Request for Technical Input-Standards in Trade Workshops, 23224-23226 [2012-9254]

Download as PDF 23224 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2012 / Notices Dated: April 11, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–9350 Filed 4–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will meet via conference call on May 2 and May 3, 2012 to consider and vote on proposed recommendations from the Domestic Policy, Finance and Trade Subcommittees that address issues affecting U.S. competitiveness in exporting renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE&EE) products and services, such as access to finance and removal of trade barriers. The RE&EEAC will also review and vote on a draft letter to Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, regarding the need for a strong domestic policy to encourage growth in the U.S. RE&EE markets as a strong base for exports. RE&EEAC members will review and discuss recommendations on May 2, 2012. Members will reconvene on May 3, 2012 to vote on recommendations. DATES: May 2, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT); May 3, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian O’Hanlon, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–3492; email: brian.ohanlon@trade.gov. This conference call is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482–3889 at least 3 working days prior to the event. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from the private mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Apr 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 sector on the development and administration of programs and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. RE&EE industries. The RE&EEAC held its first meeting on December 7, 2010 and several subsequent meetings throughout 2011 and 2012. The meeting is open to the public. Members of the public wishing to attend the conference call must notify Mr. Brian O’Hanlon at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 26, in order to preregister and receive call-in instructions. Please specify any request for reasonable accommodation by Thursday, April 26. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the RE&EEAC’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to brian.ohanlon@trade.gov or to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 4053; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 26, 2012, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members, but may not be considered at the meeting. Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days of the meeting. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2012–9305 Filed 4–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No. 120322215–2213–01] Request for Technical Input— Standards in Trade Workshops National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce. ACTION: Request for Workshop Recommendations. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites all interested parties, including SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.-based manufacturers, U.S. industry and trade associations and federal government agencies, to submit recommendations and suggestions for workshops covering specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where training in the U.S. approaches to development and use of standards, including assessment of conformity to standards, may facilitate trade, increase U.S. exports, and/or benefit U.S. industry. Standards in Trade (SIT) workshops are designed to introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging standards and conformity assessment issues in other countries and regions; identify regulatory information and market access issues; and provide timely information to foreign officials on U.S. practices in standards, metrology and conformity assessment. Interested parties must consider Administration priorities outlined in the current National Export Strategy. NIST will offer a limited number of workshops each year. Most workshops will be scheduled for a 3 to 5 day period at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST will evaluate all recommendations and may use the suggested topics in planning its workshops, subject to the availability of resources. Additional guidance is available on the NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) workshop program Web page. This notice is not an invitation for proposals to fund grants, contracts or cooperative agreements of any kind. DATES: Recommendations may be submitted at any time and will be considered on a quarterly basis. ADDRESSES: All recommendations must be submitted to the Standards in Trade Workshop Program through a webform at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/ L1-4/L2-14. The National Export Strategy: Powering the National Export Initiative is available at http://trade.gov/ publications/pdfs/nes2011FINAL.pdf. NIST’s Three-Year Programmatic Plan is available at http://www.nist.gov/ director/upload/nist-master-3-yearplan-fy2012-fy2014.pdf. Additional information about the NIST Standards in Trade Workshop Program is available at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/ L1-4/L2-14. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Standards in Trade Workshop Program Coordinator, Mary Jo DiBernardo, (301) 975–5503, sit@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In June 2011, the Secretary of Commerce released the National Export Strategy: Powering the National Export Initiative. The report reinforces the importance of U.S. exports of goods and services, which in 2010 totaled $1.84 trillion, an E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2012 / Notices increase of nearly 17% over 2009 levels, and supported more than 9 million jobs in the United States. In March 2010, President Obama issued an executive order creating the National Export Initiative, which calls for the doubling of U.S. exports by the end of 2014. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. NIST’s Three-Year Programmatic Plan for fiscal years 2012–2014 summarizes the current focus and priorities of the NIST programs. Since 1995, U.S. industry has looked to the NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) program to provide opportunities for cooperation on important topics related to standards, conformity assessment and trade that are vital to the success of their businesses. SIT workshops are designed to introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging standards and conformity assessment issues in other countries and regions; identify regulatory information and market access issues; and provide timely information to foreign officials on U.S. practices in standards, metrology, and conformity assessment. Improved understanding of U.S. standards, conformity assessment and regulatory practices by foreign governments and private sector officials helps to provide an important basis for improving trade opportunities in key foreign markets, particularly those where standards and conformity assessment practices differ substantially from those in the United States. Each SIT workshop is targeted to aid U.S. industry in becoming more competitive in foreign markets through increased transparency of market and regulatory requirements and/or promotion and use of international standards, U.S. approaches and information exchange, thus increasing trade opportunities and exports. The goals of the program are directly aligned with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and NIST missions. In 2003, NIST began soliciting public input on topics for SIT workshops via the Federal Register. The SIT program criteria have since been updated to reflect the current priorities and initiatives of the Administration, DOC, and NIST. The process for submitting recommendations has also been updated. To better inform NIST of timely topics for workshops, NIST solicits recommendations and suggestions from the public. To assist the public in formulating their suggestions, NIST VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 Apr 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 poses the following questions to the public for their consideration in developing their workshop recommendations: 1. Recommending Organization and Primary Contact Information Provide a primary point of contact, including the contact’s name, organization, title, mailing address, telephone number and email address. Include a description of the recommending organization(s). 2. Recommended Workshop(s) and Principal Topics What is the subject of the recommended workshop? Provide a description of the recommended workshop theme(s), industry sector(s) of focus, and targeted country or region. Provide a list of the suggested topics for the workshop and a description of each topic. 3. Goals and Objectives of Recommended Workshop What are the recommended workshop goals and objectives to be attained? Include why they are important to U.S. industry and how they support new U.S. exports or sustain or expand current U.S. exports. Include a detailed list outlining the specific workshop objectives. Demonstrate the possibility of significant progress during and immediately after the recommended workshop(s), as well as lasting benefits extending beyond the recommended workshop(s). 4. U.S. Stakeholders Who will likely participate at the recommended workshop and support the recommended workshop? Include a list of interested U.S. stakeholders, including U.S.-based manufacturers, U.S. industry trade associations, and federal, state and local government agencies. Additional stakeholders may include standards organizations, academia, professional societies, testing and certification organizations, etc. 5. Link to NIST and/or Other Federal Agencies How is the recommended workshop linked to NIST activities and/or research and/or activities and/or research at other federal agencies, and what are the appropriate NIST or other agency organizational units, laboratories or programs? What is the relevance of the activity to NIST and/or other federal agencies? If known, identify the specific staff who could serve as the point of contact for each agency included in the recommendation and experts who could PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23225 provide technical expertise and participate at the workshop. 6. Suggested Timing for Workshop(s) What are some possible timeframes in which the recommended workshop might take place (e.g. fall 20XX, April– May 20XX)? Indicate if the workshop recommendation is time sensitive and, if so, provide an explanation (e.g. Is there a proposed regulation in another country that will have a significant bearing on U.S industry and U.S. exports? Is there a window of opportunity that will close by a certain date? Is there a relevant event that coincides with the recommended workshop?) How many workshops may need to occur over a defined period of time, if more than one, to achieve the stated goals and objectives outlined in Point 3? The recommended workshop should be not expected to start earlier than 6 months from the date the recommendation is submitted. 7. Expected Outcomes/Measures of Success What are the expected outcomes and measures of the recommended workshop’s success? Include a description of the following, including data and the sources of the data, where applicable: a. Anticipated short and long-term benefits of the recommended workshop to U.S. industry for trade and market access; b. Potential for future opportunities for collaboration and trade as a result of the recommended workshop; and c. Desired short and long-term results of the recommended workshop and appropriate short and long-term measures for evaluating the success of the recommended workshop, including a suggested timeline. All recommendations must address each of the above seven points. Applicants should also consider and may provide additional information on the following 2 points: 8. Additional Resources What external funding, including cost share capability and in-kind cost sharing, is available to support the recommended workshop, and what is the source of this funding? Identify possible in-country partners if recommended workshop is to take place outside of the U.S. 9. Related Site Visits and Events Workshops can include visits to relevant business sites or events. Provide a list of suggested site visit locations, events or other areas of interest and discuss the relevance of E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 23226 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 18, 2012 / Notices each to the overall purpose of the recommended workshop’s goals. NIST will consider the following when developing the workshops that it will offer: Does the recommended workshop align with the Administration and/or NIST priorities? Is the workshop recommendation compatible with or complementary to these priorities? Is the recommended country, countries or region of focus identified in the National Export Strategy as a key market (target market, next tier market or mature market)? Is the product sector export-intensive and/or have the potential to enhance U.S. export opportunities? Is the recommended country/region developing infrastructure? Is there a need for standards and conformity assessment to support the changes? Have or will new regulations be proposed that will impact market entry for U.S. industry? Is there a market access issue in a specific sector, country or region? If appropriate, is there support from a regulatory or other federal agency for the workshop recommendation? Is there a significant and possible long-term commitment from U.S. industry stakeholders to support the recommendation and the goals and objectives of the recommended workshop? All recommendations must be submitted through the webform at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L14/L2-14. Dated: April 6, 2012. Willie E. May, Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket No. 120322215-2213-01]


Request for Technical Input--Standards in Trade Workshops

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for Workshop Recommendations.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
invites all interested parties, including U.S.-based manufacturers, 
U.S. industry and trade associations and federal government agencies, 
to submit recommendations and suggestions for workshops covering 
specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where 
training in the U.S. approaches to development and use of standards, 
including assessment of conformity to standards, may facilitate trade, 
increase U.S. exports, and/or benefit U.S. industry. Standards in Trade 
(SIT) workshops are designed to introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging 
standards and conformity assessment issues in other countries and 
regions; identify regulatory information and market access issues; and 
provide timely information to foreign officials on U.S. practices in 
standards, metrology and conformity assessment. Interested parties must 
consider Administration priorities outlined in the current National 
Export Strategy. NIST will offer a limited number of workshops each 
year. Most workshops will be scheduled for a 3 to 5 day period at NIST 
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST will evaluate all recommendations and 
may use the suggested topics in planning its workshops, subject to the 
availability of resources. Additional guidance is available on the NIST 
Standards in Trade (SIT) workshop program Web page. This notice is not 
an invitation for proposals to fund grants, contracts or cooperative 
agreements of any kind.

DATES: Recommendations may be submitted at any time and will be 
considered on a quarterly basis.

ADDRESSES: All recommendations must be submitted to the Standards in 
Trade Workshop Program through a webform at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-4/L2-14. The National Export Strategy: Powering the 
National Export Initiative is available at http://trade.gov/publications/pdfs/nes2011FINAL.pdf. NIST's Three-Year Programmatic Plan 
is available at http://www.nist.gov/director/upload/nist-master-3-year-plan-fy2012-fy2014.pdf. Additional information about the NIST Standards 
in Trade Workshop Program is available at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-4/L2-14.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Standards in Trade Workshop Program 
Coordinator, Mary Jo DiBernardo, (301) 975-5503, sit@nist.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In June 2011, the Secretary of Commerce 
released the National Export Strategy: Powering the National Export 
Initiative. The report reinforces the importance of U.S. exports of 
goods and services, which in 2010 totaled $1.84 trillion, an

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increase of nearly 17% over 2009 levels, and supported more than 9 
million jobs in the United States. In March 2010, President Obama 
issued an executive order creating the National Export Initiative, 
which calls for the doubling of U.S. exports by the end of 2014.
    NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial 
competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and 
technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our 
quality of life. NIST's Three-Year Programmatic Plan for fiscal years 
2012-2014 summarizes the current focus and priorities of the NIST 
programs.
    Since 1995, U.S. industry has looked to the NIST Standards in Trade 
(SIT) program to provide opportunities for cooperation on important 
topics related to standards, conformity assessment and trade that are 
vital to the success of their businesses. SIT workshops are designed to 
introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging standards and conformity 
assessment issues in other countries and regions; identify regulatory 
information and market access issues; and provide timely information to 
foreign officials on U.S. practices in standards, metrology, and 
conformity assessment. Improved understanding of U.S. standards, 
conformity assessment and regulatory practices by foreign governments 
and private sector officials helps to provide an important basis for 
improving trade opportunities in key foreign markets, particularly 
those where standards and conformity assessment practices differ 
substantially from those in the United States. Each SIT workshop is 
targeted to aid U.S. industry in becoming more competitive in foreign 
markets through increased transparency of market and regulatory 
requirements and/or promotion and use of international standards, U.S. 
approaches and information exchange, thus increasing trade 
opportunities and exports. The goals of the program are directly 
aligned with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and NIST missions.
    In 2003, NIST began soliciting public input on topics for SIT 
workshops via the Federal Register. The SIT program criteria have since 
been updated to reflect the current priorities and initiatives of the 
Administration, DOC, and NIST. The process for submitting 
recommendations has also been updated.
    To better inform NIST of timely topics for workshops, NIST solicits 
recommendations and suggestions from the public. To assist the public 
in formulating their suggestions, NIST poses the following questions to 
the public for their consideration in developing their workshop 
recommendations:

1. Recommending Organization and Primary Contact Information

    Provide a primary point of contact, including the contact's name, 
organization, title, mailing address, telephone number and email 
address. Include a description of the recommending organization(s).

2. Recommended Workshop(s) and Principal Topics

    What is the subject of the recommended workshop? Provide a 
description of the recommended workshop theme(s), industry sector(s) of 
focus, and targeted country or region. Provide a list of the suggested 
topics for the workshop and a description of each topic.

3. Goals and Objectives of Recommended Workshop

    What are the recommended workshop goals and objectives to be 
attained? Include why they are important to U.S. industry and how they 
support new U.S. exports or sustain or expand current U.S. exports. 
Include a detailed list outlining the specific workshop objectives. 
Demonstrate the possibility of significant progress during and 
immediately after the recommended workshop(s), as well as lasting 
benefits extending beyond the recommended workshop(s).

4. U.S. Stakeholders

    Who will likely participate at the recommended workshop and support 
the recommended workshop? Include a list of interested U.S. 
stakeholders, including U.S.-based manufacturers, U.S. industry trade 
associations, and federal, state and local government agencies. 
Additional stakeholders may include standards organizations, academia, 
professional societies, testing and certification organizations, etc.

5. Link to NIST and/or Other Federal Agencies

    How is the recommended workshop linked to NIST activities and/or 
research and/or activities and/or research at other federal agencies, 
and what are the appropriate NIST or other agency organizational units, 
laboratories or programs? What is the relevance of the activity to NIST 
and/or other federal agencies? If known, identify the specific staff 
who could serve as the point of contact for each agency included in the 
recommendation and experts who could provide technical expertise and 
participate at the workshop.

6. Suggested Timing for Workshop(s)

    What are some possible timeframes in which the recommended workshop 
might take place (e.g. fall 20XX, April-May 20XX)? Indicate if the 
workshop recommendation is time sensitive and, if so, provide an 
explanation (e.g. Is there a proposed regulation in another country 
that will have a significant bearing on U.S industry and U.S. exports? 
Is there a window of opportunity that will close by a certain date? Is 
there a relevant event that coincides with the recommended workshop?) 
How many workshops may need to occur over a defined period of time, if 
more than one, to achieve the stated goals and objectives outlined in 
Point 3? The recommended workshop should be not expected to start 
earlier than 6 months from the date the recommendation is submitted.

7. Expected Outcomes/Measures of Success

    What are the expected outcomes and measures of the recommended 
workshop's success? Include a description of the following, including 
data and the sources of the data, where applicable:
    a. Anticipated short and long-term benefits of the recommended 
workshop to U.S. industry for trade and market access;
    b. Potential for future opportunities for collaboration and trade 
as a result of the recommended workshop; and
    c. Desired short and long-term results of the recommended workshop 
and appropriate short and long-term measures for evaluating the success 
of the recommended workshop, including a suggested timeline.

All recommendations must address each of the above seven points. 
Applicants should also consider and may provide additional information 
on the following 2 points:

8. Additional Resources

    What external funding, including cost share capability and in-kind 
cost sharing, is available to support the recommended workshop, and 
what is the source of this funding? Identify possible in-country 
partners if recommended workshop is to take place outside of the U.S.

9. Related Site Visits and Events

    Workshops can include visits to relevant business sites or events. 
Provide a list of suggested site visit locations, events or other areas 
of interest and discuss the relevance of

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each to the overall purpose of the recommended workshop's goals. NIST 
will consider the following when developing the workshops that it will 
offer: Does the recommended workshop align with the Administration and/
or NIST priorities? Is the workshop recommendation compatible with or 
complementary to these priorities? Is the recommended country, 
countries or region of focus identified in the National Export Strategy 
as a key market (target market, next tier market or mature market)? Is 
the product sector export-intensive and/or have the potential to 
enhance U.S. export opportunities? Is the recommended country/region 
developing infrastructure? Is there a need for standards and conformity 
assessment to support the changes? Have or will new regulations be 
proposed that will impact market entry for U.S. industry? Is there a 
market access issue in a specific sector, country or region? If 
appropriate, is there support from a regulatory or other federal agency 
for the workshop recommendation? Is there a significant and possible 
long-term commitment from U.S. industry stakeholders to support the 
recommendation and the goals and objectives of the recommended 
workshop?
    All recommendations must be submitted through the webform at http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-4/L2-14.

    Dated: April 6, 2012.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
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