The Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) is currently requesting nominations for its 2020-2022 Charter.  A number of WWEMA members have sat on the ETTAC in the past and the last Charter was Chaired by Bill Decker of Aqua-Aerobic Systems and Co-Chaired by George Vorsheim of E-One. This is a great opportunity to connect directly with the Department of Commerce and help guide them as they assist U.S. exporters in the environmental sector. Nominations are due via email by COB September 30, 2020. More information can be found below.

ETTAC Nomination Request

The Secretary of Commerce invites membership nominations to the ETTAC’s 2020-2022 charter term of U.S. citizens who will represent U.S. environmental goods and services companies that trade internationally, or trade associations and non-profit organizations whose members include U.S. companies that trade internationally. The official Federal Register Notice can be found HERE.

Candidates should be senior executive-level representatives from U.S. environmental technology companies, trade associations, and non-profit organizations, including:

  • Air pollution control and monitoring technologies;
  • Analytic devices and services;
  • Environmental engineering and consulting services;
  • Financial services relevant to the environmental sector;
  • Process and pollution prevention technologies;
  • Solid and hazardous waste management technologies; and/or
  • Water and wastewater treatment technologies.

Interested applicants should submit the following information in .doc or .pdf format to ETTAC Designated Federal Officer, Amy Kreps, at by September 30, 2020.

  • Name
  • Title
  • Work phone, fax, and email address
  • Organization name and address, including website address
  • Short biography of nominee, including written certification of U.S. citizenship (this may take form of the statement “I am a citizen of the United States”) and a list of citizenships of foreign countries
  • Brief description of the organization and its business activities, including
  • Company size (number of employees and annual sales)
  • Exporting experience
  • An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet the expected time commitments of Committee work, including:
  • attending in-person committee meetings approximately four times per year;
  • undertaking additional work outside of full committee meetings including subcommittee conference calls or meetings as needed; and
  • drafting or commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee meetings.

Additional information can be found at Please contact with any questions about the committee or the application process.