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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES meeting, to give EPA and USDA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: Meetings: The November 12, 2014 meeting will be held at EPA, 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA, in the lobby-level Conference Center. Individuals attending the November 12, 2014 meeting must bring appropriate identification with them to the meeting. Identification requirements are available at: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/ csb_page/updates/2014/new-id.html. The November 17, 2014 meeting will be held at USDA, 4700 River Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737. Webinar: Stakeholders will be able to participate in the listening sessions via webinar. Instructions for webinar participation will be made available at http://www2.epa.gov/pollinatorprotection prior to the first listening session. 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Background The Task Force was created by President Barack Obama to develop a Federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators. Cochaired by the USDA and the EPA, the Task Force includes membership from the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Domestic Policy Council, the General Services Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Delta Regional Authority, the Smithsonian, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Security Council staff, the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Science and Technology Policy. The National Pollinator Health Strategy (the strategy) will include explicit goals, milestones, and metrics to measure progress. The strategy will include the following components: 1. A pollinator research action plan. 2. A public education plan. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65655 3. Public-private partnerships. Another critical piece of the strategy will focus on increasing and improving pollinator habitat. For additional information regarding the strategy, please see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ the-press-office/2014/06/20/ presidential-memorandum-creatingfederal-strategy-promote-healthhoney-b. The Task Force is particularly interested in hearing about opportunities for public-private partnerships to augment actions on research, education, and habitat expansion and improvement. To this end, and with emphasis on actions of substantial potential impact or amenability to scaling, the Task Force welcomes information on existing partnerships and opportunities for new partnerships, accompanied, where possible, with implementation details and recommendations. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq. Dated: October 28, 2014. Richard P. Keigwin, Jr., Director, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–26096 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9918–89–OECA] National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Environmental Protection Agency. 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 eight (8) new vacancies for terms through September 2017. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Academia, grassroots community-based organizations, non-governmental/ environmental organizations; local government agencies; business and industry and tribal governments and indigenous organizations. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 65656 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices 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 November 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line ‘‘NEJAC Membership 2015’’ to muriel.jasmin@epa.gov. You also may submit nominations by mail to: Jasmin Muriel, NEJAC Program Manager, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri P. White, Designated Federal Officer for the NEJAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564–2462; 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 27 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 four (4) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 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, 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 http://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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 29, 2014. Matthew Tejada, Director, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA. [FR Doc. 2014–26328 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0751; FRL–9918–46] Methomyl; Notice of Receipt of Requests To Voluntarily Amend Registrations To Terminate Certain Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by the registrants to voluntarily to amend their methomyl product registrations to delete one or more uses. The requests would delete methomyl use in or on barley, oats, and rye. The requests would not terminate the last methomyl products registered for use in the United States. EPA intends to grant these requests at the close of the comment period for this announcement unless the Agency receives substantive comments within the comment period that would merit its further review of the requests, or unless the registrants withdraw its requests. If these requests are granted, any sale, distribution, or use of products listed in this notice will be permitted after the use is deleted only if such sale, distribution, or use is consistent with the terms as described in the final order. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPP–2010–0751, by one of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-26328]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9918-89-OECA]


National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

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, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice. 
This notice solicits nominations to fill approximately eight (8) new 
vacancies for terms through September 2017. To maintain the 
representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to 
represent: Academia, grassroots community-based organizations, non-
governmental/environmental organizations; local government agencies; 
business and industry and tribal governments and indigenous 
organizations. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2015.

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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 
November 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations electronically with the subject line 
``NEJAC Membership 2015'' to muriel.jasmin@epa.gov. You also may submit 
nominations by mail to: Jasmin Muriel, NEJAC Program Manager, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri P. White, Designated Federal 
Officer for the NEJAC, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2462; 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 27 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 four (4) 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, 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 http://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.
     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: October 29, 2014.
Matthew Tejada,
Director, Office of Environmental Justice, U.S. EPA.
[FR Doc. 2014-26328 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 am]
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