According to Inside EPA December 13th, 2004 the Bush administration is considering a preliminary list of candidates to replace outgoing EPA research chief Paul Gilman, agency sources say. Whichever candidate is selected will deal with a number of hot issues. My understanding is they will also have oversight over the long awaited dioxin reassessment.
The short list includes:
* Dan Greenbaum, who currently heads the Health Effects Institute, the joint EPA-auto industry funded research center that studies major air contaminants such as particulate matter, ozone and air toxics associated with mobile sources. Greenbaum also headed the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection from 1988-94.
* Carol Henry, who is the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) vice president for science and research. Henry is a former president of the American College of Toxicology and has served in environmental leadership positions at California EPA, the American Petroleum Institute and the Energy Department. Henry currently manages ACC’s long-range research initiative (LRRI) that provides grants to investigators in the environmental sciences.
* James Bus, who is currently Dow Chemical’s director of external technology. Bus has served as the president of the Society of Toxicology and has also been an advisor to the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology and ACC’s LRRI initiative.
* Gail Charnley, a private sector consultant and toxicologist. Charnley served as executive director of a presidential risk commission and as president of the Society for Risk Analysis.
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council