[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30705-30706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13104]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9311-5]


Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee; Request for 
Nominations to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory 
Committee (GMCAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by August 30, 
2011. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be 
utilized in soliciting nominees.
    Background: The GMCAC is a Federal advisory committee chartered 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 920463 5 
U.S.C. App.2. EPA is establishing the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory 
Committee (GMCAC) to provide independent citizen advice to the EPA 
Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting the 
five Gulf of Mexico Coastal States. Members serve as representatives of 
citizens and citizen groups. Members are appointed by the EPA 
Administrator for a two or three-year term with a possibility of 
reappointment to a second term. The GMCAC usually is expected to meet 
as needed, but at least quarterly, and the average workload for the 
members is approximately 3 to 5 hours per month. EPA may provide 
reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses

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associated with official government business. EPA is seeking 
nominations of citizens from the five Gulf Coastal States of Alabama, 
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. EPA values and welcomes 
diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, 
EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic 
groups. Nominations will be evaluated on the basis of several criteria, 
including:
     The background and experiences that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other 
considerations).
     Interpersonal, oral and written communications, and 
consensus-building skills,
     Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings, participate 
in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions with the 
Administrator or other senior level officials, develop policy 
recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice 
letters. Nominations should include a resume and a short biography 
describing how the nominee meets the above criteria and other 
information that may be helpful in evaluating the nomination, as well 
as the nominee's current business address, e-mail address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate.
    To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf of Mexico Program 
Office, Mail Code EPA/GMPO, Building 1100, Room 232, Stennis Space 
Center, MS 39529. You may also e-mail nominations with subject line 
COMMITTEERESUME2011 to car.gloria@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloria D. Car, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA, Gulf of Mexico Program Office at (228) 688-2421 or 
fax (228) 688-2709 or e-mail car.gloria@epa.gov.

    Dated: May 19, 2011.
Gloria D. Car,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-13104 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]
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