[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Pages 42491-42492]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17661]

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Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National 
Environmental Education Foundation

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency; Office of External Affairs and 
Environmental Education.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) was 
created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National Environmental 
Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit 
organization established to promote and support education and training 
as necessary tools to further environmental protection and sustainable, 
environmentally sound development. It provides the common ground upon 
which leaders from business and industry, all levels of government, 
public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively to expand the 
reach of environmental education and training programs beyond the 
traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant program that 
promotes innovative environmental education and training programs; it 
also develops partnerships with government and other organizations to 
administer projects that promote the development of an environmentally 
literate public. The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, as required by the terms of the Act, announces the following 
appointment to the National Environmental Education Foundation Board of 
Trustees. The appointee is Wonya Lucas, Chief Executive Officer and 
President of TV One, LLC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice 
of Appointment, please contact Mrs. Stephanie Owens, Deputy Associate 
Administrator, Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education 
(1701A) U.S. EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
General information concerning NEEF can be found on their Web site at: 

    Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that 
this new appointee not only has the highest degree of expertise and 
commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view 
relating to environmental education. This appointment is a four-year 
term which may be renewed once for an additional four years pending 
successful re-election by the NEEF nominating committee.
    This appointee will join the current Board members which include:

 Decker Anstrom, Former CEO, The Weather Channel Companies
 JL Armstrong (NEEF Vice Chair), National Manger, Toyota Motor 
Sales, USA, Inc.
 Raymond Ban, Executive Vice President, The Weather Channel
 Holly Cannon, Principal, Beveridge and Diamond, P.C.
 Phillipe Cousteau, Co-Founder and CEO, EarthEcho International
 Manuel Alberto Diaz, Partner, Lydecker Diaz, L.L.P.
 Arthur Gibson (NEEF Chair), Vice President, Environment, 
Health and Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
 Kenneth Olden, Chairman, Avon Foundation Scientific Advisory 
 Trish Silber, President, Aliniad Consulting Partners, Inc.
 Bradley Smith, Dean, Huxley College of the Environment, 
Western Washington University
 Kenneth Strassner (NEEF Treasurer), Vice President, Global 
Environment, Safety, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Kimberly-Clark 
 Diane Wood (NEEF Secretary), President, National Environmental 
Education Foundation

    Background: Section 10(a) of the National Environmental Education 
Act of 1990 mandates a National Environmental Education Foundation. The 
Foundation is established in order to extend the contribution of 
environmental education and training to meeting critical environmental 
protection needs, both in this country and internationally; to 
facilitate the cooperation, coordination, and contribution of public 
and private resources to create an environmentally advanced educational 
system; and to foster an open and effective partnership among Federal, 
State, and local government, business, industry, academic institutions, 
community based environmental groups, and international organizations.
    The Foundation is a charitable and nonprofit corporation whose 
income is exempt from tax, and donations to which are tax deductible to 
the same extent as those organizations listed pursuant to section 
501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The Foundation is not an 
agency or establishment of the United States. The purposes of the 
Foundation are--
    (A) Subject to the limitation contained in the final sentence of 
subsection (d) herein, to encourage, accept, leverage, and administer 
private gifts for the benefit of, or in connection with, the 
environmental education and training activities and services of the 
United States Environmental Protection Agency;
    (B) To conduct such other environmental education activities as 
will further the development of an environmentally conscious and 
responsible public, a well-trained and environmentally literate 
workforce, and an environmentally advanced educational system;
    (C) To participate with foreign entities and individuals in the 
conduct and coordination of activities that will further opportunities 
for environmental education and training to address environmental 
issues and problems involving the United States and Canada or Mexico.
    The Foundation develops, supports, and/or operates programs and 
projects to educate and train educational and environmental 
professionals, and to assist them in the development and delivery of 
environmental education and training programs and studies.
    The Foundation has a governing Board of Directors (hereafter 
referred to in this section as `the Board'), which consists of 13 
directors, each of whom shall be knowledgeable or experienced in the 
environment, education and/or training. The Board oversees the 
activities of the Foundation and assures that the activities of the 
Foundation are consistent with the environmental and education goals 
and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency and with the 
intents and purposes of the Act. The membership of the Board, to the 
extent practicable, represents diverse points of view relating to 
environmental education and training. Members of the Board are 
appointed by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
    Within 90 days of the date of the enactment of the National 
Environmental Education Act, and as appropriate thereafter, the 
Administrator will publish in the Federal Register an announcement of 
appointments of Directors of the Board. Such appointments become final 
and effective 90 days after publication in the Federal Register. The 
directors are appointed for terms of 4 years. The term may be renewed 
once for an additional four years, pending successful re-election by 
the NEEF nominating committee. The Administrator shall appoint an 
individual to serve as a director in the event of a vacancy on the 
Board within 60 days of said vacancy in the manner in which the 
original appointment was made. No individual

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may serve more than 2 consecutive terms as a director.

    Dated: June 28, 2012.
Lisa P. Jackson,

Wonya Lucas

    Ms. Wonya Y. Lucas has been Chief Executive Officer and President 
of TV One, LLC since August 08, 2011. Ms. Lucas was most recently 
Executive Vice President of Discovery Channel, Chief Operating Officer 
of Discovery Channel, Executive Vice President of Science Channel and 
Chief Operating Officer of Science Channel at Discovery Communications 
Holding, LLC since June 2010. She served as Chief Marketing Officer of 
Discovery Communications Holding, LLC from March 24, 2008 to June 2010.
    Prior to joining Discovery Communications in 2008, Lucas served as 
General Manager and Executive Vice President of The Weather Channel 
Networks, where she was responsible for corporate strategy and 
development, strategic marketing for The Weather Channel and 
weather.com, and operations and programming for The Weather Channel, 
The Weather Channel HD, Weatherscan, The Weather Channel Radio Network, 
and newspaper syndication.
    Before joining The Weather Channel in 2002 as Executive Vice 
President of Marketing, Lucas held several positions at Turner 
Broadcasting System, including Senior Vice President of Strategic 
Marketing for CNN Networks and Vice President of Business Operations 
and Network Development for TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and Turner 
South. Her other experience includes brand management for The Coca-Cola 
Company and The Clorox Company.
    In 2010, Lucas was named among the ``75 Most Powerful Women in 
Business'' by Black Enterprise magazine. Previous honors include 
listing among the 2009 ``Leading Women in Business'' and ``Leading 
Minorities in Business'' by Cablefax Daily, recognition as a ``Woman To 
Watch'' by Women in Cable Telecommunications, a Brand Builders Award at 
the 2006 Promax & BDA Conference, recognition as a ``Women To Watch'' 
in the 2005 Wonder Women of Cable TV Awards, and the Inspiration Award 
for ``Woman of the Year'' in the WICT-Atlanta's 2007 Red Letter Awards. 
Lucas serves on the Board of Directors of the Cable & 
Telecommunications Association for Marketing and she was the co-
chairperson for the 2007 CTAM Summit. She also has served as a board 
member for WICT, Inc. and is a graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership 
    Ms. Lucas earned a master's degree in business administration from 
the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a 
bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of 

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