AGENCY: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice soliciting nominations for membership.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) invites
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be
considered for appointment to its Environmental Laboratory Advisory
Board (ELAB). The ELAB is a multi-stakeholder federal advisory
committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the
EPA Administrator and the Science Advisor about cross-cutting issues
related to enhancing EPA's measurement programs, and facilitating the
operation and expansion of national environmental accreditation.
This notice solicits nominations to fill seven-eight (7-8) new
vacancies. To maintain diverse representation, nominees will be
selected from the following stakeholder work force sectors:
Business and industry
Environmental laboratory commercial, municipal, small, other
Environmental laboratory suppliers of services
State and local Government agencies
Tribal governments and indigenous groups
Within these sectors, EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge in
methods development; measurements; monitoring and regulatory programs;
quality systems; and environmental accreditation. In an effort to
obtain nominations of diverse candidates, the agency encourages
nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. All
nominations will be fully considered.
Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified
persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee.
Individuals may also self-nominate. Nominees should possess the
Demonstrated experience with environmental measurement
programs and environmental laboratory accreditation;
Demonstrated experience developing organization level
strategy on methods development and validation or quality systems
Willingness to commit time to the committee, and
demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
and consensus-building skills; and
Ability to serve a 2-year appointment and volunteer
approximately 5-7 hours per month to support the Board's activities.
How to Submit Nominations: Nominations can be submitted in
electronic format (preferred) to Dr. Thomas O'Farrell, Designated
Federal Officer, US EPA, MC 8105R, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20460, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be
received by June 1, 2018 for October 2018 appointment. To be
considered, all nomination packages 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 telephone number.
Brief statement describing the nominee's interest in
serving on the ELAB.
Resume describing the professional and educational
qualifications of the nominee, including a list of relevant activities,
and any current or previous service on advisory committees.
Letter(s) of recommendation from a third party supporting
For further questions regarding this notice, please contact Thomas
O'Farrell at (202)-564-8451 or email@example.com.