[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 245 (Friday, December 21, 2018)]
[Page 65673]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27744]

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Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC): Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to its Clean Air Act Advisory Committee 
(CAAAC). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2019. Sources in 
addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the 
solicitation of nominees.


    Clean Air Act Advisory Committee provides advice, information and 
recommendations on policy and technical issues associated with 
implementation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) as requested by EPA. These 
issues include the development, implementation, and enforcement of 
programs required by the Act. The CAAAC will provide advice and 
recommendations on approaches for new and expanded programs including 
those using innovative technologies and policy mechanisms to achieve 
environmental improvements; the potential health, environmental and 
economic effects of CAA programs on the public, the regulated 
community, State and local governments, and other Federal agencies; the 
policy and technical contents of proposed major EPA rulemaking and 
guidance required by the Act in order to help effectively incorporate 
appropriate outside advice and information; and the integration of 
existing policies, regulations, standards, guidelines, and procedures 
into programs for implementing requirements of the Act.
    The programs falling under the purview of the committee include, 
but are not limited to, those for meeting National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards, reducing emissions from vehicles and vehicle fuels, reducing 
air toxic emissions, permitting, carrying out compliance authorities, 
and CAA-related voluntary activities. Members are appointed by the EPA 
Administrator for two-year terms with the possibility of reappointment 
to additional term(s). The CAAAC usually meets approximately 2 times 
annually and the average workload for the members is approximately 5 to 
10 hours per month.
    Although EPA is unable to offer compensation or an honorarium for 
CAAAC members, they may receive travel and per diem allowances, 
according to applicable federal travel regulations. EPA is seeking 
nominations from academia, industry, non-governmental/environmental 
organizations, community organizations, state and local government 
agencies, tribal governments, unions, trade associations, utilities, 
and lawyers/consultants. 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.

Evaluation Criteria

    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
     The background and experiences that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other 
     Experience serving as an elected official;
     Experience serving as an appointed official for a state, 
county, city or tribe;
     Experience working on national level or on local 
government issues;
     Demonstrated experience with air quality policy issues;
     Executive management level experience with membership in 
broad-based networks;
     Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, 
and consensus-building skills.
     Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a 
year, participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions 
with the Administrator or other senior-level officials;
     Ability to work with others with varying perspectives to 
develop policy recommendations to the Administrator and prepare reports 
and advice letters.
    Nominations must include a resume and a short biography describing 
the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee, as well 
as the nominee's current business/home address, email address, and 
daytime telephone number. Interested candidates may self-nominate. 
Please note that EPA's policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by 
statute, members generally are appointed to two- year terms. To help 
the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of our outreach efforts, 
please also tell us how you learned of this opportunity.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations in writing to: Larry Weinstock, 
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460.
    For further information or to email nominations, include in the 
subject line CAAAC Membership 2019 and send to [email protected].

    Dated: December 13, 2018.
Larry Weinstock,
Designated Federal Officer, Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, Office of 
Air and Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2018-27744 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]