Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, 23224 [2012-9305]

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. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-9305]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 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 pre-register 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]
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