Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance
The Department of State and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are providing notice that on November 3-4, 2016, the United States and Peru will hold the eighth meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance (the ``Sub-Committee''), the sixth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (the ``Council''), and the fourth meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (the ``Commission''). The public sessions for the Council, Commission and Sub-Committee will be held on November 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. All meetings will take place in Lima, Peru at the Ministry of International Trade and Tourism. The purpose of the meetings is to review implementation of: Chapter 18 (Environment) of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA); the PTPA Annex on Forest Sector Governance (Annex 18.3.4); and the United States-Peru Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The Department of State and USTR invite interested organizations and members of the public to attend the public session, and to submit written comments or suggestions regarding implementation of Chapter 18, Annex 18.3.4, and the ECA, and any issues that should be discussed at the meetings. If you would like to attend the public sessions, please notify Rachel Kastenberg and Laura Buffo at the email addresses listed below under the heading ADDRESSES. Please include your full name and any organization or group you represent. In preparing comments, submitters are encouraged to refer to: Chapter 18 of the PTPA, including Annex 18.3.4, https:// ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa/fina l-text, the Final Environmental Review of the PTPA, https:// ustr.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/factsheets/Trade%20Topic s/ environment/Environmental%20Review%20FINAL%2020071101.pdf, and the ECA, http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/ 81638.htm. These and other useful documents are available at: http:// www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa and at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/eqt/trade/peru/index.htm.