Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to submit written comments or suggestions regarding agenda items and to attend the public session.
In preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to:
* Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4.
* The Final Environmental Review of the PTPA.
* The ECA.
These documents are available at:
(2) Mara M. Burr, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative by electronic mail at
Persons with access to the Internet may also view and comment on this notice by going to the U.S. Government Regulations.gov Web site at
The United States-Peru TPA entered into force on February 1, 2009. Article 18.6 of the TPA establishes an Environmental Affairs Council, which is required to meet at least once a year to discuss the implementation of, and progress under, Chapter 18. Chapter 18 requires that meetings of the Council include a public session, unless the Parties otherwise agree.
At the upcoming meeting of the Council, the Council will review the status of implementation of Chapter 18 and assess the progress on implementing the Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4). The public is advised to refer to the State Department Web site at