[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 185 (Friday, September 25, 2009)]
[Page 48952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23229]

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National Drinking Water Advisory Council: Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) 
invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to 
serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water 
Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by 
the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent 
advice, consultation and recommendations to the Agency on the 
activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the SDWA. 
The terms of four (4) members expire in December 2009. To maintain the 
representation required in the statute, nominees for the 2010 Council 
should represent state and local officials concerned with public water 
supply and public health protection (two (2) vacancies) and the general 
public (two (2) vacancies). All nominations will be fully considered, 
but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation needed 
as well as geographical balance so that all major areas of the U.S. 
(East, Mid-West, South, Mountain, South-West, and West) will be 
represented. The EPA strongly encourages nominations from women and 
minorities. The current list of members is available on the EPA Web 
site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ndwac.

DATES: Submit nominations via U.S. mail on or before October 26, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The preferred form of communication is via e-mail to 
Veronica Blette, Designated Federal Officer, National Drinking Water 
Advisory Council, @ [email protected]. The mailing address is 
Veronica Blette, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 
4601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  E-mail your questions to Jacquelyn 
Springer, @ [email protected] or call 202-564-9904.

    National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council consists of 
15 members, including a Chairperson, appointed by the Deputy 
Administrator. Five members represent the general public; five members 
represent appropriate State and local agencies concerned with public 
water supply and public health protection; and five members represent 
private organizations or groups demonstrating an active interest in the 
field of public water supply and public health protection. SDWA 
requires that at least two members of the Council represent small, 
rural public water systems. Additionally, members may be asked to serve 
on one of the Council's workgroups that are established on an as-needed 
basis to assist EPA in addressing specific program issues. On December 
15 of each year, some members complete their appointment. Therefore, 
this notice solicits nominations to fill four vacancies with terms 
ending on December 15, 2012. Persons selected for membership will 
receive compensation for travel and a nominal daily compensation (if 
appropriate) while attending meetings. The Council holds two face-to-
face meetings each year, generally in the spring and fall. Conference 
calls will be scheduled if needed.
    Nomination of a Member: Any interested person or organization may 
nominate qualified individuals for membership. Self-nominations are 
also welcome. The EPA strongly encourages nominations from women and 
minorities. Nominees should be identified by name, occupation, 
position, address and telephone number. To be considered, all 
nominations must include a current resume, providing the nominee's 
background, experience and qualifications. Prospective candidates will 
be required to fill out the ``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form 
for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees 
at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This 
confidential form allows Government officials to determine whether 
there is a statutory conflict between that person's public 
responsibilities (which includes membership on an EPA Federal advisory 
committee) and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a 
lack of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation.

    Dated: September 21, 2009.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. E9-23229 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]