The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Dan Jaffe as one of 12 subject matter experts supporting the Chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC) in its review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and ozone (O3). The pool of experts will provide technical expertise to the CASC as it reviews the US EPA’s NAAQS. The CASC will in turn provide the EPA administrator with independent advice on the technical basis for the NAAQS.
“This appointment represents an opportunity to use my scientific expertise to support the EPA’s decision-making,” Jaffe said. “The long-term goal should be that our environmental laws, rules and regulations be based on the best available science and be designed to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety.”