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International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership. ACTION: Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee’s work on energy efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. These include smart grid technologies and services, as well as equipment and systems that increase the resiliency of power infrastructure such as energy storage. For the purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels (e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also requests nominations for membership. DATES: Nominations for members must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on August 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Nominations may be emailed Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov; faxed to the attention of Victoria Gunderson at 202–482–7890; or mailed to Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482–7890; fax 202–482–5665; email Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee shall consist of approximately 35 members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance and based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Committee. The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the Committee of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Notices U.S. citizens who will represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations, and U.S. private sector organizations with activities focused on the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. Members shall reflect the diversity of this sector, including in terms of entity or organization size, geographic location, and subsector represented. The Committee shall also represent the diversity of company or organizational roles in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including, for example, project developers, technology integrators, financial institutions, and manufacturers. Prospective applicants and nominees are strongly encouraged to review materials and information on the Committee Web site, including the Committee’s charter, to gain an understanding of the Committee’s responsibilities, matters on which the Committee will provide recommendations, and expectations for members based on the work of previous Committees: http://export.gov/reee/ reeeac. Members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee’s charter terminates. Members serve in a representative capacity presenting the views and interests of a U.S. entity or U.S. organization, as well as their particular subsector; they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Members of the Committee must not be registered as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. If you are interested in applying or nominating someone else to become a member of the Committee, please provide the following information: (1) Sponsor letter on the company’s, trade association’s or organization’s letterhead containing the name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual who is applying or being nominated; (2) An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet the expected time commitments of Committee work. Committee work includes (1) attending in-person committee meetings roughly four times per year (lasting one day each), (2) undertaking additional work outside of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 full committee meetings including subcommittee conference calls or meetings as needed, and (3) frequently drafting, preparing, or commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee meetings; (3) Short biography of nominee, including credentials; (4) Brief description of the company, trade association, or organization to be represented and its business activities; company size (number of employees and annual sales); and export markets served; (5) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company, trade association, or organization brochures or any other information. See the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above for how and the deadline for submitting nominations. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by mail. Dated: June 15, 2016. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–14573 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26–27, 2016 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid. DATES: The SGAC will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40273 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Executive Conference Room, Building 101 (Administration), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Smart Grid and CyberPhysical Systems Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8200, Gaithersburg, MD 20899– 8200; telephone 301–975–2254, fax 301–948–5668; or via email at cuong.nguyen@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The Committee is composed of nine to fifteen members, appointed by the Director of NIST, who were selected on the basis of established records of distinguished service in their professional community and their knowledge of issues affecting Smart Grid deployment and operations. The Committee advises the Director of NIST in carrying out duties authorized by section 1305 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–140). The Committee provides input to NIST on Smart Grid standards, priorities, and gaps, on the overall direction, status, and health of the Smart Grid implementation by the Smart Grid industry, and on Smart Grid Interoperability Panel activities, including the direction of research and standards activities. Background information on the Committee is available at http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid/committee.cfm. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26–27, 2016 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be open to the public and held in the Executive Conference Room, Building 101 (Administration) at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and the intersections with Cyber-Physical System program E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14573]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: 
Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory 
Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership

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

ACTION: Notice of Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for 
Membership.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the reestablishment 
of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the 
Committee). The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce 
regarding the development and administration of programs and policies 
to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and 
energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee's work on energy 
efficiency will focus on technologies, services, and platforms that 
provide system-level energy efficiency to electricity generation, 
transmission, and distribution. These include smart grid technologies 
and services, as well as equipment and systems that increase the 
resiliency of power infrastructure such as energy storage. For the 
purposes of this Committee, covered goods and services will not include 
vehicles, feedstock for biofuels, or energy efficiency as it relates to 
consumer goods. Non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels 
(e.g., liquid biofuels and pellets) are included. This notice also 
requests nominations for membership.

DATES: Nominations for members must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on August 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations may be emailed Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov; 
faxed to the attention of Victoria Gunderson at 202-482-7890; or mailed 
to Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, 
Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Office of Energy & 
Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202-482-7890; fax 
202-482-5665; email Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Committee shall consist of approximately 35 members appointed 
by the Secretary in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce 
guidance and based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the 
Committee. The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the 
Committee of

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U.S. citizens who will represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade 
associations, and U.S. private sector organizations with activities 
focused on the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and 
energy efficiency goods and services. Members shall reflect the 
diversity of this sector, including in terms of entity or organization 
size, geographic location, and subsector represented. The Committee 
shall also represent the diversity of company or organizational roles 
in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, 
including, for example, project developers, technology integrators, 
financial institutions, and manufacturers.
    Prospective applicants and nominees are strongly encouraged to 
review materials and information on the Committee Web site, including 
the Committee's charter, to gain an understanding of the Committee's 
responsibilities, matters on which the Committee will provide 
recommendations, and expectations for members based on the work of 
previous Committees: http://export.gov/reee/reeeac.
    Members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary from the date of 
appointment to the Committee to the date on which the Committee's 
charter terminates. Members serve in a representative capacity 
presenting the views and interests of a U.S. entity or U.S. 
organization, as well as their particular subsector; they are, 
therefore, not Special Government Employees.
    Members of the Committee must not be registered as foreign agents 
under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. No member may represent a 
company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government 
entity (or foreign government entities).
    Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services 
or reimbursed for their travel expenses.
    If you are interested in applying or nominating someone else to 
become a member of the Committee, please provide the following 
information:
    (1) Sponsor letter on the company's, trade association's or 
organization's letterhead containing the name, title, and relevant 
contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the 
individual who is applying or being nominated;
    (2) An affirmative statement that the nominee will be able to meet 
the expected time commitments of Committee work. Committee work 
includes (1) attending in-person committee meetings roughly four times 
per year (lasting one day each), (2) undertaking additional work 
outside of full committee meetings including subcommittee conference 
calls or meetings as needed, and (3) frequently drafting, preparing, or 
commenting on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee 
meetings;
    (3) Short biography of nominee, including credentials;
    (4) Brief description of the company, trade association, or 
organization to be represented and its business activities; company 
size (number of employees and annual sales); and export markets served;
    (5) An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements.
    Please do not send company, trade association, or organization 
brochures or any other information.
    See the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above for how and the deadline 
for submitting nominations.
    Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified 
by mail.

    Dated: June 15, 2016.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2016-14573 Filed 6-20-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P