[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 12, 2009)]
[Pages 40584-40588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19313]



[EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0177; FRL-8429-2]

Nominations to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Request for 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice provides the names, addresses, professional 
affiliations, and selected biographical data of persons nominated to 
serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) established under section 
25(d) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 
(FIFRA). The FIFRA SAP was created on November 28, 1975, and made a 
statutory panel by amendment to FIFRA, dated October 25, 1988. The 
Agency is, at this time, selecting two new members to serve on the 
FIFRA SAP as a result of a membership term that will expire this year 
and the sudden and unexpected loss of a FIFRA SAP member. Public 
comment on the nominations is invited, as these comments will be used 
to assist the Agency in selecting the new chartered FIFRA SAP members.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 11, 2009.

ADDRESSES:  Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0177, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public 
Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), 
Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South 
Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only 
accepted during the Docket Facility's normal hours of operation (8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). 
Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed 
information. The Docket Facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.
    Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA-HQ-OPP-
2008-0177. EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included 
in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided, unless

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the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or 
otherwise protected through regulations.gov or e-mail. The 
regulations.gov website is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means 
EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you 
provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment 
directly to EPA without going through regulations.gov, your e-mail 
address will be automatically captured and included as part of the 
comment that is placed in the docket and made available on the 
Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you 
include your name and other contact information in the body of your 
comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your 
comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for 
clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic 
files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of 
encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses.
    Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the docket index 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. Although listed in the index, 
some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other 
information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other 
material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet 
and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly 
available docket materials are available either in the electronic 
docket at http://www.regulations.gov, or, if only available in hard 
copy, at the OPP Regulatory Public Docket in Rm. S-4400, One Potomac 
Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. The hours of 
operation of this Docket Facility are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Facility telephone 
number is (703) 305-5805.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrta R. Christian, Designated Federal 
Official (DFO), FIFRA SAP, Office of Science Coordination and Policy 
(7201M), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-8498; fax 
number: (202) 564-8382; e-mail address: [email protected].


I. General Information

A. Does This Action Apply to Me?

    This action is directed to the public in general. This action may, 
however, be of interest to persons who are or may be required to 
conduct testing of chemical substances under the Federal Food, Drug, 
and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), FIFRA, and the Food Quality Protection Act of 
1996 (FQPA). Since other entities may also be interested, the Agency 
has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be 
affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the 
applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person 

B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA?

    When submitting comments, remember to:
    1. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying 
information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number).
    2. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific 
questions or organize comments by referencing a Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) part or section number.
    3. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and 
substitute language for your requested changes.
    4. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information 
and/or data that you used.
    5. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you 
arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be 
    6. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and 
suggest alternatives.
    7. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of 
profanity or personal threats.
    8. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline 

II. Background

     The FIFRA SAP serves as the primary scientific peer review 
mechanism of EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic 
Substances and is structured to provide scientific advice, information, 
and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on pesticides and 
pesticide-related issues as to the impact of regulatory actions on 
health and the environment. The FIFRA SAP is a Federal advisory 
committee, established in 1975 under FIFRA, that operates in accordance 
with requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The 
FIFRA SAP is composed of a permanent panel consisting of seven members 
who are appointed by the EPA Administrator from nominees provided by 
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science 
Foundation (NSF). FIFRA, as amended by FQPA, established a Science 
Review Board consisting of at least 60 scientists who are available to 
the FIFRA SAP on an ad hoc basis to assist in reviews conducted by the 
FIFRA SAP. As a peer review mechanism, the FIFRA SAP provides comments, 
evaluations, and recommendations to improve the effectiveness and 
quality of analyses made by Agency scientists. Members of the FIFRA SAP 
are scientists who have sufficient professional qualifications, 
including training and experience, to provide expert advice and 
recommendation to the Agency. The Agency is, at this time, selecting 
two new members to serve on the permanent FIFRA SAP as a result of a 
membership term that will expire this year and the sudden and 
unexpected loss of a FIFRA SAP member. The Agency requested nominations 
of experts to be selected from the field of environmental risk 
assessment including: planning, scoping, and problem formulation; 
analysis; and interpretation and risk characterization (including the 
interpretation and communication of uncertainty). Nominees should be 
well published and current in their fields of expertise. The statute 
further stipulates that we publish the names, addresses, and 
professional affiliations in the Federal Register.

III. Charter

     A charter for the FIFRA SAP, dated October 24, 2008, was issued in 
accordance with the requirements of FACA, Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 
770 (5 U.S.C. App.).

A. Qualifications of Members

     FIFRA SAP members are scientists who have sufficient professional 
qualifications, including training and experience, to be capable of 
providing expert comments as to the impact of pesticides on health and 
the environment. No persons are ineligible to serve on the FIFRA SAP by 
reason of their membership on any other advisory committee to a Federal 
department or agency or their employment by a Federal department or 
agency (except the EPA). The EPA Administrator appoints individuals to 
serve on the FIFRA SAP for staggered terms of 4 years unless the 
appointment serves to fill an unexpired term for a vacancy that has 
occurred due to a member resignation or reason other than

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expiration of a term. The FIFRA SAP members, as Special Government 
Employees, are subject to the provisions of 5 CFR Part 2635-Standards 
of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. Each nominee 
selected by the EPA Administrator before being formally appointed, is 
requested to submit a confidential statement of employment and 
financial interests, which shall fully disclose, among other financial 
interests, the nominee's sources of research support, if any.
     In accordance with section 25(d)(1) of FIFRA, the EPA 
Administrator shall require all nominees to the FIFRA SAP to furnish 
information concerning their professional qualifications, educational 
background, employment history, and scientific publications.

B. Applicability of Existing Regulations

     With respect to the requirements of section 25(d) of FIFRA that 
the Administrator promulgate regulations regarding conflicts of 
interest, the charter provides that EPA's existing regulations 
applicable to Special Government Employees, which include advisory 
committee members, will apply to the members of the FIFRA SAP. These 
regulations appear in 5 CFR part 2635. In addition, the charter 
provides for open meetings with opportunities for public participation.

C. Process of Obtaining Nominees

     In accordance with the provisions of section 25(d) of FIFRA, EPA, 
in April 2009, requested that NIH and NSF nominate scientists for 
consideration to serve on the FIFRA SAP. The Agency requested 
nominations of experts in the field of environmental risk assessment 
including: planning, scoping, and problem formulation; analysis; and 
interpretation and risk characterization (including the interpretation 
and communication of uncertainty). NIH and NSF responded by letter, 
providing the Agency with a total of 14 nominees. Seven of the 14 
nominees are interested and available to actively participate in FIFRA 
SAP meetings (see Unit IV.). The following 7 nominees are not 
    1. Blomquist, Gary, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, NV.
    2. Greer, Linda, Ph.D., National Resources Defense Council, San 
Francisco, CA.
    3. Haws, Laurie C., Ph.D., DABT, ToxStrategies Inc., Austin, TX.
    4. Kim, Amy, Ph.D., DABT, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
    5. Lanno, Roman P., Ph.D., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
    6. Thomas, Russell S., MS, Ph.D., The Hamner Institutes for Health 
Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC.
    7. Tickner, Joel A., ScD, MSc, BA, University of Massachusetts- 
Lowell, Lowell, MA.

IV. Nominees

     The following are the names, addresses, professional affiliations, 
and selected biographical data of nominees being considered for 
membership on the FIFRA SAP. The Agency expects to select two of the 
nominees to fill the vacancies described in this notice.
     1. Nominee. Braverman, Michael, Ph.D., Manager, Biopesticide 
Program--Rutgers University, Princeton, NJ.
     i. Expertise. Efficacy and environmental fate of pesticides.
     ii. Education. B.S., Agriculture/Biology, Murray State University, 
KY; M.S., Agronomy (Weed Science), University of Arkansas; Ph.D., 
Horticulture (Vegetable Crops), University of Florida.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Michael Braverman is currently a 
Senior Scientist and Manager of the Biopesticide and Organic Support 
Program for the IR-4 Project at Rutgers University. He oversees a 
cooperative research project with the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), State Agriculture Experimental Station, and 
industry scientists to develop data to support the registration of 
biopesticides on specialty crops. Dr. Braverman earned his Ph.D. in 
Horticulture from the University of Florida with an emphasis on 
herbicide fate and transport in muck soils. Dr. Braverman has 20 years 
experience in pesticide research and regulations involving efficacy, 
laboratory analysis of pesticide residues, herbicide physiology, and 
environmental fate. Dr. Braverman currently supervises a national 
efficacy grant program involving the review of research proposals 
designed to develop efficacy data involving biopesticides. Dr. 
Braverman has provided education, guidance, and technical expertise in 
the design, interpretation of research and scientific literature review 
aligned with EPA Product Chemistry, Residue, Human Health and Non-
Target Ecotoxicology Guidelines on behalf of USDA, university 
scientists from other institutions and small businesses. The emphasis 
of his program has been in synchronization with EPA's Biopesticides and 
Pollution Prevention Division. He co-manages and co-reviews research 
programs with EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics to 
promote the adoption of reduced risk products. He has also been an 
advisor to USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in regulation, 
risk assessment, and monitoring and distribution agreements of Plant 
Incorporated Protectants (PIPs) developed by USDA researchers. He has 
served as a panel member on several USDA's Cooperative State Research, 
Education, and Extension Service research grant review programs as well 
as editorial reviewer of research in the flagship journals of the Weed 
Science Society of America and the American Phytopathological Society. 
He has been a leader of intensive regulatory workshops for Agriculture 
and Ag Food Canada as well as a participant with EPA in workshops 
involving biopesticide regulations. He has trained M.S. and Ph.D. level 
graduate students, one of which currently works in EPA's Environmental 
Fate and Effects Division performing risk assessments on endangered 
species. On an international level, under the auspices of USDA's 
Foreign Agricultural Service, he has conducted regulatory workshops to 
develop regulatory expertise on how to conduct risk assessments in 
Benin, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South 
Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda for natural products, microorganism and 
biotechnology products. He is currently managing a global residue 
zoning project in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, 
the Middle East, and North and South America in cooperation with EPA's 
Office of Pesticide Programs, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Fort 
Meade, MD.
     2. Nominee. Fisher, Jeffrey W., Ph.D., Professor and Director, 
Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, University of Georgia, Athens, 
     i. Expertise. Development and application of biologically based 
mathematical models to ascertain health risks from environmental and 
occupational chemical exposures.
     ii. Education. B.S., Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney; 
M.S., Biology/Ecology, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; Ph.D., 
Zoology/Toxicology, Miami University of Ohio.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Jeffrey W. Fisher is a Professor 
in the Department of Environmental Health Science, College of Public 
Health at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Director of the 
Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program. Dr. Fisher's research interests 
are in the development and application of biologically based 
mathematical models to ascertain health risks from environmental and 
occupational chemical exposures. Dr. Fisher's modeling experience 
includes working with chlorinated and non-chlorinated solvents, fuels, 
polychlorinated biphenyls, pyrethroids, and perchlorate. Dr. Fisher has 
published over 100

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papers on computational modeling for dose response analyses in 
laboratory animals and humans. He has developed physiologically based 
pharmacokinetic models for use in cancer risk assessment, estimating 
lactational transfer of solvents, understanding in utero and neonatal 
dosimetry and quantifying metabolism of solvent mixtures. Over the last 
10 years Dr. Fisher has developed systems biology models for the 
hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis (biologically based dose response 
(BBDR) models in rodents and humans). He has trained several graduate 
students and postdoctoral fellows on the concepts and application of 
physiological and system biology models. Dr. Fisher's laboratory and 
computational research are funded through grants provided by EPA, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances 
and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Air Force Office of Scientific Research; 
United States Air Force; Department of Energy; and occasionally 
subcontracts with nonprofit organizations or trade groups. He has 
served on several national panels and advisory boards for the 
Departement of Defense, ATSDR, EPA, and non-profit organizations. He 
also has been a U.S. delegate for the North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization. He is currently on the Science Advisory Board for EPA and 
is associate editor for Toxicological Sciences.
    3. Nominee. Hattis, Dale, Ph.D., Research Professor, Center for 
Technology, Environment, and Development, George Perkins Marsh 
Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA.
    i. Expertise. Modeling and uncertainty analysis in risk assessment.
     ii. Education. B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, 
Berkeley, CA; Ph.D., Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Dale Hattis is a Research 
Professor with the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University. 
For the past 3 decades he has been engaged in the development and 
application of methodology to assess the health, ecological, and 
economic impacts of regulatory actions. His work has focused on 
approaches to incorporate inter-individual variability data and 
quantitative mechanistic information into risk assessments for both 
cancer and non-cancer endpoints. Recent past research has explored age-
related differences in sensitivity to carcinogenesis and other effects, 
a taxonomy of different non-mutagenic modes of action for 
carcinogenesis with likely differential implications for age-related 
sensitivity, and physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling 
of acrylamide dose in rats and humans, and mechanism-based dose 
response modeling of carcinogenic effects from ionizing radiation. 
Current efforts are using PBPK modeling to better assess dose response 
relationships for human birth weight changes and developmental delays 
associated with exposure to the insecticide chlorpyrifos during 
pregnancy. He is a leader in efforts to replace the current system of 
uncertainty factors for non-cancer effects with distributions based on 
empirical observations. He is a member of the Clean Air Science 
Advisory Committee reviewing EPA efforts to reassess the National 
Ambient Air Quality Criteria for nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, and 
for several years he has served as a member of the Food Quality 
Protection Act Science Review Board. Until recently he has also been a 
member of the Environmental Health Committee of the EPA Science 
Advisory Board. For 2007 he was the Chair of the Dose Response 
Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. He has also served as 
a member of the National Research Council Committee on Estimating the 
Health-Risk-Reduction Benefits of Proposed Air Pollution Regulations. 
He has been a counselor and is a Fellow of the Society for Risk 
Analysis, and serves on the editorial board of its journal, Risk 
    4. Nominee. Hayes, Tyrone B., Ph.D., Professor, University of 
California, Berkeley, CA.
     i. Expertise. Role of steroid hormones in amphibian development 
and effects of pesticides on amphibian development, growth, 
reproduction, and immune function.
     ii. Education. B.A., Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 
Ph.D., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes' research 
focuses on the role of steroid hormones in amphibian development in 
laboratory and field studies in Africa and the United States. The two 
main areas of interest are metamorphosis and sex differentiation, but 
Dr. Hayes is also interested in growth (larval and adult) and hormonal 
regulation of reproductive behavior. His work addresses problems on 
several levels including ecological, organismal, and molecular 
questions. Studies of metamorphosis examine the effects of temperature 
on developmental rates, interactions between the thyroid hormones and 
steroids, and hormonal regulation of skin gland development. Dr. Hayes 
is also examining the effects of tadpole density on developmental rates 
and measuring metamorphic rates and hormone levels of tadpoles in the 
field and in the laboratory. His work on sex differentiation involves 
the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), and several other species for 
comparison. Studies in African Reedfrogs (Hyperolius spp), for example, 
examine the role of steroid hormones in both primary sex 
differentiation and in secondary sex differentiation. Ongoing studies 
also examine the role of steroids in sex differentiation in reptile 
species that display genetic sex determination. In all of his research, 
his main goal is to synthesize ecological/evolutionary, organismal/
physiological, and biochemical/molecular studies to learn how an animal 
translates changes in its external environment to internal changes, how 
these internal changes are coordinated, what molecular mechanisms are 
involved, and in turn, how changes at the molecular level affect an 
animal's ability to adapt to the changes in its external environment.
     Most recently, Dr. Hayes' studies have been used as models to 
develop laboratory and field techniques to examine the effects of 
endocrine disrupting contaminants on amphibian development. His current 
research in this area focuses on the effects of pesticides mixtures on 
larval development and the potential role of pesticides in amphibian 
declines of laboratory and field studies. This work has also expanded 
to use human cell lines and to examine the potential role of endocrine-
disrupting contaminants in ethnic/racial disparities in cancer 
    5.  Nominee. LeBlanc, Gerald A., Ph.D., Professor and Head of the 
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, North Carolina 
State University, Raleigh, NC.
    i. Expertise. Environmental endocrine toxicology.
     ii. Education. B.S., Biology, University of Massachusetts, North 
Dartmouth, MA; M.A., Biology, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, 
MA; Ph.D., Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Gerald A. LeBlanc maintains an 
active research program in environmental endocrine toxicology. This 
research involves elucidating processes that contribute to the 
endocrine regulation of reproduction and development and their 
disruption by environmental agents. Dr. LeBlanc's research also has 
been instrumental in developing modeling approaches for evaluating the 
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research articles and 12 text book chapters. He has served on numerous 
Federal and international science advisory committees, panels, and 
boards, including serving as chairman of the EPA Endocrine Disruptors 
Methods Validation Advisory Committee.
     6. Nominee. Shah, Dilip M., Ph.D., Research Scientist and 
Principal Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, 
     i. Expertise. Molecular biology and agricultural biotechnology.
     ii. Education. B.S., Botany and Chemistry, South Gujarat 
University, India; M.S., Genetics, North Carolina State University, 
Raleigh, NC; Ph.D., Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Dilip M. Shah is a Research 
Scientist and Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant 
Science Center in Missouri where his lab is involved in studying the 
interactions of fungal pathogens with their host plants and developing 
strategies for the development of disease resistant mycotoxin-free 
transgenic crops. His lab is investigating the modes of action and 
biological roles of a group of proteins that act as antifungal agents 
on a broad-spectrum of fungal pathogens and expressing these proteins 
in transgenic crops for control of economically important fungal 
pathogens. Dr. Shah has over 25 years of experience in plant molecular 
biology and agricultural biotechnology. He has made substantial 
contributions to the development of herbicide- and virus-resistant 
crops and led a team of scientists working on fungus-resistant crops 
during his previous tenure at Monsanto Company. He played a major role 
in the establishment of Monsanto Company's Research and Development 
Center in India. He has served on the study section of NIH and has 
served on the review panel at NSF. He is a co-inventor on a number of 
patents and his patents on glyphosate-tolerant crops were listed as the 
``Ten Patents That Changed the World'' in 2003 year-end publication of 
Intellectual Property Worldwide.
     7. Nominee. Zacharewski, Timothy R., Ph.D., Professor, Department 
of Biochemistry and the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center, 
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
     i. Expertise. Mechanistic toxicology.
     ii. Education. B.S., Chemistry with microbiology emphasis, 
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Ph.D., Toxicology, Texas 
A & M University, College Station, TX.
     iii. Professional experience. Dr. Timothy R. Zacharewski is a 
Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 
member of the Center for Integrative Toxicology and the National Food 
Safety and Toxicology Center at Michigan State University. He graduated 
with a Ph.D. in Toxicology in 1990 from Texas A&M University in the 
laboratory of Dr. Stephen Safe. He received a Medical Research Council 
of Canada Post Doctoral Fellowship to study with Professor Pierre 
Chambon in Strasbourg, France from 1990-1992. In 1992, Dr. Zacharewski 
accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of 
Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario. In 
1997, he relocated to Michigan State University where he has been 
pursuing research interests in the areas of mechanistic toxicology. 
More specifically, his research interests include the elucidation of 
receptor-mediated mechanisms of toxicity using comparative omic and 
computational approaches in order to inform science-based quantitative 
risk assessment, identify biomarkers of toxicity, and develop high 
through-put assays to screen drugs and chemicals for toxicity. He has 
published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers, presented at 
numerous national and international meetings, and participated in 
various workshops addressing issues related to toxicogenomics, food 
safety, mixture toxicology, environmental risk assessment, stem cells 
in toxicology, endocrine disruptors, and mechanisms of toxicology. Dr. 
Zacharewski has served as a member on two committees for the National 
Academies of Science (i.e., Emerging Issues in Environmental Health 
Sciences, Identifying and Assessing Unintended Effects of Genetically 
Engineered Foods on Human Health), and as a consultant to the National 
Centers for Toxicogenomics, the Science Advisory Board for EPA, the 
International Life Sciences Institute/Health and Environmental Sciences 
Institute Technical Committee on the Application of Genomics to 
Mechanism-Based Risk Assessment, and the Science Advisory Panel for 
Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology Centers for Health Research.

List of Subjects

    Environmental protection.

    Dated: August 7, 2009.
Frank Sanders,
Director, Office of Science Coordination and Policy.
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