Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India (November 16-20, 2009), 41677-41679 [E9-19777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XQ97 Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish AGENCY: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U. S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of an enhancement permit. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that NMFS has issued Permit 14159 to NMFS Protected Resource Division (PRD) in Long Beach, CA. ADDRESSES: The permit application, the permit, and related documents are available for review, by appointment, at the foregoing address at: Protected Resources Division, NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802 (ph: 562–980–4026, fax: 562– 980–4027, e-mail at: Matthew.McGoogan@noaa.gov).. The permit application is also available for review online at the Authorizations and Permits for Protected Species website at https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt McGoogan at 562–980–4026, or e-mail: Matthew.McGoogan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Authority The issuance of permits, as required by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531–1543) (ESA), is based on a finding that such permits/ modifications: (1) are applied for in good faith,; (2) would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species which are the subject of the permits; and, (3) are consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Permits and modifications are issued in accordance with and are subject to the ESA and NMFS regulations (50 CFR parts 222–226) governing listed fish and wildlife permits. Species Covered in This Notice This notice is relevant to federally endangered Southern California Distinct Population Segment of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Permits Issued A notice of the receipt of an application for Permit 14159 was published in the Federal Register on VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 March 26, 2009 (74 FR 13192). Permit 14159 was issued to NMFS PRD on June 11, 2009. Permit 14159 authorizes NMFS PRD to conduct and oversee steelhead rescue activities for the endangered steelhead in coastal streams from the Santa Maria River south to the Mexican border. The purpose of this permit is for the enhancement of survival of endangered steelhead. Criteria are defined in the permit application to provide an objective biological basis for determining whether a steelhead rescue is reasonable and necessary to enhance the population. These criteria include instream characteristics and conditions within the affected area, the cause for any observed or projected streamflow decreases or dewatering, the availability of suitable instream areas to safely harbor the rescued steelhead (i.e., relocation areas), and the abundance of steelhead within the affected area. The permit will be applicable only in the following situations: when a rapid response is crucial to steelhead survival, and when mortality of steelhead, if not rescued and relocated, is reasonably certain; and, when take authorization has not been granted, or is not expected, under Section 7 or Section 10 of the ESA. The permit application further defines criteria to increase the likelihood that the permit will not be misused. NMFS’ specific responsibilities under the rescue and relocation activities involves: (1) serving as the permit holder, principal investigator, and the primary contact, (2) designating and collaborating with the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) as a co-investigator, (3) determining the need for a steelhead rescue and relocation, and (4) providing written authorization for undertaking steelhead rescue and relocation. NMFS will retain discretion as principal investigator under the permit for determining, either individually or in collaboration with CDFG, whether a steelhead rescue and relocation are warranted using the established rescue criteria. With regard to authorizing steelhead rescue and relocation, the permit grants NMFS the authority to legally allow its own qualified biologists or those of the CDFG to conduct and oversee operations to capture and relocate steelhead when an imminent threat to the survival of individuals exists and when the rescue criteria are met. Once the determination has been made that a steelhead rescue is needed, NMFS will coordinate the rescue and relocation operation with its own biologists and (or) those of the CDFG. NMFS and CDFG biologists listed on the permit PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41677 may enlist help of other qualified individuals to participate in steelhead rescue operations. However, at least one NMFS or CDFG biologist listed on the permit must be present at all times during rescue operations (i.e., persons not listed on the permit cannot conduct fish rescue activities without a permitted NMFS or CDFG representative present). Permit 14159 authorizes NMFS PRD an annual non-lethal take of up to 2000 juvenile steelhead and 100 adult steelhead. The permit also authorizes an annual collection and possession of up to 100 steelhead tissue samples as well as permission to recover up to 20 carcasses per year (if found). All samples and carcasses will be sent to NMFS science center for genetic research and possessing. No intentional lethal take has been authorized for this permit. The authorized unintentional lethal take (mortalities) that may occur during rescue activities is up to100 juvenile steelhead per year. Permit 14159 expires on December 31, 2019. Dated: August 12, 2009. Therese Conant, Acting Division Chief, Endangered Species Division Chief, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–19772 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India (November 16–20, 2009) Department of Commerce. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Mission Description Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, will lead an Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India, November 16–20, 2009. Organized by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the mission will introduce U.S. manufacturers of energy efficient products and technologies to opportunities in the Indian market. Delegation members will participate in a major DOE and USAID event called ‘‘U.S.-India Energy Efficiency Technology Cooperation Conference’’ in New Delhi. The mission will include appointments, briefings and site visits in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 41678 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES some of India’s most progressive cities dealing with energy efficiency. Trade mission participants will have customized business matchmaking appointments with potential clients, end-users, and partners, and meetings with key Government of India (GOI) and local government officials. Commercial Setting India is increasingly exploring energy efficient ways of expanding its power supply, due to very limited natural resources and chronic power shortages. In May 2008, the Ministry of Power stated that the energy conservation potential with today’s technologies could be 20,000 MW. The Government of India (GOI), aligned with five-year plans, saved only 877 MW from 2002– 2007, but from 2007–2012, the target is 10,000 MW. With some of the highest energy prices in the world, Indian companies already have a strong incentive to save on these costs. New GOI targets will soon accelerate the growth of the energy efficiency market in India. To reduce both energy costs and waste, the National Action Plan on Climate Change will soon regulate large energy users such as railways and the aluminum, cement, chlor-alkali, pulp and paper, fertilizer and steel industries, as well as power generation plants. The GOI Bureau of Energy Efficiency will establish sector targets by March 2010, after which point large energy users will be regulated on their energy usage as per the industry targets. This provides tremendous potential for U.S. manufacturers of energy efficient products and energy service companies to tap into these lucrative opportunities. While energy efficiency has many applications in India, recruitment efforts for the trade mission will focus on two of the most promising: • Industrial: The energy intensity, or the amount of energy used, in India is generally very high due to obsolete and inefficient energy technologies. The industrial sector comprises 50 percent of India’s commercial energy use. According to the Asian Development Bank, the market potential for industrial energy efficiency is approximately $27 billion (with energy savings of 7000 MW). To reduce energy consumption, the GOI plans to analyze the energy requirements of 750 large industrial installations across the abovementioned energy-intensive sectors, which will be an opportunity for U.S. companies to participate in upgrading equipment and processes. Best prospects for U.S. firms include energy efficient compressors, boilers, turbines, combined cycle power production, heat VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 recovery technology, process control systems, hydraulics, cogeneration equipment, meters, sensors/controls, heating/cooling (HVAC) systems, lighting units, pumps, appliances, steam systems/generators, and related IT and energy services. • Construction/green building: India’s green building market is expected to grow to $3.1 billion by 2010. In 2008, fifteen LEED (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified green buildings were erected in India, with over 1,000 green-friendly buildings expected by 2010. The certifications were made by the CII–Green Business Centre based on standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council. Additionally, many of the industrial installations mentioned above will likely adopt some green building techniques to further cut down their energy costs to meet the new industry energy-usage standards. Green buildings lend a cachet for large Indian companies and multinationals in their development plans. Best prospects include, but are not limited to, heating/cooling (HVAC) systems, lighting units, pumps, appliances, steam systems/generators, roofing systems, windows, recycled building materials, efficient water technologies, renewable energy technologies, landscape design and effective controls and building management systems. • The mission stops will focus on three of the most promising cities in India for energy efficiency: New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai, with matchmaking in all three cities. New Delhi, as India’s capital, will offer the aforementioned DOE/USAID conference and meetings with GOI officials to learn more about policies and opportunities in India. Chennai, an industrial/ manufacturing hub, has enormous potential for energy efficiency. Likewise, Mumbai has many energyintensive industries that could benefit from energy efficient products and services. Mission Goals The goal of the Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India is to (1) facilitate deals by match-making U.S. companies with pre-screened industry representatives and potential clients, customers and partners; and (2) introduce U.S. companies to industry and government officials in India to learn about policy initiatives that will ease the implementation and financing of energy efficiency projects. Mission Scenario The first stop on the mission itinerary is New Delhi. The delegates will PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participate in a DOE/USAID conference on Energy Efficiency, which will allow them to network and learn about policies and market opportunities in India. Additionally, the Commercial Service office in India (CS India) will work with the conference organizers to include the U.S. trade mission participants as speakers for the appropriate technical sessions of the conference. The conference will be attended by top decision makers from the Government of India and executives of large companies. The policy recommendations from the last conference in 2006 were influential in helping the Indian Government to formulate its Integrated Energy Strategy later that year. After (and during) the conference, the CS office in New Delhi will arrange one day of matchmaking for each company. Then the group will travel to Chennai, a state with chronic power shortages, for matchmaking meetings and a networking reception. Given its power woes, energy efficiency is a top political priority for the state. Moreover, Chennai is the base for many large Indian and foreign manufacturing installations, which could benefit from energy efficient services and technologies, and home to India’s National Energy Efficiency Center of Excellence. Additionally, the green building concept has also gained prominence in Chennai as some of the most recent LEED-certified buildings were built there in 2008. Finally, the delegation will visit Mumbai to participate in one day of matchmaking meetings. As the business and financial capital of the country, Mumbai is home to many energyintensive industrial sectors and many of the leading design/architecture firms that promote green building in India. The Commercial Service office in Mumbai will arrange matchmaking meetings with potential end-users as well as joint venture partners, and will also organize a roundtable session to discuss financing mechanisms for energy efficiency projects in India. Participation in the mission will include the following: • Pre-travel briefings/webinar on subjects ranging from business practices in India to security; • Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, endusers, or local industry contacts in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai; • Transportation to airports in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai; • Conference in New Delhi; • Meetings with Indian Government officials; E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices • Participation in industry receptions in New Delhi and Chennai and a financing roundtable luncheon in Mumbai; and Monday November 16 ................. Tuesday November 17 ................. Wednesday Thursday Friday November 18 ........... November 19 ............... November 20 .................... jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES All parties interested in participating in the Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India must complete and submit an application for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. The mission will be open on a first come first served basis to 12 qualified U.S. companies. Fees and Expenses: After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be $3,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME),* and $4,200 for large firms, which includes one principal representative. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $750. Expenses for lodging, some meals, incidentals, and travel (except for transportation to and from airports in-country, previously noted) will be the responsibility of each mission participant. The conference fee is included in the trade mission cost. Conditions for Participation: • An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. * An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (for additional information see http://www.export.gov/ newsletter/march2008/initiatives.html). 16:30 Aug 17, 2009 Proposed Mission Timetable Companies will be encouraged to arrive Saturday to allow time to rest after their long trip and adjust to the time change before the mission program begins on Monday, November 16. New Delhi Welcome briefing by U.S. Departments of Commerce and State, Participation in DOE/AID Energy Efficiency Conference, One-on-one business matchmaking appointments, Networking reception. New Delhi Participation in DOE/AID Energy Efficiency Conference, One-on-one business matchmaking appointments. New Delhi/Chennai Morning flight to Chennai, One-on-one business matchmaking appointments, Networking reception. Chennai/Mumbai One-on-one business matchmaking appointments, Optional site visit, Evening flight to Mumbai. Mumbai One-on-one business matchmaking appointments, Roundtable on financing mechanisms for energy efficiency projects in India. Participation Requirements VerDate Nov<24>2008 • Meetings with CS India’s energy efficiency industry specialists in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai. 41679 Jkt 217001 • Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. Selection Criteria for Participation: Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of a company’s products or services to the mission’s goals • Applicant’s potential for business in India, including likelihood of exports resulting from the trade mission • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the trade mission Any partisan political activities (including political contributions) of an applicant are entirely irrelevant to the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than September 30, 2009. The mission will be open on a first come first served basis. Applications received after that date will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts: Houston Export Assistance Center: Ms. Nyamusi Igambi, Nyamusi.Igambi@mail.doc.gov, Ph: 713–209–3112, Fax: 713–209–3135. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Commercial Service in India: Mr. Vaidyanathan Purushothaman, U.S. Commercial Service Chennai, Ph: 91– 44–2857–4031, Fax: 91–44–2857–4212, Vaidyanathan.purushothaman @mail.doc.gov. Sean Timmins, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. E9–19777 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–863] Seventh Administrative Review of Honey From the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: August 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Wiltse, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone- (202) 482–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 2, 2009, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of honey from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India (November 16-20, 2009)

AGENCY: Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Description

    Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations, U.S. 
and Foreign Commercial Service, will lead an Energy Efficiency Trade 
Mission to India, November 16-20, 2009. Organized by the United States 
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and 
Foreign Commercial Service (CS), in partnership with the U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Agency for International 
Development (USAID), the mission will introduce U.S. manufacturers of 
energy efficient products and technologies to opportunities in the 
Indian market. Delegation members will participate in a major DOE and 
USAID event called ``U.S.-India Energy Efficiency Technology 
Cooperation Conference'' in New Delhi. The mission will include 
appointments, briefings and site visits in New Delhi, Chennai and 
Mumbai,

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some of India's most progressive cities dealing with energy efficiency. 
Trade mission participants will have customized business matchmaking 
appointments with potential clients, end-users, and partners, and 
meetings with key Government of India (GOI) and local government 
officials.

Commercial Setting

    India is increasingly exploring energy efficient ways of expanding 
its power supply, due to very limited natural resources and chronic 
power shortages. In May 2008, the Ministry of Power stated that the 
energy conservation potential with today's technologies could be 20,000 
MW. The Government of India (GOI), aligned with five-year plans, saved 
only 877 MW from 2002-2007, but from 2007-2012, the target is 10,000 
MW. With some of the highest energy prices in the world, Indian 
companies already have a strong incentive to save on these costs.
    New GOI targets will soon accelerate the growth of the energy 
efficiency market in India. To reduce both energy costs and waste, the 
National Action Plan on Climate Change will soon regulate large energy 
users such as railways and the aluminum, cement, chlor-alkali, pulp and 
paper, fertilizer and steel industries, as well as power generation 
plants. The GOI Bureau of Energy Efficiency will establish sector 
targets by March 2010, after which point large energy users will be 
regulated on their energy usage as per the industry targets. This 
provides tremendous potential for U.S. manufacturers of energy 
efficient products and energy service companies to tap into these 
lucrative opportunities. While energy efficiency has many applications 
in India, recruitment efforts for the trade mission will focus on two 
of the most promising:
     Industrial: The energy intensity, or the amount of energy 
used, in India is generally very high due to obsolete and inefficient 
energy technologies. The industrial sector comprises 50 percent of 
India's commercial energy use. According to the Asian Development Bank, 
the market potential for industrial energy efficiency is approximately 
$27 billion (with energy savings of 7000 MW). To reduce energy 
consumption, the GOI plans to analyze the energy requirements of 750 
large industrial installations across the above-mentioned energy-
intensive sectors, which will be an opportunity for U.S. companies to 
participate in upgrading equipment and processes. Best prospects for 
U.S. firms include energy efficient compressors, boilers, turbines, 
combined cycle power production, heat recovery technology, process 
control systems, hydraulics, cogeneration equipment, meters, sensors/
controls, heating/cooling (HVAC) systems, lighting units, pumps, 
appliances, steam systems/generators, and related IT and energy 
services.
     Construction/green building: India's green building market 
is expected to grow to $3.1 billion by 2010. In 2008, fifteen LEED 
(Leader in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified green buildings 
were erected in India, with over 1,000 green-friendly buildings 
expected by 2010. The certifications were made by the CII-Green 
Business Centre based on standards established by the U.S. Green 
Building Council. Additionally, many of the industrial installations 
mentioned above will likely adopt some green building techniques to 
further cut down their energy costs to meet the new industry energy-
usage standards. Green buildings lend a cachet for large Indian 
companies and multinationals in their development plans. Best prospects 
include, but are not limited to, heating/cooling (HVAC) systems, 
lighting units, pumps, appliances, steam systems/generators, roofing 
systems, windows, recycled building materials, efficient water 
technologies, renewable energy technologies, landscape design and 
effective controls and building management systems.
     The mission stops will focus on three of the most 
promising cities in India for energy efficiency: New Delhi, Chennai and 
Mumbai, with matchmaking in all three cities. New Delhi, as India's 
capital, will offer the aforementioned DOE/USAID conference and 
meetings with GOI officials to learn more about policies and 
opportunities in India. Chennai, an industrial/manufacturing hub, has 
enormous potential for energy efficiency. Likewise, Mumbai has many 
energy-intensive industries that could benefit from energy efficient 
products and services.

Mission Goals

    The goal of the Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India is to (1) 
facilitate deals by match-making U.S. companies with pre-screened 
industry representatives and potential clients, customers and partners; 
and (2) introduce U.S. companies to industry and government officials 
in India to learn about policy initiatives that will ease the 
implementation and financing of energy efficiency projects.

Mission Scenario

    The first stop on the mission itinerary is New Delhi. The delegates 
will participate in a DOE/USAID conference on Energy Efficiency, which 
will allow them to network and learn about policies and market 
opportunities in India. Additionally, the Commercial Service office in 
India (CS India) will work with the conference organizers to include 
the U.S. trade mission participants as speakers for the appropriate 
technical sessions of the conference. The conference will be attended 
by top decision makers from the Government of India and executives of 
large companies. The policy recommendations from the last conference in 
2006 were influential in helping the Indian Government to formulate its 
Integrated Energy Strategy later that year. After (and during) the 
conference, the CS office in New Delhi will arrange one day of 
matchmaking for each company.
    Then the group will travel to Chennai, a state with chronic power 
shortages, for matchmaking meetings and a networking reception. Given 
its power woes, energy efficiency is a top political priority for the 
state. Moreover, Chennai is the base for many large Indian and foreign 
manufacturing installations, which could benefit from energy efficient 
services and technologies, and home to India's National Energy 
Efficiency Center of Excellence. Additionally, the green building 
concept has also gained prominence in Chennai as some of the most 
recent LEED-certified buildings were built there in 2008.
    Finally, the delegation will visit Mumbai to participate in one day 
of matchmaking meetings. As the business and financial capital of the 
country, Mumbai is home to many energy-intensive industrial sectors and 
many of the leading design/architecture firms that promote green 
building in India. The Commercial Service office in Mumbai will arrange 
matchmaking meetings with potential end-users as well as joint venture 
partners, and will also organize a roundtable session to discuss 
financing mechanisms for energy efficiency projects in India.
    Participation in the mission will include the following:
     Pre-travel briefings/webinar on subjects ranging from 
business practices in India to security;
     Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, 
distributors, end-users, or local industry contacts in New Delhi, 
Chennai and Mumbai;
     Transportation to airports in New Delhi, Chennai and 
Mumbai;
     Conference in New Delhi;
     Meetings with Indian Government officials;

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     Participation in industry receptions in New Delhi and 
Chennai and a financing roundtable luncheon in Mumbai; and
     Meetings with CS India's energy efficiency industry 
specialists in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

Proposed Mission Timetable

    Companies will be encouraged to arrive Saturday to allow time to 
rest after their long trip and adjust to the time change before the 
mission program begins on Monday, November 16.

Monday November 16................  New Delhi Welcome briefing by U.S.
                                     Departments of Commerce and State,
                                     Participation in DOE/AID Energy
                                     Efficiency Conference, One-on-one
                                     business matchmaking appointments,
                                     Networking reception.
Tuesday November 17...............  New Delhi Participation in DOE/AID
                                     Energy Efficiency Conference, One-
                                     on-one business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
Wednesday November 18.............  New Delhi/Chennai Morning flight to
                                     Chennai, One-on-one business
                                     matchmaking appointments,
                                     Networking reception.
Thursday November 19..............  Chennai/Mumbai One-on-one business
                                     matchmaking appointments, Optional
                                     site visit, Evening flight to
                                     Mumbai.
Friday November 20................  Mumbai One-on-one business
                                     matchmaking appointments,
                                     Roundtable on financing mechanisms
                                     for energy efficiency projects in
                                     India.
 

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Energy Efficiency 
Trade Mission to India must complete and submit an application for 
consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be 
evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy 
the selection criteria as outlined below. The mission will be open on a 
first come first served basis to 12 qualified U.S. companies.
    Fees and Expenses:
    After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee will be $3,500 for small or 
medium-sized enterprises (SME),\*\ and $4,200 for large firms, which 
includes one principal representative. The fee for each additional firm 
representative (large firm or SME) is $750. Expenses for lodging, some 
meals, incidentals, and travel (except for transportation to and from 
airports in-country, previously noted) will be the responsibility of 
each mission participant. The conference fee is included in the trade 
mission cost.
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    \*\ An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or 
that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations 
(see http://www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/
sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and 
subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The 
dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service's user fee 
schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (for additional 
information see http://www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/initiatives.html).
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    Conditions for Participation:
     An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission 
application and supplemental application materials, including adequate 
information on the company's products and/or services, primary market 
objectives, and goals for participation.
     Each applicant must also certify that the products and 
services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in 
the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm 
and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content.
    Selection Criteria for Participation:
    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of a company's products or services to the 
mission's goals
     Applicant's potential for business in India, including 
likelihood of exports resulting from the trade mission
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the trade mission
    Any partisan political activities (including political 
contributions) of an applicant are entirely irrelevant to the selection 
process.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce 
Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and 
trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and 
other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than September 30, 2009. The mission 
will be open on a first come first served basis. Applications received 
after that date will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.
    Contacts:
    Houston Export Assistance Center: Ms. Nyamusi Igambi, 
Nyamusi.Igambi@mail.doc.gov, Ph: 713-209-3112, Fax: 713-209-3135.
    U.S. Commercial Service in India: Mr. Vaidyanathan Purushothaman, 
U.S. Commercial Service Chennai, Ph: 91-44-2857-4031, Fax: 91-44-2857-
4212, Vaidyanathan.purushothaman@mail.doc.gov.

Sean Timmins,
Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. E9-19777 Filed 8-17-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-FP-P