All TAC members have experience with the evaluation, research and derivation of non-cancer toxicity values (e.g., Reference Concentrations), including the application of uncertainty factors.
In order to ensure a TAC that includes the specific expertise required to meet the legislative requirements of SB 1541, EQC evaluated DEQ’s recommendations and made appointments of TAC members. Two of these recommendations are at-large recommendations based upon a review of applicants received. This is consistent with the approach used to establish the rulemaking advisory committee for Cleaner Air Oregon.
The priority qualifications for the five DEQ/OHA-recommended members appointed by the EQC are individuals who:
- Currently work in one of the authoritative scientific agencies used as a source for setting non-cancer reference concentrations in the Cleaner Air Oregon draft rules.
- Have clinical training in pediatrics and developmental toxicology; Currently work as an academic researcher whose work includes a focus on developmental toxicology.
- Currently work as an academic researcher whose work includes a focus on inhalation toxicology.
- Currently work as a risk assessor or toxicologist in a health-based air toxics regulatory program in another state.
- The minimum qualifications for the two at-large TAC positions are:
- A minimum educational level of a Master of Science (MS) in toxicology, epidemiology, or a related field; and
- Five years of experience with risk assessment and/or toxicology assessments of toxic air contaminants; and
- Expertise in one or more of specializations noted above for the appointed members (institutional affiliations not required); and
Completion of a DEQ application by the required deadline.
Applicants disclosed whether their membership on this committee would create any actual or potential conflicts of interest. The State of Oregon recognizes volunteer TAC members as public officials under Oregon’s government ethics law (ORS 244.020(14)). More information about conflicts of interest for public officials.
Interested candidates were required to complete the online application form by 4 p.m. on June 12, 2018. DEQ did not consider applications received after this time and date. Applicants disclosed whether their membership on this committee will create any actual or potential conflicts of interest.