EPA Appoints New Members for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel
For Release: August 13, 2021
In July 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointed two new members to serve on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP). Additionally, the Chair and one other existing member were reappointed. These appointments, effective July 30, 2021, were made by the EPA Administrator following nominations provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Per FIFRA, only NIH and NSF can nominate candidates for the SAP. EPA solicited and considered public comments on the potential candidates.
Members of the FIFRA SAP serve staggered terms of appointment, generally of three years. They possess expertise in scientific and technical fields relevant to human health and ecological risk assessment of pesticides. Members also have background and experiences that will contribute to the diversity of scientific viewpoints on the Panel.
The FIFRA SAP serves as a primary scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and is structured to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to EPA on health and safety issues related to pesticides.
A list of all current members and their biographies can be found at the SAP website.