[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 1997)] [Notices] [Page 51104] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 97-25881] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL-5900-2] Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). action: Notice of Request for Nominations. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- summary: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting nominations to fill vacancies on its National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). The Agency is seeking qualified senior level decision makers from diverse sectors throughout the U.S. to be considered for appointments. Nominations will be accepted until close of business October 20, 1997. addresses: Submit nominations to: Mr. Gordon Schisler, Deputy Director, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1601-F, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20460. supplementary information: NACEPT is a federal advisory committee under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, PL 92463. NACEPT provides advice and recommendations to the Administrator and other EPA officials on a broad range of domestic and international environmental policy issues. NACEPT consists of a representative cross-section of EPA's partners and principle constituents who provide advice and recommendations on policy issues and serve as a sounding board for new strategies that the Agency is developing. Maintaining a balance and diversity of experience, knowledge, and judgment is an important consideration in the selection of members. The Administrator has asked NACEPT to concentrate on several policy and regulatory components associated with Reinvention, Information, and Capital Markets. The following standing NACEPT committees were formed to address different aspects of these efforts.
The Reinvention Criteria Committee (RCC) will provide advice and recommendations on criteria to measure the progress and success of improving public confidence, fostering flexibility and environmental innovation, and increasing accountability for environmental results. This committee will also provide advice on: how EPA can promote an internal culture change that goes beyond specific reinvention programs and incorporates reinvention philosophies into general EPA practices, and identify a mechanism that EPA can use to ensure management accountability for reinvention programs. The Environmental Information and Public Access Committee will focus on providing stakeholder input into key information management infrastructure issues, including: access to, and validation of environmental statistics; the long-term role of the Center for Environmental Information & Statistics and how it fits within the Agency's current information management model; updating of the Agency's information management strategic plan; implementation of legislation in EPA such as the Government Performance & Results (GPRA) and the Paperwork Reduction Act; the expanded role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO); and other key information management strategies. The Environmental Capital Markets Committee will provide stakeholder inputs on the potential utility of using Environmental Management Systems as an investment service. The ultimate goal of the committee is to identify concrete actions EPA can take, on its own or in cooperation with other Federal and State agencies could take to help the financial services industry incorporate this environmental information into its decision-making processes. EPA is seeking nominees for representatives from all sectors, especially, state, local and tribal agencies, industry, academia, environmental, organizations, and NGOs. Nominations for membership must include a resume and short biography describing the educational and professional qualifications of the nominee and the nominee's current business address and daytime telephone number. NACEPT also has four (4) other committees, but we are not soliciting membership to those committees at this time. The four committees include: The Toxics Data Reporting Committee (TDR), Total Maximum Daily Load Committee (TMDL), Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Committee (WIPP), and the Effluent Guidelines Committees (EGC). for further information contact: Clarence Hardy, Designated Federal Officer for NACEPT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1601-F, Washington, D.C. 20460; telephone (292) 260-9741. Dated: September 19, 1997. Gordon Schisler, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 97-25881 Filed 9-29-97; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560-50-M