[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. ONRR-2012-0003; DS63600000 DR2PS0000.PX8000 134D0102R2]


Notice of Request for Nominees for the U.S. Extractive Industries 
Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Policy, Management and Budget, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominees.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) is seeking 
nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members and/
or alternates to serve on the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency 
Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee. This notice solicits nominees 
from: (1) the Industry sector as a result of a vacancy created by the 
recent resignation of a previously-appointed Industry sector member; 
and (2) from all three sectors: Government, Civil Society, and 
Industry, so that the Department can create a roster of eligible, 
qualified candidates to facilitate the appointment process should 
future vacancies occur. Nominations should include a resume providing 
an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications, including 
information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an 
informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the 
Committee and permit the Department of the Interior to contact a 
potential member.
    Parties are strongly encouraged to work with and within stakeholder 
sectors (including industry, civil society, and government sectors as 
defined by the EITI process) to jointly consider and submit nominations 
that, overall, reflect the diversity and breadth of their sector. 
Nominees are strongly encouraged to include supporting letters from 
constituents, trade associations, alliances, and/or other organizations 
that indicate the support by a meaningful constituency for the nominee.

DATES: Submit nominations to the Committee by May 24, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations to the Committee by any of the 
following methods.
     Mail or hand-carry nominations to Ms. Shirley Conway; 
Department of the Interior; 1849 C Street NW., MS 4211, Room 4217; 
Washington, DC 20240.
     Email nominations to USEITI@ios.doi.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Conway at (202) 513-0598; fax 
(202) 513-0682; email Shirley.Conway@onrr.gov; or via mail at: 
Department of the Interior; 1849 C Street NW.; MS 4211, Room 4217; 
Washington, DC 20240.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of the Interior 
(Interior) established the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency 
Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee (Committee) on July 26, 2012. 
The Committee serves as the initial USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group and 
provides advice to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on the 
design and implementation of the initiative.
    The Committee was established in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 
2), and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration.
    The Committee:
     Serves as the initial Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) to 
oversee the U.S. implementation of the Extractive Industries 
Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard for governments to 
publicly disclose revenues received from oil, gas, and mining assets 
belonging to the government, with parallel public disclosure by 
companies of payments to the government (e.g. royalties, rents, 
bonuses, taxes, or other payments).
     Develops and recommends to the Secretary a fully-costed 
work plan, containing measurable targets and a timetable for 
implementation, and incorporating an assessement of capacity 
constraints. This plan shall be developed in consultation with key EITI 
stakeholders and published upon completion.
     Provides opportunities for collaboration and consultation 
among stakeholders.
     Advises the Secretary and posts for consideration by other 
stakeholders proposals for conducting long-term oversight and other 
activities necessary to achieve EITI candidate and compliant status.
    Members of the Committee will include individuals representing each 
of the following stakeholder sectors:
    1. Industry, including non-Federal representatives from the 
extractive industry, including oil, gas, and mining companies and 
industry-related trade associations.
    2. Civil society, including organizations with an interest in 
extractive industries, transparency, and government oversight; members 
of the public; and public and/or private investors.
    3. Government, including Federal, State, local, and Tribal 
governments, and individual Indian mineral owners.
    In addition to honoring the EITI principle of self-selection within 
the stakeholder sectors described above, the following criteria will be 
considered in making final selections:
    (1) Understanding of and commitment to the EITI process
    (2) Ability to collaborate and operate in a multi-stakeholder 
setting
    (3) Access to and support of a relevant stakeholder constituency 
and authority to make decisions on its behalf
    (4) Basic understanding of the extractive industry and/or revenue 
collection, or willingness to be educated on such matters
    (5) Ability to represent U.S. based constituents, organizations, 
and institutions, or companies with significant operations in the U.S.
    No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is 
eligible to serve as a member of the Committee.
    The Committee will meet quarterly or at the request of the 
Designated Federal Officer. Non-Federal members of the Committee will 
serve without compensation. However, we may pay the travel and per diem 
expenses of Committee members, if appropriate, under the Federal Travel 
Regulations.
    To learn more about USEITI please visit the official Web site at 
www.USEITI.gov.

     Dated: April 22, 2013.
Rhea Suh,
Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management and Budget.
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