AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Request for Nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations
from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for
appointment to its Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). Vacancies
are expected to be filled by March 9, 2015. Sources in addition to this
Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of
Background: GNEB is a federal advisory committee chartered under
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. GNEB was
created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act,
Public Law 102-532, 7 U.S.C. 5404. Implementing authority was delegated
to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The GNEB is
charged by statute with submitting an annual report to the President on
the need for implementation of environmental and infrastructure
projects within the states of the United States contiguous to Mexico.
The statute calls for the GNEB to have representatives from U.S.
Government agencies; the governments of the states of Arizona,
California, New Mexico and Texas; and tribal and private organizations
with experience in environmental and infrastructure issues along the
U.S./Mexico Border. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for
two year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The GNEB meets
approximately three times annually either in person or via video/
teleconference. The average workload for committee members is
approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the committees
in a voluntary capacity. Although we are unable to offer compensation
or an honorarium, members may receive travel and per diem allowances,
according to applicable federal travel regulations. The EPA is seeking
nominations from a variety of nongovernmental interests along the U.S.-
Mexico border from the private sector, including representatives from
business, academia, environmental groups, health groups, ranching and
grazing, energy, financial, and other relevant sectors. 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.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:
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
Representative of a sector or group that helps to shape
border-region environmental policy or representatives of a group that
is affected by border region environmental policy.
Has extensive professional knowledge and experience with
the particular issues that the GNEB examines (i.e. environmental and
infrastructure issues along the U.S.-Mexico border), including the bi-
national dimension of these issues.
Bring senior level experience that will fill a need of the
GNEB in bringing a new and relevant dimension to its deliberations.
Possesses a demonstrated ability to work in a consensus
building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies.
Ability to contribute approximately 10 to 15 hours per
month to the GNEB's activities, including face-to-face meetings,
conference calls and participation in the development of the GNEB's
annual report to the President and comment letters.
Nominees may self-nominate by submitting a resume
describing their professional and educational qualifications, including
current business address, email and daytime telephone number.
All nominees must demonstrate the potential for active and
constructive involvement in the GNEB's work.
If you are interested in serving on GNEB, we will need the
following items to process your nomination package:
Nominations must include a brief statement of interest,
resume, curriculum vitae, or a short biography (no more than two
paragraphs) describing your professional and educational
qualifications, including a list of relevant activities and any current
or previous service on advisory committees. The statement of interest,
resume, curriculum vitae, or short biography should include the
candidate's name, name and address of current organization, position
title, email address, and daytime telephone number(s). In preparing
your statement of interest, please describe how your background,
knowledge, and experience will bring value to the work of the
committee, and how these qualifications would contribute to the overall
diversity of the GNEB. Also, be sure to describe any previous
involvement with the Agency through employment, grant funding and/or
Candidates from the academic sector must also provide a
letter of recommendation authorizing the nominee to represent their
Please be advised that federal registered lobbyists are
not permitted to serve on federal advisory boards.
ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Ann-Marie Gantner, Acting Designated
Federal Officer, Office of Diversity, Advisory Committee Management and
Outreach (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.
You may also email nominations with the subject line COMMITTEE RESUME
2014 to email@example.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann-Marie Gantner, Acting Designated
Federal Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone 202-564-4330, fax: 202-564-8129.