US EPA Requests Nominations for SAB and Six SAB Committees

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and six SAB committees described in a recent Federal Register notice. Appointments are anticipated to be filled by October 2015.

The US EPA Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the chartered SAB in the following disciplines as they related to human health and the environment: analytical chemistry; ecological sciences and ecological assessment; economics; engineering; geochemistry; health disparities; health sciences; hydrology; hydrogeology; medicine; microbiology; modeling; pediatrics; public health; risk assessment; social, behavioral, and decision sciences; statistics; and toxicology.

There is special interest in scientists with the expertise described above who have knowledge and experience in air quality; agricultural sciences; climate change; drinking water; energy and the environment; water quality; water quantity; water reuse; ecosystem services; community environmental health; sustainability; chemical safety; green chemistry; human health risk assessment; homeland security; and waste and waste management. For further information about the chartered SAB membership appointment process and schedule, please contact Thomas Carpenter, Designated Federal Official, phone: 202.564.4885, email: carpenter.thomas@epa.gov.

The SAB Staff Office also is seeking nominations for six SAB committees: the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee; the Drinking Water Committee; the Ecological Processes and Effects Committee; the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee; the Environmental Engineering Committee; and the Radiation Advisory Committee. The Federal Register notice includes staff contact information for each of these committees.

Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals to be considered for an appointment to these advisory committees. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should be submitted in electronic form (preferred) following the instructions for “Nominating Experts for Annual Membership” provided on the SAB website. The form can be accessed through the “Nomination of Experts” link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB website.

To be considered, all nominations should include the information requested. US EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, US EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups.

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