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Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)

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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Notice of open meeting.

Date: February 22, 2002.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Place: U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, Room 3704.


The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee will hold a plenary meeting on February 22, 2002, at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

ETTAC will hear briefings on the World Summit for Sustainable Development; the Trade Compliance Center's outreach program; the Agency for International Development's Global Development Alliance; and a status report on the U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership. ETTAC will also be briefed on current World Trade Organization issues including an update on responses to the Office of Environmental Technologies Industries' (ETI) Survey of Non-Tariff Barriers to trade in environmental technologies. The meeting is open to the public.

ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. The ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the interagency Environmental Trade Working Group (ETWG) of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). The ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until May 30, 2002.

For further information phone Jane Siegel, ETI, International Trade Start Printed Page 5089Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-5225. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to ETI.

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Dated: January 29, 2002.

Carlos F. Montoulieu,

Director, Office of Environmental Technologies Industries.

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