[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 2, 2015)]
[Pages 53204-53205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21640]



[Notice: (15-070)]

NASA Federal Advisory Committees; Public Nominations

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Annual Invitation for Public Nominations by U.S. Citizens for 
Service on NASA Federal Advisory Committees.


SUMMARY: NASA announces its annual invitation for public nominations 
for service on NASA Federal advisory committees. U.S. citizens may 
submit self-nominations for consideration as potential members of 
NASA's Federal advisory committees. NASA's Federal advisory committees 
have member vacancies from time to time throughout the year, and NASA 
will consider self-nominations to fill such intermittent vacancies. 
NASA is committed to selecting members to serve on its Federal advisory 
committees based on their individual expertise, knowledge, experience, 
and current/past contributions to the relevant subject area.

DATES: The deadline for NASA receipt of all public nominations is 
September 30, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Self-nominations from interested U.S. citizens must be sent 
electronically to NASA in letter form, be signed, and must include the 
name of specific NASA Federal advisory committee of interest for NASA 
consideration. Self-nomination letters are limited to specifying 
interest in only

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one (1) NASA Federal advisory committee per year. The following 
additional information is required to be attached to each self-
nomination letter (i.e., cover letter): (1) Professional resume (one-
page maximum); (2) professional biography (one-page maximum). Please 
submit the self-nomination package as a single package containing cover 
letter and both required attachments to [email protected]. All 
public self-nomination packages must be submitted electronically via 
email to NASA; paper-based documents sent through postal mail (hard-
copies) will not be accepted. NOTE: Nomination letters that are 
noncompliant with inclusion of the three (3) mandatory documents listed 
above will not receive further consideration by NASA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  To view advisory committee charters 
and obtain further information on NASA's Federal advisory committees, 
please visit the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division Web site 
noted below. For any questions, please contact Ms. Marla King, Advisory 
Committee Specialist, Advisory Committee Management Division, Office of 
International and Interagency Relations, NASA Headquarters, Washington, 
DC 20546, (202) 358-1148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NASA's six (6) currently chartered Federal 
advisory committees are listed below. The individual charters may be 
found at the NASA Advisory Committee Management Division's Web site at 
     Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel--The Aerospace Safety 
Advisory Panel provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Administrator and the Congress on matters related to safety, and 
performs such other duties as the NASA Administrator may request.
     Applied Sciences Advisory Committee--The Applied Sciences 
Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the 
Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA 
Headquarters, on Applied Sciences programs, policies, plans, and 
     International Space Station (ISS) Advisory Committee--The 
ISS Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the NASA 
Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission 
Directorate on all aspects related to the safety and operational 
readiness of the ISS. It addresses additional issues and/or areas of 
interest identified by the NASA Associate Administrator for Human 
Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
     International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory 
Advisory Committee--The ISS National Laboratory Advisory Committee 
monitors, assesses, and makes recommendations to the NASA Administrator 
regarding effective utilization of the ISS as a national laboratory and 
platform for research, and such other duties as the NASA Administrator 
may request.
     NASA Advisory Council--The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) 
provides advice and recommendations to the NASA Administrator on Agency 
programs, policies, plans, financial controls, and other matters 
pertinent to the Agency's responsibilities. The NAC consists of the 
Council and five (5) Committees: Aeronautics; Human Exploration and 
Operations; Institutional; Science; and Technology, Innovation and 
Engineering. NOTE: All nominations for the NASA Advisory Council must 
indicate the specific entity of interest, i.e., either the Council or 
one of its five (5) Committees.
     National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing 
(PNT) Advisory Board--The National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board 
provides advice to the PNT Executive Committee (comprised of nine 
stakeholder Federal agencies, of which NASA is a member) on U.S. space-
based PNT policy, planning, program management, and funding profiles in 
relation to the current state of national and international space-based 
PNT services.

Patricia D. Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space 
[FR Doc. 2015-21640 Filed 9-1-15; 8:45 am]