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EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain a diverse pool of candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. In addition to this notice, other sources may be utilized in the solicitation of nominees. The deadline for receiving nominations is Monday, October 15, 2012. Appointments will be made by the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and will be announced in March 2013. Nominee qualifications will be assessed under the mandates of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, which requires Committees to maintain diversity across a broad range of constituencies, sectors, and groups.
* Reducing the cost of financing environmental facilities and discouraging polluting behavior;
* Creating incentives to increase private investment in the provision of environmental services and removing or reducing constraints on private involvement imposed by current regulations;
* Developing new and innovative environmental financing approaches and supporting and encouraging the use of cost-effective existing approaches;
* Identifying approaches specifically targeted to small/disadvantaged community financing;
* Increasing the capacity of state and local governments to carry out their respective environmental programs under current Federal tax laws;
* Analyzing how new technologies can be brought to market expeditiously;
* Increasing the total investment in environmental protection of public, and private environmental resources to help ease the environmental financing challenge facing our nations.
The Board meets two times each calendar year (two days per meeting) at different locations within the continental United States. Board members typically contribute approximately 1-3 hours per month to the Board's work. The Board's membership services are voluntary and the Agency is unable to provide honoraria or compensation, according to FACA guidelines. However, Board members may receive travel and per diem allowances, where appropriate and in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations for invitational travelers.
Residence in the continental United States;
Professional knowledge of, and experience with, environmental financing activities;
Senior level-experience that fills a gap in Board representation, or brings a new and relevant dimension to its deliberations;
Demonstrated ability to work in a consensus-building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies; and
Willingness to serve a two-year term as an active-contributing member, with possible re-appointment to a second term.
Nominations for membership must include a resume describing the professional and educational qualifications of the nominee as well as expertise/experience. Contact details should include full name and title, business mailing address, telephone, fax, and email address. A supporting letter of endorsement is encouraged but not required.