The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scientific Advisory Board, requests public nominations for a pool of scientific consultants to support the chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) by providing subject matter expertise, as requested, on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and ozone.
These consultants will review science and policy assessments, and related documents, and will make themselves available, as requested, to provide feedback to the Chartered CASAC as part of EPA's review of the PM and Ozone NAAQS. The Chartered CASAC will provide advice to the EPA Administrator in a manner consistent with the Clean Air Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, and CASAC's charter. These consultants should be available for consultation, through CASAC's Chair and Designated Federal Official. Chartered CASAC members will have the opportunity to seek input from consultants through written requests provided to CASAC's Chair and facilitated by the Designated Federal Official.
The EPA is seeking nominations of scientists with demonstrated expertise and research in the field of air pollution related to PM and ozone, including:
- Air quality, atmospheric science and chemistry (including ambient measurements and satellite remote sensing aerosol optical depth analysis);
- exposure assessment (including dispersion modeling, photochemical grid modeling, and errors-in-variables methods and effects of exposure/covariate estimation errors on epidemiologic study results);
- comparative toxicology (including extrapolation of findings in animals to humans);
- controlled clinical exposure;
- epidemiology (including low-dose causal concentration-response functions);
- human exposure modeling;
- causal inference;
- biological mechanisms of causation;
- risk assessment/modeling;
- multi-stressor interactions;
- ecology and effects on welfare and the environment;
- and effects on visibility impairment, climate, and materials.