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EPA Seeks Nominations for International Advisory Committee

Release Date: 7/12/2000
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

     The U.S. delegation of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Air Quality in the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; El Paso, Texas; and Dona Ana County, New Mexico Air Basin (JAC) is seeking nominations for an opening on the committee. This is a volunteer position without salary or reimbursement for expenses associated with service.

     As JAC Co-chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is coordinating the nomination and selection process for the U.S. delegation. The Agency seeks to fill a vacancy for a member of the business community in El Paso County or southeastern Doa Ana County.

     The nominee will be expected to attend quarterly meetings in El Paso, Juarez and Sunland Park, and provide advice and recommendations on how to improve air quality in the area.

     Self nominations and nominations on behalf of others will be accepted. Those nominated must be current residents of the U.S. portion of the Paso del Norte region.

     Nominations must contain the name, residence address, mailing address, telephone number, and facsimile number of the candidate. They must also include a brief description of the candidate=s interest, background and experience in air quality matters in the air basin and a brief statement of the positive role the nominee can play on the Committee. Nomination packages should be no more than two single-sided typewritten pages. Reference letters from individuals supporting a candidate may be added to a nomination package.  

     Nominations must be postmarked no later than August 14, 2000. Mail nominations to Co-Chair, Joint Advisory Committee, c/o Bill Luthans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 6PD, 1445 Ross Ave., Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.

     For more information or to confirm receipt of a nomination, call EPA at 1-800-887-6063 and ask for Matthew Witosky at extension 8015, or send e-mail to