[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 245 (Friday, December 19, 2008)]
[Pages 77688-77689]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30087]




National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT).


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). It is anticipated that 
vacancies will be filled

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by late spring 2009. Additional sources may be utilized in the 
solicitation of nominees.
    Background: NACEPT is a federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92463. EPA 
established NACEPT in 1988 to provide independent advice to the EPA 
Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, technology and 
management issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, 
industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal 
governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two 
year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The Council usually 
meets 3 times annually and the average workload for the members is 
approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in 
a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel 
expenses associated with official government business. EPA is seeking 
nominations from all sectors, including academia, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. 
Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, which 
requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, and groups.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
--Extensive professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, 
and technology issues.
--Demonstrated ability to examine and analyze environmental issues with 
objectivity and integrity.
--Senior-level experience that fills a current need on the Council.
--Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and 
consensus-building skills.
--Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the 
Council's activities, including participation on teleconference 
meetings and preparation of text for Council reports and advice 

    Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing 
the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well 
as the nominee's current business address, e-mail address, and daytime 
telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, U.S. EPA 
(1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may 
also e-mail nominations to altieri.sonia@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonia Altieri, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-0243; fax: (202) 564-8129; e-
mail altieri.sonia@epa.gov.

    Dated: December 5, 2008.
Sonia Altieri,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-30087 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]