The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC).
The FRRCC was established in 2008 and provides independent advice to the EPA administrator on a broad range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. Members serve as representatives from academia, industry (e.g., farm groups and allied industries), non-governmental organizations and state, local and tribal governments.
Members are appointed by the EPA administrator for two-year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The FRRCC generally meets in Washington, D.C., twice a year. Members serve on the committee in a voluntary capacity; however, EPA may provide reimbursement for travel expenses associated with official government business.
Nominations from all sectors are being accepted, including academia, industry (e.g., farm groups and allied industries), non-governmental organizations and state, local and tribal governments. Nominations must be identified by name, occupation, organization, position, current business address, e-mail address and daytime telephone number and must include: a resume detailing relevant experience and professional and educational qualifications of the nominee; and a brief statement (one page or less) describing the nominee's interest in serving on the Committee. Interested candidates may self-nominate.
Applicants are encouraged to submit all nominations materials by Dec. 31, 2009. It is anticipated that vacancies will be filled by spring 2010.
Complete details are available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-26820.htm.