October 17, 2023
Rebecca Fry, PhD, Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering has been selected to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Fry will also serve on the Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee.
Fry, along with seven other new SAB members, were selected by Administrator Michael S. Regan to bring a cross-selection of scientific disciplines and the experience needed to provide sound scientific advice to EPA leadership to help advance the agency’s mission.
“Everything we do at EPA must be grounded in the latest and best available science, adhering to the highest standard of scientific integrity,” says Regan. “The Science Advisory Board and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee will ensure that EPA continues to receive sound, independent science-based advice. I want to thank those members leaving SAB and CASAC for their outstanding service and welcome the newest members that will apply their widely-respected and trusted expertise to our work to protect public health and our environment.”
The membership solicitation process resulted in 115 nominations for the SAB and eight CASAC nominations to fill the required slot for a member representing State air pollution control agencies. All candidates were evaluated by the Science Advisory Board Staff Office (SABSO) and recommendations were given by SABSO to the Administrator for him to consider for his selections.
“I am honored to serve on the EPA’s scientific advisory board and look forward to providing my expertise to improve the environment.” says Fry.
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