As directed by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Agency is establishing the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). The purpose of the SACC is to provide independent advice and expert consultation on the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. Members of the SACC will have expertise in scientific and technical fields relevant to chemical risk assessment and pollution prevention. Members will also have diverse background and experiences, including professional experiences in government, labor, public health, public interest, animal protection, industry, and other groups.
EPA has completed its initial screening of nominees for the SACC and is inviting public comments on 29 candidates who are identified in a Federal Register notice. The biographical sketches for these 29 candidates will be available on the SACC website at https://www.epa.gov/TSCA-Peer-Review. Public comments will be accepted through public docket number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0713 until Jan. 8, 2017. EPA anticipates making final selection decisions and completing the appointment of the SACC members by Jan. 20, 2017.