[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 19, 2012)]
[Pages 58133-58134]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23086]




Environmental Financial Advisory Committee; Request for 
Nominations of Candidates to the Environmental Financial Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for 
appointments to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory 
Board (the Board or EFAB). The Board seeks to maintain diverse 
representation across all workforce sectors and geographic locations. 
Nominees should demonstrate experience in any of the following areas: 
Environmental technology investments; commercial banking, local utility 
management and finance, green infrastructure financing, sustainable 
community partnerships; environmental insurance, and water and 
wastewater infrastructure and program financing. Nominees are 
encouraged who live and work in the southeastern, southwestern, 
western, and northwestern parts of the United States.
    EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain a diverse 
pool of candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all 
racial and ethnic groups. In addition to this notice, other sources may 
be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving 
nominations is Monday, October 15, 2012. Appointments will be made by 
the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and 
will be announced in March 2013. Nominee qualifications will be 
assessed under the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
which requires Committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, and groups.

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DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
October 15, 2012.
    Background Information: The Environmental Financial Advisory Board 
was chartered in 1989 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to 
provide advice and recommendations to EPA on the following issues:
     Reducing the cost of financing environmental facilities 
and discouraging polluting behavior;
     Creating incentives to increase private investment in the 
provision of environmental services and removing or reducing 
constraints on private involvement imposed by current regulations;
     Developing new and innovative environmental financing 
approaches and supporting and encouraging the use of cost-effective 
existing approaches;
     Identifying approaches specifically targeted to small/
disadvantaged community financing;
     Increasing the capacity of state and local governments to 
carry out their respective environmental programs under current Federal 
tax laws;
     Analyzing how new technologies can be brought to market 
     Increasing the total investment in environmental 
protection of public, and private environmental resources to help ease 
the environmental financing challenge facing our nations.
    The Board meets two times each calendar year (two days per meeting) 
at different locations within the continental United States. Board 
members typically contribute approximately 1-3 hours per month to the 
Board's work. The Board's membership services are voluntary and the 
Agency is unable to provide honoraria or compensation, according to 
FACA guidelines. However, Board members may receive travel and per diem 
allowances, where appropriate and in accordance with Federal Travel 
Regulations for invitational travelers.
    Evaluation Criteria: The following criteria will be used to 
evaluate nominees:
    [ssquf] Residence in the continental United States;
    [ssquf] Professional knowledge of, and experience with, 
environmental financing activities;
    [ssquf] Senior level-experience that fills a gap in Board 
representation, or brings a new and relevant dimension to its 
    [ssquf] Demonstrated ability to work in a consensus-building 
process with a wide range of representatives from diverse 
constituencies; and
    [ssquf] Willingness to serve a two-year term as an active-
contributing member, with possible re-appointment to a second term.
    Nominations for membership must include a resume describing the 
professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as 
expertise/experience. Contact details should include full name and 
title, business mailing address, telephone, fax, and email address. A 
supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.
    Addresses/For Further Information Contact: Submit nomination 
materials by postal mail, electronic mail, or fax to: Pamela Scott, 
Membership Coordinator, Environmental Financial Advisory Board, EPA, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 
(2731A), Washington, DC 20460; or email scott.pamela@epa.gov; phone 
202-564-6368; or fax 202-565-2587.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Timothy P. McProuty,
Acting Director, Center for Environmental Finance, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-23086 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]