[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8867-8868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3531]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9632-3]


Request for Nominations to the National and Governmental Advisory 
Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for 
Environmental Cooperation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the National Advisory 
Committee (NAC) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the 
U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation 
(CEC). Vacancies on these two committees are expected to be selected by 
March 31, 2012. We encourage nominations to be submitted as soon as 
possible. Additional sources may be utilized in the solicitation of 
nominees.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Advisory Committee and the 
Governmental Advisory Committee advise the EPA Administrator in her 
capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees 
are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement 
on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), the North American Free Trade 
Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as 
directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled ``Federal Implementation of 
the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.'' The 
Committees are responsible for providing advice to the United States 
Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, 
regulatory and economic issues related to implementation and further 
elaboration of the NAAEC. The National Advisory Committee consists of 
13 representatives from environmental non-profit groups, business and 
industry, and educational institutions. The Governmental Advisory 
Committee consists of 12 representatives from state, local, and tribal 
governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a two-
year term. The committees usually meet 3 times per year and the average 
workload for committee members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per 
month. Members serve on the committees in a voluntary capacity. 
Although we are unable to provide compensation or an honorarium for 
your services, you may receive travel and per diem allowances, 
according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking 
nominations from all sectors, including academia, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. 
Nominees will be considered according

[[Page 8868]]

to the mandates of FACA, which requires committees to maintain 
diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups. 
EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort obtain nominations of 
diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all 
racial and ethnic groups. The following criteria will be used to 
evaluate nominees:
     Professional knowledge of the subjects examined by the 
committees, including trade and environment issues, the NAFTA, the 
NAAEC, and the CEC.
     Represent a sector or group involved in trilateral 
environmental policy issues.
     Senior-level experience in the sectors represented on both 
committees.
     A demonstrated ability to work in a consensus building 
process with a wide range of representatives from diverse 
constituencies.

    Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing 
the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well 
as the nominee's current business address, email address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate. Anyone 
interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged to submit 
their application materials as soon as possible. To help the Agency in 
evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us 
how you learned of this opportunity. Please be aware that EPA's policy 
is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, members generally are 
appointed for two-year terms.

Submit nominations to: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, 
Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460. You may also email nominations with subject line 
COMMITTEE RESUME 2012 to carrillo.oscar@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1601-M), Washington, DC 
20460; telephone (202) 564-0347; fax (202) 564-8129; email 
carrillo.oscar@epa.gov.

    Dated: February 6, 2012.
Oscar Carrillo,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-3531 Filed 2-14-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P