Advice to Council 96-07 — Term of office for Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Members

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J/96-05/ADV/07/Rev.2
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Term of office for Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) Members

The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC):

IN ACCORDANCE with the request of Council, JPAChasdeveloped a proposal on a possible option regarding the term of office of the members of the Joint Public Advisory Committee; and

RECOGNIZING that the term of office should be the same for the three Parties and that the main objectives are as follows:

HEREBY RESOLVES that JPAC propose to Council that the JPAC Rules of Procedure be amended to include a new article regarding the term of office, such article to indicate that:

  1. The term of office of each JPAC member will be three years, renewable for additional increments of one, two or three years as the Parties decide;
  2. The expiration date of JPAC members will coincide with the Annual Council Session, with the proviso that in the event a successor has not been appointed, those members whose terms have expired will continue to serve until successors are appointed; and
  3. A member absent for three consecutive JPAC meetings without explanation be deemed to have resigned.