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DOC - 346 - Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11) - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameIndustry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number346
Original Establishment Date1/3/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/16/2004Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*13
Current Charter Date3/17/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/18/2004Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date6/16/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kathryn
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameB.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*McCormick
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-0607
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-1436
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*ISAC 11 produced four written recommendations as a group, concerning the U.S.-Australia, U.S.-Central America, U.S-Morocco, and U.S.-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreements. The members also provided extensive advice directly to pertinent agencies and negotiators during ISAC 11 meetings, through the DFO, and on an individual basis. This input has had a significant effect on Agency operations. ISAC 11 members have a strong interest in issues relating to trade (particularly industrial market access) and to trade and the environment. ISAC 11 has been a leader in providing advice which has assisted the U.S. Government's policymaking on many such issues. ISAC 11, through its members, continues to be instrumental in ensuring that commercial considerations are not abandoned in the negotiation of multilateral environmental agreements. ISAC 11 has also been a leading advisor on other technical barriers to trade and on such issues as dual-use technology export controls.
How is membership balanced?*The composition of ISAC 11 is fairly diverse across the major sectors which form the nonferrous metals industry, and includes storage battery manufacturers. To some extent, the presence of industry associations representing both producers and downstream fabricators has ensured that a relatively balanced point of view is provided. However, a number of U.S. nonferrous metals industries are currently not represented on the ISAC. The most prominent of these is the magnesium industry and the large U.S. scrap recycling industry. The U.S. lead industry is only represented indirectly. A large number of U.S. primary, secondary, and semi-fabricated nonferrous metals producers are not represented because of majority foreign ownership. ISAC 11 member views on such issues as industrial market access (tariffs) are not always convergent.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee will meet about five times per year, depending on the Government's need for private sector advice and ISAC 11's desire to be briefed. This need is often directly related to the activity of U.S. Government negotiators in multilateral and bilateral trade and environment negotiations, such as within the WTO, Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, the Basel Convention, or APEC.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee structure ensures a unique source of information to the Government. All members have security clearances and through a continuing dialogue with Government officials are made aware of Government trade policies at a level not otherwise available to the private sector. Because these committees remain current in the broad spectrum of trade policy, the private sector input from the committees is more pertinent. The advisory committee program, legislatively mandated, is the single formal comprehensive consultative link between the U.S. Government and U.S. industry and has the responsibility to address all issues concerning trade policy. Most importantly, U.S. Government agencies, such as the Department of State and EPA, in addition to Commerce and USTR, have come to depend on the ISACs as reservoirs of private sector advice and comment, particularly useful as the groups are divided functionally by industry, and hold clearances allowing for more in-depth discussion.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Industry Consultations Program was established by the Trade Act of 1974 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Subsection 135(f) of the Trade Act provides that the ISACs shall be exempt from the provisions of the FACA relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents when it is determined that the proceedings would, if disclosed, seriously compromise the Government's negotiating objectives or bargaining positions regarding trade policy matters. ISAC meetings routinely involve these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) evaluates each meeting agenda and issues a Notice of Determination when it is necessary to close meetings.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentIssued changes based on Committee recommendations on free trade agreements.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*4Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Committee shall perform such functions and duties and prepare reports, as required by Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, with respect to the sector and functional advisory committees. The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning the trade matters referred to in Sections 101, 102, and 124 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended; with respect to the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and with respect to other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States including those matters referred to in Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1979 and Executive Order 12188, and the priorities for actions thereunder. In particular, the Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers and implementation of trade agreements negotiated under Sections 101 or 102 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and Sections 1102 and 1103 of the 1988 Trade Act, which affect the products of its sector; and performs such other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy as may be requested by the Secretary and the USTR or their designees.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$37,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$37,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015400Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)2003
 COM-017050Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)2002
 COM-017330Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)2001
 COM-019023Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)2000
 COM-019191Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)1999
 COM-020890Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)1998
 COM-021189Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Nonferrous Ores and Metal for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 11)1997