[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 59 (Wednesday, March 27, 2013)]
[Pages 18589-18590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07089]




EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education; 
Request for Nominations of Candidates for the National Environmental 
Education Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) 
Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE) Staff 
Office is soliciting applications for environmental education 
professionals for consideration on the National Environmental Education 
Advisory Council (NEEAC). There is one vacancy on the Advisory Council 
that must be filled. This vacancy is for the State Department of 
Education and Natural Resources position. Additional avenues and 
resources may be utilized in the solicitation of applications. In an 
effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages 
nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups.

DATES: Applications should be submitted by April 15, 2013 per 
instructions below.

ADDRESSES: Submit non-electronic application materials to Javier 
Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Education 
Advisory Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
External Affairs and Environmental Education (MC:1704A), 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 1426(ARN), Washington, DC 20460, Ph: 202-
564-2642, FAX: 202-564-2753, email:[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Request 
for Nominations, please contact Mr. Javier Araujo, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), EPA National Environmental Education Advisory Council, 
at the contact information provided above. General information 
concerning NEEAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Education Act 
requires that the Council be comprised of eleven (11) members appointed 
by the Administrator of EPA. Members represent a balance of 
perspectives, professional qualifications, and experience. The Act 
specifies that members must represent the following sectors: Primary 
and secondary education (one of whom shall be a classroom teacher)--two 
members; colleges and universities--two members; business and 
industry--two members; non profit organizations involved in 
environmental education--two members; state departments of education 
and natural resources--one member each; senior Americans--one member. 
Members are chosen to represent various geographic regions of the 
country, and the Council strives for a diverse representation. The 
professional backgrounds of Council members should include education, 
science, policy, or other appropriate disciplines. Each member of the 
Council shall hold office for a one (1) to three (3) year period. 
Members are expected to participate in up to two (2) meetings per year 
and monthly or more conference calls per year. Members of the Council 
shall receive compensation and allowances, including travel expenses, 
at a rate fixed by the Administrator.
    Expertise Sought: The OEAEE staff office seeks candidates with 
demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in any of the following 
environmental education issue areas: (a) Integrating environmental 
education into state and local education reform and improvement; (b) 
state, local and tribal level capacity building; (c) cross-sector 
partnerships; (d) leveraging resources for environmental education; (e) 
design and implementation of environmental education research; (f) 
evaluation methodology; professional development for teachers and other 
education professionals; and targeting under-represented audiences, 
including low-income, multi-cultural, senior citizens and other adults.
    Candidates should be team players who demonstrate strong 
analytical, communication and writing skills.
    How to Submit Applications: Any interested and qualified 
individuals may be considered for appointment on the National 
Environmental Education Advisory Council. Applications should be 
submitted in electronic format to the DFO, Javier Araujo, at: 
[email protected] and contain the following: contact information 
including name, address, phone and fax numbers and an email address; a 
curriculum vitae or resume; the specific area of expertise in 
environmental education; recent service on other national advisory 
committees or national professional organizations and a one-page 
commentary on the applicant's philosophy regarding the need for, 
development, implementation and/or management of environmental 
education nationally.
    Persons having questions about the application procedure or who are 
unable to submit applications by electronic means should contact Javier 
Araujo, DFO, at the contact information provided above in this notice. 
Non-electronic submissions must contain the same information as 
electronic ones. The OEAEE Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of the 
application. The OEAEE Staff Office will develop a short list of 
candidates for more detailed consideration. The short list candidates 
will be required to fill out the Confidential Disclosure Form for 
Special Government Employees Serving 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 include membership on a Federal advisory 
committee) and private interests and activities and the appearance of a 
lack of impartiality as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and

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    Dated: March 14, 2013.
Javier Araujo,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07089 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]