[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55360-55361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25188]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9970-44-OARM]


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. * Nomination Deadline: January 3, 
2018.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates representing 
the following sectors: Academia; state, local, and tribal governments; 
business and industry; and, non-governmental organizations.
    Potential vacancies are anticipated to be filled in April, 2018. 
Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in 
the solicitation of nominees.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2432; fax (202) 564-8129; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy 
and Technology (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 all sectors 
noted above. Within these sectors, EPA encourages nominees with a 
strong background in the following areas to apply: Data management/
monitoring, social science, economic initiatives, public health, 
biodiversity, community sustainability, environmental policy/
management, and environmental justice. Nominees will be considered 
according to the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, groups, and geographical locations. EPA values 
and embraces diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse 
candidates, EPA welcomes nominations from women and men of all racial 
and ethnic groups, as well as persons with disabilities. Please note 
that interested candidates may self-nominate.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

--Professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, and 
technology related issues.
--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 skills, and 
consensus-building skills.
--Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the 
Council's activities, including participation in face-to-face meetings, 
video/teleconference meetings and preparation of documents for the 
Council's reports and advice letters.

    EPA's policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, 
members generally are appointed to two year terms.
    Prospective candidates interested in being considered for an 
appointment to serve on the Council, should submit the following items 
to process your nomination package: Nomination packages must include a 
brief statement of interest, resume, or curriculum vitae (CV), and 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 or CV, and short 
biography should include the candidate's full 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.
    To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, also tell us how you learned of this opportunity in your 
statement of interest (cover letter).
    Anyone interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged 
to submit a nomination (application) package by the submission deadline 
on January 3, 2018. To expedite the process, it is preferable to submit 
the nomination package with the required information/documents 
electronically (Word/PDF) to [email protected]. Please reference: 
``NACEPT 2018 Membership Nomination Package for (insert candidate's 
name)'' in the subject heading.


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    Dated: October 20, 2017.
Eugene Green,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25188 Filed 11-20-17; 8:45 am]
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