National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, 55360-55361 [2017-25188]

Download as PDF 55360 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices (EPCRA), certain facilities that manufacture, process, or otherwise use specified toxic chemicals in amounts above reporting threshold levels must submit annually to EPA and to designated State or Tribal officials toxic chemical release forms containing information specified by EPA. In addition, pursuant to section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), facilities reporting under section 313 of EPCRA must also report pollution prevention and waste management data, including recycling information, for such chemicals. EPA compiles and stores these reports in a publicly accessible database known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Facilities that submit annual reports under section 313 of EPCRA and section 6607 of PPA. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (EPCRA Section 313). Estimated number of respondents: 21,856. Frequency of response: Annual. Total estimated burden: 3,597,275 hours (per year). Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.3(b). Total estimated cost: $199,217,089 (per year), includes $0 in annualized capital investment or maintenance and operational costs. Changes in the estimates: There is an increase of 41,277 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. This increase reflects a slight increase in the number of facilities reporting to TRI. Courtney Kerwin, Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division. [FR Doc. 2017–25161 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9970–44–OARM] National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology. * Nomination Deadline: January 3, 2018. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates representing the following sectors: Academia; state, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 local, and tribal governments; business and industry; and, non-governmental organizations. Potential vacancies are anticipated to be filled in April, 2018. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564– 2432; fax (202) 564–8129; email green.eugene@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463. EPA established NACEPT in 1988 to provide advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental policy, management and technology issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms. The Council usually meets 2–3 times annually face-to-face or via video/ teleconference and the average workload for the members is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel and incidental expenses associated with official government business. EPA is seeking nominations from candidates representing all sectors noted above. Within these sectors, EPA encourages nominees with a strong background in the following areas to apply: Data management/monitoring, social science, economic initiatives, public health, biodiversity, community sustainability, environmental policy/management, and environmental justice. Nominees will be considered according to the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, groups, and geographical locations. EPA values and embraces diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA welcomes nominations from women and men of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as persons with disabilities. Please note that interested candidates may self-nominate. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees: —Professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, and technology related issues. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze environmental challenges with objectivity and integrity. —Middle/Senior-level leadership experience that fills a current need on the Council. —Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and consensus-building skills. —Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the Council’s activities, including participation in face-to-face meetings, video/teleconference meetings and preparation of documents for the Council’s reports and advice letters. EPA’s policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, members generally are appointed to two year terms. Prospective candidates interested in being considered for an appointment to serve on the Council, should submit the following items to process your nomination package: Nomination packages must include a brief statement of interest, resume, or curriculum vitae (CV), and 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 or CV, and short biography should include the candidate’s full 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 Council. Also, be sure to describe any previous involvement with the Agency through employment, grant funding and/or contracting sources. To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, also tell us how you learned of this opportunity in your statement of interest (cover letter). Anyone interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged to submit a nomination (application) package by the submission deadline on January 3, 2018. To expedite the process, it is preferable to submit the nomination package with the required information/documents electronically (Word/PDF) to green.eugene@epa.gov. Please reference: ‘‘NACEPT 2018 Membership Nomination Package for (insert candidate’s name)’’ in the subject heading. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices Dated: October 20, 2017. Eugene Green, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25188 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9970–47–OARM] Good Neighbor Environmental Board Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Request for nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. AGENCY: The U.S. 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 April 1, 2018, but nominees are strongly encouraged to submit their nomination information as soon as possible. Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may also be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. Section 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 environmental and infrastructure issues in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The statute creating the GNEB calls for it to include representatives from U.S. Government agencies; the governments of the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas; 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 EPA is unable to offer compensation or an honorarium, members may receive travel and per diem allowances, according to asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 applicable federal travel regulations. The EPA is seeking nominations from a variety of nongovernmental organizations in the U.S.-Mexico border region, including representatives from business and industry, academia, environmental groups, public health organizations, and other sectors. EPA is also seeking representatives from state, local, and tribal governments. 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 experience that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other considerations). • 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. • 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. • Senior level experience dealing with environmental and infrastructure issues in the U.S.-Mexico border region. • 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 occasional advice letters. • Nominees may self-nominate. If you are interested in serving on the GNEB, please submit the following information: • Nominations must include a brief statement of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and a short biography 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 55361 will bring value to the work of the Board, and how these qualifications would contribute to the overall diversity of the GNEB. Also, please describe any previous involvement with EPA through employment, grant funding and/or contracting sources. • Candidates from the academic sector must also provide a letter of recommendation authorizing the nominee to represent their institution. • Please be advised that federally registered lobbyists are not permitted to serve on federal advisory committees. Submit nominations to Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, (1601M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460. You may also email nominations with the subject line GNEB Nomination 2018 to joyce.mark@epa.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer, U.S. EPA, telephone 202–564– 2130. Dated: October 24, 2017. Mark Joyce, Acting Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25190 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [Region 4 Library; FRL–9970–91–Region 4] Notice of Change to Operating Hours Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Informational notice. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Region 4 Library will change its operating hours from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library will remain closed on Federal holidays. SUMMARY: The new operating hours for the Region 4 Library will be effective November 1, 2017. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Region 4 Federal Library Managers Shayla Patillo at (404) 562–8385 or LouAnn Gross at (404) 562–9642. Dated: October 27, 2017. Kristy H. Eubanks, Assistant Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 2017–25194 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55360-55361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25188]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9970-44-OARM]


National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Request for Nominations to the National Advisory Council for 
Environmental Policy and Technology. * Nomination Deadline: January 3, 
2018.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates representing 
the following sectors: Academia; state, local, and tribal governments; 
business and industry; and, non-governmental organizations.
    Potential vacancies are anticipated to be filled in April, 2018. 
Sources in addition to this Federal Register Notice may be utilized in 
the solicitation of nominees.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Green, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. EPA; telephone (202) 564-2432; fax (202) 564-8129; email 
green.eugene@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy 
and Technology (NACEPT) is a federal advisory committee chartered under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463. EPA 
established NACEPT in 1988 to provide advice to the EPA Administrator 
on a broad range of environmental policy, management and technology 
issues. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry, non-
governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments. 
Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for two year terms. The 
Council usually meets 2-3 times annually face-to-face or via video/
teleconference and the average workload for the members is 
approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Members serve on the Council in 
a voluntary capacity. However, EPA provides reimbursement for travel 
and incidental expenses associated with official government business. 
EPA is seeking nominations from candidates representing all sectors 
noted above. Within these sectors, EPA encourages nominees with a 
strong background in the following areas to apply: Data management/
monitoring, social science, economic initiatives, public health, 
biodiversity, community sustainability, environmental policy/
management, and environmental justice. Nominees will be considered 
according to the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
which requires committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of 
constituencies, sectors, groups, and geographical locations. EPA values 
and embraces diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse 
candidates, EPA welcomes nominations from women and men of all racial 
and ethnic groups, as well as persons with disabilities. Please note 
that interested candidates may self-nominate.
    The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

--Professional knowledge of environmental policy, management, and 
technology related issues.
--Demonstrated ability to assess and analyze environmental challenges 
with objectivity and integrity.
--Middle/Senior-level leadership experience that fills a current need 
on the Council.
--Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and 
consensus-building skills.
--Ability to volunteer approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the 
Council's activities, including participation in face-to-face meetings, 
video/teleconference meetings and preparation of documents for the 
Council's reports and advice letters.

    EPA's policy is that, unless otherwise prescribed by statute, 
members generally are appointed to two year terms.
    Prospective candidates interested in being considered for an 
appointment to serve on the Council, should submit the following items 
to process your nomination package: Nomination packages must include a 
brief statement of interest, resume, or curriculum vitae (CV), and 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 or CV, and short 
biography should include the candidate's full 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 Council. Also, be sure to describe any 
previous involvement with the Agency through employment, grant funding 
and/or contracting sources.
    To help the Agency in evaluating the effectiveness of its outreach 
efforts, also tell us how you learned of this opportunity in your 
statement of interest (cover letter).
    Anyone interested in being considered for nomination is encouraged 
to submit a nomination (application) package by the submission deadline 
on January 3, 2018. To expedite the process, it is preferable to submit 
the nomination package with the required information/documents 
electronically (Word/PDF) to green.eugene@epa.gov. Please reference: 
``NACEPT 2018 Membership Nomination Package for (insert candidate's 
name)'' in the subject heading.


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    Dated: October 20, 2017.
Eugene Green,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25188 Filed 11-20-17; 8:45 am]
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