Friday, June 12, 2015

EPA Establishes Chemical Safety Advisory Committee

Today the EPA published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 33517-33518) announcing that it was establishing the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) to provide advice and recommendations on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. The CSAC will advise the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).

The CASC will consist of 10 members. OPPT is soliciting nominations for membership. OPPT is looking for nominees in the following disciplines:

Environmental toxicology and chemistry;
Exposure assessment; and
Related sciences, (eg: synthetic biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, biostatistics, pharmacologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, computational toxicology, epidemiology, environmental fate, and environmental engineering and sustainability). 

Nominations and comments on the CASC may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket #EPA-HQ-OPPT-2015-0233). Comments and/or nominations should be submitted by July 13th, 2014.

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