Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Call for Nominations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC)

Help in identifying a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for the Administrator’s appointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The CASAC is a chartered federal advisory committee that provides advice, information and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As required under the Clean Air Act section 109(d), the CASAC is composed of seven members, with at least one member of the National Academy of Sciences, one physician, and one person representing state air pollution control agencies.
Each year, the SAB Staff Office publishes a Federal Register Notice announcing opportunities for the public to nominate candidate experts to serve on the CASAC. On March 21, 2018, the SAB Staff Office published a Federal Register Notice ( requesting public nominations of candidate experts to serve on the CASAC. The notice describes the functions of and expertise needed for the CASAC. The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the CASAC with expertise in: air quality, biostatistics, ecology, environmental economics, environmental engineering, epidemiology, exposure assessment, medicine, risk assessment, and toxicology. The SAB Staff Office is especially interested in scientists with expertise described above who have knowledge and experience relating to criteria pollutants (carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur oxides).

Nominate candidates for the CASAC, and share this request with others. Nominations to the CASAC should be made using the web nomination links at the bottom of the CASAC ( home page under “Public Input on Membership.”
Nominations are sought by April 20, 2018. If you have questions about the nomination process or the broad charge to the CASAC email  Thank you in advance for your assistance in identifying a diverse set of expert candidates for the CASAC.

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