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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP) Biosketch Instructions, Example, and Fillable Form

Thank you for your interest in peer reviews at the EPA. As part of the process of soliciting nominations of experts to be considered for membership on a panel or committee, OSCP needs a one-page biographical sketch (a.k.a. biosketch).

We are requesting that you provide information regarding your professional affiliation, expertise, scientific or related technical experience, and prior panel or committee experience, like that of a Federal Advisory Committee (e.g., Scientific Advisory Panel, Science Advisory Board, Board of Scientific Counselors, or similar experience).  The one-page biosketch will be publicly posted on the internet to seek comments on prospective candidates and to provide information on the overall composition of our panels and committees.

About the SACC

The Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) is established under the authority of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, Pub. L. No. 114-182, 140 Stat. 448 (2016), and is comprised of experts in:

  • toxicology;

  • environmental risk assessment;

  • exposure assessment; and

  • related sciences, e.g., synthetic biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, biochemistry, biostatistics, PBPK modeling, computational toxicology, epidemiology, environmental fate, and environmental engineering and sustainability.

The SACC currently consists of 19 members. If necessary, a subcommittee will be formed to supplement the expertise of these 19 members.

The SACC was established by EPA in 2016 and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972. The SACC supports activities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), 42 U.S. C. 13101 et seq., and other applicable statutes. The SACC provides independent scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA on the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures and approaches for chemicals regulated by TSCA

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