Notice of 10th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, 28474-28476 [2017-12610]

Download as PDF 28474 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 119 / Thursday, June 22, 2017 / Notices U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). Specifically, Parsa was convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring to export, reexport, sell and supply from the United States electronic components to customers located in Iran, without the required U.S. Government authorization. Parsa was sentenced to 36 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay a $100 assessment. Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulation (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) 1 provides, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of the EAA [Export Administration Act], the EAR, or any order, license, or authorization issued thereunder; any regulation, license or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706); 18 U.S.C. 793, 794 or 798; section 4(b) of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b))[;] or section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a); see also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. 4610(h). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d); see also 50 U.S.C. 4610(h). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that BIS’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any BIS licenses previously issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (‘‘EAA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’) or the Regulations in which the person had an interest at the time of his conviction. BIS has received notice of Parsa’s conviction for violating IEEPA, and has provided notice and an opportunity for Parsa to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. BIS has received a submission from Parsa. Based upon my review and my consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Parsa’s export privileges under the Regulations for a sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2016). The Regulations issued pursuant to the Export Administration Act (50 U.S.C. §§ 4601–4623 (Supp. III 2015) (available at http:// uscode.house.gov)) (‘‘EAA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’). Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 4, 2016 (81 FR 52587 (Aug. 8, 2016)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 period of 10 years from the date of Parsa’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all licenses issued pursuant to the Act or Regulations in which Parsa had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: First, from the date of this Order until May 20, 2026, Ali Reza Parsa, Inmate Number: 71600–054, Moshannon Valley, Correctional Institution, 555 Geo Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, and 518 Starboard Crescent, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2K4G5, and when acting for or on his behalf, his successors, assigns, employees, agents or representatives (the ‘‘Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, license exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or engaging in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or from any other activity subject to the Regulations. Second, no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Parsa by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order in order to prevent evasion of this Order. Fourth, in accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Parsa may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. Fifth, a copy of this Order shall be delivered to Parsa and shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until May 20, 2026. Issued this 7th day of June, 2017. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2017–12857 Filed 6–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of 10th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Trade E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 119 / Thursday, June 22, 2017 / Notices Administration (ITA), with participation from the U.S. Departments of Energy and State, is organizing the 10th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, to be held September 18–19, 2017, in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil nuclear policymakers and typically attracts senior officials and industry representatives from all 162 Member States. The U.S. Industry Program is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative, a U.S. Government effort to help U.S. civil nuclear companies identify and capitalize on commercial civil nuclear opportunities around the world. The purpose of the program is to help the U.S. nuclear industry promote its services and technologies to an international audience, including senior energy policymakers from current and emerging markets as well as IAEA staff. Representatives of U.S. companies from across the U.S. civil nuclear supply chain are eligible to participate. In addition, organizations providing related services to the industry, such as universities, research institutions, and U.S. civil nuclear trade associations, are eligible for participation. The mission will help U.S. participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and identify or advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. civil nuclear exports to a wide variety of countries interested in nuclear energy. The schedule includes: Meetings with foreign delegations and discussions with senior U.S. Government officials and IAEA staff on important civil nuclear topics including regulatory, technology and standards, liability, public acceptance, export controls, financing, infrastructure development, and R&D cooperation. Past U.S. Industry Programs have included participation by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and senior U.S. Government officials from the Departments of Commerce, Energy, State, the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the National Security Council. There are significant opportunities for U.S. businesses in the global civil nuclear energy market. With 60 reactors currently under construction in 15 countries and 158 nuclear plant projects planned in 27 countries over the next 8– 10 years, this translates to a market demand for equipment and services totaling $500–740 billion over the next ten years. This mission contributes to DOC’s Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative by VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 assisting U.S. businesses in entering or expanding in international markets. Mission Setting The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil nuclear policymakers, and typically attracts over 1,200 senior officials and industry representatives from all 162 IAEA Member States. As such, it is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of the U.S. civil nuclear sector to foreign energy policymakers and potential customers. The U.S. Industry Program will provide opportunities for U.S. industry representatives to meet with U.S. Government representatives and discuss key issues of interest for civil nuclear exporters. The program will also feature briefings from foreign government representatives, providing opportunities for participants to develop contacts in potential export markets. Mission Goals The purpose of the U.S. Industry Program is to highlight the benefits of U.S. civil nuclear technology to foreign decision makers in key export markets and to enable representatives from the U.S. public and private sector to discuss U.S. industry’s role in the safe and secure expansion of civil nuclear power worldwide. U.S. participants will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships in the global civil nuclear sector, interact with foreign government and industry officials, and learn more about current and future project opportunities. Foreign government participants will hear about the expertise that the U.S. industry has amassed in this sector and may learn how to better partner with U.S. industry on future nuclear power projects. Mission Scenario On Monday, September 18, trade mission participants will begin with a Policymaker’s Roundtable and an interagency U.S. Government briefing featuring discussion sessions and remarks by senior officials from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy and State, and the NRC. In addition, on Monday and Tuesday, meetings with foreign delegation officials from some of the top markets for U.S. civil nuclear exports will be scheduled. Approximately ten such meetings will be planned throughout the duration of the event. Throughout the weeklong conference, participants can attend IAEA side meetings using their official IAEA badges, which will be provided as part of the program. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28475 Event Dates and Proposed Agenda ****Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be confirmed**** Monday, September 18 7:00 a.m. Industry Program breakfast begins 8:00–9:45 a.m. U.S. Policymakers Roundtable 9:45–10:00 a.m. Break 10:00–11:00 a.m. USG Dialogue with Industry 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Events 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Break 12:30–6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry Delegation (presented by foreign delegates) 7:30–9:30 p.m. U.S. Mission to the IAEA Reception Tuesday, September 19 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates) 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings Participation Requirements Applicants must sign and submit a completed Trade Mission application form and satisfy all of the conditions of participation in order to be eligible for consideration. Applications will be evaluated on the applicant’s ability to best satisfy the participation criteria. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 companies and/or trade associations and/or U.S. academic and research institutions will be selected to participate in the mission. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants has been selected. Conditions for Participation Applicants must submit a completed mission application signed by a company, trade association, or academic or research institution official, together with supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the organization’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the DOC receives an incomplete application, the DOC may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account in its evaluation. Each applicant must certify that their organization is not majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Each applicant also must certify that the E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 28476 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 119 / Thursday, June 22, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES products or services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the value of the finished product or service. In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that it will only be representing companies during the Trade Mission consistent with the domestic content criteria laid out in this section. In the case of an academic or research institution, the applicant must certify that as part of its activities at the event, it will represent the interests of the organization’s staff that meet the criteria above. Applicants must: • Certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations; • Certify that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office in the U.S. Department of Commerce; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the U.S. Department of Commerce; • Sign and submit an agreement 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; and • Certify that it meets the minimum requirements as stated in this announcement. Applicants from a company, organization or institution that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity will not be considered for participation in the U.S. Industry Program. Selection Criteria Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) products or services to each of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission. • The company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) potential for business in each of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Jun 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Consistency of the applicant company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) goals and objectives with the stated mission scope. 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 will not be considered. Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation Recruitment for participation in the U.S. Industry Program 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 DOC trade mission calendar, notices to industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment will begin 2 weeks after publication in the Federal Register and conclude no later than July 14, 2017. The ITA will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after July 14, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling permit. Fees and Expenses After a company or organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. The fee covers ITA support to register U.S. industry participants for the IAEA General Conference Participants will be able to take advantage of discounted rates for hotel rooms. • The fee to participate in the event is $1,600 for a large company and $1,200 for a small or medium-sized company (SME), a trade association, or a U.S. university or research institution. The fee for each additional representative (large company, trade association, university/research institution, or SME) is $900. Æ For purposes of this mission, a SME is defined as a company/organization with less than $7 million in average annual receipts and fewer than five hundred employees (Source: U.S. Small Business Administration). • To apply to the mission, complete the trade mission application at https:// emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/ 7R0W. Participants selected for the Trade Mission will be expected to pay for the cost of all personal expenses, including, but not limited to, international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. In the event that the Mission is cancelled, no personal PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already been expended in the anticipation of the Mission. Contacts Jonathan Chesebro, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@ trade.gov. Devin Horne, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–0775, Email: devin.horne@ trade.gov. Dated: June 13, 2017. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2017–12610 Filed 6–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF479 Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; Summer Flounder Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of non-compliance referral. AGENCY: NMFS announces that on June 12, 2017, we received a letter from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission finding the State of New Jersey out of compliance with Addendum XXVIII to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Interstate Fishery Management Plan and requesting Federal non-compliance review under the provisions of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act. This notice is necessary to alert the public that NMFS has received and is reviewing the referral of non-compliance from the Commission. The intended effect of this notice is to inform the public of the Commission’s recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce and to outline both the decision-making process that will be used and potential outcomes of the non-compliance review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Gilbert, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281–9244. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of 10th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International 
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference

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

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce's (DOC) International 
Trade

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Administration (ITA), with participation from the U.S. Departments of 
Energy and State, is organizing the 10th Annual U.S. Industry Program 
at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, to 
be held September 18-19, 2017, in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA General 
Conference is the premier global meeting of civil nuclear policymakers 
and typically attracts senior officials and industry representatives 
from all 162 Member States. The U.S. Industry Program is part of the 
U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative, a 
U.S. Government effort to help U.S. civil nuclear companies identify 
and capitalize on commercial civil nuclear opportunities around the 
world. The purpose of the program is to help the U.S. nuclear industry 
promote its services and technologies to an international audience, 
including senior energy policymakers from current and emerging markets 
as well as IAEA staff.
    Representatives of U.S. companies from across the U.S. civil 
nuclear supply chain are eligible to participate. In addition, 
organizations providing related services to the industry, such as 
universities, research institutions, and U.S. civil nuclear trade 
associations, are eligible for participation. The mission will help 
U.S. participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, and identify or advance specific projects 
with the goal of increasing U.S. civil nuclear exports to a wide 
variety of countries interested in nuclear energy.
    The schedule includes: Meetings with foreign delegations and 
discussions with senior U.S. Government officials and IAEA staff on 
important civil nuclear topics including regulatory, technology and 
standards, liability, public acceptance, export controls, financing, 
infrastructure development, and R&D cooperation. Past U.S. Industry 
Programs have included participation by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, 
the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and senior 
U.S. Government officials from the Departments of Commerce, Energy, 
State, the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the National Security Council.
    There are significant opportunities for U.S. businesses in the 
global civil nuclear energy market. With 60 reactors currently under 
construction in 15 countries and 158 nuclear plant projects planned in 
27 countries over the next 8-10 years, this translates to a market 
demand for equipment and services totaling $500-740 billion over the 
next ten years. This mission contributes to DOC's Civil Nuclear Trade 
Initiative by assisting U.S. businesses in entering or expanding in 
international markets.

Mission Setting

    The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil 
nuclear policymakers, and typically attracts over 1,200 senior 
officials and industry representatives from all 162 IAEA Member States. 
As such, it is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of the 
U.S. civil nuclear sector to foreign energy policymakers and potential 
customers. The U.S. Industry Program will provide opportunities for 
U.S. industry representatives to meet with U.S. Government 
representatives and discuss key issues of interest for civil nuclear 
exporters. The program will also feature briefings from foreign 
government representatives, providing opportunities for participants to 
develop contacts in potential export markets.

Mission Goals

    The purpose of the U.S. Industry Program is to highlight the 
benefits of U.S. civil nuclear technology to foreign decision makers in 
key export markets and to enable representatives from the U.S. public 
and private sector to discuss U.S. industry's role in the safe and 
secure expansion of civil nuclear power worldwide. U.S. participants 
will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships in 
the global civil nuclear sector, interact with foreign government and 
industry officials, and learn more about current and future project 
opportunities. Foreign government participants will hear about the 
expertise that the U.S. industry has amassed in this sector and may 
learn how to better partner with U.S. industry on future nuclear power 
projects.

Mission Scenario

    On Monday, September 18, trade mission participants will begin with 
a Policymaker's Roundtable and an interagency U.S. Government briefing 
featuring discussion sessions and remarks by senior officials from the 
U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy and State, and the NRC. In 
addition, on Monday and Tuesday, meetings with foreign delegation 
officials from some of the top markets for U.S. civil nuclear exports 
will be scheduled. Approximately ten such meetings will be planned 
throughout the duration of the event. Throughout the weeklong 
conference, participants can attend IAEA side meetings using their 
official IAEA badges, which will be provided as part of the program.

Event Dates and Proposed Agenda

    ****Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be 
confirmed****

Monday, September 18

7:00 a.m. Industry Program breakfast begins
8:00-9:45 a.m. U.S. Policymakers Roundtable
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:00 a.m. USG Dialogue with Industry
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Events
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Break
12:30-6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry Delegation (presented by 
foreign delegates)
7:30-9:30 p.m. U.S. Mission to the IAEA Reception

Tuesday, September 19

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by 
foreign delegates)
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings

Participation Requirements

    Applicants must sign and submit a completed Trade Mission 
application form and satisfy all of the conditions of participation in 
order to be eligible for consideration. Applications will be evaluated 
on the applicant's ability to best satisfy the participation criteria.
    A minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 companies and/or trade 
associations and/or U.S. academic and research institutions will be 
selected to participate in the mission. The Department of Commerce will 
evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a 
rolling basis until the maximum number of participants has been 
selected.

Conditions for Participation

    Applicants must submit a completed mission application signed by a 
company, trade association, or academic or research institution 
official, together with supplemental application materials, including 
adequate information on the organization's products and/or services, 
primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the DOC 
receives an incomplete application, the DOC may reject the application, 
request additional information, or take the lack of information into 
account in its evaluation.
    Each applicant must certify that their organization is not majority 
owned or controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign 
government entities). Each applicant also must certify that the

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products or services it seeks to export through the mission are either 
produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a 
U.S. firm and have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the 
value of the finished product or service. In the case of a trade 
association, the applicant must certify that it will only be 
representing companies during the Trade Mission consistent with the 
domestic content criteria laid out in this section. In the case of an 
academic or research institution, the applicant must certify that as 
part of its activities at the event, it will represent the interests of 
the organization's staff that meet the criteria above.
    Applicants must:
     Certify that the products and services that it wishes to 
market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export 
controls and regulations;
     Certify that it has identified any matter pending before 
any bureau or office in the U.S. Department of Commerce;
     Certify that it has identified any pending litigation 
(including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that 
involves the U.S. Department of Commerce;
     Sign and submit an agreement 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; and
     Certify that it meets the minimum requirements as stated 
in this announcement.
    Applicants from a company, organization or institution that is 
majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity will not be 
considered for participation in the U.S. Industry Program.

Selection Criteria

    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of the company's (or, in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents') products or 
services to each of the markets the company or organization has 
expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission.
     The company's (or, in the case of another organization, 
represented companies' or constituents') potential for business in each 
of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in 
exporting to as part of this trade mission, including likelihood of 
exports resulting from the mission.
     Consistency of the applicant company's (or, in the case of 
another organization, represented companies' or constituents') goals 
and objectives with the stated mission scope.
    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 will 
not be considered.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation

    Recruitment for participation in the U.S. Industry Program 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 DOC trade mission calendar, notices to industry trade 
associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment will begin 2 
weeks after publication in the Federal Register and conclude no later 
than July 14, 2017. The ITA will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after July 14, 
2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling permit.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or organization has been selected to participate on 
the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is 
required. The fee covers ITA support to register U.S. industry 
participants for the IAEA General Conference Participants will be able 
to take advantage of discounted rates for hotel rooms.
     The fee to participate in the event is $1,600 for a large 
company and $1,200 for a small or medium-sized company (SME), a trade 
association, or a U.S. university or research institution. The fee for 
each additional representative (large company, trade association, 
university/research institution, or SME) is $900.
    [cir] For purposes of this mission, a SME is defined as a company/
organization with less than $7 million in average annual receipts and 
fewer than five hundred employees (Source: U.S. Small Business 
Administration).
     To apply to the mission, complete the trade mission 
application at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/7R0W.
    Participants selected for the Trade Mission will be expected to pay 
for the cost of all personal expenses, including, but not limited to, 
international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, 
and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. In the event that the Mission 
is cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade 
Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled 
Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already 
been expended in the anticipation of the Mission.

Contacts

Jonathan Chesebro, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and 
Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-1297, Email: 
jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov.
Devin Horne, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental 
Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-0775, Email: 
devin.horne@trade.gov.

    Dated: June 13, 2017.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
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