EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees

By Erin Voegele | June 07, 2019

The U.S. EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice to the chartered SAB on matters that impact farming and agricultural related industries.

The SAB is a charted Federal Advisory Committee established in 1978 to provide independent scientific and technical peer review, consultation, advice and recommendations to the EPA administrator on the scientific bases for the agency’s actions and programs.

Members of the SAB constitute distinguished bodies of non-EPA scientists, engineers, economics, and behavioral scientists who are nationally and international recognized experts in their respective fields. Members are appointed for a three-year term and serve as special government employees who provide independent expert advice to the agency.

The SAB staff office is inviting the nomination of experts in analytical chemistry; benefit-cost analysis; causal inference; complex systems; ecological sciences and ecological assessment; economics; engineering; forestry geochemistry; health sciences; hydrology; hydrogeology; medicine; microbiology; modeling; pediatrics; public health; risk assessment; social, behavioral and decision sciences; statistics; toxicology; epidemiology; and uncertainty analysis.

The SAB staff office said it is especially interested in scientists in the above disciplines who have knowledge and experience in air quality; agricultural sciences; atmospheric sciences; benefit-cost analysis; complex systems; drinking water; energy and the environment; epidemiological risk analyses; dose-response, exposure, and physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling; water quality; water quantity and reuse; ecosystem services; community environmental health; sustainability; chemical safety; green chemistry; and waste management.

The SAB staff office is also seeking nominations of experts for possible vacancies on four SAB standing committees, including the Agricultural Science Committee, the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee, the Drinking Water Committee and the Radiation Advisory Committee.

For the Agricultural Science Committee, the SAB staff office is inviting the nomination of scientists with expertise in agricultural science, including agricultural economics and valuation of ecosystem goods and services; agricultural chemistry; agricultural engineering; agronomy and soil science; animal science; aquaculture science; biofuel engineering; biotechnology; crop science and phytopathology; environmental chemistry; forestry; and hydrology.

Nominations are due June 24. Additional information is available on the Federal Register website.