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DOC - 1893 - Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameEnvironmental Technologies Trade Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1893
Original Establishment Date10/22/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date8/16/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/16/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Victoria
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Yue
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 103-392Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-3492
Effective Date Of Authority*10/22/1994Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-5665
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee's mission is to provide advice on the policies and procedures, and focus the resources, of the U.S. Government (USG) through the interagency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee's Environmental Trade Working Group ("Working Group"), with the aim of increasing exports of U.S. environmental technologies, goods and services. The ETTAC advises the Working Group through the Secretary of Commerce. Within the Department, the Director of the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries and one staff person act as Executive Director and DFO of the ETTAC respectively. Members, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, provide advice on the international interests and competitiveness of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC members consult widely with U.S. environmental technologies firms, relevant federal and state government agencies, and other experts in developing their advice for the Working Group. ETTAC's recommendations address areas critical to enhancing the competitiveness of the U.S. industry in international markets, including tariff and non-tariff barriers, USG's trade promotion programs, and standards-related challenges, among others. The interaction between the ETTAC and the Working Group has been key to the development and implementation of an interagency strategy aimed at expanding U.S. environmental exports.
How is membership balanced?*ETTAC contains members from large, small and medium-sized companies, as well as trade associations and other relevant organizations operating throughout the United States and in a range of foreign markets. Committee members specialize in the various subsectors of the environmental industry -- Equipment: water treatment equipment and chemicals; air pollution control; instruments and information systems; waste management and recycling equipment; process and prevention technologies. Services: solid waste management; hazardous waste management; consulting and engineering; remediation and industrial services; analytical services; wastewater treatment works. Resources: water utilities; resource recovery.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The ETTAC meets approximately three times a year. In FY21, the ETTAC met twice virtually to discuss and formulate Committee recommendations based on research conducted by its three subcommittees: Trade Policy and Export Competitiveness; Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Technologies; and Waste Management and Circular Economy. Continuation of the ETTAC is critical because ETTAC is the only source of private sector advice to the USG on issues related to U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods and services.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is an essential partner of the Federal Government in developing this important sector of the world and domestic economy. There is no other private sector group focusing specifically on environmental technologies trade and providing advice from U.S. environmental firms and the U.S. environmental industry — an industry which employs approximately 1.6 million Americans and generated $354 billion in revenue in the United States in 2019.
Why close or partially close meetings?ETTAC meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksSubcommittee costs are included for the budget for the parent committee. There was a gap in member appointments between FY20 and FY21 due to delays in rechartering the committee.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe 2020-2022 charter has not yet approved recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*134Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY21, the committee met twice virtually and submitted zero recommendations under the 2020-2022 charter.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*40.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn FY21, no recommendations were fully implemented because the ETTAC did not approve any recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*45.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn FY21, no recommendations were partially implemented because the ETTAC did not approve any recommendations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Commentnone
Agency Feedback Comment*Agency feedback is provided in the form of a formal written response from the senior DOC official addressed in the initial recommendation or through an articulation of action and decision of the Working Group. No agency feedback was provided in FY21 since no recommendations were approved.Narrative Description*ETTAC is a private-sector advisory committee that was created by Congress to advise the Federal Government on policies and programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods and services. The industry the Committee represents is comprised of roughly 115,000 revenue-generating organizations that employ approximately 1.6 million individuals in the United States. Under the Jobs Through Trade Expansion Act, Congress authorized the creation of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to provide advice to the Department of Commerce and other federal agencies on how the U.S. government's policies and practices affect the export of U.S. environmental products and services. For its 2020-2022 charter, the ETTAC hosted among its members industry leaders from small, medium, and large enterprises; relevant industry associations; and key state-level advisors representing a vibrant U.S. industry that produced over $354 billion in revenue in 2019.
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Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified4/5/2022 1:45 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Small Business
Business and Domestic Commerce
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035023Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Technologies2022
 COM-035024Trade Policy and Export Competitiveness2022
 COM-035022Waste Management and Circular Economy2022


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040207Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037993Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035910Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034310Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001362Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002950Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003470Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005089Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005539Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007265Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007637Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009405Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009740Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011336Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011640Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013136Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013486Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015047Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015371Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017053Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017311Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019002Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019211Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020898Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021178Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee1997