[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40775-40776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16336]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. ONRR-2012-0003 DS63600000 DR2PS0000.PX8000 145D0102R2]


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

AGENCY: Policy, Management and Budget, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 (Committee). This notice 
solicits nominees representing Tribal governments and individual Indian 
mineral owners to fill two vacancies in the Government sector. 
Nominations should include a resume providing relevant contact 
information and 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. Nominees are encouraged to 
include supporting letters from constituencies, associations, Tribal 
Councils, or other organizations that indicate support for the nominee.

DATES: Submit nominations to the Committee by August 31, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations to 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, 
Washington, DC 20240.
     Email nominations to USEITI@ios.doi.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosita Christian at (202) 208-0272 or 
(202) 513-0597; fax (202) 513-0682; email 
Rosita.ComptonChristian@onrr.gov or useiti@ios.doi.gov; or via mail at 
the Department of the Interior; 1849 C Street NW., MS 4211, Washington, 
DC 20240.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interior established the Committee on July 
26, 2012, 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 USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) and provides advice 
to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) on the design and 
implementation of the initiative. Specifically, the Committee:
     Serves as the 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

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capacity contraints. This plan will 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 and compliant status.
    The Committee consists of representatives from three stakeholder 
sectors. However, there currently are no committee members representing 
Tribal governments or individual Indian mineral owners. The sectors 
are:
    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.
    Please note, the purpose of this notice is to fill the Tribal or 
individual Indian mineral owner positions on the government sector of 
the Committee because these unique perspectives are currently not 
represented. In addition to honoring the EITI principle of self-
selection within the stakeholder sector, 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
    (4) Basic understanding of the extractive industry and/or revenue 
collection, or willingness to be educated on such matters
    Individuals who are currently Federally registered lobbyists are 
ineligible to serve on any FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or 
councils.
    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: June 23, 2014.
Amy Holley,
Chief of Staff--Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the 
Interior.
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