[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21349-21350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9212]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9296-4]


 Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of 
Candidates to the EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance 
Analysis (Council) EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations of scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplinary 
areas to be considered for appointment to the Advisory Council on Clean 
Air Compliance Analysis (Council), Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC), the Science Advisory Board (SAB), or SAB Committees 
described in this notice. Appointments are anticipated to be filled by 
the start of Fiscal Year 2012. Sources in addition to this Federal 
Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
May 16, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nominators unable to submit 
nominations electronically as described below may submit a paper copy 
by the Designated Federal Officers for the committees, as identified 
below. General inquiries regarding the work of the Council, CASAC and 
SAB or SAB Standing Committees may also be directed to them.
    Background: Established by statute, the Council (42 U.S.C 7612), 
the CASAC (42 U.S.C. 7409), and SAB (42 U.S.C. 4365) are EPA's 
chartered Federal Advisory Committees that provide independent 
scientific and technical peer review, consultation, advice and 
recommendations directly to the EPA Administrator the scientific bases 
for EPA's actions and programs. As Federal Advisory Committees, the 
Council, CASAC, and SAB conduct business in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related 
regulations. Generally, Council, CASAC and SAB meetings are announced 
in the Federal Register, conducted in public view, and provide 
opportunities for public input during deliberations. Additional 
information about these Federal Advisory Committees may be found at 
http://www.epa.gov/advisorycouncilcaa, http://www.epa.gov/casac and 
http://www.epa.gov/sab, respectively.
    Members of the Council, CASAC, and the SAB, constitute a 
distinguished body of non-EPA scientists, engineers, economists, and 
social scientists that are nationally and internationally recognized 
experts in their respective fields. Members are appointed by the EPA 
Administrator for a period of three years. This notice specifically 
requests nominations for the Council, CASAC, the SAB, and SAB 
Committees from academia, industry, state, and tribal governments, 
research institutes, and non-governmental organizations throughout the 
United States.
    Expertise Sought: The Council was established in 1990 pursuant to 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 to provide advice and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on technical and economic 
aspects of the impacts of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on the public health, 
economy, and environment of the United States. The SAB Staff office is 
seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Council with 
demonstrated expertise in air pollution issues. A nominee's expertise 
may include the following disciplines: Environmental economics; 
economic modeling; air quality modeling; atmospheric science and 
engineering; epidemiology; statistics, and human health risk 
assessment. For further information on the Council, please contact Ms. 
Stephanie Sanzone, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-2067 or by e-mail at 
sanzone.stephanie@epa.gov.
    Established in 1977 under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments, the 
chartered CASAC reviews and offers scientific advice to the EPA 
Administrator on technical aspects of national ambient air quality 
standards for criteria pollutants. As required under the CAA section 
109(d), CASAC will be 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. The SAB Staff 
Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the CASAC with 
demonstrated experience in: Public health; environmental medicine; 
environmental health sciences; and risk assessment. For further 
information about CASAC, please contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, DFO, by 
telephone at 202-564-2073 or by e-mail at stallworth.holly@epa.gov.
    The chartered SAB was established in 1978 by the Environmental 
Research, Development and Demonstration Act to provide independent 
advice to the Administrator on general scientific and technical matters 
underlying the Agency' policies and actions. All the work of the SAB is 
under the direction of the Board. The chartered Board provides 
strategic advice to the EPA Administrator on a variety of EPA science 
and research programs and reviews and approves all SAB subcommittee and 
panel reports. The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts 
to serve on the chartered SAB in the following disciplines: Social, 
behavioral and decision sciences; ecological sciences and risk 
assessment; environmental modeling; environmental economics; 
environmental engineering; environmental medicine; pediatrics; public 
health; and human health risk assessment. For further information about 
the SAB, please contact Dr. Angela Nugent, DFO, by telephone at 202-
564-2218 or by e-mail at nugent.angela@epa.gov.
    The SAB Drinking Water Committee (DWC) provides advice on the 
technical aspects of EPA's national drinking water standards program. 
The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the 
DWC in the following disciplines: Microbiology; epidemiology; public 
health; and environmental engineering. For further information about 
the DWC, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-
2050 or by e-mail at yeow.aaron@epa.gov.
    The SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) provides 
advice on methods and analyses related to economics, costs, and 
benefits of EPA environmental programs. The SAB Staff office is seeking 
nominations of experts in environmental economics to serve on the EEAC. 
For further information about the EEAC, please contact Dr. Holly 
Stallworth, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-2073 or by e-mail at 
stallworth.holly@epa.gov.
    The SAB Exposure and Human Health Committee (EHHC) provides advice 
on the development and use of guidelines for human health effects, 
exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment of chemical 
contaminants. The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to 
serve on the EHHC in the following disciplines: Toxicology; 
biostatistics; and risk assessment. For further information about the 
EHHC please contact Dr. Suhair Shallal, DFO, by telephone at

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202-564-2057 or by e-mail at shallal.suhair@epa.gov.
    The SAB Ecological Processes and Effects Committee (EPEC) provides 
advice on technical issues related to the science and research to 
protect and restore the health of ecosystems. The SAB Staff Office is 
seeking nominations of experts to serve on EPEC with demonstrated 
expertise in the following disciplines: Aquatic ecology; ecotoxicology; 
and ecological risk assessment. For further information about the EPEC 
please contact Dr. Thomas Armitage, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-2155 
or by e-mail at armitage.thomas@epa.gov.
    The Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) provides advice on radiation 
protection, radiation science, and radiation risk assessment. The SAB 
Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on RAC with 
demonstrated expertise in the following disciplines: Radiation biology; 
radiation biophysics; radiation dosimetry; radiation risk assessment; 
and cancer epidemiology. For further information about the RAC please 
contact Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-2064 or 
by e-mail at kooyoomjian.jack@epa.gov.
    Selection criteria include:

--Demonstrated scientific credentials and expertise in their own 
fields.
--Willingness to commit time on the committee and demonstrated ability 
to work constructively and effectively on committees.
--Background and experiences that would help members contribute to the 
diversity of perspectives on the committee), e.g., geographic, 
economic, social, cultural, educational backgrounds, and professional 
affiliations.
--Consideration of the collective breadth and depth of scientific 
expertise; a balance of scientific perspectives; and continuity of 
knowledge and understanding of EPA missions and environmental programs 
in the context of the committee as a whole.

    How To Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization 
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to 
these chartered advisory committees. Individuals may self-nominate. 
Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (preferred) 
following the instructions for ``Nominating Experts to a Chartered 
Advisory Committee'' provided on the SAB Web site. The form can be 
accessed through the ``Nomination of Experts'' link on the blue 
navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. To be 
considered, all nominations should include the information requested. 
EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations 
of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of 
all racial and ethnic groups.
    Nominators are asked to identify the specific committee(s) for 
which nominees would like to be considered. The Web site requests 
contact information about: The person making the nomination; contact 
information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of 
expertise of the nominee; the nominee's curriculum vita; and a 
biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, 
educational background; research activities; and recent service on 
other national advisory committees or national professional 
organizations. Persons having questions about the nomination 
procedures, or who are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web 
site, should contact the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, 
as identified above. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same 
format and contain the same information as the electronic form. The SAB 
Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government 
Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential 
form allows EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict 
between that person's public responsibilities as a Special Government 
Employee and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a 
lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and downloaded through the ``Ethics Requirements for Advisors'' 
link on the blue navigational bar on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab. This form should not be submitted as part of a 
nomination.
    To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity.

    Dated: April 6, 2011.
Anthony Maciorowski,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2011-9212 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]
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