[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15968-15969]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05659]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2007-0008]


National Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the National Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory 
Council (NAC) to apply for appointment as identified in this notice. As 
provided for in the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 
2006 (PKEMRA), the NAC shall advise the Administrator of FEMA on all 
aspects of emergency management. The NAC shall incorporate State, local 
and Tribal government and private sector input in the development and 
revision of the national preparedness goal, the national preparedness 
system, the National Incident Management System, the National Response 
Framework, and other related plans and strategies. The NAC consists of 
up to 35 members, all of whom are experts and leaders in their 
respective fields. FEMA seeks to appoint individuals to nine positions 
on the Council that are open due to vacancy or term expiration on June 
15, 2013.

DATES: Applications and nominations will be accepted until Friday, 
March 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by:
     Email: FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov.
     Fax: (540) 504-2331.
     Mail: Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (Room 722F), 500 C Street SW., Washington, 
DC 20472-3100.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexandra Woodruff, Alternate 
Designated Federal Officer, The Office of the National Advisory 
Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency (Room 722F), 500 C Street 
SW., Washington, DC 20472-3100; telephone (202) 646-3746; fax (540) 
504-2331; and email FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. For more information on the 
NAC, please visit http://www.fema.gov/about/national-advisory-council.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NAC is an advisory committee established 
in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). As required by PKEMRA, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security established the NAC to ensure effective 
and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, 
recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and 
other man-made disasters. FEMA is requesting individuals who are 
interested in serving on the NAC to apply for appointment. The terms 
for seven positions on the Council will expire June 15, 2013 in the 
following discipline areas: Emergency Management Field (one 
representative appointment), State Non-Elected Officials (one 
representative appointment), Standards Setting and Accrediting (one 
representative appointment), Public Health (one Special Government 
Employee (SGE) appointment), Functional Accessibility (one 
representative appointment), Emergency Medical Providers (one SGE 
appointment), and Tribal Non-Elected Officials (one representative 
appointment). FEMA seeks to appoint individuals to these positions for 
three-year terms. There are two vacancies with terms ending June 15, 
2014 in the disciplines of Tribal Elected Officials (one representative 
appointment) and Emergency Response (one representative appointment). 
FEMA seeks to appoint individuals to serve the remainder of these 
terms. The position for Tribal Elected Officials (one representative 
appointment) is currently vacant with a term ending June 15, 2014. FEMA 
seeks to appoint an individual to serve the remainder of this term. The 
Administrator may appoint additional candidates to serve as FEMA 
Administrator Selection (either representative or SGE) for three-year 
terms. Additionally, there is an Ex Officio position for a 
representative from the U.S. Department of Defense.
    Individuals interested in serving on the NAC are invited to apply 
for appointment by submitting a Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the 
Office of the NAC as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 
Letters of recommendation may also be provided, but are not required. 
There is no application form. However, applications/nominations must 
include the following information: The applicant's full name, home and 
business phone numbers, preferred email address, home and business 
mailing addresses, current position title & organization, and the 
discipline area of interest (i.e., Emergency Management). Current 
Council members whose terms are ending should notify the Office of the 
NAC of their interest in reappointment in lieu of submitting a new 
application, and if desired, provide updated application materials for 
consideration.
    Appointees may be designated as a SGE as defined in section 202(a) 
of title 18, United States Code, or as a Representative appointment. 
Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to complete a 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government Ethics 
(OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web Site of 
the Office of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov), or by contacting 
the Office of the NAC. Please do not submit this form with your 
application. Contact information is provided in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice.

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    The NAC will meet in person approximately three times a year. 
Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem, and all travel for 
Council business must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal 
Officer. NAC members are expected to serve on one of the four NAC 
Subcommittees, which regularly meet by teleconference between the in 
person meetings. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not 
discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, 
national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, 
membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS 
strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its 
recruitment actions. Registered lobbyists and current FEMA employees, 
Disaster Assistance Employees, Reservists, Contractors, and potential 
Contractors will not be considered for membership.

W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2013-05659 Filed 3-12-13; 8:45 am]
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