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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameBoard of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number21497
Original Establishment Date4/30/2004Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/science/meetings_and_a...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date5/21/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Associate Director for Science
Date Of Renewal Charter5/21/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*William
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cibulas
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(770) 488-0662
Effective Date Of Authority*11/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*(770) 488-3377
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*wic1@cdc.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board continues to accomplish its purpose by providing advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The Board provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health. The Board provides advice and guidance on program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agencies' mission to protect and promote people's health.
How is membership balanced?*Membership on the Board represents a balance of scientific expertise relevant to environmental public health issues (toxicology, epidemiology, environmental health science, medicine, laboratory science, occupational health, and environmental law). Points of view represent state, local, public, private and academic concerns. In addition, the Center works closely with CDC’s Committee Management Office to ensure balance with regard to race, gender, and geographic representation. Currently, there are ten female and four minority members. The geographic distribution of the members is: East-10; West-2; South-3; and Central-5.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 2018, the BSC held two face-to-face meetings. The BSC is expected to meet two times in FY 2019. The Board plays an extremely important role in assisting the Center's focus on essential programs and enhancing the science of the Center. The Board provides advice and guidance on the quality of science regarding NCEH/ATSDR's environmental health programs, research, activities, strategies, priorities objectives, quality, timeliness and utility and dissemination of results.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The NCEH was established to operate under a broad mandate to prevent disability, disease, and death due to environmental factors; ATSDR program authorities and its appropriations derive primarily from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980. ATSDR’s mandated responsibilities require review and input from diverse scientific disciplines. The BSC brings outstanding experts from several fields, including environmental health, epidemiology, occupational health, medicine, toxicology, and environmental law. This capability centralized in one Board does not exist elsewhere in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Why close or partially close meetings?To date, all Board meetings have been open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksNo formal recommendations were made in FY18. This committee does not produce reports. Members Babfemi Adesanya and Marilyn Underwood had terms that began in FY-17 (6/2/17)but were not reported last year.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*255Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment*There were no new formal recommendations in FY 18*Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*20.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe BSC made 6 “Formal” Recommendations during Fiscal Year 2018.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*49.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback CommentThe Agency's feedback to the BSC suggestions is presented and discussed with the BSC during each meeting.Narrative Description*The Board of Scientific Counselors, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agencies’ mission to protect and promote people’s health. The Board provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The Board shall also provide guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America’s health. The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) operates under a broad mandate to prevent disability, disease, and death due to environmental factors. NCEH operates under the authority of Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act. The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and by delegation, the Director, CDC, is authorized under Section 301, [42 U.S.C. Section 241] and Section 311, [42 U.S.C. Section 243], of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to: (1) conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases, and other impairments; (2) assist States and their political subdivisions in the prevention of infectious diseases and other preventable conditions, and in the promotion of health and well-being; and (3) to train State and local personnel in health work, in order to prevent disability, disease, and death due to environmental factors. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) program authorities and its appropriations are primarily from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA or Superfund), [42 U.S.C. 9604(i) (1)]. The Secretary, HHS, and the Administrator, ATSDR, are authorized under Section 104(i) of Public Law 96-510, CERCLA, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, [42 U.S. C. Section 9604(i)], and Sections 3019 and 3001(b)(1) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), [42 U.S.C. Sections 6939a and 6921(b)(1)], to determine the extent of danger to the public’s health from a release or threat of release of a hazardous substance at Superfund or RCRA sites by conducting health assessments and to conduct directly or by grants or contracts, research, experiments, and demonstrations relating to the prevention of human health effects from exposure to toxic substances. CERCLA [Section 104(i)(13)] stipulates that all studies and results of research conducted by ATSDR shall be reported only after appropriate peer review.
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COSTS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034855Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2018
 COM-001673Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2017
 COM-002417Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2016
 COM-004145Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2015
 COM-004488Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2014
 COM-006196Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2013
 COM-006844Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2012
 COM-008345Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2011
 COM-009024Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2010
 COM-010050Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2009
 COM-010698Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2008
 COM-012270Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2007
 COM-012876Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2006
 COM-014024Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2005
 COM-014767Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry2004