International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Industry Workshop on Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste, 16296-16298 [2014-06509]

Download as PDF 16296 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices Subsidy rate Company POSCO; Daewoo International Corporation ............................. All Others .................................... *0.59 *0.59 Percent (de minimis). Because we have preliminarily determined that the CVD rates in this investigation are de minimis, we will not direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of subject merchandise. Disclosure and Public Comment The Department intends to disclose to interested parties the calculations performed in connection with this preliminary determination within five days of announcement of its public announcement.6 Interested parties may submit case and rebuttal briefs, as well as request a hearing.7 For a schedule of the deadlines for filing case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and hearing requests, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: March 18, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Appendix 1 Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to this investigation consists of non-oriented electrical steel (NOES), which includes coldrolled, flat-rolled, alloy steel products, whether or not in coils, regardless of width, having an actual thickness of 0.20 mm or more, in which the core loss is substantially equal in any direction of magnetization in the plane of the material. The term ‘‘substantially equal’’ in the prior sentence means that the cross grain direction of core loss is no more than 1.5 times the straight grain direction (i.e., the rolling direction) of core loss. NOES has a magnetic permeability that does not exceed 1.65 Tesla when tested at a field of 800 A/m (equivalent to 10 Oesteds) along (i.e., parallel to) the rolling direction of the sheet (i.e., B800 value). NOES contains by weight at least 1.25 percent of silicon but less than 3.5 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, and not more than 1.5 percent of aluminum. NOES is subject to this investigation whether it is fully processed (fully annealed to develop final magnetic properties) or semiprocessed (finished to final thickness and physical form but not fully annealed to develop final magnetic properties); whether or not it is coated (e.g., with enamel, varnish, natural oxide surface, chemically treated or phosphate surface, or other non-metallic materials). Fully processed NOES is typically 6 See 7 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)–(d), 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 made to the requirements of ASTM specification A 677, Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) specification C 2552, and/or International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) specification 60404–8–4. Semiprocessed NOES is typically made to the requirements of ASTM specification A 683. However, the scope of this investigation is not limited to merchandise meeting the specifications noted above. NOES is sometimes referred to as coldrolled non-oriented electrical steel (CRNO), non-grain oriented (NGO), non-oriented (NO), or cold-rolled non-grain oriented (CRNGO). These terms are interchangeable. The subject merchandise is provided for in subheadings 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, and 7226.19.9000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also be entered under subheadings 7225.50.8085, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, 7226.92.8050, 7226.99.0180 of the HTSUS. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. Appendix 2 List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Critical Circumstances 4. Scope Comments 5. Scope of the Investigation 6. Injury Test 7. Subsidies Valuation 8. Analysis of Programs 9. ITC Notification 10. Disclosure and Public Comment 11. Verification 12. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2014–06565 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Industry Workshop on Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste ITA, DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Event Description The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Energy to organize participation by U.S. companies in the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Industry Workshop on Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste, to be held May 5–6, 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IFNEC is an international forum consisting of 63 countries and three international organizations, and is sponsoring this workshop to facilitate a more focused dialogue directed at understanding the challenges of spent fuel management facing countries that are beginning to develop nuclear power. ITA is seeking the participation of up to 10 U.S. companies or trade associations in the civil nuclear sector in the IFNEC Workshop. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to participate in interactive panel discussions and meet with senior foreign government and industry officials to discuss commercial options for the long-term management and disposal of spent fuel. Event Setting The IFNEC Workshop will bring together IFNEC policy makers, nuclear industry representatives, energy planning agencies and international organizations to consider current options for countries’ management of the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and potential options for commerciallybased regional or multinational spent fuel disposal services. IFNEC Background IFNEC is led by an Executive Committee, which is made up of ministerial-level officials or their designees from Participant Countries that meet annually to set the IFNEC agenda for the coming year. Observer Countries and International Organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend the ministerial. IFNEC has two working groups, the Reliable Nuclear Fuels Working Group (RNFWG) and the Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG), that focus on modes for reliable fuel supply and infrastructure development respectively. In 2012, the RNFWG was directed by the Executive Committee to hold a workshop on commercially-based approaches to used fuel management. Event Scenario Workshop format The IFNEC Workshop will provide a setting in which representatives of governments and the global nuclear industry will address issues involving potential commercial options for the long-term management and disposal of spent fuel through presentations and interactive panel discussions. The Workshop goals are to: • Clarify industry interest in the development of final waste options and discuss what is needed to incentivize industry involvement; • Discuss the need for final waste management capabilities and the role of E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices social contract issues in the development of disposal options; • Explore what factors are needed to develop disposal options; Event Dates and Draft Agenda* Monday, May 5 9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks 9:15–12:00 p.m. Session 1: Waste Management Capabilities and the Role of Social Contract Issues. This session will provide newcomer countries’ perspectives on key disposal issues, disposal options, waste management capabilities for disposal, and lessons learned regarding public interactions, siting facilities, and political and social issues associated with interim and final disposal. 12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30–3:00 p.m. Moderated and interactive Panel Discussion on Session 1 3:00–3:30 p.m. Break 3:30–5:00 p.m. Session 2: Prerequisites for the Development of a Commercial Disposal Services Market. This session will seek to define the necessary frameworks required for a commercial disposal service market in the following areas: waste management, waste inventory, interim storage, public acceptance, laws and standards, stabilities and reversibility, respective responsibilities, multigeneration stakes, and unlimited liability. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, May 6 9:00–9:30 a.m. Session 3: RNFSWG Activities Addressing Disposal Options. The RNFSWG will provide an update on what has been done to date to address the need for disposal options and identify the issues associated with their potential development. Items to be discussed include: CFS Discussion Paper, Current Practices Paper, work on examples of international agreements needed, identification of issues that will need to be addressed, alternative approaches to disposal options. 9:30–12:00 p.m. Session 4: Industry Interest in the Development of Final Waste Options. This session will give industry the opportunity to provide their feedback and reactions to the RNFSWG’s concept of a Commercial Disposal Services Market. U.S. industry participants will have the means to actively participate and influence the direction in which the RNFSWG proceeds. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30–3:00 p.m. Wrap-up Discussion. This discussion is designed for additional reactions to the previous sessions and the identification of possible future activities for the RNFSWG to consider in supporting the development of final waste management capabilities and options . * Following the Conclusion of the Workshop the RNFSWG Meeting will convene. 3:30–5:00 p.m. RNFSWG Meeting of Members—Separate Agenda Event Goals U.S. civil nuclear industry representatives have in the past found IFNEC meetings and workshops to be ideal opportunities to network with senior U.S. and foreign government representatives interested in the potential of nuclear power. Workshop participants will benefit from the expertise that the U.S. civil nuclear industry has amassed in this sector and may potentially learn how to better partner with U.S. industry on future nuclear power projects, thus facilitating increased U.S. exports. Organizers and participants will engage in a dialogue on ways to develop national capabilities for long-term waste management and the benefits of potentially developing viable regional or international disposal options, particularly for countries with small reactor fleets. This workshop will also enable participants to share experiences regarding existing national disposal programs and to discuss specific aspects related to international waste disposal cooperation. In addition, the workshop will seek to identify the role of industry and government in developing such options and prerequisites for the development of a market for such services. Participation Requirements Organizations interested in participating in the Workshop must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the ITA. Applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the selection criteria outlined below. Up to 10 organizations will be selected to participate in the IFNEC Workshop from the applicant pool of U.S. companies and trade associations. Only companies or trade associations representing companies that are already doing business internationally may apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order that they are received. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16297 Fees and Expenses After an organization has been selected to participate, the IFNEC Steering Group Chair will send out a formal invitation. There is NO participation fee associated with participating in the IFNEC Workshop; however, participants will be responsible for personal expenses associated with lodging, most meals, incidentals, local ground transportation, air transportation from the United States to the event location, and return to the United States. Conditions for Participation Applicants must submit to ITA’s staff (see Contact) a completed mission application signed by a company official, together with supplemental application materials addressing how their organization satisfies the selection criteria listed below by March 28, 2014. If the ITA receives an incomplete application, it may be rejected or ITA may request additional information. In question 11 of the trade event application, each applicant is asked to certify that the products and services it intends to export through the event are either manufactured or produced in the United States, or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service. For purposes of this event, meeting the 51 percent content requirement is not a prerequisite for mission participation and applicant responses to question 11 will serve as supplemental information the ITA is reviewing applications. In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that as part of its event participation, it will represent the interests of its members. Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • The applicant’s experience producing technology or providing services to civil nuclear energy projects or, in the case of a trade association, the experience of its members; • The global breadth of the applicant’s experience with civil nuclear energy projects; • The extent and depth of the applicant’s activities in the global civil nuclear energy industry; • The applicant’s company or, in the case of a trade association, the association’s members’ potential for, or interest in, doing business with IFNEC member countries; • The applicant’s ability to identify and discuss policy issues relevant to E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 16298 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 25, 2014 / Notices U.S. competitiveness in the nuclear energy sector, with special emphasis on financing; and • Consistency of the applicant’s company or trade association’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the IFNEC Workshop. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Selected applicants will be asked to sign a Participation Agreement with the Department of Commerce which includes the following mandatory certifications (applicants that cannot attest to these certifications cannot participate): • Certify that the products and services that it intends to highlight as examples at the workshop would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations; • Certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and • Certify that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation Recruitment for participating in the IFNEC Industry Workshop on Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste as a representative of the U.S. nuclear industry will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar, notices to industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 28, 2014. The ITA will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning March 28, 2014. Applications received after March 28, 2014 will be considered only if space and scheduling permit. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Mar 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Contact Jonathan Chesebro, Senior Nuclear Trade Specialist, Industry & Analysis— Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Phone: (202) 482–1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov. Dated: March 18, 2014. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2014–06509 Filed 3–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Small Modular Reactor Workshop International Trade Administration, DOC. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Event Description The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Energy—the lead U.S. agency for the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC)—to organize the participation of U.S. civil nuclear organizations in an IFNEC Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Workshop, to be held on June 11–12, 2014 near the Dead Sea in Jordan. IFNEC is an international forum consisting of 63 countries ranging from those with emerging and existing nuclear power programs to those in the process of phasing out nuclear power programs. The goal of this SMR Workshop is to gain a better understanding, from a national energy planning authority and Nuclear Energy Program Implementation Organization (NEPIO) perspective, of the near-term SMR commercial deployment process; and how SMRs could be deployed in markets represented by IFNEC members, including countries seeking to use nuclear energy for the first time and those with limited infrastructure and resources, such as countries with small electricity grids and insufficient capital to finance the deployment of medium and large-sized reactors. ITA is seeking the participation of approximately 15 U.S. companies or trade associations in the civil nuclear sector. The Workshop’s scenario-based and interactive dialogue will provide an opportunity for member country policymakers and other participants to benefit from the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 viewpoints of the U.S. civil nuclear industry and for U.S. industry to learn more about the policies, regulatory landscape, and energy plans of participating IFNEC countries. Event Setting The Workshop will bring together IFNEC member country representatives and key stakeholders involved in the development and deployment of SMRs. The Workshop will take an enterprisewide approach by convening a broad spectrum of stakeholders who would play key roles in successfully deploying an SMR (e.g. vendors, utilities, commercial banks, export credit agencies, insurers, nuclear safety and security regulators, market regulators, insurers, rating agencies, transportation, energy planning authorities/NEPIOs) in order to identify SMR deployment options and approaches. An important Workshop goal will be to understand the critical factors for key stakeholder groups—what they can and cannot do— in order to discuss specific deployment options. IFNEC Background IFNEC is led by an Executive Committee, composed of ministeriallevel officials or their designees from Participant Countries and three International Organizations (the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and Euratom) that meet annually to set the agenda for the coming year. Observer Countries and International Organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend. This workshop was proposed and approved at the October 2013 meeting of the IFNEC Executive Committee in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Event Scenario The IFNEC SMR Workshop will provide a dynamic forum in which experts representing a broad spectrum of key stakeholders will engage in moderated hypothetical scenario-based exercises to address the benefits and challenges related to the deployment of SMRs. This Workshop’s focus will be on reactors with a nominal output of 300 MWe (or less) based on a modular fabrication processes and ready for commercialization within the next 15 years. Following the scenario exercises, key experts will lead focused participatory dialogues among groups of Workshop attendees to further address specific issues and responses to the scenario-based exercises. The interactions in the breakout groups will help Workshop attendees gain a better understanding of how the E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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International Trade Administration


International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) 
Industry Workshop on Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of 
Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste

AGENCY: ITA, DOC.

ACTION: Notice.

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Event Description

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Energy 
to organize participation by U.S. companies in the International 
Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) Industry Workshop on 
Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and 
High-Level Waste, to be held May 5-6, 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. IFNEC 
is an international forum consisting of 63 countries and three 
international organizations, and is sponsoring this workshop to 
facilitate a more focused dialogue directed at understanding the 
challenges of spent fuel management facing countries that are beginning 
to develop nuclear power. ITA is seeking the participation of up to 10 
U.S. companies or trade associations in the civil nuclear sector in the 
IFNEC Workshop. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to participate 
in interactive panel discussions and meet with senior foreign 
government and industry officials to discuss commercial options for the 
long-term management and disposal of spent fuel.

Event Setting

    The IFNEC Workshop will bring together IFNEC policy makers, nuclear 
industry representatives, energy planning agencies and international 
organizations to consider current options for countries' management of 
the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and potential options for 
commercially-based regional or multinational spent fuel disposal 
services.

IFNEC Background

    IFNEC is led by an Executive Committee, which is made up of 
ministerial-level officials or their designees from Participant 
Countries that meet annually to set the IFNEC agenda for the coming 
year. Observer Countries and International Organizations are welcome 
and encouraged to attend the ministerial. IFNEC has two working groups, 
the Reliable Nuclear Fuels Working Group (RNFWG) and the Infrastructure 
Development Working Group (IDWG), that focus on modes for reliable fuel 
supply and infrastructure development respectively. In 2012, the RNFWG 
was directed by the Executive Committee to hold a workshop on 
commercially-based approaches to used fuel management.

Event Scenario

Workshop format

    The IFNEC Workshop will provide a setting in which representatives 
of governments and the global nuclear industry will address issues 
involving potential commercial options for the long-term management and 
disposal of spent fuel through presentations and interactive panel 
discussions.
    The Workshop goals are to:
     Clarify industry interest in the development of final 
waste options and discuss what is needed to incentivize industry 
involvement;
     Discuss the need for final waste management capabilities 
and the role of

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social contract issues in the development of disposal options;
     Explore what factors are needed to develop disposal 
options;

Event Dates and Draft Agenda*

Monday, May 5

9:00-9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15-12:00 p.m. Session 1: Waste Management Capabilities and the Role 
of Social Contract Issues. This session will provide newcomer 
countries' perspectives on key disposal issues, disposal options, waste 
management capabilities for disposal, and lessons learned regarding 
public interactions, siting facilities, and political and social issues 
associated with interim and final disposal.
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Moderated and interactive Panel Discussion on Session 1
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. Session 2: Prerequisites for the Development of a 
Commercial Disposal Services Market. This session will seek to define 
the necessary frameworks required for a commercial disposal service 
market in the following areas: waste management, waste inventory, 
interim storage, public acceptance, laws and standards, stabilities and 
reversibility, respective responsibilities, multi-generation stakes, 
and unlimited liability.

Tuesday, May 6

9:00-9:30 a.m. Session 3: RNFSWG Activities Addressing Disposal 
Options. The RNFSWG will provide an update on what has been done to 
date to address the need for disposal options and identify the issues 
associated with their potential development. Items to be discussed 
include: CFS Discussion Paper, Current Practices Paper, work on 
examples of international agreements needed, identification of issues 
that will need to be addressed, alternative approaches to disposal 
options.
9:30-12:00 p.m. Session 4: Industry Interest in the Development of 
Final Waste Options. This session will give industry the opportunity to 
provide their feedback and reactions to the RNFSWG's concept of a 
Commercial Disposal Services Market. U.S. industry participants will 
have the means to actively participate and influence the direction in 
which the RNFSWG proceeds.
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Wrap-up Discussion. This discussion is designed for 
additional reactions to the previous sessions and the identification of 
possible future activities for the RNFSWG to consider in supporting the 
development of final waste management capabilities and options .
    * Following the Conclusion of the Workshop the RNFSWG Meeting will 
convene.
3:30-5:00 p.m. RNFSWG Meeting of Members--Separate Agenda

Event Goals

    U.S. civil nuclear industry representatives have in the past found 
IFNEC meetings and workshops to be ideal opportunities to network with 
senior U.S. and foreign government representatives interested in the 
potential of nuclear power. Workshop participants will benefit from the 
expertise that the U.S. civil nuclear industry has amassed in this 
sector and may potentially learn how to better partner with U.S. 
industry on future nuclear power projects, thus facilitating increased 
U.S. exports.
    Organizers and participants will engage in a dialogue on ways to 
develop national capabilities for long-term waste management and the 
benefits of potentially developing viable regional or international 
disposal options, particularly for countries with small reactor fleets. 
This workshop will also enable participants to share experiences 
regarding existing national disposal programs and to discuss specific 
aspects related to international waste disposal cooperation. In 
addition, the workshop will seek to identify the role of industry and 
government in developing such options and prerequisites for the 
development of a market for such services.

Participation Requirements

    Organizations interested in participating in the Workshop must 
complete and submit an application package for consideration by the 
ITA. Applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the 
selection criteria outlined below. Up to 10 organizations will be 
selected to participate in the IFNEC Workshop from the applicant pool 
of U.S. companies and trade associations. Only companies or trade 
associations representing companies that are already doing business 
internationally may apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling 
basis in the order that they are received.

Fees and Expenses

    After an organization has been selected to participate, the IFNEC 
Steering Group Chair will send out a formal invitation. There is NO 
participation fee associated with participating in the IFNEC Workshop; 
however, participants will be responsible for personal expenses 
associated with lodging, most meals, incidentals, local ground 
transportation, air transportation from the United States to the event 
location, and return to the United States.

Conditions for Participation

    Applicants must submit to ITA's staff (see Contact) a completed 
mission application signed by a company official, together with 
supplemental application materials addressing how their organization 
satisfies the selection criteria listed below by March 28, 2014. If the 
ITA receives an incomplete application, it may be rejected or ITA may 
request additional information.
    In question 11 of the trade event application, each applicant is 
asked to certify that the products and services it intends to export 
through the event are either manufactured or produced in the United 
States, or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have 
U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the 
finished good or service. For purposes of this event, meeting the 51 
percent content requirement is not a prerequisite for mission 
participation and applicant responses to question 11 will serve as 
supplemental information the ITA is reviewing applications.
    In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that 
as part of its event participation, it will represent the interests of 
its members.

Selection Criteria for Participation

    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     The applicant's experience producing technology or 
providing services to civil nuclear energy projects or, in the case of 
a trade association, the experience of its members;
     The global breadth of the applicant's experience with 
civil nuclear energy projects;
     The extent and depth of the applicant's activities in the 
global civil nuclear energy industry;
     The applicant's company or, in the case of a trade 
association, the association's members' potential for, or interest in, 
doing business with IFNEC member countries;
     The applicant's ability to identify and discuss policy 
issues relevant to

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U.S. competitiveness in the nuclear energy sector, with special 
emphasis on financing; and
     Consistency of the applicant's company or trade 
association's goals and objectives with the stated scope of the IFNEC 
Workshop.
    Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing 
references to partisan political activities (including political 
contributions) will be removed from an applicant's submission and not 
considered during the selection process.
    Selected applicants will be asked to sign a Participation Agreement 
with the Department of Commerce which includes the following mandatory 
certifications (applicants that cannot attest to these certifications 
cannot participate):
     Certify that the products and services that it intends to 
highlight as examples at the workshop would be in compliance with U.S. 
export controls and regulations;
     Certify that it has identified to the Department of 
Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department 
that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest;
     Certify that it has identified any pending litigation 
(including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that 
involves the Department of Commerce; and
     Certify that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will 
not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a 
company's/participant's involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain 
and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation

    Recruitment for participating in the IFNEC Industry Workshop on 
Developing Options and Pathways for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and 
High-Level Waste as a representative of the U.S. nuclear industry will 
be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the 
Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission 
calendar, notices to industry trade associations and other multiplier 
groups. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than 
March 28, 2014. The ITA will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a rolling basis beginning March 28, 2014. Applications 
received after March 28, 2014 will be considered only if space and 
scheduling permit.

Contact

    Jonathan Chesebro, Senior Nuclear Trade Specialist, Industry & 
Analysis--Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Phone: 
(202) 482-1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov.

    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2014-06509 Filed 3-24-14; 8:45 am]
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