[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 143 (Thursday, July 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44947-44948]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17924]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9838-5]


Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Children's Health Protection 
Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a range of qualified candidates to be considered for 
appointment to its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee. 
Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by December 2013. Sources in 
addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be used to solicit 
nominees.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Children's Health Protection Advisory 
Committee is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
Public Law 92-463. EPA established this Committee in 1997 to provide 
independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of 
environmental issues affecting children's health.
    Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms 
with a cap on service at six years. The Committee meets 2-3 times 
annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per 
month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental 
expenses associated with official government business, but members must 
be able to cover expenses prior to reimbursement.
    The CHPAC is looking for representatives from the private sector, 
state and local government, academia (including a graduate level 
student representative), NGOs, public health practitioners, 
pediatricians, obstetrics, occupational medicine, community nurses, 
environmental groups, health groups, health research, epidemiology and 
toxicology.
    We are looking for experience in children's environmental health 
policy, research, and in specific issues such as lead poisoning and 
asthma, prenatal environmental exposures, chemical exposures, public 
health information tracking, knowledge of EPA regulation development, 
risk assessment, exposure assessment, tribal children's environmental 
health and children's environmental health disparities. EPA encourages 
nominations from all racial and ethnic groups.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

--The ability of candidate to effectively contribute to discussions and 
provide useful recommendations on the following issues: Risk 
assessment, exposure assessment and children's health; Air quality, 
both indoor and outdoor, regulations, policies, outreach and 
communication; Water quality, regulations, policies, outreach and 
communication; Prenatal exposures and health outcomes; Chemical 
exposures, pesticide exposures, health outcomes, policy and regulation; 
Asthma disparities and other environmental health disparities; Data and 
information collection issues; Lead, mercury and other heavy metal 
concerns for children's health; Exposures that affect children's health 
in homes, schools, child care centers; Building capacity among health 
providers to

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prevent, diagnose and treat environmental health conditions in 
children.
--The background and experience that would contribute to the diversity 
of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, 
cultural, educational, and other considerations).
--Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a year in 
Washington, DC, participate in teleconference meetings, develop 
recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice 
letters.

    Nominations must include a short statement of interest, resume and 
a short biography describing the professional and educational 
qualifications of the nominee, attestation that nominee is not a 
lobbyist, a statement about the perspective and diversity the nominee 
brings to the committee, as well as the nominee's current business 
address, email address, and daytime telephone number. Candidates may 
self-nominate.
    Submit nominations by September 20, 2013 by email to 
berger.martha@epa.gov or mail to: Martha Berger, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Children's Health Protection, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 1107T, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Berger, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov.

    Dated: July 17, 2013.
Martha Berger,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-17924 Filed 7-24-13; 8:45 am]
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