Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), 6783-6784 [2019-03557]

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[FR Doc. 2019–03558 Filed 2–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9989–83–OA] Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6783 Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than April 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For all inquiries, nominators should contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the CASAC, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202–564–2050 or by email at yeow.aaron@epa.gov. Anyone unable to submit electronic nominations may send a paper copy to Mr. Yeow. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The CASAC is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee, established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to provide advice, information and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Members of the CASAC constitute a distinguished body of non-EPA scientists and engineers who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a three-year term and serve as Special Government Employees who provide independent expert advice to the agency. Expertise Sought for CASAC: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend to the EPA Administrator any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also: Advise the EPA Administrator of areas in which additional knowledge is required to appraise the adequacy and basis of existing, new, or revised NAAQS; describe the research efforts necessary to provide the required information; advise the EPA Administrator on the relative contribution to air pollution concentrations of natural as well as anthropogenic activity; and advise the EPA Administrator of any adverse public health, welfare, social, economic, or energy effects which may result from various strategies for attainment and maintenance of such NAAQS. As required under the CAA section 109(d), the CASAC is composed of seven members, with at least one member of the National Academy of Sciences, one physician, and one person representing state air pollution control agencies. The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations of experts to serve on the CASAC with DATES: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 6784 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 40 / Thursday, February 28, 2019 / Notices expertise in ecology. The SAB Staff Office is especially interested in scientists with expertise described above who have knowledge and experience relating to criteria pollutants (carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur oxides). For further information about the CASAC membership appointment process and schedule, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, by telephone at 202–564–2050 or by email at yeow.aaron@epa,gov. Selection Criteria for the CASAC Nominees are selected based on their individual qualifications. Curriculum vitae should reflect the following: —Demonstrated scientific credentials and disciplinary expertise in relevant fields; —Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability to work constructively and effectively on committees; and —Background and experiences that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee, e.g., geographical, economic, social, cultural, educational backgrounds, professional affiliations; and other considerations. —For the committee as a whole, consideration of the collective breadth and depth of scientific expertise; and a balance of scientific perspectives is important. As the committee undertakes specific advisory activities, the SAB Staff Office will consider two additional criteria for each new activity: Absence of financial conflicts of interest and absence of an appearance of a loss of impartiality. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES How To Submit Nominations Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format (preferred) using the online nomination form under ‘‘Public Input on Membership’’ on the CASAC web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac. To be considered, all nominations should include the information requested below. EPA values and welcomes diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of sex, race, disability or ethnicity. The following information should be provided on the nomination form: Contact information for the person making the nomination; contact information for the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Feb 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 curriculum vitae; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, educational background; research activities; sources of research funding for the last two years; and recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations. To help the agency evaluate the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please indicate how you learned of this nomination opportunity. Persons having questions about the nomination process or the public comment process described below, or who are unable to submit nominations through the CASAC website, should contact the DFO, as identified above. The DFO will acknowledge receipt of nominations and will invite the nominee to provide any additional information that the nominee feels would be useful in considering the nomination, such as availability to participate as a member of the committee; how the nominee’s background, skills and experience would contribute to the diversity of the committee; and any questions the nominee has regarding membership. The names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by respondents to this Federal Register notice, and additional experts identified by the SAB Staff Office, will be posted in a List of Candidates on the CASAC website at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Public comments on each List of Candidates will be accepted for 21 days from the date the list is posted. The public will be requested to provide relevant information or other documentation on nominees that the SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates. Candidates may be asked to submit the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110– 48). This confidential form is required for Special Government Employees (SGEs) and allows EPA to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person’s public responsibilities as an SGE and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded through the ‘‘Ethics Requirements for Advisors’’ link on the CASAC home page at http://www.epa.gov/casac. This form should not be submitted as part of a nomination. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 28, 2019. Khanna Johnston, Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9989-83-OA]


Request for Nominations of Candidates to the Clean Air Scientific 
Advisory Committee (CASAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites 
nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to 
the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

DATES: Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than 
April 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For all inquiries, nominators should 
contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the CASAC, 
EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office (1400R), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. 
NW, Washington, DC 20460; by telephone at 202-564-2050 or by email at 
yeow.aaron@epa.gov. Anyone unable to submit electronic nominations may 
send a paper copy to Mr. Yeow.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The CASAC is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee, 
established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to provide advice, information and 
recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the scientific and 
technical aspects of air quality criteria and National Ambient Air 
Quality Standards (NAAQS). Members of the CASAC constitute a 
distinguished body of non-EPA scientists and engineers who are 
nationally and internationally recognized experts in their respective 
fields. Members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for a three-year 
term and serve as Special Government Employees who provide independent 
expert advice to the agency.
    Expertise Sought for CASAC: The CASAC was established pursuant to 
the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend to 
the EPA Administrator any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria 
and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also: Advise the EPA 
Administrator of areas in which additional knowledge is required to 
appraise the adequacy and basis of existing, new, or revised NAAQS; 
describe the research efforts necessary to provide the required 
information; advise the EPA Administrator on the relative contribution 
to air pollution concentrations of natural as well as anthropogenic 
activity; and advise the EPA Administrator of any adverse public 
health, welfare, social, economic, or energy effects which may result 
from various strategies for attainment and maintenance of such NAAQS. 
As required under the CAA section 109(d), the CASAC is composed of 
seven members, with at least one member of the National Academy of 
Sciences, one physician, and one person representing state air 
pollution control agencies. The SAB Staff Office is seeking nominations 
of experts to serve on the CASAC with

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expertise in ecology. The SAB Staff Office is especially interested in 
scientists with expertise described above who have knowledge and 
experience relating to criteria pollutants (carbon monoxide, lead, 
nitrogen oxides, ozone, particulate matter, and sulfur oxides). For 
further information about the CASAC membership appointment process and 
schedule, please contact Mr. Aaron Yeow, DFO, by telephone at 202-564-
2050 or by email at yeow.aaron@epa,gov.

Selection Criteria for the CASAC

    Nominees are selected based on their individual qualifications. 
Curriculum vitae should reflect the following:

--Demonstrated scientific credentials and disciplinary expertise in 
relevant fields;
--Willingness to commit time to the committee and demonstrated ability 
to work constructively and effectively on committees; and
--Background and experiences that would help members contribute to the 
diversity of perspectives on the committee, e.g., geographical, 
economic, social, cultural, educational backgrounds, professional 
affiliations; and other considerations.
--For the committee as a whole, consideration of the collective breadth 
and depth of scientific expertise; and a balance of scientific 
perspectives is important.

    As the committee undertakes specific advisory activities, the SAB 
Staff Office will consider two additional criteria for each new 
activity: Absence of financial conflicts of interest and absence of an 
appearance of a loss of impartiality.

How To Submit Nominations

    Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified 
persons to be considered for appointment to this advisory committee. 
Individuals may self-nominate. Nominations should be submitted in 
electronic format (preferred) using the online nomination form under 
``Public Input on Membership'' on the CASAC web page at http://www.epa.gov/casac. To be considered, all nominations should include the 
information requested below. EPA values and welcomes diversity. All 
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of sex, race, 
disability or ethnicity.
    The following information should be provided on the nomination 
form: Contact information for the person making the nomination; contact 
information for the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of 
expertise of the nominee; the nominee's curriculum vitae; and a 
biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, 
educational background; research activities; sources of research 
funding for the last two years; and recent service on other national 
advisory committees or national professional organizations. To help the 
agency evaluate the effectiveness of its outreach efforts, please 
indicate how you learned of this nomination opportunity. Persons having 
questions about the nomination process or the public comment process 
described below, or who are unable to submit nominations through the 
CASAC website, should contact the DFO, as identified above. The DFO 
will acknowledge receipt of nominations and will invite the nominee to 
provide any additional information that the nominee feels would be 
useful in considering the nomination, such as availability to 
participate as a member of the committee; how the nominee's background, 
skills and experience would contribute to the diversity of the 
committee; and any questions the nominee has regarding membership. The 
names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by respondents 
to this Federal Register notice, and additional experts identified by 
the SAB Staff Office, will be posted in a List of Candidates on the 
CASAC website at http://www.epa.gov/casac. Public comments on each List 
of Candidates will be accepted for 21 days from the date the list is 
posted. The public will be requested to provide relevant information or 
other documentation on nominees that the SAB Staff Office should 
consider in evaluating candidates.
    Candidates may be asked to submit the ``Confidential Financial 
Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal 
Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency'' (EPA 
Form 3110-48). This confidential form is required for Special 
Government Employees (SGEs) and allows EPA to determine whether there 
is a statutory conflict between that person's public responsibilities 
as an SGE and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a 
loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be 
viewed and downloaded through the ``Ethics Requirements for Advisors'' 
link on the CASAC home page at http://www.epa.gov/casac. This form 
should not be submitted as part of a nomination.

    Dated: January 28, 2019.
Khanna Johnston,
Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-03557 Filed 2-27-19; 8:45 am]
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