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EPA - 2531 - Chemical Safety Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameChemical Safety Advisory CommitteeAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number2531
Original Establishment Date6/29/2015Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/18/2017Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date6/29/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter6/29/2017Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laura
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bailey
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency Decision MemoDesignated Federal Officer Phone*202-564-3181
Effective Date Of Authority*4/24/2015Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-564-8382
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Chemical Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC) provided expert scientific advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. The Committee held meetings, analyzed issues, conducted reviews, produced reports, and made necessary recommendations to meet its responsibilities. The primary objectives were to provide expert advice and recommendations to EPA on: review of risk assessments, models, tools, guidance documents, chemical category documents, and other chemical assessment and pollution prevention products as deemed appropriate, that were prepared by OPPT, and addressing other issues that OPPT identified as critical to its programs.
How is membership balanced?*The CSAC was composed of approximately 10 members who served as Regular Government Employees (RGEs) or Special Government Employees (SGEs). Members demonstrated high levels of competence, knowledge, and expertise in scientific/technical fields relevant to chemical risk assessment and pollution prevention, and to the extent feasible, included representation of the following disciplines, including, but not limited to: toxicology, pathology, environmental toxicology and chemistry, 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.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The CSAC met two times in Fiscal Year 2016 for an orientation session and for a meeting to consider and review the Draft Risk Assessment for TSCA Work Plan Chemical, 1-Bromopropane. The Agency presented topics to the Committee and the Committee provided recommendations in response to the charge questions posed by the Agency. The Committee reviews were relevant to the Agency's risk assessment of TSCA Work Plan Chemicals.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*When CSAC was established, there were no other existing EPA advisory committees that had a mission to look at the risk assessments, models, tools, guidance documents, chemical category documents, and other chemical assessment and pollution prevention products prepared by OPPT. The CSAC brought together a cross-section of knowledgeable individuals with the needed range of experience and perspectives to facilitate a more effective discussion of the technical issues and options to support adequate evaluation of, and input into, agency positions and actions.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were closed or partially closed.
Recommendation RemarksPursuant to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act., the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee has been superseded by the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (Committee No. 2582).


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
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 CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Chemical Safety Advisory Committee provided many benefits (e.g., cost savings), with respect to saving time and resources that are difficult to quantify in terms of dollars. The availability of the Committee as an entity providing scientific peer review for OPPT allowed the Agency to seek credible input on its risk assessments. The CSAC public process allowed the Agency to obtain broader input concurrent with the Committee's review and resulted in savings of time and resources.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*14Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe number of recommendations represents the approximate number of scientific issues addressed in the reports issued by the CSAC in Fiscal Year 2016. Scientific recommendations were provided by the Committee regarding the scientific analyses of the Agency's 1-Bromopropane risk assessment.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentDuring Fiscal Year 2016, the CSAC provided the Agency with recommendations on scientific issues associated with the TSCA Work Plan Chemical, 1-Bromopropane. The nature of the CSAC's advice and the Agency's implementation of that advice do not facilitate estimating a specific percentage of recommendations that are fully implemented by the Agency. While a percentage on implementation of Committee recommendations is not readily available, there are examples where the Agency utilizes specific Committee recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAs noted in the response to the previous question, a specific percentage of Committee recommendations that have been partially implemented by the Agency is not available. However, the Agency utilizes the Committee recommendations in its assessments and decision-making process.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEPA Office of Pollution Prevention Public Docket and the Federal eRulemaking Portal:
Agency Feedback Comment*The Agency provided feedback during CSAC meetings, and in the implementation of the recommendations and use of the recommendations to inform science decisions.Narrative Description*Pursuant to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Chemical Safety Advisory Committee has been superseded by the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (Committee No. 2582). The CSAC was established under agency authority and supported Goal 4 of EPA's FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan: Ensuring the Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution. The purpose of the CSAC was to provide expert scientific advice and recommendations to the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) for chemical assessments, methodologies and other complex pollution prevention measures or chemical safety approaches. EPA appointed members and held the first CSAC meetings in FY 2016.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002585Chemical Safety Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003867Chemical Safety Advisory Committee2015