Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC)

(Last update: 7/11/17)

 

Mission/Objectives

The EPA established the Board of Scientific Counselors to provide advice, information, and recommendations about the Office of Research and Development (ORD) research program. The mission of the BOSC is to:

 

  • Evaluate science and engineering research, programs and plans, laboratories, and research-management practices of ORD and recommend actions to improve their quality and/or strengthen their relevance to EPA's mission.

 

  • Evaluate and provide advice concerning the utilization of peer review within ORD to sustain and enhance the quality of science in EPA.

 

  • Review ORD's program development and progress, ORD's research planning process, and research program balance, including implementation of the ORD Strategic Plan.

 

  • Provide peer review including evaluation of ORD's peer review policies, and review ORD offices, national laboratories and centers, and research plans and products.

 

  • Provide advice on human resources planning, such as scientist career development and rotational assignment programs, and the appropriate scope and design of training programs for environmental research professionals.

 

Establishment Authority: Agency Authority

 

Charter

 

Membership Balance Plan

 

Executive Board Members

     

Name Start Date End Date Member Designation Occupation or Affiliation
James Galloway 3/31/2015 3/30/2018 Special Government Employee (SGE) Tier 1, Sidman P. Poole Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Joseph Rodricks 8/30/2014 8/29/2017 Special Government Employee (SGE) Principal of ENVIRON
I. Leslie Rubin 3/31/2015 3/30/2018 Special Government Employee (SGE) Tier 1, Developmental Pediatric Specialist, Atlanta, GA
Deborah Swackhamer 3/31/2015 3/30/2018 Special Government Employee (SGE) Tier 1, Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Co-Director of Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Committee Members

 

Subcommittees

 

Agency Contact

Tom Tracy - tracy.tom@epa.gov or (202) 564-6518

 

2017 Request for Nominations

 

2017 Nomination Form

 

Areas of Expertise

 

BOSC Briefing to AAPCA 6/21/17