EPA seeks nominations for technical subcommittee

By Erin Voegele | January 07, 2015

The U.S. EPA is requesting nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with independent advice, council and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of programs related to mobile source air pollution and its control.

Professionals representing energy and fuel industry interests are among those the EPA is seeking. Several criteria are used to evaluate nominees, including experience working with fuel or renewable fuel producers, along with experience working with agricultural producers, distillers, processors and shippers of biofuels. A full list of criteria is available in the notice

The committee currently features a member representing the biofuels sector. Christopher Standlee, executive vice president of Abengoa Energy, is a current member of the subcommittee. A full list of members is available on the EPA website

According to a notice published by the EPA, those selected to serve on the subcommittee are appointed for three-year terms, with the possibility of reappointment to a second term. The subcommittee generally meets twice per year, with the average workload for members being approximately five to 10 hours per month.

Nominations must be postmarked or emailed by Feb. 4. Additional information on the committee, the EPA’s request for nominations and the nomination process is available on the Federal Register website.