Panelists (in alphabetical order):
Megan E. Garvey, Senior Counselor to the Regional Administrator - Region 8
Michael E. Honeycutt, Director, Toxicology Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
James C. Kenney, Senior Policy Advisor for Unconvetional Oil and Gas, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Saba Tahmassebi, Agency Chief Engineer, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Martha Rudolph, Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)
Clint Woods, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Panel Talking Points:
1. HEI's Energy Research Committee is charged with recommending population-level research to understand potential human exposures associated with onshore unconventional oil and natural gas development in the United States. To do so, the Committee needs a clear understanding of current national- and state-level oil and natural gas regulations and guidance. For this reason, we ask each panelist to describe current oil and natural gas policy in their jurisdiction and anticipated future trends, focusing on policies most important for the protection of public health (by minimizing exposures).
2. HEI's Energy Research Committee has been charged with recommending high priority research that is relevant to policy decisions. To this end, we ask each panelist to advise the Committee about human exposure research related to unconventional oil and natural gas development that they would find most useful.