Members of advisory committees and panels are non-EPA scientists, engineers, and economists and other social scientists who are recognized experts in their respective fields.
- They come from academia, industry, federal, state, and tribal governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations throughout the United States.
- EPA chooses them for their demonstrated ability to examine and analyze environmental issues with objectivity and integrity and for their interpersonal, oral and written communication, and consensus-building skills.
Members of the chartered CASAC and CASAC Standing Committees are appointed by the EPA Administrator as Special Government Employees (SGEs) to serve for a term of three years, which may be renewable for an additional three-year term.
Members of ad hoc committees or panels are appointed to serve for the duration of assigned advisory activities.