Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Call for Nominations, 6037-6038 [2016-02192]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02192]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Office of the Secretary
Invasive Species Advisory Committee; Call for Nominations
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, National Invasive Species Council,
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the
interdepartmental National Invasive Species Council (NISC), proposes to
appoint new members to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC).
The Secretary of the Interior, acting as administrative lead, is
requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the
DATES: Nominations must be postmarked by February 18, 2016.
ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive
Director, National Invasive Species Council Secretariat (OS/NISC), by
regular/express mail: 1849 C Street NW., (Mailstop 3530), Washington,
DC 20240 and email: Jamie_Reaser@ios.doi.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, Program Specialist
and ISAC Coordinator, at (202) 208-4122, fax: (202) 208-4118, or by
email at Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order (EO) 13122 authorized the
National Invasive Species Council (NISC) to provide interdepartmental
coordination, planning, and leadership for the Federal Government on
the prevention, eradication, and control of invasive species. NISC is
currently comprised of thirteen Federal Departments and Agencies. The
Co-chairs of NISC are the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and
Commerce. The Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) advises NISC.
NISC is requesting nominations for senior-level professionals to serve
on the ISAC.
Nominations that were submitted in response to the Federal Register
notice dated September 30, 2015 are still under
consideration. These nominees do not need to reapply, unless they wish
to make changes to their nomination package.
NISC provides high-level interdepartmental coordination of Federal
invasive species actions and works with other Federal and non-Federal
groups to address invasive species issues at national and international
levels. NISC duties, as outlined in EO 13112 are to: oversee
implementation of EO 13112, while working to ensure that the Federal
agency activities concerning invasive species are coordinated,
complementary, cost-efficient, and effective; encourage planning and
action at local, tribal, state, regional, and ecosystem-based level to
achieve strategic goals; develop recommendations for international
cooperation; work with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to
develop guidance to Federal Agencies pursuant to the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); facilitate development of a
coordinated network among Federal Agencies to document, evaluate, and
monitor invasive species impacts; and prepare, issue (implement), and
update a National Invasive Species Management Plan (Management Plan).
ISAC is regulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA; 5
U.S.C. App. 2). At the request of NISC, ISAC provides advice to NISC
member Departments and Agencies on topics related to NISC's
aforementioned duties. As a multi-stakeholder advisory committee, ISAC
is intended to play a key role in recommending plans and actions to be
taken at local, tribal, state, regional, and ecosystem-based levels to
achieve the goals and objectives of the Management Plan. It is hoped
that, collectively, ISAC will represent the views of the broad range of
individuals and communities knowledgeable of and affected by invasive
Prospective members of ISAC need to be senior-level professionals
with expertise relevant to the prevention, eradication, and/or control
of invasive species who have demonstrated a high degree of capacity
for: Advising individuals in leadership positions, team work, project
management, tracking relevant Federal government programs and policy
making procedures, and networking with and representing their peer-
community of interest. ISAC members need not be scientists. Membership
from a wide range of disciplines and professional sectors is
encouraged. At this time, we are particularly interested in
applications from senior-level representatives of tribes, small
businesses, non-profit and/or private sector entities focused on
landscape-scale management, and organizations specializing in
innovative communication strategies.
After consultation with the other members of NISC, the Secretary of
the Interior will appoint members to ISAC. NISC will select members
based on their individual qualifications, as well as the overall need
to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, subject matter
expertise, regional knowledge, and representation of communities of
interests. ISAC member terms are limited to three (3) years from their
date of appointment to ISAC. Following completion of their first term,
an ISAC member may request consideration for reappointment to an
additional term. Reappointment is not guaranteed.
Typically, the ISAC meets twice per year (spring and fall). Between
these meetings, ISAC subcommittees are expected to work via conference
calls and email exchanges. Members of the ISAC and its subcommittees
serve without pay. However, while away from their homes or regular
places of business in the performance of services of the ISAC, members
may be reimbursed for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of
subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in
the government service, as authorized by section 5703 of Title 5,
United States Code. Employees of the Federal Government ARE NOT
eligible for nomination or appointment to ISAC.
Individuals who are federally registered lobbyists are ineligible
to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils in an
individual capacity. The term ``individual capacity'' refers to
individuals who are appointed to exercise their own individual best
judgment on behalf of the government, such as when they are designated
Special Government Employees, rather than being appointed to represent
a particular interest.
Submitting Nominations: Nominations should include a resume
providing an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications (see
paragraph five), including information that would enable the Department
of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the
membership requirements of the ISAC and permit the Department of the
Interior to contact a potential member.
Any interested person or entity may nominate one or more qualified
individuals for membership on the ISAC. Self-nominations are also
accepted. Persons or entities submitting nomination packages on the
behalf of others must confirm that the individual(s) is/are aware of
their nomination. Nominations must be postmarked no later than February
18, 2016 to Jamie K. Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive
Species Council Secretariat (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street NW.
(MS 3530), Washington, DC, 20240 and emailed to:
Dated: January 29, 2016.
Jamie K. Reaser,
Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council.
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