[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2011)]
[Page 52662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21523]




Good Neighbor Environmental Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92463, 
EPA gives notice of a meeting of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board 
(Board). The Board usually meets three times each calendar year, twice 
at different locations along the U.S. border with Mexico, and once in 
Washington, DC. It was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the 
Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532, 7 U.S.C. Section 5404. 
Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under 
Executive Order 12916. The Board is responsible for providing advice to 
the President and the Congress on environmental and infrastructure 
issues and needs within the States contiguous to Mexico in order to 
improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States 
side of the border. The statute calls for the Board to have 
representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the states of Arizona, 
California, New Mexico and Texas; and tribal and private organizations 
with experience in environmental and infrastructure issues along the 
U.S.-Mexico border.
    The purpose of the meeting is to continue discussion on the Board's 
14th report, which is focusing on the environmental and economic 
benefits of renewable energy development in the border region. Panel 
discussions will take place on economic opportunities and community 
impacts in the U.S.-Mexico border region. A copy of the meeting agenda 
will be posted at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.

DATES: The Good Neighbor Environmental Board will hold an open meeting 
on Thursday, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) to 6 
p.m. The following day, Friday, September 9, the Board will meet from 8 
a.m. until 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, 
705 South Telshor Blvd., Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011, phone number: 
575-522-4300. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating 
on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal 
Officer, [email protected], 202-564-2130, U.S. EPA, Office of Federal 
Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to make oral comments or submit 
written comments to the Board, please contact Mark Joyce at least five 
days prior to the meeting.
    General Information: Additional information concerning the GNEB can 
be found on its Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb.
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Mark Joyce at 202-564-
2130 or by e-mail at [email protected]. To request accommodation of a 
disability, please contact Mark Joyce at least 10 days prior to the 
meeting to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

    Dated: August 10, 2011.
Mark Joyce,
Acting Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-21523 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]