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[ From the Federal Register, Dec. 28, 2006 ]

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Request for Member Nominees to the Proposed Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive
Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice; Request for nominations to the proposed Adaptation for
Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC).

[Federal Register: December 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 249)] [Notices]
[Page 78199-78200] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access
[wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr28de06-71]

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SUMMARY: As required by section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee
Act, we are giving notice that EPA is inviting nominations for membership on
the proposed Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources
Advisory Committee (ACSERAC). The purpose of this proposed Committee is to
provide advice on the conduct of a study titled, ``Preliminary Review of
Adaptation Options for Climate- Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources,'' to be
conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). This
assessment is part of a comprehensive set of assessments identified by the
CCSP's Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. The proposed
ACSERAC will advise on the specific issues that should be addressed in the
assessment, appropriate technical approaches, the type and usefulness of
information to decision makers, the content of the final assessment report,
compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other matters important to
the successful achievement of the objectives of the study. EPA has
determined that this proposed federal advisory committee is in the public
interest and will assist the Agency in performing its duties under the Clean
Water Act, Clean Air Act, and the Global Climate Protection Act.

The draft prospectus for the study is on the CCSP Web site at 
http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/sap4-4prospectus-final.htm

Proposed committee membership will total approximately ten (10) persons, who
will serve as Special Government Employees or Regular Government Employees.
The membership of the proposed committee will include a balanced
representation of interested persons with professional and personal
qualifications and experience to contribute to the functions of the proposed
committee. In selecting members EPA will consider individuals from the
Federal Government, State and/or local governments, Tribes, the scientific
community, non-governmental organizations and the private sector with
expertise, experience, knowledge and interests essential to, or affected by,
the successful completion of the study. Any interested person or
organization may submit a nomination. Nominations should be identified by
name, occupation, organization, position, address, and telephone number, and
must include a complete resume of the nominee's background, experience and
expertise, and any other information considered relevant.  Additional
avenues and resources will be utilized by EPA in the solicitation of
nominees. Copies of the Committee Charter will be filed with the appropriate
congressional committees and the Library of Congress.

DATES: Nominations should be received by January 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations to Joanna Foellmer (8601D), National Center
for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460;
Telephone: (202) 564-3208; e-mail address: Foellmer.joanna@epa.gov

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Foellmer (8601D), National Center
for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460;
Telephone: (202) 564-3208; e-mail address: Foellmer.joanna@epa.gov. The
Agency will not formally acknowledge or respond to suggestions.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the proposed committee is to
provide advice on the conduct of the study titled, "Preliminary Review of
Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources," to be
conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP).  This
study will focus on adaptation to anticipated impacts of climate change on
federally owned and managed lands and waters. Within the context of the
assessment's prospectus, the proposed ACSERAC will advise on the specific
issues to be addressed, appropriate technical approaches, the type and
usefulness of information to decision makers, the content of the final
assessment report, compliance with the Information Quality Act, and other
matters important to the successful achievement of the objectives of the
study. Individuals and organizations interested in submitting nominations
for membership should familiarize themselves with the final prospectus for
this study, which is available at 
http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/sap4-4prospectus-final.htm

The proposed ACSERAC is expected to meet twice in 2007: once in a
face-to-face meeting in the Washington, DC, area and a second time via
conference call. Nominations should be sent preferably by e-mail. If sent by
either fax or regular mail, the sender is encouraged to phone (202) 564-3208
in advance.

Dated: December 21, 2006.
George Alapas, Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental
Assessment.
FR Doc. E6-22312 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am

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