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28

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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) 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 governments;
·         business and industry; and
·         tribal government and indigenous organizations.

Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2015. Specific information about how to apply and the criteria for appointment can be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/12/2014-21817/national-environmental-justice-advisory-council.

Submit nominations electronically with the subject line “NEJAC Membership 2014” to muriel.jasmin@epa.gov. You also may submit nominations by mail to:

Jasmin Muriel, NEJAC Project 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. The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended until November 22, 2014.

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