EPA Accepting Public Comments on Nominees for the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel

This original announcement was published by the EPA on July 28, 2022. Click here for more information.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments on nominations for membership on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP). The FIFRA SAP serves as a primary scientific peer review mechanism of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and is structured to provide independent scientific advice and recommendations to EPA on health and safety issues related to pesticides. The FIFRA SAP is a permanent panel consisting of seven members who are appointed by the EPA Administrator after being nominated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This action follows EPA’s request for nominations for the FIFRA SAP from NIH and NSF on March 24, 2022.

The Agency anticipates selecting new members to serve on the panel to replace members whose terms will soon expire. Current members of the FIFRA SAP are also eligible for reappointment during this period. Therefore, the appointments completed over the next year may include a mix of newly appointed and reappointed members.

Public comments on the nominees should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2022-0602 at www.regulations.gov on or before August 29, 2022. These comments will be used to assist the Agency in selecting the new members for the chartered panel. Biographies for each of the nominees are available in the docket. For additional information, please see the Federal Register notice or contact Steven Knott (knott.steven@epa.gov), M.S., DFO, Office of Program Support, Environmental Protection Agency (202-564-0103).