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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory CommitteeAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number13879
Original Establishment Date7/31/2002Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/21/2007Committee URLhttp://www.epa.gov/oppt/npptac/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date9/21/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter9/21/2008Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date8/21/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency Decision Document , August 21, 2007Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Alter
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Request for ApprovalDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 564-8074
Effective Date Of Authority*7/31/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*202.564.8197
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*alter.john@epa.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee held no pblic meetings in Fiscal Year 2007. The committee had completed its charge and members were thanked in August 2007. During its existance the NPPTAC discussed and developed several recommendations for the Agency to consider. Recommendations were made regarding increasing green building adoption on Tribal land, incorporating the functional use approach into the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics activities, lead poisoning prevention from sources other than lead based paint, HPV communications, and Tribal access to to and utilization of publicly available chemical hazard and exposure data. The NPPTAC developed timely advice relevant to current and long-term issues facing EPA, including data development, assessment risk reduction, pollution prevention, Tribal issues, and data and information sharing programs.
How is membership balanced?*The committee terminated in FY 2007.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held no public meetings in FY 2007.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee completed its charge and terminated in FY 2007.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings were closed to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee completed its charge in FY 2007. The committee had one administrative meeting (non-FACA in October 2006). Staff, travel and per diem, and other costs were incurred for the meeting as well as staff time for the committee termination process.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThough the committee has terminated, EPA-OPPT had incorporated suggested changes into several program policies and processes, including data management and communication of data through information systems.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentImproved communication with industry, non-government organizations, States, Tribes, Academia and the general public in the areas of voluntary and regulatory programs to protect human health and the environment from chemical risks.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee did not meet in FY 2007 and terminated in August 2007. Past recommendations include: The NPPTAC adopted five recommendations concerning aspects of the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program: a specific communication to be sent to all chemical sponsors regarding data entry; a scheme to prioritize assessment of the HPV chemicals; an approach to dealing with chemical categories; general suggestions on the HPV Information System (HPVIS) and outreach and communications about the program; and a specific recommendation on Tribal access to data. Three recommendations concerned aspects of Pollution Prevention (P2): a three-part recommendation seeking a high-level renewal of the commitment to institutionalizing P2, integration within OPPT and across EPA programs, and development of a strategy within OPPT, and a recommendation that OPPT build Tribal understanding of and capacity for implementing green building concepts by more effectively communicating and marketing green building opportunities and benefits to Tribal lands.Another recommendation suggested that EPA consider the Functional Use approach to reduce risks, accomplish pollution prevention objectives, and encourage the use of greener chemistries and cleaner technologies.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*88.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentPast implementations include all of the HPV recommendations and two of the three parts of the Pollution Prevention recommendations, which are within OPPT's programmatic jurisdiction and are implemented using OPPT's resources. It is difficult to estimate the extent or timing of the implementation of the part of the Pollution Prevention recommendation aimed at the Office of the EPA Administrator and senior Agency leadership. The suggested actions have a broader scope and cut across several EPA offices in Headquarters and the Regions. Implementation of these actions is beyond the management control and resources of OPPT.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*12.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn the past, it was difficult to estimate the extent or timing of the implementation of the part of the Pollution Prevention recommendation aimed at the Office of the EPA Administrator and senior Agency leadership. The suggested actions have a broader scope and cut across several EPA offices in Headquarters and the Regions. Implementation of these actions is beyond the management control and resources of OPPT.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentFederal Docket Management System.
Agency Feedback CommentThough the committee has terminated, it received updates at each plenary meeting from OPPTS and OPPT senior leadership in the past. The Work Groups are informed on a constant basis, at work group meetings and conference calls, by the EPA lead staff assigned to the individual Work Groups.Narrative Description*The committee did not meet in FY 2007 and terminated in August 2007. The National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee supports the Agency's mission by providing EPA with advice, information and recommendations on the overall policy and operation of programs managed by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). OPPT performs its duties and responsibilities under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). NPPTAC is a public forum for committee members to discuss issues and develop independent advice that it gives to the EPA Administrator through OPPT. Using the discussions and draft recommendations and advice from its active Work Groups, the Committee is committed to developing timely recommendations relevant to current and long-term issues facing OPPT's programs, including data development, assessment, risk reduction, pollution prevention, Tribal issues, and data and information sharing programs.
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COSTS

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*$53,449.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$1,371.00Est 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*$62.00Est. 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$134,671.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$189,553.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.70Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-012732National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013868National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014877National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015628National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016626National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee2002