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Agency Fosters Open Dialogue About Environmental Stewardship With Creation of Independent Advisory Subcommittee

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The EPA recently (June 2009) established the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) Subcommittee on Promoting Environmental Stewardship to provide independent advice to the EPA Administrator on environmental stewardship practices in the regulated community and other sectors as appropriate, in order to enhance human health and environmental protection. Subcommittee members include senior leaders and experts who represent academia, industry, nongovernmental organizations and local and state governments. They are:

Ian Bingham, Administrator, Arizona Environmental Performance Track Program
Suzanne Burnes, Assistant Director, Sustainability Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Patricia Calkins, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety, Xerox
Myra Carpenter, Director of Environmental Affairs, Michelin
Laura Fiffick, Senior Environmental Scientist, Gresham, Smith and Partners
Nancy Girard, Executive Director, Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance
Gary Hunt, Director, North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources
Isabel M. Long, Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Program, Sierra Club
Mark McDermid, Bureau Director, Cooperative Environmental Assistance, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Erik Meyers, Vice President for Sustainable Programs, The Conservation Fund
David Monsma, Executive Director, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute
Jeff Muffat, Manager, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, 3M
Jennifer Nash, Director of Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
Lee Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, George Washington University Law School (Subcommittee Co-Chair)
David Paylor, Director, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (Subcommittee Co-Chair)
Aseem Prakash, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington
John Rosenthall, President, National Small Town Alliance
Deidre Sanders, Environmental Justice Program Manager, Environmental Policy, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director, Environmental Integrity Project
David Struhs, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, International Paper
David Vidal, Research Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Conference Board
John Walke, Director, Clean Air Project, Natural Resources Defense Council

The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which regulates and governs its operations, including public participation and access to documents.

Click here for the date and location of the first Subcommittee meeting

Agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 34K)

Final Charge (PDF) (3 pp, 32K)

Federal Register Notice for the second meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee

Second Meeting Agenda (PDF) (5 pp, 43K)

Second Meeting Summary (PDF) (20 pp, 178K)

Second Meeting Minutes (PDF) (105 pp, 1.57MB)

Third Meeting Agenda (PDF) (5 pp, 37K)

Federal Register Notice for the third meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee

Federal Register Notice for the fourth meeting of the NACEPT Subcommittee

Fourth Meeting Agenda (PDF) (5 pp, 47K)

Final Letter from the NACEPT Subcommittee to EPA (PDF) (8 pp, 100K)

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