Meeting of National and Governmental Advisory Committees to the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
The National and Governmental Advisory Committees will hold an open
meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.
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, North American
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Public Law 103182, and as
directed by Executive Order 12915, entitled Federal Implementation of the
North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation.
The NAC is composed of 15 members representing academia, environmental
non-governmental organizations, and private industry. The GAC consists of 14
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 April meeting is to provide advice on issues related to the
CECs 2016 Council Session theme and to discuss additional trade and
environment issues in North America.
The meeting will also include a public comment session. The agenda, meeting
materials, and general information about the NAC and GAC will be available at