U.S. EPA’s Office of Research & Development (ORD) has released for public comment the six draft Strategic Research Action Plans (StRAPs) for fiscal years 2023-2026, which outline the leading-edge research strategies necessary to provide the scientific foundation for EPA to execute its mission to protect public health and the environment. Over the past year, these draft StRAPs were developed through a series of listening sessions, workshops, and consultations with ORD staff.
In the coming months, the research plans will be reviewed by EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), an independent body of experts charged with providing advice and recommendations to ORD. The BOSC review will include an opportunity for public comment, via submissions to the docket leading up to the meeting and then via oral comments at the May 4-5 meeting itself.
Comments must be received by May 3 to be considered by the BOSC. See the announcement and details on commenting here.