Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Open Meeting by Teleconference, 77458-77459 [2014-30251]

Download as PDF 77458 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its proposed export conduct. Request For Public Comments: Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 7025–X, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 14–00003.’’ A summary of the current application follows. Export Trade Summary of the Application Applicant: Wayne Jones dba Imani Resource Service, 115 Plaza Dr. #605, Kerrville, TX 78028 Application No.: 14–00003 Date Deemed Submitted: December 10, 2014 Summary: Wayne Jones dba Imani Resource Service (‘‘WJIR’’) seeks a Certificate of Review to engage in the Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation described below in the following Export Trade and Export Markets The Export Markets include all parts of the world except the United States (the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 Products: All Products. Services: All services related to the export of Products. Technology Rights: All intellectual property rights associated with Products or Services, including, but not limited to: Patents, trademarks, services marks, trade names, copyrights, neighboring (related) rights, trade secrets, knowhow, and confidential databases and computer programs. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of Products): Export Trade Facilitation Services, including but not limited to: Consulting and trade strategy, arranging and coordinating delivery of Products to the port of export; arranging for inland and/ or ocean transportation; allocating Products to vessel; arranging for storage space at port; arranging for warehousing, stevedoring, wharfage, handling, inspection, fumigation, and freight forwarding; insurance and financing; documentation and services related to compliance with customs’ requirements; sales and marketing; export brokerage; foreign marketing and analysis; foreign market development; overseas advertising and promotion; Products-related research and design based upon foreign buyer and consumer preferences; inspection and quality control; shipping and export management; export licensing; provisions of overseas sales and distribution facilities and overseas sales staff; legal; accounting and tax assistance; development and application of management information systems; trade show exhibitions; professional services in the area of government relations and assistance with federal and state export assistance programs (e.g., Export Enhancement and Market Promotion programs, invoicing (billing) foreign buyers; collecting (letters of credit and other financial instruments) payment for Products; and arranging for payment of applicable commissions and fees. Export Markets Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operations To engage in Export Trade in the Export Markets, WJIR may provide and/ PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or arrange for the provision of Export Trade Facilitation Services. Dated: December 18, 2014. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–30211 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Open Meeting by Teleconference International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting by teleconference. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. The meeting is open to the public and the call-in information will be provided upon request. DATES: January 13, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate in the teleconference must notify Andrew Bennett at the contact information below by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015, in order to preregister for access to the teleconference line and to receive relevant information in advance of the meeting. FOR ALL FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Including Teleconference Access: Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–5235; email: Andrew.Bennett@ trade.gov. SUMMARY: 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 was rechartered on June 12, 2014. 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. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. During the January 13th teleconference meeting of the RE&EEAC, committee members will discuss priority issues identified in advance by the interim Sub-Committee for E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices Organization and Priority Issues. The meeting will be open to the public and individuals wishing to join the meeting and receive call-in information may contact the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer, Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–5235; email: Andrew.Bennett@trade.gov. A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public joining the conference call. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two minutes per person. Individuals wishing to reserve additional speaking time during the meeting must contact Mr. Bennett and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments, as well as the name and address of the proposed participant by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the teleconference, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a copy of their oral comments by email to Mr. Bennett for distribution to the participants in advance of the teleconference. 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 the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mail Stop: 4053, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the teleconference, written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015, to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the teleconference. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered on the teleconference. Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: December 19, 2014. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2014–30251 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Permits for Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Heather Coll, (301) 427–8455 or Heather.Coll@NOAA.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq.) imposed prohibitions against the taking of endangered species. In 1982, Congress revised the ESA to allow permits authorizing the taking of endangered species incidental to otherwise lawful activities. The corresponding regulations (50 CFR part 222.222) established procedures for persons to apply for such a permit. In addition, the regulations set forth specific reporting requirements for such permit holders. The regulations contain three sets of information collections: (1) Applications for incidental take permits, (2) applications for certificates of inclusion, and (3) reporting requirements for permits issued. Certificates of inclusion are only required if a general permit is issued to a representative of a group of potential permit applicants, rather than requiring PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77459 each entity to apply for and receive a permit. The required information is used to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on endangered species, to make the determinations required by the ESA prior to issuing a permit, and to establish appropriate permit conditions. When a species is listed as threatened, section 4(d) of the ESA requires the Secretary to issue whatever regulations are deemed necessary or advisable to provide for conservation of the species. In many cases those regulations reflect blanket application of the section 9 take prohibition. However, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recognizes certain exceptions to that prohibition, including habitat restoration actions taken in accord with approved state watershed action plans. While watershed plans are prepared for other purposes in coordination with or fulfillment of various state programs, a watershed group wishing to take advantage of the exception for restoration activities (rather than obtaining a section 10 permit) would have to submit the plan for NMFS review. II. Method of Collection Currently, most information is collected on paper, but in some instances, there is electronic access and capability. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0230. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 13. Estimated Time per Response: 80 hours for a permit application (including Habitat Conservation Plans), 40 minutes for transfer of an incidental take permit; 8 hours for a permit report, 30 minutes for a Certificate of Inclusion and 10 hours for a watershed plan. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 472. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $450 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30251]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Open 
Meeting by Teleconference

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting by teleconference.

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SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee 
(RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting by teleconference on Tuesday, January 13, 
2015. The meeting is open to the public and the call-in information 
will be provided upon request.

DATES: January 13, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 
(EST). Members of the public wishing to participate in the 
teleconference must notify Andrew Bennett at the contact information 
below by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015, in order to pre-
register for access to the teleconference line and to receive relevant 
information in advance of the meeting.

FOR ALL FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Including Teleconference Access: 
Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-5235; email: Andrew.Bennett@trade.gov.

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 was re-chartered on June 12, 2014. 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. renewable energy and 
energy efficiency industries.
    During the January 13th teleconference meeting of the RE&EEAC, 
committee members will discuss priority issues identified in advance by 
the interim Sub-Committee for

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Organization and Priority Issues. The meeting will be open to the 
public and individuals wishing to join the meeting and receive call-in 
information may contact the Committee's Designated Federal Officer, 
Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-5235; email: Andrew.Bennett@trade.gov.
    A limited amount of time before the close of the meeting will be 
available for pertinent oral comments from members of the public 
joining the conference call. To accommodate as many speakers as 
possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two minutes 
per person. Individuals wishing to reserve additional speaking time 
during the meeting must contact Mr. Bennett and submit a brief 
statement of the general nature of the comments, as well as the name 
and address of the proposed participant by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, 
January 9, 2015. If the number of registrants requesting to make 
statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the 
teleconference, the International Trade Administration may conduct a 
lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a 
copy of their oral comments by email to Mr. Bennett for distribution to 
the participants in advance of the teleconference.
    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 the Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency Advisory Committee, c/o: Andrew Bennett, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mail Stop: 
4053, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. To be 
considered during the teleconference, written comments must be received 
no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 9, 2015, to ensure 
transmission to the Committee prior to the teleconference. Comments 
received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not 
be considered on the teleconference.
    Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days 
following the meeting.

    Dated: December 19, 2014.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2014-30251 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P