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HHS - 5255 - National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel - Authorized by Law
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Toxicology Program Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number5255
Original Establishment Date1/7/1997Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/events/panels/index.cfm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/7/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NTP OFFICE OF LIAISON, POLICY AND REVIEW
Date Of Renewal Charter1/7/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mary
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wolfe
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPHD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 USC 217aDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(984) 287-3209
Effective Date Of Authority*1/7/1997Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 451-5759
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Merit Review PanelDesignated Federal Officer Email*wolfe@niehs.nih.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Toxicology Program (NTP) convenes ad hoc Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) to provide independent peer review and advise NTP on agents of public health concern, new/revised toxicological test methods, or other issues. They help ensure transparent, unbiased, and scientifically rigorous input to the program for its use in making credible decisions about human health, setting research and testing priorities, and providing information to regulatory agencies about alternative methods for toxicity screening. The panels provide opinions and recommendations that include, but are not limited to, the strength of the scientific evidence that exposure to an agent is a hazard for human health, the adequacy of new/revised/alternative toxicological test methods relative to current methods for assessing specific toxicities, or the validation status of test methods. They may also advise on the quality, reproducibility, and limitations of scientific findings; identify critical knowledge gaps and data needs; identify areas where improved or new test methods are needed; or advise on the design, conduct, and adequacy of validation studies for proposed test methods. These panels are comprised of members designated to serve for individual meetings based on their expertise, and they are not appointed for fixed terms of service.
How is membership balanced?*The panels have a fluid membership with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. The panelists for each meeting are selected to address specific issues, such as to evaluate test methods for toxicological assessments, to develop consensus on usefulness of test methods to generate information for specific human health and/or ecological risk assessment purposes, or to evaluate the potential hazard for human health from exposure to a specific environmental substance. Participants on the panel are assembled from experts in the various disciplines and fields relative to the issue under review.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are held 1-3 times each fiscal year. The flexibility in review allows the NTP to hold panel meetings as programmatic needs dictate to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the review process.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Because of the unique function and objectives of the NTP within the public sector, an independent advisory panel is required that includes a breadth of relevant scientific expertise and a panel that can evaluate and advise on activities ranging from identification of human health hazards to methods for use in regulatory safety testing.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksDFO and Committee Decision Maker positions are held by the same individual based on the assignment of responsibilities within the National Toxicology Program.

Reports: This committee did not produce any public reports during the fiscal year.

Member(s): Dr. Russell Cattley was the designated Chair for the December 2019 meeting.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Committee makes recommendations to federal staff. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) convenes Special Emphasis Panels (SEPs) to provide independent peer review and advise the NTP on agents of public health concern, new/revised toxicological test methods, or other issues.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNIH supported basic and clinical research accomplishments often take many years to unfold into new diagnostic tests and new ways to treat and prevent diseases.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*116Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe NTP Technical Reports Peer Review Panel was held on December 12, 2019, via videoconference to peer review the Draft NTP Technical Report on the Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone and the Draft NTP Technical Report on the Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Perfluorooctanoic Acid. The panel agreed with NTP’s four draft conclusions regarding the level of evidence of carcinogenic activity of 2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone in rats and mice. The panel also agreed with NTP’s draft conclusions regarding the level of evidence of carcinogenic activity of perfluorooctanoic acid in rats and recommended a change to NTP’s draft conclusion regarding the effect of perinatal exposure plus postnatal exposure in male rats.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe results of NTP studies and recommendations can be found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The NTP sends a copy of the NTP Monograph containing the NTP opinion to the Panel.Narrative Description*NTP Special Emphasis Panels are technical, scientific advisory bodies established on an as needed basis to provide independent scientific peer review and advise the NTP on agents of public health concern, new/revised toxicological test methods, or issues. These panels help ensure transparent, unbiased, and scientifically rigorous input to the program for its use in making credible decisions about human hazard, setting research and testing priorities, and providing information to regulatory agencies about alternative methods for toxicity screening.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$2,750.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$10,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$90,519.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$92,873.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$710.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$15,795.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$21,437.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$78,946.00
Total Costs$115,416.00Est. Total Next FY*$197,614.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Cost RemarksCosts: The panel met once this FY which resulted in the actual costs for FY20 being lower than projected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Projected costs for next fiscal year included in this report are based on 3 meetings being held virtually in FY21 but are subject to change.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036438National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034644National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001703National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002248National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004037National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004411National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-005847National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006565National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008346National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-008799National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010411National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-010753National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-011966National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012566National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013740National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014488National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-016011National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016749National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017832National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018688National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019692National Toxicology Program Special Emphasis Panel1999