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Executive Order 12905

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 25 March 1994


Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 1994)

[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-7635]


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[Federal Register: March 29, 1994]




                        Presidential Documents 



                Executive Order 12905 of March 25, 1994

 

Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), and section 135(c)(1) of 
                the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
                2155(c)(1)) (``Act''), it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is established in the 
                Office of the United States Trade Representative 
                (``Trade Representative'' the ``Trade and Environment 
                Policy Advisory Committee'' (``Committee'').

                Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Committee shall consist of 
                not more than 35 members, including, but not limited 
                to, representatives from environmental interest groups, 
                industry (including the environmental technology and 
                environmental services industries), agriculture, 
                services, non-Federal government, and consumer 
                interests. The Committee should be broadly 
                representative of the key sectors and groups of the 
                economy with an interest in trade and environmental 
                policy issues.

                    (b) The Chairman of the Committee shall be elected 
                by the Committee from among its members. Members of the 
                Committee shall be appointed by the Trade 
                Representative, in consultation with the Cabinet 
                secretaries described in section 2155(c)(1) of title 
                19, United States Code, for a term of 2 years and may 
                be reappointed for any number of terms. Appointments to 
                the Committee shall be made without regard to political 
                affiliation. Any member may be removed at the 
                discretion of the Trade Representative.

                Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The Committee shall provide the 
                Trade Representative with policy advice on issues 
                involving trade and the environment.

                    (b) The Committee shall submit a report to the 
                President, to the Congress, and to the Trade 
                Representative at the conclusion of negotiations for 
                each trade agreement referred to in section 102 of the 
                Act. The report shall include an advisory opinion on 
                whether and to what extent the agreement promotes the 
                interests of the United States.
                    (c) The Committee may establish such subcommittees 
                of its members as it deems necessary, subject to the 
                provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and 
                the approval of the Trade Representative, or his 
                designee.
                    (d) The Committee shall report its activities to 
                the Trade Representative, or his designee.

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Trade Representative, 
                or his designee, with the advice of the Chairman, shall 
                be responsible for prior approval of the agendas for 
                all Committee meetings.

                    (b) The Trade Representative, or his designee, 
                shall be responsible for determinations, filings, and 
                other administrative requirements of the Federal 
                Advisory Committee Act.
                    (c) (1) The Trade Representative shall provide 
                funding and administrative and staff support for the 
                Committee.
                      (2) The Committee shall have an Executive 
                Director who shall be a Federal officer or employee 
                designated by the Trade Representative.
                    (d) Members of the Committee shall serve without 
                either compensation or reimbursement of expenses.
                    (e) The Committee shall meet as needed at the call 
                of the Trade Representative or his designee, depending 
                on various factors such as the level of activity of 
                trade negotiations and the needs of the Trade 
                Representative, or at the call of two-thirds of the 
                members of the Committee.

                Sec. 5. General. The Committee shall function for such 
                period as may be necessary. In accordance with the 
                Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Committee shall 
                terminate after 2 years from the date of this order 
                unless otherwise extended.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>


                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 25, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-7635
Filed 3-28-94; 10:52 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation:
Amended by: EO 12974, September 29, 1995; EO 13062, September 29, 1997; EO 13138, September 30, 1999; EO 13225, September 28, 2001; EO 13316, September 17, 2003; EO 13385, September 29, 2005; Continued by: EO 13446, September 28, 2007; EO 13511, Se
 

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