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STATES AT THE TABLE is a joint project of the Council of State Governments (CSG) and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA). This project seeks to develop a comprehensive resource for state leaders from all three branches of government regarding opportunities to interact with federal energy and environmental agencies through Federal Advisory Committees (FACs). In particular, this site will catalogue FACs of interest at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), as well as provide an introduction to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Providing information on meetings, activities, history, and openings with these influential FACs can help state officials navigate an alphabet soup of federal agencies, promote federalism on complex energy and environmental issues, and provide interested state officials with a potential “seat at the table” with their federal counterparts in the early stages of regulatory, scientific, or intergovernmental decision making.

 

 

Updates

  • On April 24, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule on “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The deadline to comment on the proposed rule is May 30, 2018.
  • On December 12, 2017, U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) held its 2017 meeting. The agenda and meeting materials can be found here.
  • On October 31, 2017, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a new directive on advisory committees and announced new Chairs for the Science Advisory Board (SAB), Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC). You can find EPA’s press release here, the full directive here, and an associated memo here.
  • On September 28, 2017, AAPCA submitted comments on the list of candidates under consideration for U.S. EPA's chartered Science Advisory Board.

 

Open Nominations

  • May 31: Deadline to submit nominations for the National Drinking Water Advisory Council
  • Jue 1: Deadline to submit nominations for U.S. EPA Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board. The board seeks to fill 7 – 8 new vacancies, and is specifically seeking nominees from state and local government agencies.
  • June 11: Deadline to submit nominations for The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 2, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting  
  • May 16, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting
  • May 30, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting 
  • May 8 – 10: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FIFRA Scientific Advisory Board public meeting
  • June 4, 1:00 PM Eastern: Department of the Interior National Parks Service Acadia National Park Advisory Commission public meeting
  • June 6-7: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford public meeting
  • June 10-15: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
  • June 13, 6:00 PM Eastern: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge public meeting
  • June 13 - August 22 (every other Wednesday), 1:00 PM Eastern: Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Public Webinar
  • June 14, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Time: North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
  • June 29, 11:00 AM HST: Permanent Advisory Committee to Advise the U.S. Commissioners to the Western and
    Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Public Conference Call
  • September 10, 1:00 PM Eastern:Department of the Interior National Parks Service Acadia National Park Advisory Commission public meeting

 

Recently Updated Pages

 

Recent Nominations/Comments

  • March 5: Deadline for nominations for the Department of the Interior’s Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee

 

Recent Meetings

  • March 1, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Local Island Times: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Western Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • March 1 – 2: Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee public meeting
  • March 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Standard: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • March 4, 1:00 PM Eastern: Department of the Interior National Parks Service Acadia National Park Advisory Commission public meeting
  • March 5, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Standard: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Endangered and Threatened Species recovery plan workshop
  • March 5 - 9: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • March 6, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Pacific Fishery Management Council public webinar
  • March 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico public meeting
  • March 6 – 7: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Sea Grant Advisory Board public meeting
  • March 7, 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting
  • March 8, 3:30 PM Eastern Time: U.S. EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council public teleconference
  • March 8 - 9: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Caribbean Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • March 15: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops
  • March 16, , 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The TileFish Advisory Panel of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • March 20 – 22: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico SEDAR public meeting
  • March 21, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting  
  • March 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: U.S. Environmental Proteciton Agency Science Advisory Board public teleconference
  • March 27, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern: Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board public teleconference
  • March 30, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Standard:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Pacific Fishery Management Council public webinar
  • April 4, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting   
  • April 18, 1 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Citizen Science Advisory Panel Finance and Infrastructure Action Team public meeting
  • April 26 - 27: U.S. Environmental Protectoin Agency Natoinal and Governmental Advisory Committees public meeting