Meeting of the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel

Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11, 2019

Watch video recordings of the October 10-11 panel meeting:

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken steps to cut independent science from the process by which the agency sets ambient air pollution standards to protect public health. On October 10, 2018, EPA leaders disbanded the Particulate Matter Review Panel, a group of 20 independent experts on particulate pollution and health set to inform the EPA’s review of the ambient particulate matter standard, leaving the agency without the scientific expertise it needs to ensure a particulate standard based on the best available science. Exactly one year later, members of the disbanded panel, now called the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel, reconvened to insure independent science advice reaches EPA decision makers.

Members of the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel:

  • H. Christopher Frey, North Carolina State University (Chair)
  • Peter Adams, Carnegie Mellon University
  • John L. Adgate, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • George Allen, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management
  • John Balmes, University of California, San Francisco
  • Kevin Boyle, Virginia Tech
  • Judith Chow, Desert Research Institute
  • Douglas W. Dockery, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Henry (Dirk) Felton, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Terry Gordon, New York University Langone Health
  • Jack R. Harkema, Michigan State University
  • Joel Kaufman, University of Washington
  • Patrick Kinney, Boston University
  • Michael T. Kleinman, University of California, Irvine
  • Rob McConnell, University of Southern California
  • Richard Poirot, consultant, formerly of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jeremy A. Sarnat, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
  • Elizabeth A. (Lianne) Sheppard, University of Washington
  • Barbara J. Turpin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ronald Wyzga, retired, formerly of Electric Power Research Institute

Meeting resources

Pre-meeting comments from panelists

EPA documents for meeting discussion

Previous Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel comments to the EPA

  • CASAC Review of EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter, December 2018
  • CASAC Review of EPA’s Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter, March 2019

Submitted public comments

  • Barbara H. Warren
  • Roberta Winter
  • Related resources