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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 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

  • 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 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 14-15: 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. 
  • 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 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 13, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board will hold a teleconference meeting.
  • 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.

 

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

  • 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 13-16: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees [Virginia Beach, VA].
  • 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 15, 9:30 AM: The New England Fishery Management Council is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee [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 16, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) will host a public teleconference. To recieve the call-in number and passcode, please contact Phone number 202-287-5718; and email michael.li@ee.doe.gov.
  • 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 22-23:The U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee willl hold a public meeting [Arlington, VA].
  • 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
  • August 25, 9:00 AM: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Board, Oak Ridge, will hold a meeting [Gatlinburg, TN].
  • August 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM MDT: A combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board [NNMCAB]). [Pojoaque, NM]
  • August 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern: The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will host a public meeting via WebEx of the Supercritical CO2 Oxy-combustion Technology Group
  • August 30: 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 [Norman, OK]
  • August 31: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on opportunities to reduce the nation’s seafood trade deficit and promote marine commerce and tourism. [Juneau, AK]
  • September 4: NOAA is hosting a listening session for input on the 2018-2022 Department of Commerce Strategic Plan. This session will focus on advancing commercial and recreational fisheries, technology development and tourism. [St. Petersburg, FL]
  • 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
  • September 11, 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Advisory Board will hold a public meting in Alexandria, VA.
  • September 11, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs will hold a public meeting in Alexandria, VA.
  • September 12: 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. [Madison, WI]
  • September 12, 6:00 PM Eastern: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge, will hold a meeting in Oak Ridge, TN.
  • September 13, 8:20 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern: The National Coal Council will host a meeting in Norfolk, VA.
  • September 17-18: The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) will hold an open meeting in Washington, DC.
  • September 18-19: The U.S. Department of Energy International Energy Agency will hold a public meeting in Paris, France.
  • September 19-20: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board will hold a public meeting in Bellevue, WA.
  • September 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Advisory Board will hold an open teleconference. To receive the call in number and passcode, please contact Michael Li, Senior Policy Advisor, US Department of Energy at 202-287-5718, and email: michael.li@ee.doe.gov.
  • September 24, 4:00 PM MST: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada will hold a meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
  • September 24-25: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Savannah River Site will hold a meeting in Colubmia, SC.
  • September 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: The U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board will hold a public teleconference.
  • September 26, 9:30 AM AKST: The U.S. Department of the Interior Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee (EVOS) Trustee Council’s Public Advisory Committee will hold an public meeting in Anchorage, AK.
  • September 26, 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM MST: The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico will hold a meeting in Taos, NM.
  • September 26-27: The U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) will hold an in person meeting in Arlington, VA.