[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
[Pages 5431-5432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02989]



[FRL-9989-89-Region 5]

Request for Nominations to the Great Lakes Advisory Board

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations to the Great Lakes Advisory 


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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates who desire to 
serve as members of EPA's Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB). The GLAB 
is chartered to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA 
Administrator, through the Great Lakes National Program Manager, on 
matters related to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and on 
domestic matters related to the implementation of the Great Lakes Water 
Quality Agreement between the U.S. and Canada. It is anticipated that 
GLAB members will be selected by the summer of 2019.

DATES: Nominations must be dated March 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line 
``GLAB Nomination 2019'' to [email protected]. You may also 
submit nominations by regular mail to: Edlynzia Barnes, Designated 
Federal Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes 
National Program Office, 77 W Jackson Boulevard, (G-9J) Chicago, 
Illinois 60604.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edlynzia Barnes, Designated Federal 
Officer, Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 77 W Jackson Boulevard, (G-9J) Chicago, IL; 
telephone number: 312-886-6249; email address: [email protected].

    Background: The GLAB has been re-established in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2, as 
amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.50(d). The Advisory Board will provide advice 
and recommendations on matters related to the Great Lakes Restoration 
Initiative. The Advisory Board will also advise on domestic matters 
related to implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 
between the U.S. and Canada.
    The major objectives will be to provide advice and recommendations 
    a. Great Lakes protection and restoration activities;
    b. Long term goals, objectives, and priorities for Great Lakes 
protection and restoration; and
    c. Other issues identified by the Great Lakes Interagency Task 
Force/Regional Working Group.
    The GLAB is expected to meet in person or by electronic means 
(e.g., telephone, videoconference, webcast, etc.) approximately two (2) 
times per year, or as otherwise needed and approved by the Designated 
Federal Officer. In-person meetings will be held in the Great Lakes 
    Nominations: The GLAB will be composed of approximately fifteen 
(15) members who will serve as representative members of non-federal 
interests. In selecting members, EPA will consider candidates 
representing a broad range of Great Lakes stakeholders, including, but 
not limited to: Environmental groups; agricultural groups; industry 
and/or business groups; citizen groups; environmental justice groups; 
foundations; academia; and state, local and tribal governments. In 
selecting members, EPA will consider the differing perspectives and 
breadth of collective experience needed to address the GLAB's charter. 
Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include:
     Experience with Great Lakes issues;
     Leadership and consensus-building experience in Great 
Lakes organizations, businesses, and workgroups;
     Membership in professional societies involved with Great 
Lakes issues;
     Academic leadership and expertise;
     Community leadership; and
     Representation of multiple constituencies within the Great 
Lakes basin.
    In accordance with the October 31, 2017 EPA Administrator's Memo 
entitled Strengthening and Improving Membership on EPA Federal Advisory 
Committees, and to ensure the independence and integrity of Federal 
Advisory Committee members, no member of an EPA Federal Advisory 
Committee shall receive EPA grants, either as principal investigator or 
co-investigator. Nominees to the GLAB shall describe their EPA funding 
history and past, current, or planned activities as principle or co-
principle investigators of EPA grants. [Note: This restriction and the 
related requirement to provide funding history and a description of 
activities does not apply to employees of state, tribal or local 
government agencies which have been recipients of EPA grants.]
    The EPA welcomes and values diversity. To obtain nominations of 
diverse candidates, the agency encourages nominations of women and men 
of all racial and ethnic groups. All nominations with be fully 
considered, but applicants shall be aware of EPA's specific membership 
goals and criteria as outlined above.
    How to Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization 
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to the 
GLAB. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations can be submitted in 
electronic format (preferred) or in hard copy format (see ADDRESSES 
section above). To be considered, 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 phone number;
     A brief statement describing the nominee's interest in 
serving on the GLAB;
     A resume and a short biography (no more than two 
paragraphs) describing the professional and educational qualifications 
of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities and any current 
or previous service on federal advisory committees; and
     A description of the nominee's EPA grant funding history 
including current EPA grant activities if applicable. If this does not 
apply to the nominee, please provide a brief statement indicating so.
     Optional: 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 GLAB.
    To help the Agency evaluate the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, nominees are requested to use their submission packages to 
identify how they became aware of this request for nominations.

    Dated: February 7, 2019.
Cathy Stepp,
Regional Administrator, Great Lakes National Program Manager.
[FR Doc. 2019-02989 Filed 2-20-19; 8:45 am]