Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EPA Establishes Chemical Safety Advisory Committee

As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA recently established the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). The purpose of CSAC is to provide expert scientific advice, information and recommendations to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, which manages
programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Pollution Prevention Act.

The committee will provide advice and recommendations on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. It will consist of 10 members who will serve as regular government employees or special government employees. The committee plans to meet either in person or by phone, videoconference or webcast three to four times a year. EPA is inviting the public to nominate experts to be considered for the committee. Nominations must be received on or before July 13. Nominations can be submitted by visiting www.regulations.gov and searching for docket number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2015–0233.