The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a teleconference meeting of its Science Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB will review their workgroup reports for the following proposed rules: (1) Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed and Modified Sources Review and (2) National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions.
At the March 30, 2020 meeting of the SAB, the SAB reviewed the scientific and technical basis of these rules and decided to provide advice and comments to EPA on the two proposed rules.
The SAB was established pursuant to the Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Authorization Act (ERDDAA), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4365, to provide independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA Administrator on the scientific and technical basis for agency positions and regulations. Under the SAB's authorizing statute, the SAB “may make available to the Administrator, within the time specified by the Administrator, its advice and comments on the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis” of proposed rules.