EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Anthrax Technical Assistance Document Update

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Edward Hanlon
202-564-2134
hanlon.edward@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:SAB Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) Augmented to Provide Consultative Advice on a Draft Federal Inter-Agency Anthrax Technical Assistance DocumentA list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

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BACKGROUND
EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has asked for consultative advice on a Draft “Federal Inter-Agency Anthrax Technical Assistance Document” (TAD), an interim document developed in response to the 2001 anthrax incidents. OSWER has made this request on behalf of the U.S. National Response Team (NRT), an organization of 16 Federal departments and agencies, chaired by EPA. Member departments and agencies of the NRT are responsible for coordinating emergency preparedness and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents. The NRT plans to revise the TAD after receiving consultative advice from the SAB.