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National Drinking Water Advisory Council; Request for Nominations

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AGENCY:

Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) invites all interested persons to nominate qualified individuals to serve a three-year term as members of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (Council). This 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the Agency on the activities, functions, and policies and regulations required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. The terms of five (5) members—two (2) who represent local government agencies concerned with public water supply and public health protection, two (2) who are affiliated with water-related or other organizations and interest groups having an active interest in public water supply/public health protection, and one (1) who speaks for the general public—expire in December 2005. EPA would like the preponderance of nominations to be in these three areas consistent with the mandates of the SDWA and the Agency encourages nominations of individuals who can represent small, rural public water systems (see Supplementary Information below). Although the Agency is identifying preferences, all nominations will be fully considered.

DATES:

Submit nominations via U.S. mail on or before October 21, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Address all nominations to Clare Donaher, Designated Federal Officer, National Drinking Water Advisory Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 4601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

E-mail your questions to Clare Donaher, Designated Federal Officer, donaher.clare@epa.gov, or call 202-564-3787.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

National Drinking Water Advisory Council: The Council consists of 15 members, including a Chairperson, appointed by the Deputy Administrator. Five members represent the general public; five members represent appropriate State and local agencies concerned with public water supply and public health protection; and five members represent private organizations or groups demonstrating an active interest in the field of public water supply and public health protection. The SDWA requires that at least two members of the Council represent small, rural public water systems. Additionally, members may be asked to serve on one of the Council's workgroups that are formed each year to assist EPA in addressing specific program issues. On December 15 of each year, five members complete their appointment. Therefore, this notice solicits nominations to fill the five vacancies with terms ending on December 15, 2008.

Persons selected for membership will receive compensation for travel and a nominal daily compensation (if appropriate) while attending meetings. The Council holds two face-to-face meetings each year, generally in the spring and fall. Conference calls will be scheduled if needed.

Nomination of a Member: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership. Nominees should be identified by name, occupation, position, address and telephone number. To be considered, all nominations must include a current resume, providing the nominee's background, experience and qualifications.

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Dated: September 1, 2005.

Cynthia C. Dougherty,

Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

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[FR Doc. 05-17816 Filed 9-7-05; 8:45 am]

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