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Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) Basic Information

About the CSAC

The Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) is comprised of experts in:

  • toxicology,
  • environmental risk assessment,
  • exposure assessment, and
  • related sciences, e.g., synthetic biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, biostatistics, PBPK modeling, computational toxicology, epidemiology, environmental fate, and environmental engineering and sustainability.

The CSAC consists of 10 members. If necessary, a subcommittee will be formed to supplement the expertise of the 10 members.

The CSAC was established by EPA in 2015 and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972. The CSAC supports activities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), 42 U.S. C. 13101 et seq., and other applicable statutes. The CSAC provides independent scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated by TSCA.

Learn more about how EPA assesses chemical safety.

Read a summary of TSCA.

Nominations for membership are solicited through publication in the Federal Register and through other sources. Any interested person or organization may nominate him or herself or any qualified individual to be considered for the CSAC.

Nominations should include candidates who have demonstrated high levels of competence, knowledge, and expertise in scientific/technical fields relevant to chemical risk assessment and pollution prevention. To the extent feasible, the members will include representation of the following disciplines, including, but not limited to: toxicology, pathology, environmental toxicology and chemistry, exposure assessment, and related sciences, e.g., synthetic biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, biostatistics, pharmacologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, computational toxicology, epidemiology, environmental fate, and environmental engineering and sustainability.