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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 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

  • January 2: Deadline for nominations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). NMFS solicits nominations for the "SEDAR Pool," also known as the Advisory Panel for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review Workshops.
  • 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.
  • Febuary 16: Deadline for nominations to the Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).

 

Nominations Open for Comment

 

Upcoming Meetings

  • January 3, 10:00 AM Pacific Time: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service The Pacific Fishery Managment Council public webinar
  • January 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) Advisory Council public meeting
  • January 10, 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern: Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy the Applliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) public meeting and webinar
  • January 10, 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service The South Atlantic Fishery Panel public webinar
  • January 11: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops
  • January 11, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Sedar 55 Assessment webinar I and II
  • January 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Sedar 56 Assessment webinar I and II
  • January 17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern: U.S. EPA will be holding a public meeting
  • January 24-25: Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office summit
  • January 29, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Sedar 56 Assessment webinar I and II
  • January 30, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mountain Time: Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management public meeting
  • January 31, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain Time: Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Managment public meeting
  • Febuary 9, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Sedar 55 Assessment webinar I and II
  • Febuary 13, 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM: Department of Energy Office of Energy and Renewable Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) public meeting
  • Febuary 15: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops
  • Febuary 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board public meeting
  • March 15: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Free Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops

 

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.
  • November 27: Deadline for nominations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee.

 

Recent Meetings

  • 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
  • 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
  • November 29, 9:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration New England Fishery Management Council's Scallop Advisory Panel public meeting
  • Novemember 28 - 30: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee public meeting
  • November 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 - 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, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public meeting and webinar
  • December 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern: Department of the Interior Invasive Species Advisory Committee public meeting
  • 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 4 - 12: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  The North Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting
  • December 7 - 8: U.S. EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council public meeting
  • Dcember 11, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mountain Standatd Time: Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Managment The Utah RAC will be holding a public meeting
  • December 11, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service public webinar
  • December 11, 3:00 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service public meeting
  • December 11, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern: Department of the Interior The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Advisory Committee public meeting
  • Dcember 11 - 14: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service 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
  • December 12-13: National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service public meeting
  • December 13, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. The North American Wetlands Conservation Council public meeting
  • December 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will host a public information session regarding the procedure for relicensing Grand River Dam Authority's Pensacola Hydoelectric Project No. 1494
  • December 12-15: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service public webinar
  • December 18, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service The Pacific FisheryManagement Council public webinar
  • December 18, 1:30 PM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service The New England Fishery Management Council's Scientific and Statistical Committee public webinar
  • December 20, 9:00 AM Eastern: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service. The New England Fishery Management Council is scheduling a public meeting for its Joint Habitat Advisory Panel and Plan Development Team
  • December 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Mountain Time: Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (LWC) public meeting
  • December 20, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) Advisory Council public meeting
  • December 21, 10:00 AM Eastern: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sunshine Act meeting