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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 July 2, 2018, AAPCA submitted comments on the list of candidates under consideration for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.
  • On May 10, 2018, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a memorandum on the “Back-to-Basics Process for Reviewing National Ambient Air Quality Standards.” The memorandum, available here, includes directives for the Clean Air Scientific Adivsory Committee (CASAC) regarding review of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).
  • 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 August 16, 2018.
  • On April 12, 2018, President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, which includes provisions related to U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Act Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).
  • 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

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • July 19-26: New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings
  • July 23-24: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site Open Meeting [Augusta, GA]
  • July 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern: Fisheries of the Caribbean; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Post-Data Workshop Webinar for Caribbean Spiny Lobster.
  • July 24, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ADT: North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
  • July 25, 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM Mountain: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico Open Meeting [Santa Fe, NM]
  • July 30, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA stakeholder workshop on “the Impacts of Compliance with the ECA Fuel Sulfur Limits on U.S. Coastal Shipping,” [Washington, DC]
  • July 30, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Fisheries of the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Stock Identification Joint Cooperator Technical Review Webinar for Atlantic Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)
  • July 31, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific: Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting and Catch Estimation Methodology Review webinar.
  • August 2, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific: The Groundfish Subcommittee of the Pacific Fishery Management
    Council’s (Pacific Council’s) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting via webinar
  • August 2, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a one day meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel and Shrimp Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC).
  • August 6-16: NOAA South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public scoping meetings via webinar pertaining to three amendments to the Snapper Grouper Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the South Atlantic Region.
  • August 6, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a public hearing via webinar to solicit public comments
  • August 8, 9:30 AM: NOAA New England Fishery Management Council has scheduled a public meeting of its Research Steering Committee
  • August 9-10: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a 2-day meeting
  • August 14-16: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a series of public meetings via webinar.
  • August 14-16: The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will hold a series of public meetings in Boston, MA.
  • August 16, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Samoa Standard Time: The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) will hold a public meeting in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
  • August 17: NOAA Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • August 21: NOAA Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments for the performance evaluation of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • August 21-22: EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB) public meeting [Chicago, IL]
  • August 22, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern, NOAA Sanctuary System Business Advisory Council will hold a public meeting in Long Island City, New York.
  • August 23-24: The Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee Variable Refrigerant Flow Multi-Split Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Working Group will host a series of public meetings to Negotiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • September 5-6: Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Public Meeting to peer review several documents
  • 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

  • July 2: Deadline to comment on U.S. EPA’s list of nominees to serve on the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee CASAC.
  • March 5: Deadline for nominations for the Department of the Interior’s Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee
  • June 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

 

Recent 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 9 and 10: Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting
  • June 10-15: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
  • June 11, 2:00 PM Eastern: New England 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 18-21: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
  • June 19-20: Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee
  • June 25, 1:00 PM Eastern: Letter Peer Reviews for Exposure and Use Assessment and Human Health and Environmental Hazard Summary for Five PBT Chemicals; Notice of Public Preparatory Meeting
  • June 25, 11:00 AM Eastern: Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee Conference Call
  • 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
  • July 10-13: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold meetings of the following Citizen Science Advisory Panel Action Teams: Projects/Topics Management; Data Management; Volunteers; and Communication/Outreach/Education. The meetings will be held via webinar.
  • July 12-13: Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Commitee (BESAC) Public Meeting in Rockville, MD.
  • July 17-19: NOAA Caribbean Fishery Management Council Public Meeting in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • July 17-18: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a public meeting.
  • July 17, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting.
  • July 18, 8:30 AM - 12:30 AM: NOAA Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting
  • July 18, 4:00 PM Pacific: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada Open Meeting [Pahrump, Nevada]
  • July 19, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern: NOAA Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Public Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.