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The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the technical basis for Agency positions and regulations. The SAB is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Pursuant to FACA and EPA policy, notice is hereby given that the SAB will hold a public teleconference to receive an update on EPA strategic research directions and to conduct quality reviews of two draft SAB reports, a draft
At ORD's request, the SAB provided joint advice with ORD's Board of Scientific Counselors on strategic research directions through an October 2011 report,
At ORD's request, the Science Advisory Board makes recommendations to the Administrator concerning nominations for the Agency's FY 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards. These awards are established to honor and recognize EPA employees who have made outstanding contributions in the advancement of science and technology through their research and development activities, as exhibited in publication of their results in peer-reviewed journals.
An SAB committee reviewed the nominations and prepared a draft report making recommendations for the Administrator's consideration for FY 2011 recognition and awards. Background information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at
EPA is leading an interagency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect and restore the chemical, biological, and physical integrity of the Great Lakes. The GLRI is designed to target the most significant environmental problems in the region. To guide the efforts of the GLRI, EPA and its Federal partners, through the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, developed a comprehensive multi-year Action Plan. The EPA Great Lakes National Program Manager requested the SAB to review the GLRI Action Plan to assess the appropriateness of its measures and actions to achieve its stated priorities and goals.
An SAB panel reviewed the EPA's action plan and prepared a draft report that will undergo quality review by the chartered SAB. Background information about this advisory activity can be found on the SAB Web site at:
Federal advisory committees and panels, including scientific advisory committees, provide independent advice to EPA. Members of the public can submit comments for a federal advisory committee to consider as it develops advice for EPA. Input from the public to the SAB will have the most impact if it provides specific scientific or technical information or analysis for the SAB to consider or if it relates to the clarity or accuracy of the technical information. Members of the public wishing to provide comment should contact the Designated Federal Officer directly.
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