[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15104-15105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6178]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-HQ-ORD-2012-0175; FRL-9647-1]


Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board Membership

AGENCY: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice Soliciting Nominations for Membership.

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SUMMARY: The EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified 
candidates to be considered for appointment to the Environmental 
Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB). The ELAB is a multi-stakeholder 
federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator, Science Advisor, and Forum on 
Environmental Measurements about cross-cutting issues related to 
enhancing measurement programs in the EPA, and facilitating the 
operation and expansion of national environmental accreditation.
    This notice solicits nominations to fill six new vacancies. To 
maintain diverse representation, nominees will be selected from the 
following stakeholder work force sectors:
     Academia.
     Business and industry.
     Environmental laboratory commercial, municipal, small, 
other.
     Environmental laboratory suppliers of services.
     State and local government agencies.
     Tribal governments and indigenous groups.
     Trade associations.
    Within these sectors, the EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge in 
methods development; measurements; monitoring and regulatory programs; 
quality systems; and environmental accreditation. In an effort to 
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, the EPA encourages 
nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. All 
nominations will be fully considered.
    Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified 
persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. 
Individuals may self-nominate. Nominees should possess the following 
qualifications:
     Demonstrated experience with environmental measurement 
programs and environmental accreditation;
     Willingness to commit time to the committee, and 
demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on 
committees;
     Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication 
and consensus-building skills; and
     Ability to serve a two-year appointment and volunteer 
approximately five to seven hours per month to support the activities 
of the ELAB.
    How to Submit Nominations: Nominations can be submitted in 
electronic format (preferred) to Lara P. Autry, Designated Federal 
Officer, US EPA, MC E243-05, 109 T. W. Alexander Drive, Research 
Triangle Park, NC 27709, or emailed to autry.lara@epa.gov and should be 
received by April 13, 2012 for October 2012 appointment. To be 
considered, all nomination packages should include:
     Current contact information for the nominee, including the 
nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), 
current business

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address, email address, and daytime telephone number.
     A brief statement describing the nominee's interest in 
serving on the ELAB.
     A resume describing the professional and educational 
qualifications of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities, 
and any current or previous service on advisory committees.
     Letter(s) of recommendation from a third party supporting 
the nomination.
    For further questions regarding this notice, please contact Lara P. 
Autry on (919) 541-5544 or autry.lara@epa.gov.

    Dated: March 7, 2012.
Lek Kadeli,
Acting Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-6178 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]
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