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National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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Notice of meeting.


Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, EPA gives notice of a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to the U.S. Representative to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The National and Governmental Advisory Committees advise the EPA Administrator in her capacity as the U.S. Representative to the CEC Council. The Committees are authorized under Articles 17 and 18 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC), North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103-182, and as directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled “Federal Implementation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.” The NAC is composed of 13 members representing academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 12 members representing state, local, and Tribal governments. The Committees are responsible for providing advice to the U.S. Representative on a wide range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, and economic issues related to implementation and further elaboration of the NAAEC.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide advice on the Guidelines for Submissions on Enforcement Matters under Articles 14 and 15 of the NAAEC and to discuss other trans-boundary environmental and trade issues. The meeting will also include a public comment session. A copy of the agenda will be posted at


The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the U.S. EPA, Conference Room 1117A, located in the EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20004. Telephone: 202-564-2294. The meeting is open to the public, with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to attend, please register with Ms. Stephanie McCoy, by no later than April 20th by calling 202-564-2294 or via email at Please provide your name, organization, address and telephone number.


Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer,, 202-564-0347, U.S. EPA, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management and Outreach (1601-M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.


Requests to make oral comments, or provide written comments to the Committees, should be sent to Oscar Carrillo, Designated Federal Officer, at the contact information above.

Meeting Access: For information on access or services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Oscar Carrillo at 202-564-0347 or To request accommodation of a disability, please contact Oscar Carrillo, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request.

Dated: March 20, 2012.

Oscar Carrillo,

Designated Federal Officer.

[FR Doc. 2012-7471 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]