Note: This story originally published Jan. 19 has been updated and republished to reflect the changed meeting date and location.
The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. The meeting location has been moved from the Archdale Ground Floor Hearing room on Salisbury Street in Raleigh to the First Floor Training Room in DEQ’s Green Square building to allow for improved remote access.
The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person or online via WebEx. Use password NCDEQ.
The agenda will be posted on the website closer to the meeting date.
There will be an in-person public comment period with the opportunity to sign up upon arrival at the meeting.
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board currently includes 13 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering, and other related fields. Their expertise assists the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and determine which contaminants should be studied further, according to the state.
To learn more about the board and hear recordings of past meetings, visit https://deq.nc.gov/about/boards-and-commissions/secretaries-science-advisory-board.