[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 218 (Thursday, November 12, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69961-69962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28759]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Local Government Advisory Committee: Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to its Local Government Advisory Committee 
(LGAC). The LGAC is chartered to provide advice to the EPA 
Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting local 
governments. This notice solicits nominations for eight to twelve (8-
12) anticipated vacancies. To maintain the representation outlined by 
the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: large cities, 
moderate-sized cities, small communities, and townships (under 10,000); 
county-elected officials-urban, suburban and rural; city elected and 
appointed officials (city council members, city managers); state 
elected and appointed officials (state representatives, public health, 
agricultural and state environmental commissioners); and tribal elected 
and appointed officials (chair, president, natural resources 
directors). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by March 2016. 
Sources in addition to this Federal Register publication may be 
utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted at least by December 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line 
``LGAC Membership 2016'' to eargle.frances@epa.gov. You may also submit 
nominations by mail to: Frances Eargle, LGAC Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations 
(OCIR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW., (MC1301A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must 
follow the same format and contain the same information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Eargle, Designated Federal 
Officer for the LGAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-3115; email: 
eargle.frances@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The LGAC is a federal advisory committee 
chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 
92-463. EPA established the LGAC in 1993 to provide independent advice 
to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of public health and 
environmental issues affecting local governments. The LGAC conducts 
business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
(5 U.S.C. App2) and related regulations.
    The Committee consists of approximately 30 members (including a 
Chairperson) appointed by the EPA's Administrator. Members serve as 
non-federal stakeholders representing: Large cities, moderate-sized 
cities, small communities, and townships (under 10,000); county-elected 
officials-urban, suburban and rural; city elected and appointed 
officials (city council members, city managers); state elected and 
appointed officials (state

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representatives, state environmental and public health commissioners); 
and tribal elected and appointed officials (chair, president, natural 
resources directors). Members are appointed for one or two (1-2) year 
terms, and eligible for reappointment.
    The LGAC usually meets two or three times a year. Additionally, 
members may be asked to participate in teleconference meetings or serve 
on a subcommittee and workgroups to develop recommendations, advice 
letters and reports to address specific policy issues. The average 
workload for members is approximately 3-6 hours per month. Honoraria or 
compensation for your services is not authorized, however, you may 
receive travel and per diem allowances where appropriate and according 
to applicable federal travel regulations.
    Nominations: The EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to 
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, the agency encourages 
nominations of women and men from racially, ethnically, and socio-
economically diverse communities. All nominations will be fully 
considered, but applicants need to be aware of the specific 
representation sought as outlined in the Summary above. In addition, 
EPA is seeking nominees with demonstrated local leadership in community 
sustainability and sustainable development; public health and health 
disparities; air and water quality issues; climate change and climate 
resiliency; green jobs and economic initiatives; and energy and 
environmental financing.
    Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include:
     The background and experience that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational background, 
professional affiliations, and other considerations);
     Demonstrated experience as elected and/or appointed 
official for a local, state or tribal government;
     Demonstrated experience working with officials from other 
governments or other levels of government (e.g., other local 
governments, federal agencies);
     Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills;
     Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a 
year, participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions 
with the Administrator or other senior-level EPA officials, develop 
policy recommendations to the Administrator and prepare reports and 
advice letters; and
     Willingness to commit time to the committee and 
demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on 
committees.
    How to submit nominations: Any interested person or organization 
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this 
advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations can be 
submitted in electronic format (preferred) or in hard copy format (see 
ADDRESSES section above). To be considered, all nominations should 
include:
     Current contact information for the nominee, including the 
nominee's name, organization (and position within that organization), 
current business address, email address, and daytime telephone number;
     A brief statement describing the nominee's interest in 
serving on the LGAC; and
     A resume and short biography describing the professional 
and educational qualifications of the nominee, including a list of 
relevant activities, and any current or previous service on advisory 
committees; and Letter(s) of recommendation from a third party 
supporting the nomination. Letter(s) should describe how the nominee's 
experience and knowledge will bring value to the work of the LGAC.
    Other sources, in addition to this Federal Register notice, may be 
utilized in the solicitation of nominees. To help the EPA in evaluating 
the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us how you 
learned of this opportunity.

    Dated: November 3, 2015.
Frances Eargle,
Designated Federal Officer. Local Government Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-28759 Filed 11-10-15; 8:45 am]
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