81 FR 47172 - Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green Building Advisory Committee; Request for Membership Nominations

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 139 (July 20, 2016)

Page Range47172-47173
FR Document2016-17145

The Administrator of the GSA established the Green Building Advisory Committee on June 20, 2011 (76 FR 118) pursuant to Section 494 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17123, or EISA), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). As the two-year commitments of some members of the Committee are expiring, this notice solicits additional qualified candidates for membership.

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MG-2016-03; Docket No. 2016-0002; Sequence 16]


Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green 
Building Advisory Committee; Request for Membership Nominations

AGENCY: Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, General 
Services Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Notice of solicitation of nominations for membership.

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SUMMARY: The Administrator of the GSA established the Green Building 
Advisory Committee on June 20, 2011 (76 FR 118) pursuant to Section 494 
of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17123, 
or EISA), in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). As the two-year 
commitments of some members of the Committee are expiring, this notice 
solicits additional qualified candidates for membership.

DATES: Effective: July 20, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ken Sandler, Office of Federal 
High Performance Green Buildings, GSA, 202-219-1121.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Green Building Advisory Committee (hereafter, ``the 
Committee'') provides advice to GSA as a mandatory Federal advisory 
committee, as specified in EISA and in accordance with the provisions 
of FACA. Under this authority, the Committee advises GSA on how the 
Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings can most effectively 
accomplish its mission. Extensive information about the Committee, 
including current members, is available on GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/gbac.
    Membership requirements: The EISA statute authorizes the Committee 
and identifies the categories of members to be included. EISA names 10 
Federal agencies and offices to be represented on the Committee, and 
GSA works directly with these agencies to identify their qualified 
representatives. This notice is focused exclusively on non-Federal 
members. EISA provides that, in addition to its required Federal 
members, the Committee shall include ``other relevant agencies and 
entities, as determined by the Federal Director.'' These are to include 
at least one representative of each of the following categories:

    ``(i) State and local governmental green building programs;
    (ii) Independent green building associations or councils;
    (iii) Building experts, including architects, material 
suppliers, and construction contractors;
    (iv) Security advisors focusing on national security needs, 
natural disasters, and other dire emergency situations;
    (v) Public transportation industry experts; and
    (vi) Environmental health experts, including those with 
experience in children's health.''

    EISA further specifies: ``the total number of non-Federal members 
on the Committee at any time shall not exceed 15.''
    Member responsibilities: Approved Committee members will be 
appointed to terms of either 2 or 4 years with the possibility of 
membership renewals as appropriate. Membership is limited to the 
specific individuals appointed and is non-transferrable. Members are 
expected to attend all meetings in person, review all Committee 
materials, and actively provide their advice and input on topics 
covered by the Committee. Committee members will not receive 
compensation or travel reimbursements from the Government except where 
need has been demonstrated and funds are available.
    Solicitation for members: This notice provides an opportunity for 
individuals to present their qualifications and apply for an open seat 
on the Committee. GSA will ask Committee members whose terms are 
expiring to re-apply if they are interested in continuing to serve on 
the Committee. GSA will review all applications and determine which 
candidates are likely to add the most value to the Committee based on 
the criteria outlined in this notice.
    At a minimum, prospective members must have:

--At least 5 years of high-performance green building experience, which 
may include a combination of project-based, research and policy 
experience.
--Academic degrees, certifications and/or training demonstrating green 
building and related sustainability and real estate expertise.
--Knowledge of Federal sustainability and energy laws and programs.
--Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative, multi-
disciplinary environment and add value to the work of a committee.
--Qualifications appropriate to specific statutory requirements (listed 
above).

    No person who is a Federally-registered lobbyist may serve on the 
Committee, in accordance with the Presidential Memorandum ``Lobbyists 
on Agency Boards and Commissions'' (June 18, 2010).
    Nomination process for Advisory Committee appointment: There is no 
prescribed format for the nomination. Individuals may nominate 
themselves or others. A nomination package shall include the following 
information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination stating the 
name and organizational affiliation(s) of the nominee, membership 
capacity he/she will serve (see statutory categories above), nominee's 
field(s) of expertise, and description of interest and qualifications; 
(2) A professional resume or CV; and (3) Complete contact information 
including name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone 
number of the nominee and nominator. GSA will consider nominations of 
all qualified individuals to ensure that the Committee includes the 
areas of green building subject matter expertise needed. GSA reserves 
the right to choose Committee members based on qualifications, 
experience, Committee balance, statutory requirements and all other 
factors deemed critical to the success of the Committee. Candidates may 
be asked to provide detailed financial information to permit evaluation 
of potential conflicts of interest that could impede their work on the 
Committee, in accordance with the requirements of FACA. All nominations 
must be submitted in sufficient time to be received by 5 p.m., Eastern 
Daylight Time (EDT), on Monday, August 1, 2016, and be addressed to 
[email protected].


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    Dated: July 15, 2016.
Kevin Kampschroer,
Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, 
Office of Government-wide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-17145 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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SectionNotices
ActionNotice of solicitation of nominations for membership.
DatesEffective: July 20, 2016.
ContactMr. Ken Sandler, Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings, GSA, 202-219-1121.
FR Citation81 FR 47172 

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