Oversight Group - JOG
Terms of Reference, specifies the
role of the Joint Oversight Group, (JOG), which will be comprised of a
Principal Member from each country. As a first step, the Principal
Members intend to designate at least one person per side to examine each of the
six (6) potential areas of interest identified in the Joint Statement for the
2002 – 2003, and, if appropriate, to identify other opportunities for
collaboration to satisfy provisions of the TOR.
It is the intention that
these project teams meet as necessary and will report their recommendations to
the Principal Members of the JOG and other officials, as appropriate. For the U.S.
side, other appropriate officials may include representatives from other
government agencies. For the Portuguese side, other appropriate officials
would include representatives from the Ministry of the Environment and/or from
the Center for Pollution Prevention.
Establishment of proposed projects will be
subject to negotiation and conclusion of appropriate agreements between the
participants and affected stakeholders. Any initiative under the TOR will
be the subject of international agreements between the two implementing
agencies. All initiatives under the TOR will be subject to the
availability of appropriated funds, personnel, and other required
ANNUAL JOG MEETING
In September 12th
2005, the Centro Para Prevenção da Poluição (C3P, Center for Pollution
Prevention) hosted a JOG meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
The meeting was
led by the C3P Director General and attended by representatives from C3P,
Portuguese Ministry of Environment, NASA Headquarters, NASA KSC, Portuguese
Environment Institute, International Trade Bridge, Inc.
(ITB), the Instituto de
Engenharia Mecânica e Gestão Industrial (INEGI), the Instituto de Soldadura e
Qualidade (ISQ), and the Associação Portuguesa das Empresas do Sector Eléctrico
e Electrónico (ANIMEE).
The JOG meeting
was opened with the signing of the Renewal of the Terms of Reference
concerning cooperation on Environmental Pollution Prevention Matters, between
NASA and the Portuguese Ministry of Environment (Ministério do Ambiente
At the JOG meeting
a review of C3P’s activities and achievements between June 2004 and June 2005
were provided (information available in C3P’s June 2004-June 2005 Annual
meeting several possible project areas were discussed for C3P to explore in
2005/2006 and were presented by ISQ and INEGI, namely:
Fuel Cells and
Electronics, namely the assembly and disassembly processes;
analysis of lead-free solders;
Energy efficiency on buildings.
Discussions at the
JOG wrapped up with the statement that the potential C3P project to be launched
in a very near-term is the “Architecture for Sustainable Industrial
Innovation”. A preliminary document of the potential project was elaborated
by the NASA AP2 Office and by a member of the Printing Industries of
America/Graphics Arts Technical Foundation, with the support of C3P. These
projects are focused primarily in the reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds
(VOC) emissions in the Printing Sector. The partners include EPA, NASA, Printing
Industries of America/Graphics Arts Technical Foundation, Rochester Institute of
Technology, C3P, European Printing and Publishing Industry Associations (e.g.
APIGRAF, AIND, FAEP, FIPP, etc.), individual members of the Portuguese printing
industry, and Portuguese Universities. The project proposal should be delivered
to the Portuguese Ministry of Environment in a very near term.
Last updated: 26/02/2009