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National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Request for Nominations

EPA is inviting nominations from a diverse range of 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. The Agency is soliciting nominations to fill eight (8) new vacancies through June 15, 2015. To maintain the representation outlined by the charter, nominees will be selected to represent: Academia (1 vacancy); Business and industry (two vacancies); grassroots Community-based organizations (1 vacancy); Non-governmental/environmental organizations (1 vacancy); State and local government agencies (two vacancies); and Tribal governments (1 vacancy). Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by May 2012.

If states or tribes have worked with qualified individuals on Environmental Justice issues or have staff with EJ experience in their organization, please consider recommending them for this group. Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than January 25, 2012. Additional information about the Council and a nomination form are available here.