[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Pages 50033-50034]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20680]




National Environmental Education Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency office 
of Public Engagement and Environmental Education is soliciting 
applications for environmental education professionals for 
consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory 
Council (NEEAC). There are two vacancies on the Advisory Council that 
must be filled. We are seeking applications to fill one State 
Department of Education and/or Natural Resources position and one 
Business and Industry 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 October 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit non-electronic application materials to Javier 
Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, National Environmental Education 
Advisory Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of 
Public Engagement and Environmental Education (MC 1704A), 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 1426 (WJCN), Washington, DC 20460, Phone: 
(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, [email protected], 202-564-2642, U.S. EPA, Office of 
Environmental Education, William Jefferson Clinton North Room 1426, 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. General Information 
concerning NEEAC can be found on the EPA website at: http://www2.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-advisory-council.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Education Act 
requires that the council be comprised of (11) members appointed by the 
Administrator of the 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, two members; state departments of 
education and/or natural resources, two members, and one member to 
represent senior Americans. 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 NEEAC 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

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tribal level capacity building for environmental education; (c) cross-
sector partnerships to foster environmental education; (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 rural communities 
    The NEEAC is best served by a structurally and geographically 
diverse group of individuals. Each individual will demonstrate the 
ability to make a time commitment. In addition, the individual will 
demonstrate both strong leadership and analytical skills. Also, strong 
writing skills, communication skills and the ability to evaluate 
programs in an unbiased manner are essential. Team players, which can 
meet deadlines and review items on short notice are ideal candidates.
    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 Designated Federal Officer, 
Javier Araujo, [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 and the sector or slot the applicant is 
applying for; recent service on other national advisory committees or 
national professional organizations; 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 
the electronic. The NEEAC staff Office will acknowledge receipt of the 
application. The NEEAC 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 downloaded from the following URL address. http://intranet.epa.gov/ogc/ethics/EPA3110-48ver3.pdf.

    Dated: September 4, 2019.
Elizabeth (Tate) Bennett,
Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental 
Javier Araujo,
Designated Federal Officer, Environmental Education Specialist.
[FR Doc. 2019-20680 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]