Annoucement : Review of the MC&I(2002) – Third Public Comment (14 May -12 July 2011)

THIRD PUBLIC COMMENT
FINAL DRAFT OF THE MC&I(NATURAL FOREST)

(Comment Period: 14 May – 12 July 2011)

The Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification [MC&I(2002)] which is the standard used for forest management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) since October 2005 is being subjected to its first review.  This review is in line with international practices that the certification standard used is to be reviewed at least every five years to ensure continuous improvement.

In line with the Process and Revised Timelines for the Review of MC&I(2002), the Secretariat is pleased to inform that the Second Meeting of the Standards Review Committee (SRC) held on 16-18 March 2011 has deliberated on the Third Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest), resulting in the Final Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) dated 18 March 2011.  Deliberations of the SRC on the Third Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) are as recorded in the Minutes of the Second Meeting of the SRC.

The Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Final Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) will now be subjected to a Third and final 60-day Public Comment commencing from 14 May – 12 July 2011.

In this connection, the Secretariat would like to invite you to provide your comments and or proposals for any amendments/deletions/additions to the Final Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest).

To facilitate the compilation of comments, the Secretariat would appreciate if the comments could be submitted based on the following format.

The Secretariat would greatly appreciate if you could kindly submit your comments to the Secretariat via e-mail at info@mtcc.com.my or via facsimile at 603-21612293 or via post to the following address not later than 12 July 2011:

Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC),
C-08-05, Block C, Megan Avenue II,
No. 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.
(Attn: Mr. Yong Teng Koon)

For further information about the standard review process, please contact Mr. Yong at yongtk@mtcc.com.my or call 603-21612298.  Information and progress of the review process will also be posted on the MTCC website at http://www.mtcc.com.my.

[Note: This announcement on the Third Public Comment on the Final Draft of the MC&I(Natural Forest) has also been communicated in writing to the relevant stakeholders groups in Malaysia and we look forward to your continued cooperation and active participation in the review process.]