[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52765-52766]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18540]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-10100-01-OA]


Request for Nominations of Candidates for the National 
Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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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 multiple vacancies on the Advisory Council 
that must be filled. Additional avenues and resources may be utilized 
in the solicitation of applications. ``In accordance with Executive 
Order 14035

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(June 25, 2021), EPA values and welcomes opportunities to increase 
diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility on its federal advisory 
committees. EPA's federal advisory committees have a workforce that 
reflects the diversity of the American people.''

DATES: Nominations should be submitted by September 19, 2022 per the 
instructions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this Notice and Request for Nominations 
may contact Mr. Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Office 
of Environmental Education (OEE), by telephone at (202) 441-8981 or via 
email at [email protected]. General information concerning the 
NEEAC can be found on the following website: https://www.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-advisory-council-neeac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    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 
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 in person 
meetings per year and monthly or more virtual conference calls per 
year. The anticipated time commitment may be between 15 and 40 hours 
per month.
    Positions on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council 
(NEEAC) are being offered without compensation. However, if selected, 
you will be provided with per diem as well as travel expense coverage 
for in person scheduled meetings.

Request for Nominations

    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 
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 other adults. Specific 
experience in environmental justice and climate change are essential.

Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations

    Any interested and qualified individuals may be considered for 
appointment on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. 
In order to apply, the following four items should be submitted in 
electronic format to the Designated Federal Officer, Javier Araujo, 
[email protected] and contain the following: (1) Contact 
information including name, address, phone, and an email address (2) a 
curriculum vitae or resume (3) Please include the specific area of 
expertise in environmental education and the sector or slot the 
applicant is applying for in the subject line of your submission (4) A 
one page commentary on the applicant's philosophy regarding the need 
for, development, implementation and or management of environmental 
education.
    Nominations should be submitted by September 19, 2022.
    Submit nominations electronically to Javier Araujo, Designated 
Federal Officer, National Environmental Education Advisory Council, 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, email: [email protected]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Request 
for Nominations, please contact Mr. Javier Araujo, Designated Federal 
Officer, [email protected], 202-441-8981, 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: https://www.epa.gov/education/national-environmental-education-advisory-council-neeac.
    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. 
Please note this form is not an application form.

Rosemary Enobakhare,
Associate Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental 
Education.
[FR Doc. 2022-18540 Filed 8-26-22; 8:45 am]
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