The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as members of its Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The GLAB will provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, in her capacity as Chair of the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, on matters pertaining to Great Lakes restoration and protection. Vacancies are expected to be filled by September 2012. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be used in the solicitation of nominees.
DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by July 30, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line ``GLAB Nomination 2012'' to email@example.com. You may also submit nominations by mail to: Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer, US Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita Cestaric, Designated Federal Officer, US Environmental Protection Agency, 77 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60604; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone number: (312) 886-6815.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 31, 2012, EPA published in the
Federal Register a notice of intent to establish the GLAB under the
authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-
463. The GLAB will provide advice and recommendations to the EPA
Administrator, in her capacity as Chair of the Great Lakes Interagency
Task Force, on matters pertaining to Great Lakes restoration and
protection. The GLAB will conduct business in accordance with FACA and
The GLAB will be composed of approximately 15 members appointed by
the EPA Administrator. In selecting members, EPA will consider
candidates representing or serving as liaison to a broad range of
interests across the Great Lakes, that may include, but are not limited
to, environmental groups, business, agricultural groups, youth groups,
foundations, environmental justice groups, academia and state, local
and tribal governments. Members will be appointed for two year terms
and are eligible for reappointment.
The GLAB will meet approximately two times a year. Additionally,
members may be asked to participate in teleconference meetings. The
average workload for members will be approximately 4 to 6 hours per
month. We are unable to provide honoraria or compensation for service
on the GLAB. However, you may receive travel and per diem allowances
where appropriate and according to applicable federal travel
Nominations: The EPA welcomes and values diversity. In an effort to
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, the agency encourages
nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. All
nominations will be fully considered, but applicants need to be aware
of the specific representation sought as outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section above.
Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include:
The background and experiences that would help members
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the GLAB (e.g.,
economic, social, cultural, educational background, professional
affiliations and other considerations);
Demonstrated experience with Great Lakes issues;
Leadership experience in Great Lakes organizations,
businesses and workgroups;
Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills;
Ability to volunteer time to attend approximately two in-
person meetings a year, participate in teleconference meetings, attend
listening sessions with senior-level federal officials, develop policy
recommendations and prepare reports and letters of advice; and
Willingness to commit time to the committee and
demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on
How to Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the
GLAB. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations can be submitted in
electronic format (preferred) or in hard copy format (see ADDRESSES
section above). To be considered, 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 phone number;
Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in
serving on the GLAB;
Resume and a short biography (no more than two paragraphs)
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 GLAB.
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