[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 129 (Thursday, July 7, 2022)]
[Page 40529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-14394]




Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for nominations to the Children's Health Protection 
Advisory Committee.


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). EPA anticipates filling vacancies by March 1, 2023. EPA may 
use additional sources to solicit nominees.
    Background: CHPAC 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 industry; tribal, 
state, county and local government; school systems; academia; health 
care providers (including pediatricians, obstetric professionals, 
occupational medicine practitioners and community nurses); and non-
governmental organizations.
    The types of experience necessary includes: children's 
environmental health and development; epidemiology and toxicology; role 
of environmental chemicals in childhood diseases such as asthma, 
obesity and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); prenatal 
environmental exposures and adverse health outcomes; specific 
environmental exposures to chemicals such as lead, mercury and other 
heavy metals that adversely impact children's health; tribal children's 
environmental health; children's environmental health disparities; 
research; air quality (indoor and outdoor); water quality; EPA 
regulation development; risk assessment; exposure assessment; science 
policy; public health information tracking; and outreach and risk 
    EPA is looking for background and experience that would contribute 
to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, 
economic, social, cultural, racial, ethnicity, educational, and other 
    Nominees must have the ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 
2-3 times a year in Washington, DC, participate in teleconference 
meetings, develop recommendations to the EPA Administrator, and prepare 
reports and advice letters.
    In accordance with Executive Order 14035 (June 25, 2021), EPA 
values and welcomes opportunities to increase diversity, equity, 
inclusion and accessibility on its federal advisory committees. EPA's 
federal advisory committees have a workforce that reflects the 
diversity of the American people.
    Nominations must include the following information:
     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 
advisory committees.
     Statement about the perspective the nominee brings to the 
     Current contact information for the nominee, including 
name, organization (and position within that organization), business 
address, email address, and telephone number.
     Candidates may self-nominate; one letter of support is 
    Submit nominations by August 15, 2022 by email to 
[email protected] and [email protected] or mail to Amelia Nguyen, 
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amelia Nguyen, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-4268 or [email protected].

Amelia Nguyen,
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection.
[FR Doc. 2022-14394 Filed 7-6-22; 8:45 am]