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Pennsylvania Statutes Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety § 6026.105. Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board

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(a) Establishment.--There is hereby created a 13-member Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board for the purpose of assisting the department and the Environmental Quality Board in developing Statewide health standards, determining the appropriate statistically and scientifically valid procedures to be used, determining the appropriate risk factors and providing other technical and scientific advice as needed to implement the provisions of this act.

(b) Membership.--Five members shall be appointed by the secretary and two members each by the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.  Members shall have a background in engineering, biology, hydrogeology, statistics, medicine, chemistry, toxicology or other related scientific education or experience that relates to problems and issues likely to be encountered in developing health-based cleanup standards and other procedures needed to implement the provisions of this act.  The board membership shall include representatives of local government, the public, the academic community, professionals with the appropriate background and the regulated community (manufacturing, small business and other members of the business community).  The members shall serve for a period of four years.  The initial terms of the members shall be staggered so that at least one-half of the members' terms expire in two years.

(c) Organization.--The board shall elect a chairperson by majority vote and may adopt any bylaws or procedures it deems necessary to accomplish its purpose.  Recommendations, positions or other actions of the board shall be by a majority of its members.

(d) Expenses.--Members of the board shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses to attend meetings as authorized by the executive board.

(e) Support.--The department shall provide the appropriate administrative and technical support needed by the board in order to accomplish its purpose, including support for surveys and technical studies the board may wish to undertake.  The department shall publish a notice of meeting dates, times and locations and a list of topics to be discussed at any meeting no less than 14 days prior to the meeting, published in the same manner as required by the act of July 3, 1986 (P.L. 388, No. 84), known as the Sunshine Act.  1

(f) Interested persons list.--The department shall maintain a mailing list of persons interested in receiving notice of meetings and the activities of the board.  The department shall name a contact person to be responsible for board meetings and to serve as a contact for the public to ask questions and get information about the board.

(g) Access to documents.--The board shall have access to all policies and procedures, draft proposed or final regulations or issue papers which the board determines are necessary to achieving its purpose.

1  65 P.S. § 271 et seq. (repealed);  see 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.

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