[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 214 (Friday, November 6, 2009)]
[Page 57468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26820]




Request for Nominations to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities 
Committee (FRRCC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural 
Communities Committee (FRRCC).


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities 
Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC). The FRRCC is a federal advisory 
committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
Public Law 92463. The FRRCC was established in 2008 and provides 
independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of 
environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture 
and rural communities. Members serve as representatives from academia, 
industry (e.g., farm groups and allied industries), non-governmental 
organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments.
    Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two-year terms 
with the possibility of reappointment. The FRRCC generally meets two 
(2) times annually, or as needed and approved by the Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO). Meetings will generally be held in Washington, DC. 
Members serve on the Committee in a voluntary capacity. However, EPA 
may provide reimbursement for travel expenses associated with official 
government business. EPA is seeking nominations from all sectors, 
including academia, industry (e.g., farm groups and allied industries), 
non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal 
governments. Members who are actively engaged in farming or ranching 
are encouraged to apply. 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.
    In selecting Committee members, EPA will seek candidates who 
possess: extensive professional knowledge of agricultural issues and 
environmental policy; a demonstrated ability to examine and analyze 
complicated environmental issues with objectivity and integrity; 
excellent interpersonal as well as oral and written communication 
skills; and an ability and willingness to participate in a deliberative 
and collaborative process. In addition, well-qualified applicants must 
be prepared to process a substantial amount of complex and technical 
information, and have the ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 
hours per month to the Committee's activities, including participation 
in teleconference meetings and preparation of text for Committee 
    Submissions Procedure: All nominations must be identified by name, 
occupation, organization, position, current business address, e-mail 
address, and daytime telephone number, and must include: (1) A resume 
detailing relevant experience and professional and educational 
qualifications of the nominee; and (2) a brief statement (one page or 
less) describing the nominee's interest in serving on the Committee. 
Interested candidates may self-nominate.

DATES: Applicants are encouraged to submit all nominations materials by 
December 31, 2009 in order to ensure fullest consideration. It is 
anticipated that vacancies will be filled by spring 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit all nominations to: Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of the Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (MC 1101A), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460. 
You may also e-mail nominations to: Kaiser.Alicia@epa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Kaiser, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; E-mail: 
Kaiser.Alicia@epa.gov; Telephone: (202) 564-7273.

    Dated: November 2, 2009.
Alicia Kaiser,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-26820 Filed 11-5-09; 8:45 am]