National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, 12056-12057 [2013-03978]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 12056 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices • Commitment Form for Outreach Partnership (5900–06) • Water Management Checklist (5900–178) • Thermal Enclosure Checklist (5900– 176) • Multifamily High Rise Developer Participation Agreement (5900–267) • Multifamily High Rise Project Application (5900–266) • Multifamily High Rise Testing & Verification Worksheet (5900–269) • Multifamily High Rise Submittal Validation Form (5900–270) • Multifamily High Rise Performance Path Calculator (5900–268) • Modular Home Completion Report (5900–189) • Manufactured Home Completion Report (5900–172) • Modular Plant Qualification Form (5900–194) • HVAC QI Rater Checklist (5900– 271) • HVAC Contractor Checklist (5900– 175) • Commissioning Report (5900–180) • HIP Profile (5900–179) • Energy Use Authorization Form (5900–184) Respondents/affected entities: Home builders, modular and manufactured home manufacturing plants, developers, verification organizations, oversight organizations, lenders, energy efficiency program sponsors (e.g., national, regional, state, or local government entities, utilities), architects, home plan designers, retailers, contractors, and homeowners. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 132,000 (total). Frequency of response: Once, quarterly, annually, and occasionally. Total estimated burden: 183,967 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b) Total estimated cost: $13,553,809 (per year). This includes an estimated cost of $13,553,209 for labor and $600 for capital investment, operation and maintenance. Changes in the Estimates: There is an increase of 3,009 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This includes a 112,566-hour increase due to program changes and a 109,557-hour decrease due to adjustments. The 112,566-hour increase due to program changes resulted primarily from EPA’s new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes looking to earn the ENERGY STAR. The 109,557-hour decrease due to adjustments resulted primarily from VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 updated and improved data and analysis. much time as possible to process your request. John Moses, Director, Collection Strategies Division. Stephanie Owens, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education. [FR Doc. 2013–03959 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P [FR Doc. 2013–04028 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9783–1] National Environmental Education Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting(s). AGENCY: Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, EPA gives notice of a series of teleconference meetings of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC). The NEEAC was created by Congress to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on matters related to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act (the Act). The purpose of these teleconference(s) is to discuss specific topics of relevance for consideration by the council in order to provide advice and insights to the Agency on environmental education. DATES: The National Environmental Education Advisory Council will hold a public teleconference(s) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, March 27, 2013, May 22, 2013, June 19, 2013 and July 24, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov, 202– 564–2642, U.S. EPA, Office of Environmental Education, Ariel Rios North Room 1426, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public wishing to gain access to the teleconference, make brief oral comments, or provide a written statement to the NEEAC must contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, at araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202– 564–2642 by 10 business days prior to each regularly scheduled meeting. Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities or to request accommodations please contact Javier Araujo at araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202– 564–2642, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9782–9] National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). The NEJAC was chartered to provide advice regarding broad, crosscutting issues related to environmental justice. This notice solicits nominations to fill approximately seven (7) new vacancies for terms through June 15, 2016. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Academia (2 vacancies); grassroots community-based organizations (1 vacancy); nongovernmental/environmental organizations (2 vacancies); State government agencies (1 vacancy); and indigenous community-based organizations (1 vacancy). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2013. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice also may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than February 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line NEJAC Membership 2013 to olp.kevin@epa.gov. You also may submit nominations by mail to: Kevin Olp, NEJAC Membership Outreach Coordinator, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 2201A), Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same format and contain the same information. The Office of Environmental Justice will acknowledge receipt of nominations. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Olp, Membership Outreach Coordinator for the NEJAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564–5423; fax: (202) 564–1624. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEJAC is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92– 463. EPA established the NEJAC in 1993 to provide independent consensus advice to the EPA Administrator about a broad range of environmental issues related to environmental justice. The NEJAC conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations. The Council consists of 26 members (including a Chairperson) appointed by EPA’s Administrator. Members serve as non-federal stakeholders representing: four (4) from academia, three (3) from business and industry; six (6) from community based organizations; six (6) from non-governmental/environmental organizations; four (4) from state and local governments; and three (3) from tribal governments and indigenous organizations, of which one member serves as a liaison to the National Tribal Caucus. Members are appointed for three (3)-year terms with the possibility of reappointment to a second term. The NEJAC usually meets face-to-face twice a year, generally in the Spring and the Fall. Additionally, members may be asked to participate in teleconference meetings or serve on Work Groups to develop recommendations, advice letters, and reports to address specific policy issues. The average workload for members is approximately 5 to 8 hours per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental expenses associated with official government business. Nominations: Any interested person and/or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership. The EPA values and welcomes diversity. 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, but applicants need to be aware of the specific representation sought as outlined in the Summary above. In addition, EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge in community sustainability, public health and health disparities, climate change adaptation, land use and equitable development, environmental sociology and social science, and environmental financing. Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Feb 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 • The background and experience that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational background, professional affiliations, and other considerations • Demonstrated experience with environmental justice and community sustainability issues at the national, state, or local level; • Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills • Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2–3 times a year, participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions with the Administrator or other senior-level officials, develop policy recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice letters • Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees How to Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals are encouraged to self-nominate. Nominations can be submitted in electronic format (preferred) following the template available at https://epa.gov/ environmentaljustice/nejac/ index.html#Membership. To be considered, all 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 telephone number. • Brief Statement describing the nominees interest in serving on the NEJAC ´ ´ • Resume and a short biography (no more than 2 paragraphs) 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 the nomination. Letter[s] should describe how the nominee’s experience and knowledge will bring value to the work of the NEJAC. Other sources, in addition to this Federal Register notice, may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. To help the EPA in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us how you learned of this opportunity. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12057 Dated: February 13, 2013. Victoria J. Robinson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA. [FR Doc. 2013–03978 Filed 2–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before March 25, 2013. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-03978]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9782-9]


National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Environmental Justice 
Advisory Council (NEJAC).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be 
considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice 
Advisory Council (NEJAC). The NEJAC was chartered to provide advice 
regarding broad, crosscutting issues related to environmental justice. 
This notice solicits nominations to fill approximately seven (7) new 
vacancies for terms through June 15, 2016. To maintain the 
representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to 
represent: Academia (2 vacancies); grassroots community-based 
organizations (1 vacancy); non-governmental/environmental organizations 
(2 vacancies); State government agencies (1 vacancy); and indigenous 
community-based organizations (1 vacancy). Vacancies are anticipated to 
be filled by May 2013. Sources in addition to this Federal Register 
Notice also may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
February 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line 
NEJAC Membership 2013 to olp.kevin@epa.gov. You also may submit 
nominations by mail to: Kevin Olp, NEJAC Membership Outreach 
Coordinator, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., (MC 2201A), 
Washington, DC 20460. Non-electronic submissions must follow the same 
format and contain the same information. The Office of Environmental 
Justice will acknowledge receipt of nominations.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Olp, Membership Outreach 
Coordinator for the NEJAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-5423; fax: 
(202) 564-1624.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NEJAC is a federal advisory committee 
chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 
92-463. EPA established the NEJAC in 1993 to provide independent 
consensus advice to the EPA Administrator about a broad range of 
environmental issues related to environmental justice. The NEJAC 
conducts business in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and related regulations.
    The Council consists of 26 members (including a Chairperson) 
appointed by EPA's Administrator. Members serve as non-federal 
stakeholders representing: four (4) from academia, three (3) from 
business and industry; six (6) from community based organizations; six 
(6) from non-governmental/environmental organizations; four (4) from 
state and local governments; and three (3) from tribal governments and 
indigenous organizations, of which one member serves as a liaison to 
the National Tribal Caucus. Members are appointed for three (3)-year 
terms with the possibility of reappointment to a second term.
    The NEJAC usually meets face-to-face twice a year, generally in the 
Spring and the Fall. Additionally, members may be asked to participate 
in teleconference meetings or serve on Work Groups to develop 
recommendations, advice letters, and reports to address specific policy 
issues. The average workload for members is approximately 5 to 8 hours 
per month. EPA provides reimbursement for travel and other incidental 
expenses associated with official government business.
    Nominations: Any interested person and/or organization may nominate 
qualified individuals for membership. The EPA values and welcomes 
diversity. 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, but applicants 
need to be aware of the specific representation sought as outlined in 
the Summary above. In addition, EPA is seeking nominees with knowledge 
in community sustainability, public health and health disparities, 
climate change adaptation, land use and equitable development, 
environmental sociology and social science, and environmental 
financing.
    Other criteria used to evaluate nominees will include

 The background and experience that would help members 
contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., 
geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational background, 
professional affiliations, and other considerations
 Demonstrated experience with environmental justice and 
community sustainability issues at the national, state, or local level;
 Excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills
 Ability to volunteer time to attend meetings 2-3 times a year, 
participate in teleconference meetings, attend listening sessions with 
the Administrator or other senior-level officials, develop policy 
recommendations to the Administrator, and prepare reports and advice 
letters
 Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated 
ability to work constructively and effectively on committees
    How to Submit Nominations: Any interested person or organization 
may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this 
advisory committee. Individuals are encouraged to self-nominate. 
Nominations can be submitted in electronic format (preferred) following 
the template available at https://epa.gov/environmentaljustice/nejac/#Membership. To be considered, all 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 telephone number.
 Brief Statement describing the nominees interest in serving on 
the NEJAC
 R[eacute]sum[eacute] and a short biography (no more than 2 
paragraphs) 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 the 
nomination. Letter[s] should describe how the nominee's experience and 
knowledge will bring value to the work of the NEJAC.
    Other sources, in addition to this Federal Register notice, may 
also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. To help the EPA in 
evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please tell us 
how you learned of this opportunity.

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Victoria J. Robinson,
Designated Federal Officer, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA.
[FR Doc. 2013-03978 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]
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