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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB). Nominations will be accepted until vacancies are filled in March 2020.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees:

  • Background and experiences that would help members contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the committee (e.g., geographic, economic, social, cultural, educational, and other considerations);
  • Represents a sector or group that helps to shape border-region environmental policy or represents a group that is affected by border region environmental policy;
  • Has extensive professional knowledge and experience with the issues that the GNEB examines (i.e. environmental and infrastructure issues along the U.S.-Mexico border), including the bi-national dimension of these issues;
  • Demonstrates senior-level experience that will fill a need of the GNEB in bringing a new and relevant dimension to its deliberations;
  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to work in a consensus-building process with a wide range of representatives from diverse constituencies;
  • and the ability to contribute approximately 10 to 15 hours per month to the GNEB?s activities, including face-to-face meetings, conference calls and participation in the development of the GNEB?s annual report to the President and comment letters.

For more details and instructions on how to apply, please review the Federal Register Notice (FRN) at:https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-14/pdf/2019-24745.pdf

The GNEB was created in 1992 by the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532, 7 USC Section 5404. Implementing authority was delegated to the Administrator of EPA under Executive Order 12916. The GNEB is charged by statute with submitting an annual report to the President on the need for implementation of environmental and infrastructure projects within the states of the United States contiguous to Mexico.

For additional information about the GNEB, please go to:https://www.epa.gov/faca/gneb

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