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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEnvironmental Health Sciences Review CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number857
Original Establishment Date11/20/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date2/18/1991Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Scientific Review Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Linda
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameK
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bass
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 282(b)(16)Designated Federal Officer Phone*919-541-1307
Effective Date Of Authority*11/20/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-451-5715
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*bass@niehs.nih.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Section 492 of the PHS Act states that The Secretary...shall by regulation require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of -- (A) applications...; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts... This Committee consists of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications in the fields of environmental health. During this reporting period the Committee reviewed 19 applications requesting $91,454,321.
How is membership balanced?*Members are selected from outstanding authorities in the scientific disciplines which are of primary importance in environmental health research and manpower needs, e.g., toxicology, pharmacology, epidemiology, pathology, and biochemistry; and who are familiar with the program goals of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee held two meetings during this reporting period.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is composed of recognized biomedical and/or behavioral research authorities who represent the forefront of research and technical knowledge and who provide first-level merit review of highly scientific and technical research grant applications and contract proposals. These evaluations and recommendations cannot be obtained from other sources because the specialized, complex nature of the applications and proposals requires a unique balance and breadth of expertise not available on the NIH staff or from other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings of the Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee were closed to the public for the review of grant applications. Sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act permit the closing of meetings where discussion could reveal confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material and personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Recommendation RemarksWebsite: This committee does not have a website. Reports: This committee did not produce any reports during this fiscal year. The DFO and the Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on the assignment of duties within this Institute. Due to the large number of members associated with this committee, NIH staff are unable to provide individual zip codes for all members. Current individual meeting rosters, including zip codes are available on line at https://public.era.nih.gov/pubroster/. Past individual meeting rosters are available by contacting the Designated Federal Official, Dr. Linda K. Bass.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAn action of approved or recommended for grants receiving initial peer review by this committee does not infer that the grant will be or has been funded. Research grant applications submitted to NIH must go through a two-step review process that includes the initial peer review for scientific and technical merit and a second step of review and approval by a National Advisory Council for program relevance. In addition, prior to an award or funding being made, NIH staff must conduct an administrative review for a number of other considerations. These include alignment with NIH's funding principles, review of the project budget, assessment of the applicant's management systems, determination of applicant eligibility, and compliance with public policy requirements. After all these steps have been completed, NIH officials make funding decisions on individual grant applications.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed19
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended19
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$91,454,321.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*482Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGrant ReviewAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee's recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNIH Peer Review Committees are involved in the initial review of research grant applications. The NIH dual peer review system is mandated by statute in accordance with section 492 of the Public Health Service Act. The charge to this committee is to determine scientific and technical merit of the individual grants or contracts. These recommendations are forwarded to Federal officials who generally accept the committee's recommendations and favorable applications are then forwarded for the second level of review performed by Institute and Center (IC) National Advisory Councils or Boards. Only applications that are favorably recommended by both the initial peer review committee and the Advisory Council may be recommended for funding.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentThe results of the IRG Peer Review are highly confidential and no feedback is warranted.Narrative Description*The goal of NIH research is to aquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by supporting the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad. Section 492 of the PHS Act states that The Secretary... shall by regulations require appropriate technical and scientific peer review of -(A) applications...; and (B) biomedical and behavioral research and development contracts...
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034789Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2018
 COM-002037Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2017
 COM-002357Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2016
 COM-004069Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2015
 COM-004381Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2014
 COM-006244Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2013
 COM-006952Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2012
 COM-007958Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2011
 COM-008731Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2010
 COM-010306Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2009
 COM-011039Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2008
 COM-011946Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2007
 COM-012524Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2006
 COM-014117Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2005
 COM-014765Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2004
 COM-015664Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2003
 COM-016527Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2002
 COM-017841Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2001
 COM-018420Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee2000
 COM-019795Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee1999
 COM-020632Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee1998
 COM-021470Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee1997