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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 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
  • 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 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

  • July 27: Deadline to submit nominations for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)
  • August 9: Deadline to submit nominations to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee CouncilPublic Advisory Committee.

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • 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 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 19, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern: NOAA Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) Public Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • September 10, 1:00 PM Eastern:Department of the Interior National Parks Service Acadia National Park Advisory Commission public meeting

 

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Recent Nominations/Comments

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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