[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 30 (Friday, February 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8083-8084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03157]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9923-09-OA]


Local Government Advisory Committee: Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to its Local Government Advisory Committee 
(LGAC). The LGAC is chartered to provide advice to the EPA 
Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting local 
governments. This notice solicits nominations to fill up to twelve (12) 
vacancies for one or two year terms. To maintain the representation 
outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Large 
cities; moderate-sized cities; small communities; and townships (under 
10,000); county-elected officials-urban, suburban and rural; city-
elected and appointed officials; state-elected and appointed officials; 
and tribal-elected and appointed officials. Vacancies are anticipated 
to be filled by April 2015. Sources in addition to this Federal 
Register Notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted no later than February 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line 
``LGAC Membership 2015'' to [email protected]. You may also submit 
nominations by mail to: M. Frances Eargle, LGAC Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations 
(OCIR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW. (MC1301A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must 
follow the same format and contain the same information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: M. Frances Eargle, Designated Federal 
Officer for the LGAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-3115; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The LGAC is a federal advisory committee 
chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 
92-463. EPA established the LGAC in 1993 to provide independent advice 
to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of public health and 
environmental issues affecting local governments. The LGAC conducts 
business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
(5 U.S.C. App2) and related regulations.
    The Committee consists of approximately 30 members (including a 
Chairperson) appointed by EPA's Administrator. Members serve as non-
federal stakeholders representing: Large cities; moderate-sized cities; 
small communities; and townships (under 10,000); county-elected 
officials-urban, suburban and rural; city-elected and appointed 
officials; state-elected and appointed officials; and tribal-elected 
and appointed officials. Members are appointed for one or two (1-2) 
year terms, and eligible for reappointment.
    The LGAC usually meets one or two times a year in person. 
Additionally, members participate in teleconference meetings and serve 
on Subcommittee and Workgroups to develop recommendations, advice 
letters and reports to address specific policy issues. The average 
workload for members is approximately 5 to 8 hours per month. We are 
unable to provide honoraria or compensation for members services. 
However, members may receive travel and per diem allowances where 
appropriate and according to applicable federal travel regulations.
    Nominations: The EPA values and welcomes 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

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outlined in the Summary above. In addition, EPA is seeking nominees 
with demonstrated local leadership in community sustainability and 
sustainable development; public health and health disparities; air 
quality, energy, and climate change; water quality issues; green jobs 
and economic initiatives; and environmental financing.
    Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include:
     The background and experience that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational background, 
professional affiliations, and other considerations);
     Demonstrated experience as elected and/or appointed 
official for a local, state or tribal government;
     Demonstrated experience working with officials from other 
governments or other levels of government (e.g., other local 
governments, federal agencies);
     Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills;
     Ability to volunteer time to attend full committee 
meetings 1-2 times a year, participate in teleconference meetings, 
attend listening sessions with the Administrator or other senior-level 
EPA officials, develop policy recommendations to the Administrator and 
prepare reports and advice letters; and
     Demonstrated ability to work constructively and 
effectively on committees. How to Submit Nominations: Any interested 
person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered 
for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-
nominate. Nominations can be submitted in electronic format (preferred) 
or in hard copy format (see ADDRESSES section above).
    To be considered, all 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 telephone number;
     Brief Statement describing the nominee's interest in 
serving on the LGAC;
     Resume and a short biography (no more than 2 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 LGAC.
    Other sources, in addition to this Federal Register notice, may be 
utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

    Dated: January 31, 2015.
Frances Eargle,
Designated Federal Officer, Local Government Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-03157 Filed 2-12-15; 8:45 am]
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