[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 105 (Thursday, May 31, 2012)]
[Page 32089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13186]




Establishment of the Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; establishment of a Federal Advisory Committee.


SUMMARY: As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, we are giving notice that EPA is establishing the Great 
Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The purpose of the GLAB is to provide 
advice to the Administrator in her capacity as Chair of the Inter-
Agency Task Force established per Executive Order 13340 (May 18, 2004), 
on matters related to Great Lakes restoration and protection. The major 
objectives will be to provide advice and recommendations on: Great 
Lakes protection and restoration policy; long term goals and objectives 
for Great Lakes protection and restoration; and annual priorities to 
protect and restore the Great Lakes that may be used to help inform 
budget decisions.
    EPA has determined that this federal advisory committee is in the 
public interest and will assist the EPA in performing its duties and 
responsibilities. Copies of the GLAB's charter will be filed with the 
appropriate congressional committees and the Library of Congress.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita Cestaric, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 77 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604, Email address: 
[email protected], Telephone number: (312) 886-6815.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GLAB will be composed of approximately 
fifteen (15) members who will serve as representative members, Regular 
Government Employees (RGEs), or Special Government Employees (SGEs). 
The GLAB expects to meet in person or by electronic means (e.g., 
telephone, videoconference, webcast, etc.) approximately two (2) times 
a year, or as needed and approved by the Designated Federal Officer 
(DFO). Meetings will be held in the Great Lakes region and Washington, 
DC. The GLAB will be examined annually and will exist until the EPA 
determines that the GLAB is no longer needed. The charter will be in 
effect for two years from the date it is filed with Congress. After the 
initial two-year period, the charter may be renewed as authorized in 
accordance with Section 14 of FACA (5 U.S.C. App. 2 Sec.  14).
    Membership: Nominations for membership will be solicited through 
the Federal Register and other sources. In selecting members, EPA will 
consider candidates representing a broad range of interests relating to 
the Great Lakes, including, but not limited to, environmental groups, 
business, agricultural groups, citizen groups, environmental justice 
groups, foundations, academia and state, local and tribal governments. 
In selecting members, EPA will consider the differing perspectives and 
breadth of collective experience needed to address the EPA's charge.

    Dated: May 17, 2012.
Susan Hedman,
Great Lakes National Program Manager.
[FR Doc. 2012-13186 Filed 5-30-12; 8:45 am]