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The SAB Staff Office recruits and manages the various groups of experts the agency employs as advisors. According the notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register, in order to do this without compromising the scientists, "the SAB Staff Office has integrated personal information provided by the experts in a central SAB Database. Consolidating information about individual experts in a central location allows for consistent procedures to be followed for protecting privacy-related information necessary to manage and support the advisory committees for which the SAB Staff Office is responsible."
Only SAB Staff Office personnel and a very limited number of database support contractors will have access to consolidated personal information in the password-protected SAB databases, the agency noted. Some generally available information such as experts' institutional affiliation and biographical sketches are accessible via the EPA SAB website (www.epa.gov/sab).