[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53920-53921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21654]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice 12-070]


NASA Federal Advisory Committees

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Annual invitation for public nominations by U.S. citizens for 
service on NASA Federal advisory committees.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public 
Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, and in accordance with the Memorandum for the Heads of 
Executive Departments and Agencies signed on December 17, 2010, signed 
by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), 
Executive Office of the President, NASA announces its annual invitation 
for public nominations for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. 
U.S. citizens may nominate individuals and also submit self-nominations 
for consideration as potential members of NASA's Federal advisory 
committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees have member vacancies 
from time to time throughout the year, and NASA will consider 
nominations and self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. 
NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory 
committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, 
and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.

DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is 
October 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and self-nominations from interested U.S. 
citizens must be sent to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must 
include the name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of 
interest for NASA consideration. Nominations and self-nomination 
letters are limited to specifying interest in only one (1) NASA Federal 
advisory committee per year. The following additional information is 
required to be attached to each nomination and self-nomination letter 
(i.e., cover letter): (1) Professional resume (one-page maximum); (2) 
professional biography (one-page maximum). Please submit the nomination 
as a single package containing cover letter and both required 
attachments electronically to: hq-nasanoms@mail.nasa.gov. All public 
nomination packages must be submitted electronically via email to NASA; 
paper-based documents sent through postal mail (hard-copies) will not 
be accepted.  Note: Nomination letters that are noncompliant with 
inclusion of the three (3) mandatory documents listed above will not 
receive further consideration by NASA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To view charters and obtain further 
information on NASA's Federal advisory committees, please visit the 
NASA Advisory Committee Management Division Web site noted below. For 
any questions, please contact Ms. Susan Burch, Advisory Committee 
Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of 
International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, 
DC 20546, (202) 358-0550.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NASA's five (5) currently chartered Federal 
advisory committees are listed below. The individual charters may be 
found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division's Web site at 
http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/acmd.html:
     NASA Advisory Council--The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) 
provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator on Agency 
programs, policies, plans, financial controls, and other matters 
pertinent to the Agency's responsibilities. The NAC consists of the 
Council and eight (8) Committees: Aeronautics; Audit, Finance and 
Analysis; Commercial Space; Education and Public Outreach; Human 
Exploration and Operations; Information Technology Infrastructure; 
Science; and Technology and Innovation. NOTE: All nominations for the 
NASA Advisory Council must indicate the specific entity of interest, 
i.e., either the Council or one of its eight (8) Committees.
     Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel--The Aerospace Safety 
Advisory Panel provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Administrator and the Congress on matters related to safety, and 
performs such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request.
     International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee--The 
ISS Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Associate Administrator for Human

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Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate on all aspects related 
to the safety and operational readiness of the ISS. It addresses 
additional issues and/or areas of interest identified by the NASA 
Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission 
Directorate.
     International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory 
Advisory Committee--The ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee 
monitors, assesses, and makes recommendations to the NASA Administrator 
regarding effective utilization of the ISS as a national laboratory and 
platform for research, and such other duties as the NASA Administrator 
may request.
     National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing 
(PNT) Advisory Board--The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board 
provides advice to the PNT Executive Committee (comprised of nine 
stakeholder Federal agencies, of which NASA is a member) on U.S. space-
based PNT policy, planning, program management, and funding profiles in 
relation to the current state of national and international space-based 
PNT services.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-21654 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]
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