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DOC - 361 - Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameMaterials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number361
Original Establishment Date7/12/1985Committee StatusMerged
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date10/19/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter10/19/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeff
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bond
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*50 U.S.C. §§ 4601-4623 (Supp. III 2015) (the “Act”)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-0716
Effective Date Of Authority*7/12/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-4145
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MEPTAC) focused on the following issues in FY2019: The committee worked closely with attending agencies to discuss multiple Category 2 and Wassenaar topics: provided industry perspective on active Wassenaar proposals. The MPETAC continued to support BIS and U.S. Government Export Control Reform Act activities. The MPETAC provided Government information and status regarding Industry 4.0 technologies applied to and emerging within the machine tool segment. Provided information and status regarding AM technologies applied to and emerging within the machine tool segment. The MPETAC supported efforts to identify emerging technologies and formulate effective controls. The MPETAC hosted a presenter from the Association for Manufacturing Technology to provide an overview of MTConnect. The MTConnect is an open source communication/encoding protocol that presents disparate data from various machines into one common language that can be read and acted on. Additionally, a MPETAC member presented on the Boeing Company’s Industry 4.0 transformation and its use of new and emerging technologies in its products and operations. Foreign policy updates, continued scrutiny and higher level of control to China, North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran. An overview of Manufacturing Industry health. The MPETAC discussed the merger with the Materials Technical Advisory Committee. Potential areas of overlap: Equipment where the controlling aspect is the material being processed (i.e. caustic, corrosive, explosive, etc.) and equipment where the controlling aspect is the equipment’s mechanical capability to manufacture a material/end item to required standards (accuracy/upr, multi-axis positioning/contouring, inert environments with reactive materials, etc). There will be some industries with limited material development for equipment vs. other industries where new equipment is being developed to enable the manufacture of new materials. The MPETAC overlap was considered complimentary and overall feeling amongst attendees was in support of a TAC merger.
How is membership balanced?*The MPETAC is composed of industry representatives, and U.S. Government agencies (Departments of Commerce, Defense, State and Energy) with specific technical or export control expertise in hardware and software, machine tool and design, design and development, and manufacturing.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The MPETAC met four times during FY 2019. The meetings allowed the MPETAC to develop recommendations pertaining directly to Control List Category 2 export control commodities and technology.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Few people possess the technical expertise necessary to advise the Department on controls in the materials processing area. Depending on their area of expertise, MPETAC members are able to discuss the accuracy, foreign availability, and control parameters for items including the following: motion control boards, tool and cutter grinding machines, turning machines, milling machines, and gear-making machines.
Why close or partially close meetings?Closed sessions are held to allow for discussion of information classified for reasons of national security, information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action, or information of a commercial or financial nature that is privileged or confidential.
Recommendation RemarksAuthorized by the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2401-2420) as amended by the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985, P.L. 99-64, 99 Stat. 120 (July 12, 1985). Although the Export Administration Act of 1979 (EAA), as amended, has expired, its provisions and those of the Export Administration Regulations were continued in effect, and to the extent permitted by law, when the President by Executive Order invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

MPETAC, Committee # 361 (COM-000218), merged with Materials Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Committee # 360 (COM-000184) to establish the Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (METAC).

The Department of Commerce is combining these two committees to provide an increased coordination as related to export controls relative to their respective interest. By combining the functions of both committees into a single committee lowers the estimated annual operating cost of the METAC.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*5Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee meets four times per year. There were no recommendations in FY19.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*N/ANarrative Description*Industry input regarding export controls on materials processing equipment is crucial in developing an export control policy that will maintain competitiveness in the global marketplace while addressing vital national security concerns. The industry forum provided by the Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee is a resource that effectively addresses both the technical and economic factors that should be considered in developing the policy.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Basic Science
Materials Research
Computer Technology
Systems Engineering
Mining and Minerals
Federal Government
International Law
International Organizations
Law Enforcement
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036813Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034309Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001346Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002988Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003511Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005070Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005581Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007196Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007712Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009332Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009748Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011317Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011600Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013195Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013452Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015074Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015399Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017035Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017347Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019068Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019234Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020902Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021177Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1997