The Environmental Protection Agency is requesting nominations for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). FIFRA SAP provides independent scientific advice to the EPA on health and safety issues related to pesticides. The FIFRA SAP is comprised of biologists, statisticians, toxicologists and other experts and is augmented by members of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) Science Review Board (SRB). The panel is composed of seven members representing a breadth of scientific disciplines; is augmented by additional experts (the Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board, or FQPA SRB) who assist in reviews; reviews about 8 to 10 topics per year in public meetings; and publishes meeting minutes within 90 days of each meeting.The scientists of the FIFRA SAP and FQPA SRB neither make nor recommend policy decisions. They provide advice on the science used to make these decisions. Their advice is invaluable to the EPA as it strives to protect the American people from risks posed by pesticides.
The general public can submit nominations of candidates to serve as ad hoc members of the FIFRA SAP Meeting, requests for special accommodations, or requests to present oral comments to the DFO listed on the Federal Register.