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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

  • U.S. EPA is accepting nominations of Candidates for EPA's Science Advisory Board 2019-2021 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee. Nominations should be submited by December 31, 2018.
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, is seeking nominations for the General Advisory Committee to the U.S. delegation to the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission, as well as to a Scientific Advisory Subcommittee of the General Advisory Committee.
  • U.S. EPA is currently accepting nominations for the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board.
  • U.S. EPA is currently accepting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for ad hoc participation and possible membership on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC).

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • December 4-7: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) will hold a 4-day public meeting. In addtion, EPA is requesting nominations of prospective candidates for service as ad hoc members of FIFRA SAP for this meeting [Arlington, VA].
  • December 4, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern: The U.S. Department of Energy National Petroleum Council will hold a public meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • December 6, 2018: U.S. EPA will host a meeting of the Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.
  • December 6-7: The U.S. EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council NDWAC will hold a meeting in Washington, DC.
  • December 6-7: The U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee will hold a meeting in North Bethesda, MD.
  • December 11, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA will hold an information session on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s status, eligibility and statutory requirements, application process, and financial benefits and flexibilities in Boston, MA.
  • December 12-13:  The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC.
  • December 12 – 13: U.S. EPA chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) public meeting to peer review EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment (ISA) for Particulate Matter (External Review Draft – October 2018)
  • December 12-13: U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • December 13, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board will hold a teleconference meeting.
  • December 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern: The U.S. EPA Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold a public teleconference to discuss and approve the Board’s annual letter to the President, which focuses on energy infrastructure along the U.S.- Mexico border. The agenda and teleconference materials, as well as general information about the Board, can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/faca/gneb.
  • January 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern: U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee will hold a meeting in Washington DC.
  • January 10, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM: U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS) will hold an open meeting in Washington, DC.
  • January 14-16: U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee will hold a meeting in Washington DC.
  • January 15, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA will hold an information session on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s status, eligibility and statutory requirements, application process, and financial benefits and flexibilities in Atlanta, GA.
  • January 23-24: U.S. EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold a meeting in Lenexa, KS.
  • January 29-February 1: U.S. EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals will hold a series of public meetings in Washington, DC.

 

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
  • August 8: Deadline to submit nominations to EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB), including four SAB Standing Committees: Radiation Advisory Committee; Drinking Water Committee; Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee; and Agricultural Science Committee.
  • August 9: Deadline to submit nominations to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Public Advisory Committee, Department of the Interior
  • August 17: Deadline to submit nominations of experts for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Ozone Review Panel
  • NOAA is accepting nominations to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRS).
  • August 20: Deadline to submit nominations to the Department of the Interior for specific positions on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) Federal advisory committee.
  • August 20: Deadline to submit nominations to the Department of Energy to fill upcoming vacancies on the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (Committee).

 

Recent Meetings

  • October 1, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST: U.S. EPA will hold a public hearing on Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program in Chicago, IL.
  • October 4: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model. [Seattle, WA]
  • October 10-11: The U.S. EPA National Advisory Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee
    (GAC) will hold a public meeting in Tuscon, Arizona.
  • October 16, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: U.S. EPA will hold a public listening session on possible updates to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations related to the management of peak wet weather flows at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) [Washington, DC]
  • October 17-18: U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • October 18-19: The U.S. Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Adivsory Committee will hold a public meeting in Houston, TX.
  • October 18-19: The U.S. Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting in Rockville, MD.
  • October 23: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, reduce the seafood trade deficit, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone [Charleston, SC]
  • October 23, 1:00 PM - 5:40 PM Easterm: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board will hold a virtual public meeting.
  • October 24, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT: U.S. EPA will hold a public listening session on possible updates to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations related to the management of peak wet weather flows at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) [Lenexa, KS]
  • October 30, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA will hold a virtual online public listening session on possible updates to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations related to the management of peak wet weather flows at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs).
  • October 31 - November 1: U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) will hold a public meeting in Arlington, VA.
  • November 1: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on implementation of The Weather Act, including the development of a community-based weather model, opportunities to reduce the nation’s seafood trade deficit, and ocean exploration. [Durham, NC]
  • November 2, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern: The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation will hold a public meeting of the DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in Arlington, VA.
  • November 9: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on opportunities to improve the efficiency of U.S. ports, promote domestic aquaculture production, and expand exploration of the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone. [San Diego, CA]
  • November 13, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PN Central: U.S. EPA will hold an information session on the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program’s status, eligibility and statutory requirements, application process, and financial benefits and flexibilities in Chicago, IL.
  • November 14: U.S. EPA will hold a public hearing on a proposed rule titled “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration,” in Denver, CO.
  • November 14, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS) and the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) will meet via teleconference.
  • November 14-15: U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air and Energy Subcommittee will hold a meeting in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
  • Novemebr 19-20: U.S. Department of Energy High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) will hold a public meeting in Gaithersburg, MD. 
  • November 27-28: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) will hold an open meeting in Golden, CO.
  • November 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: U.S. EPA will hold a public meeting on Subpart Ba Requirements in Emission Guidelines for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Washington, DC. Click here for more details.