Jay Turner, associate professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board through Sept. 30, 2018.
In the role, Turner, an expert in environmental sciences and engineering, will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision making.
The board is authorized to review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used by the EPA or proposed as the basis for agency regulations; review EPA research programs and plans; provide science advice as requested by the EPA administrator, and advise the agency on broad scientific matters.
In addition, he has been asked to serve as chair of the 2016-18 EPA Scientific Advisory Board Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards Committee to review nominations for the award. This term also runs through 2018.
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