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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.

 

 

On October 31, 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, AAPCA submitted comments on the list of candidates under consideration for U.S. EPA's chartered Science Advisory Board.

 

On September 15, AAPCA submitted comments on the list of candidates for U.S. EPA's chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

 

In June 2017, the Environmental Council of the States released Cooperative Federalism 2.0: Achieving and Maintaining a Clean Environment and Protecting Public Health.

 

 

Open Nominations

  • November 22: Deadline for nominations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel
  • November 27: Deadline for nominations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.
  • January 3: Deadline for nominations to the Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.
  • ASAP: Nominations for the Environmental Protection Agency's Good Neighbor Environmental Board.

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • November 13 - 17: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Team public meeting
  • November 13 - 17: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service and Western Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • November 15 - 16: U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee open meeting
  • November 20, 10:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council public meeting of its Herring Advisory Panel
  • November 20, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel public meeting via webinar, held jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Advisory Panel.
  • November 28, 12:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern: National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) public teleconference
  • Novemember 28 - 30: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee public meeting
  • November 28 - 30: U.S. EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel public meeting
  • November 29, 9:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council's Scallop Advisory Panel public meeting
  • November 29 - 30: U.S. EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee public meeting
  • November 30, 9:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The New England Fishery Management Council's Scallop's Committee public meeting
  • November 30 - December 1: U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel  public meeting
  • December 1, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's Ecostyems and Ocean Planning Commitee public meeting
  • December 1, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time: The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council will hold Hawaii Regional Ecosystem Advisory Committee public meeting
  • December 5, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) public teleconference meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Risk and Technology Review (RTR) Methods Panel to discuss the draft Panel report in response to the Agency request to peer review EPA’s draft Screening Methodologies to Support Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) (External Review Draft May, 2017)
  • December 5 - 6: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee’s Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force public meeting
  • December 4 - 8: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee public meeting
  • December 4 - 8: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • December 7 - 8: U.S. EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council public meeting
  • December 4 - 12: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  The North Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • December 12, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee public meeting
  • December 12, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board public meeting

 

Recently Updated Pages

 

Recent Nominations/Comments

  • October 16: Deadline for nominations to EPA's Human Studies Review Board Advisory Committee. More information can be found here - email nominations to ofarrell.thomas@epa.gov using subject line “HSRB Membership 2017.”
  • October 17: Dealine for nominations for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, or Review Editors With Expertise Relevant to the Working Group I, II, and III Contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). More information can be found here - submit nominations here.

 

Recent Meetings

  • September 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern: Pacific Fishery Management Council webinar
  • September 7, 12:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Good Neighbor Environmental Board teleconference
  • September 7, 6:00 PM Eastern: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth public meeting
  • September 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern: DOE Environmental Management Advisory Board public meeting
  • September 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern: EPA workshop on the use of methylene chloride in furniture refinishing
  • September 13, 6:00 PM Eastern: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation public meeting
  • Septemeber 13 - 14: DOE Electricity Advisory Committee public meeting
  • September 14 - 15: Public meeting of U.S. EPA's National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)
  • September 15, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board (HSRB) public teleconference
  • Septmeber 18 - 19: Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Panel public meeting
  • September 20, 4:00 PM Pacific: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada meeting
  • September 25, 1:00 - 4:45 PM and September 26, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Eastern: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site meeting
  • September 25, 3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern: National Petroleum Council meetingSeptember 26 - 28: Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System ("e-Manifest") Advisory Board public meeting and webcast
  • September 26, 12:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern: DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel teleconference
  • September 26, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM and September 27, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern: DOE Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee meeting
  • September 27, 1:00 - 5:15 PM Mountain: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico meeting
  • September 27, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Central: National Coal Council meeting
  • September 27 – 28: Public meeting of U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (Arlington, Virginia)
  • October 2, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel public meeting to review and consider the scope and clarity of the draft charge questions for the October SAP Meeting, comments should be submitted by noon on September 27
  • October 11, 6:00 P.M. Eastern: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation meeting
  • October 13, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern: Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee meeting
  • October 18, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Environmental Modeling public meeting
  • October 18 - 19: Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board meeting
  • October 24 - 25: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Ad hoc Community Advisory Board public meetingOctober 25, 9:30 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • October 25, 1:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Human Studies Review Board public meeting
  • October 25, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy's combined meeting of the Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Committee and Waste Management Committee of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico (known locally as the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board
  • October 24 - 26: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee meeting
  • October 26, 8:00 - 3:45 PM Mountain: U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Idaho Cleanup Project public meetingOctober 26, 9:30 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's New England Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • October 30, 9:45 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board meeting
  • October 30, 10:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council joint public meeting of its Joint Whiting Committee and Advisory Panel
  • October 31, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council webinar meeting of its Standing and Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees
  • November 1 - 2: U.S. EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee public meeting
  • November 2, 6:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Portsmouth public meeting
  • November 2, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Salmon Technical Team and Model Evaluation Workgroup joint meeting
  • November 2 - 3: U.S. Department of Energy's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee public meeting
  • November 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration South Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • November 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • November 6, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel public meeting
  • November 7, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Fishery Management Council's Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team and Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory Subpanel public webinar meetingNovember 8, 6:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Oak Ridge Reservation public meeting
  • November 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • November 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Social Science Plan Team public meeting
  • November 15, 2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern: U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee open meeting