2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Steve@miltoxproj.org
Date: 20 Mar 2002 15:18:18 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] EPA Seeks Nominess for Science Advisory Board
[Federal Register: March 8, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 46)]
[Page 10710-10711]
>>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


EPA Science Advisory Board; Request for Nomination of Members and 

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory 
Board (SAB), including the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee 
(CASAC) and the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis 
(Council), of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting 
nominations for Members and Consultants (M/Cs). As part of this effort, 
the Agency is publishing this notice to describe the purpose of the SAB 
and to invite the public to nominate appropriately qualified candidates 
of any gender or ethnic background to fill upcoming vacancies. This 
process supplements other efforts to identify qualified candidates.


    The SAB is composed of Non-Federal Government scientists and 
engineers who are employed on an intermittent basis to provide 
independent advice to the EPA Administrator on technical aspects of 
public health and environmental issues confronting the Agency. Members 
of the SAB are appointed by the Administrator--generally in October--to 
serve two year-terms with some possibilities for reappointment. 
Consultants are appointed throughout the year, as the need arises, by 
the SAB Staff Director to serve renewable one-year terms and serve on 
SAB committees, as needed, to support the work of the Board. Many 
individuals serve as Consultants prior to serving as Members.
    Members and Consultants (M/Cs) most often serve in association with 
one of the following standing committees: Advisory Council on Clean Air 
Compliance Analysis, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, Drinking 
Water Committee, Ecological Processes and Effects Committee, 
Environmental Economics Advisory Committee, Environmental Engineering 
Committee, Environmental Health Committee, Integrated Human Exposure 
Committee, Radiation Advisory Committee, and Research Strategies 
Advisory Committee. Additional information about the SAB can be obtained 
on the SAB Web site, www.epa.gov/sab/, and from the Annual Report of the 
SAB Staff, http://www.epa.gov/sab/annreport01.pdf.

    M/Cs can expect to attend 1-6 meetings per year, based upon the 
activity of the committee with which they serve. M/Cs generally serve 
as Special Government Employees (SGEs) (40 CFR part 3, subpart F or EPA 
Ethics Advisory 88-6 dated 7/6/88) and receive compensation, in 
addition to reimbursement at the Federal Government rate for travel and 
per diem expenses while serving on the SAB. SGEs are subject to certain 
ethical standards common to all Federal employees. In particular, prior 
to their appointment, SGEs are required to complete an information 
package, including a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

[[Page 10711]]

    Appointments associated with this solicitation will begin no sooner 
than the fall of 2002. While it is too early to know for certain what 
types of expertise will be needed, it is likely that at least some of 
the new M/Cs will have expertise in the following areas:

Air quality monitoring
Exposure assessment
Environmental economics
Environmental engineering
Environmental modeling
Environmental microbiology
Environmental statistics
Health physics
Landscape ecology
Risk assessment
Toxicology--health and ecological
Uncertainty analysis

How To Apply

    Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified 
persons to serve on the SAB. Nominees should be qualified by education, 
training, and experience to evaluate scientific, engineering and/or 
economics information on issues referred to and addressed by the Board. 
Successful candidates have distinguished themselves professionally and 
should be available to invest the time and effort to advance the cause 
of the supporting the use of good science through the efforts of the 
    Nominees should be identified by name, occupation, position, 
address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and SAB committee 
of primary interest. Nominations should include a current resume that 
addresses the nominee's background, experience, qualifications, and 
specific areas of expertise.
    Information on the nominees will be entered into the SAB's data 
base for potential M/Cs which will be consulted, as appropriate, when 
vacancies arise and/or when special expertise is needed for particular 
SAB activities. This request for nominations does not imply any 
commitment by the Agency to select individuals to serve as a M/C to the 
SAB from the responses received.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Nominations should be submitted (preferably in 
electronic format--WordPerfect or Word formats) to: Ms. Carolyn 
Osborne, Project Coordinator, EPA Science Advisory Board (1400A), 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460, e-mail: 
osborne.carolyn@epa.gov Tel: (202) 564-4554 no later than Wednesday, 
April 30, 2002.
    The Agency will not formally acknowledge or respond to nominations.

    Dated: March 1, 2002.
Donald G. Barnes,
Staff Director, EPA Science Advisory Board.
[FR Doc. 02-5600 Filed 3-7-02; 8:45 am]

Steve Taylor
National Organizer
Military Toxics Project
(207) 783-5091 (phone)
(207) 783-5096 (fax)
P.O. Box 558
Lewiston, ME  04243-0558

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