[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 20, 2009)]
[Page 53738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25168]




Request for Nominations to the Environmental Financial Advisory 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointments 
to fill vacancies on the Environmental Financial Advisory Board. 
Nominees should demonstrate experience in any of the following areas: 
Environmental economics, public utility finance and management, state 
revolving loan funds, environmental infrastructure financing, state/
local government, Tribal representatives and non-profit environmental 
group, corporate finance and investment banking, public-private 
partnerships, bond rating and financing, commercial banking, 
environmental engineering, accounting and/or auditing, and financial 
assurance mechanisms. In addition to this notice, other sources may be 
utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving 
nominations is November 10, 2009. Appointments will be made by the 
Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and will be 
announced during February 2010. 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. 
Nominations for membership must include a resume describing the 
professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as 
experience. Contact details should include full name and title, 
business mailing address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. A 
supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.

Address/Further Information Contact: Submit nomination materials by 
postal mail, electronic mail or fax to: Pamela Scott, Membership 
Coordinator, Environmental Financial Advisory Board, EPA, Office of the 
Chief Financial Officer, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (2731R), 
Washington, DC 20460; or e-mail [email protected]; phone 202-564-
6368; or fax 202-565-2587.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Environmental Financial Advisory Board 
was chartered in 1989 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to 
provide advice and recommendations to EPA on the following issues:
     Reducing the cost of financing environmental facilities 
and discouraging polluting behavior;
     Creating incentives to increase private investment in the 
provision of environmental services and removing or reducing 
constraints on private involvement imposed by current regulations;
     Developing new and innovative environmental financing 
approaches and supporting and encouraging the use of cost-effective 
existing approaches;
     Identifying approaches specifically targeted to small 
community financing; and
     Increasing the capacity issue of state and local 
governments to carry out their respective Environmental programs under 
current Federal tax laws.
     Increasing the capacity of state and local governments to 
carry out their respective environmental programs under current Federal 
tax laws;
     Increasing the total investment in environmental 
protection of public and private environmental resources to help ease 
the environmental financing challenge facing our nations.
    The Board meets two times each calendar year (two days per meeting) 
at different locations within the continental United States. Board 
members typically contribute approximately 1-3 hours per month to the 
Board's work. The Board membership services are voluntary as we are 
unable to provide honoraria or compensation. However, you may receive 
Travel and per diem allowances where appropriate and in accordance with 
Federal Travel Regulations for invitational travelers.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
     Residence in the continental United States;
     Representing the points of view of a group, and has 
professional knowledge of and experience with, environmental financing 
     Senior level-experience that fills a gap in Board 
representation, or brings a new and relevant dimension to its 
     Demonstrated ability to work in a consensus-building 
process with a wide range of representatives from diverse 
constituencies; and
     Willingness to serve a two-year term as an active-
contributing member, with possible re-appointment to a second term.

    Dated: October 14, 2009.
Joshua Baylson,
Associate Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Financial 
[FR Doc. E9-25168 Filed 10-19-09; 8:45 am]