AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Request for nominations to the Children's Health Protection
SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites
nominations from a range of qualified candidates for consideration for
appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee
(CHPAC). The EPA anticipates filling vacancies by March 1, 2017. The
EPA may also use sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice to
Background: The Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee is
chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law
92-463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide independent
advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental
issues affecting children's health.
The EPA Administrator appoints members for three-year terms with a
cap on service at six years. The Committee meets 2-3 times annually and
the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. EPA
provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses
associated with official government business, but members must be able
to cover expenses prior to reimbursement.
The CHPAC is looking for representatives from the private sector,
academia non-governmental organizations, public-health practitioners,
pediatricians, obstetric professionals, occupational medicine
practitioners and community nurses. We are also seeking representatives
from environmental groups, health groups, health research, the fields
of epidemiology and toxicology, and tribal, state, county and local
We are looking for experience in children's environmental health
policy, research, and in specific issues such as lead poisoning and
asthma, prenatal environmental exposures, chemical exposures, public
health information tracking, knowledge of EPA regulation development,
risk assessment, exposure assessment, tribal children's environmental
health and children's environmental health disparities. The EPA
encourages nominations from all racial and ethnic groups.
The EPA will use the following criteria to evaluate nominees:
The ability of candidate to effectively contribute to discussions and
provide useful recommendations on the following issues:
- Risk assessment, exposure assessment and children's health; Air
quality, both indoor and outdoor, regulations, policies, outreach and
- Water quality, regulations, policies, outreach and communication;
- Prenatal exposures and health outcomes;
- Chemical exposures, pesticide exposures, health outcomes, policy
- Asthma disparities and other environmental health disparities; Data
and information collection issues;
- Lead, mercury and other heavy metal concerns for children's health;
- Exposures that affect children's health in homes, schools, and
child care centers;
- Building capacity among health providers to prevent, diagnose and
treat environmental health conditions in children.
The background and experience that would contribute to the diversity
of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social,
cultural, educational, and other considerations).
Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a year in
Washington DC, participate in teleconference meetings, develop
recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice
Nominations must include:
- Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in
serving on the CHPAC.
- Short biography (no more than one page) describing the professional and educational qualifications, including a list of relevant activities, and any current or previous service on federal
- Attestation that nominee is not a lobbyist.
- Statement about the perspective and diversity the nominee
brings to the committee.
- Current contact information for the nominee, including the
nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization),
current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number.
- Candidates may self-nominate; one letter of support is
Submit nominations by September 27, 2016 by email to
EPA_CHPAC@icfi.com or mail to Martha Berger, Designated Federal
Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Designated Federal
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2191 or email@example.com.