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EPA Requests Nominations for the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

EPA Requests Nominations for the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for nominations of prospective candidates to serve on the EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) established under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Currently, there are 18 SACC members, with eight membership terms that will expire over the next year. The expiring membership terms are eligible for reappointments. Therefore, up to eight new appointments or a mix of reappointments and new appointments are possible by mid-2024. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the SACC. Individuals may also self-nominate. Nominations are due no later than Dec. 11, 2023, by submitting nominations to the Designated Federal Official, Tamue Gibson (

EPA is seeking nominations from individuals who have demonstrated high levels of competence, knowledge, and expertise in scientific and other technical fields relevant to chemical safety and risk assessment. The Agency seeks nominees with expertise in a variety of disciplines and focus areas, including human health and ecological risk assessment, biostatistics, epidemiology, pediatrics, physiologically-based pharmacokinetics (PBPK), toxicology and pathology (including neurotoxicology, developmental/reproductive toxicology, environmental toxicology, computational toxicology and carcinogenesis), cancer hazard and risk assessment, aggregate exposure, exposure assessment, bioinformatics/statistics, inhalation exposure, inhalation toxicology, occupational exposure/industrial hygiene, and the relationship of chemical exposures to women, children, and other potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulations.

In addition, nominees should have backgrounds and experiences that would contribute to the diversity of scientific viewpoints on the committee—including professional experiences in government, labor, public health, public interest, animal protection, industry, and other groups—and as the EPA Administrator determines to be advisable (e.g., geographical location; social and cultural backgrounds; and professional affiliations).

To be considered, all nominations should be submitted to the Designated Federal Official (DFO) and include the following information:

  • Current business contact information for the nominee (including the nominee’s name, organization, current business address, email address and daytime telephone number).
  • The nominee’s disciplinary and specific areas of expertise.
  • Research activities.
  • Recent service on other federal advisory committees and national or international professional organizations.
  • When available, a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position and educational background.

Prospective candidates will also be required to submit confidential financial information to fully disclose, among other financial interests, the candidate's employment, stocks and bonds, and where applicable, sources of research support. EPA will evaluate the candidates' financial disclosure forms to assess whether there are financial conflicts of interest or appearance of a loss of impartiality.

When nominating a candidate, do not submit any information you consider to be confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Members of the public should also be aware that personal contact information, if included in any written comments, may be posted on the internet.

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