[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 160 (Monday, August 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50438-50439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20177]


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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 
who can represent stakeholder constituencies from all three sectors: 
Government, Civil Society, and Industry, so that the Department can 
fill current and pending vacancies on the Committee and 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 contact their sector co-chairs 
and 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 for the Committee to the Department of the 
Interior by September 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations for the Committee by any of the 
following methods.
     Mail or hand-carry nominations to Ms. Rosita Compton 
Christian; Department of the Interior; 1849 C Street NW., MS-4211, Room 
4212, Washington, DC 20240
     Email nominations to USEITI@ios.doi.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosita Compton Christian USEITI 
Secretariat; Department of the Interior; 1849 C Street NW., MS-4211, 
Room 4212, Washington, DC 20240. You may also contact the USEITI 
Secretariat via email at useiti@ios.doi.gov, by phone at 202-208-0272 
or by fax at (202) 513-0682

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 candidacy 
application with a fully-costed work plan, containing measurable 
targets and a timetable for implementation, and incorporating an 
assessement of capacity contraints. 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.

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    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.
    In addition to honoring the EITI principle of self-selection within 
stakeholder sectors 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 from 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.doi.gov/eiti.

    Dated: August 14, 2013.
Rhea Suh,
Assistant Secretary--Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the 
Interior.
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