[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Pages 32636-32637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13345]




Good Neighbor Environmental Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to its Good Neighbor Environmental Board. 
Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be 
utilized in the solicitation of nominees.
    Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. GNEB was 
created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, 
Public Law 102-532, 7 U.S.C. Section 5404. Implementing authority was 
delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The 
GNEB is responsible for providing advice to the President on 
environmental and infrastructure issues and needs within the States 
contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons 
residing on the United States side of the border. The statute calls for 
the GNEB to have representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the 
states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; and tribal and 
private organizations with experience in environmental and 
infrastructure issues along the U.S./Mexico Border. Members are 
appointed by the EPA Administrator

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for two year terms with the possibility of reappointment to a second 
term. The GNEB meets approximately three times annually.
    The GNEB provides guidance to the President on environmental and 
infrastructure issues along the U.S.-Mexico border in the form of an 
annual report and through advice letters. Although we are unable to 
offer compensation or an honorarium for your services, you may receive 
travel and per diem allowances, according to applicable federal travel 
regulations. The GNEB is seeking nominations from a variety of 
nongovernmental interests along the U.S.-Mexico border from the private 
sector, academia, environmental groups, health groups, ranching and 
grazing, energy, and other relevant sectors. EPA values and welcomes 
diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, 
EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic 
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
     The background and experiences that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other 
     Representative of a sector or group that helps to shape 
border-region environmental policy or representatives of a group that 
is affected by border region environmental policy.
     Has extensive professional knowledge and experience with 
the particular issues that the GNEB examines (i.e., environmental and 
infrastructure issues along the U.S.-Mexico border), including the bi-
national dimension of these issues.
     Bring senior level experience that will fill a need of the 
GNEB in bringing a new and relevant dimension to its deliberations.
     Possesses a demonstrated ability to work in a consensus 
building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse 
     Ability to contribute approximately 10 to 15 hours per 
month to the GNEB's activities, including face-to-face meetings, 
conference calls, and participation in the development of the GNEB's 
annual report to the President and comment letters.
     Nominees may self nominate by submitting a resume 
describing their professional and educational qualifications, including 
current business address, email, and daytime telephone number.
     All nominees must demonstrate the potential for active and 
constructive involvement in the GNEB's work.

To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity.
    Please be aware that EPA's policy is that, unless otherwise 
prescribed by statute, members generally are appointed to two- or 
three-year terms.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach 
(1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may 
also email nominations with the subject line COMMITTEE RESUME 2012 to 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone 202-564-2130, fax: 202-564-8129.

    Dated: May 22, 2012.
Mark Joyce,
Acting Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-13345 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]