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Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee
Fact Sheet

Mission: To advise the U.S. Government on policies and programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental goods and services.

Authority: The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) was established by Charter pursuant to the Jobs Through Trade Expansion Act of 1994 (15 U.S.C. 4728 (c); Pub Law No. 103-392). The ETTAC is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The ETTAC was established on May 31, 1994; it was rechartered on June 4, 1996, on July 15, 1998, on July 18, 2000, on April 5, 2002, and on March 18, 2004 (through May 30, 2006).

Recommendations: The ETTAC advises the Environmental Trade Working Group of the Trade Promotion Coordination Committee (TPCC) through the Secretary of Commerce. The following papers have been presented to the Secretary of Commerce and the TPCC: Recommendations Report (October,’96); Impediments to Environmental Trade (March ‘99); International Market Access Issues Affecting US Environmental Companies (May ‘00); ETTAC Views on a Global Water Initiative (Sept ‘00); and, a Joint Use Municipal-Industrial Initiative (May ‘02).

Leadership: -Chair: Julie Haines, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. -Executive Director: Carlos Montoulieu, Director, -Designated Federal Official (DFO): Corey Wright, ETI

Membership: The ETTAC is composed of senior level officers of U.S. environmental technologies companies and trade associations. ETTAC companies are representative of the U.S. environmental industry. They are small, medium, and large; geographically dispersed across the United States; and represent all segments of the sector. Members serve a term of two years.

Subcommittees: The ETTAC has addressed its work plan through subcommittees. Subcommittees included Market Access, Government Resources, Water, and Air.

Meetings: The Committee meets 3-4 times per year. All meetings are advertised in the Federal Register and are open to the public. Meeting summaries are available from the Office of Environmental Technologies Industries at: PH: (202) 482-5225.

July 20, 2004

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