[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Pages 13054-13055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04398]




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

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

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 literal 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 Megan Reilly 
Cayten, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catrinka, 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:
     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 
     Manuel Alberto Diaz, Partner, Lydecker Diaz, L.L.P.
     Arthur Gibson (NEEF Chair), Vice President, Environment, 
Health and Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
     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
     Decker Anstrom, Former CEO, The Weather Channel Companies
     Wonya Lucas, Former CEO, TV One
    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.

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    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 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 may serve more than 2 
consecutive terms as a director.

    Dated: February 14, 2013.
Lisa P. Jackson,

Megan Reilly Cayten

    Ms. Cayten has been Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 
CATRINKA, LLC since 2012.
    Ms. Cayten was Vice President of Alinda Capital Partners since 
2011, Consultant of Global Water Challenge since 2008, Vice President 
of Citigroup since 2007, Associate of Endesa Internacional since 2003, 
Vice President of AES Honduras since 2002, Development Manager of AES 
Corporation since 2000, Policy Director and Assistant to the Chairwoman 
of Citizens Party since 1998 and Legislative Aide to Margaret Ng Ngoi-
yee since 1997.
    Moderator, Clinton Global Initiative. She is a passionate believer 
in the power of public-private partnerships to effect change. She 
serves as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Ms. Cayten earned a master's degree in business administration from 
Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in History from Yale 
University. She speaks Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.
    Lives with husband, Christopher, in New York City and mother of two 
young children.

[FR Doc. 2013-04398 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]