pm on 
September 18th and from 8:30am-5pm on September 19th, at the Residence Inn Arlington
Capital View, 2850 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, 22202

Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
Office of Water (OW)

Mike Shapiro
shapiro.mike@epa.gov
202-564-0516

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

February 21-22, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of EFAB from 1:30pm-5pm on February 21st
and 9am-5pm (ET) on February 22nd, at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

August 22-23, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the EFAB on from 1:30pm-5pm on August 22nd
and 9am-5pm on August 23rd,  at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Avenue,
Overland Park, KS 66210 

Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB)
Office of Research and Development (ORD)

Lara Phelps
phelps.lara@epa.gov
919-541-5544

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 Charter

Notice of Public Face to-Face and Teleconference Meetings of ELAB for 2017
January 23, 2017 - Face-to-Face Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, TX at 1pm CT
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
July 19, 2017
August 7, 2017 - Face-to-Face Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC at 1pm ET
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 20, 2017

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

January 11-13, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the BOSC Executive Committee
at EPA's Main Campus, 109 T.W.  Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711,
January 11th 9am-6pm ET, January 12th 9am-5pm ET and January 13th 8:30am-11am ET

March 28, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of BOSC's Homeland Security
Subcommittee from 11am -12:30pm (ET)

April 11 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of BOSC's Executive Committee
from 1pm-5pm (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 Charter

March 30, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board from
1pm-2:30pm (ET)

April 13th and April 17th - Notice of 2 Public Teleconferences of SAB's Chemical
Assessment AdvisoryCommittee from 1pm-5pm (ET)

June 29, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board from
1pm-5pm (ET)

June 29-30, 2017  - Notice of Public Meeting of the SAB's Risk and Technology
Review Panel on June 29th 9am-5pm and June 30th 9am-4pm at the Hyatt
Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

August 29-30, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting on August 29th from 10:30am-5pm and 
August 30th from 9am-1pm, at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View  Arlington, VA
22202
 

Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC)
Office of the Administrator (OA)

Lena Ferris
ferris.lena@epa.gov
202-564-8831

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

October 24-27, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of FIFRA SAP from 9am-5pm each day at EPA's Conference
Center Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg) 277 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 

November 28-30, 2017 - REVISED Notice of Public Meeting of FIFRA SAP from 9am-5pm each day at EPA's Conference
Center Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg) 277 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 

Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB)
Office of Administration and Resources Management/Federal Advisory Committee Management Division (OARM/FACMD)

Mark Joyce (acting)
joyce.mark@epa.gov
202-564-2130

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

February 9-10, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the GNEB at the Marriott Pier South
800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, California, from 8:30am-5:30pm on Feb.9th
and 8am-2pm PST

May 11, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the GNEB from 12pm-4pm EDT

July 11 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the Good Neighbor
Environmental Board 12pm-4pm EDT

September 7, 2017Notice of Public Teleconference of the Good Neighbor
Environmental Board 12pm-4pm EDT

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 Charter

March 28-29, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting the NAC and GAC from 9am-5pm (ET) on
March 28th
and 8am-2pm (ET) on March 29th  at U.S. EPA WJC North, 1200 Pennsylvania
Ave. NW,  
Washington, DC 20004

September 14-15, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the NAC and GAC from 9am-5:30 (ET) 
on September 14th and 9am-3pm (ET) on September 15th at the 
U.S. EPA, Conference
Room 2138, located in the William Jefferson Clinton South Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20004. 

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

Rita Cestaric cestaric.rita@epa.gov       312-886-6815

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

May 30, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board from 10am-4pm (CT)
11am-5pm (ET) at the EPA Office 77 West Jackson, Superior Conference Room 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 

July 17, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board from 2pm-4pm (CT)
and 3pm-5pm (ET)

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

September 26-28, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the Hazardous 
Waste Electronic Manifest Board at the EPA Conference Center, Lobby 
Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.) 2777 S. Crystal Drive Arlington, 
Virginia 22202 from 9am-5pm (EST)
 
 Human Studies Review Board (HSRB)
Office of Research and Development/Office of the Science Advisor (ORD/OSA)

James (Jim) Downing
downing.jim@epa.gov
202-564-2468

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

April 27, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the HSRB from 1pm-4pm (ET)

June 9, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the HSRB from 2pm-3:30pm (ET)

July 26, 2017 - Notice of Virtual Public Meeting of the HSRB from 1pm-5pm (ET)

September 15, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the HSRB 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 Charter

June 29, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of LGAC's Small Communities
Advisory Subcommittee on June 29th from 1:00pm-2:00pm (ET)

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 Charter

March 28-29, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting the NAC and GAC from 9am-5pm (ET) on March 28th
and 8am-2pm (ET) on March 29th  at U.S. EPA WJC North, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW   
Washington, DC 20004

September 14-15, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the NAC and GAC from 9am-5:30 (ET) 
on September 14th and 9am-3pm (ET) on September 15th at the 
U.S. EPA, Conference 
Room 2138, located in the William Jefferson Clinton South Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20004. 

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 Charter

January 25-26, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the NACEPT Assumable Waters Subcommittee
at the Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport, 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 

April 17, 2017 - Notice of Public Teleconference of the NACEPT Assumable Waters Subcommittee
 Virtual/Teleconference from 2pm-5pm

May 10-11, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of NACEPT May 10th 8:30am-5pm, and May
11th 8:30am-1pm, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, William G. Ross
Environmental Conference Center, 11 West Jones Street,  Raleigh, NC 27601

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
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 Charter

April 25-27, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the NEJAC at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
Northstar Downtown, 618 Second Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Public Comment on
April 25th 6pm (CT); Meeting  April 26-27th 9am-5pm (CT)

 

Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC)
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

Dea Zimmerman
zimmerman.dea@epa.gov
312-353-6344

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 3-4, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting of the PPDC on May 3rd 9am-5pm and 
May 4th 9am-12pm at the EPA Potomac Yard South Building, 1 Potomac Yard
South, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA in the lobby conference center

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 

 
TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking Committee  Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

Jonah Richmond
richmond.jonah@epa.gov
202-564-0210

Conducts negotiations with the goal of reaching consensus on proposed regulatory language limiting chemical data reporting requirements under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for manufacturers of any inorganic byproduct chemical substances, when such byproduct chemical substances are subsequently recycled, reused, or reprocessed.

TSCA CDR Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Charter

June 8-9, 2017 - Notice of Public Meeting on June 8th from 9am-5pm
and June 9th from 9am-3pm at the EPA, William Jefferson Clinton Bldg,
1201 Constitution Avenue NW,  Room 1153, Washington, DC  20004

August 16-17, 2017Notice of Public Meeting on August 16th from 9am-
5pm
and August 17th from 9am-3pm at the EPA, William Jefferson Clinton
Bldg., 
1201 Constitution Avenue NW,  Room 1153, Washington, DC  20004