[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 150 (Monday, August 5, 2013)]
[Pages 47316-47317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18692]



[FRL 9842-9]

National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for nominations to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT).


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates representing 
tribal governments and communities to be considered for appointment to 
the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology 
(NACEPT). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by February, 2014. 
Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in 
the solicitation of nominees.
    Background: NACEPT is a federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established NACEPT in 1988 to provide advice to the EPA Administrator 
on a broad range of environmental policy, management and technology 
issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. 
Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms. The 
Council usually meets 2-3 times annually face-to-face or via video/
teleconference and the average workload for the members is 
approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in 
a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel 
and incidental expenses associated with official government business. 
EPA is seeking nominations from candidates representing tribal 
governments/communities. Within these sectors, EPA is seeking nominees 
with knowledge in community sustainability, public health and health 
disparities, land use and sustainable development, green jobs and 
economic initiatives, energy, and environmental financing.
    Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of FACA, 
which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, and groups. 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 
groups, as well as geographic locale.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

--Professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, and 
technology issues, particularly issues dealing with all facets of 
--Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze environmental challenges 
with objectivity and integrity.
--Middle/Senior-level leadership experience that fills a current need 
on the Council.
--Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and 
consensus-building skills.
--Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the 
Council's activities, including participation on video/teleconference 
meetings and preparation of text for Council reports and advice 

    If you are interested in serving on NACEPT, we will need the 
following items to process your nomination package:
    Nominations must include a brief statement of interest, resume, 
curriculum vitae, or a short biography (no more than two paragraphs) 
describing your professional and educational qualifications, including 
a list of relevant activities and any current or previous service on 
advisory committees. The statement of interest, resume, curriculum 
vitae, or short biography should include the candidate's name, name and 
address of current organization, position title, email address, and 
daytime telephone number(s). In preparing your statement of interest, 
please describe how your background, knowledge, and experience will 
bring value to the work of the committee, and how these qualifications 
would contribute to the overall diversity of the Council. Also, be sure 
to describe any previous involvement with the Agency through 
employment, grant funding and/or contracting sources. Candidates must 
also provide a letter of recommendation, authorizing the nominee to 
represent the points of view of a specific entity or group (such as an 
industry sector, state or local government, environmental groups, etc.) 
that has an interest in the subject matter under the committee's 
    The nomination package should also include a separate 
recommendation letter from a third party supporting your nomination. 
This letter should describe how your background and skills would enrich 
the quality of the Council's work. Please note that interested 
candidates may self-nominate. However, be advised that federal 
registered lobbyist are not permitted to serve on advisory boards.
    Anyone interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged 
to submit a nomination (application) package before the deadline of 
September 6, 2013. 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 
year terms.
    Please submit nominations to: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach, 
U.S. EPA (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    To expedite the process, it is preferable to email nominations with 
subject line ``NACEPT Membership

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Recruitment 2014'' to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2130; fax (202) 564-8129; email 
[email protected].

    Dated: July 25, 2013.
Mark Joyce,
Acting Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-18692 Filed 8-2-13; 8:45 am]