[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 32531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13359]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee 
(RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting to deliver a letter and 11 
recommendations to the Under Secretary of International Trade at the 
U.S. Department of Commerce and other U.S. Government officials. The 
letter voices the Committee's support for the International Trade 
Administration FY2013 budget and suggests items to consider during the 
proposed reorganization of the U.S. government trade agencies. The 
recommendations concern the development and administration of programs 
and policies to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. renewable 
energy and energy efficiency industries, including specific challenges 
associated with exporting. The recommendations focus on four main 
areas: addressing local content requirements, increasing access to 
sources of new capital for investment in the U.S. renewable energy and 
energy efficiency sectors, increasing the speed of the Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation's decision-making process and boosting public 
awareness of the resulting benefits to U.S. employment, and improving 
finance options pertaining to shipping by U.S. renewable energy 
exporters. The Committee will also provide feedback on their committee 
activities, which the Department may use in the committee rechartering 
process for 2012-2014.

DATES: June 14, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-3889; email: 
jennifer.derstine@trade.gov. This meeting is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be 
directed to OEEI at (202) 482-3889.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Secretary of Commerce established the RE&EEAC 
pursuant to his discretionary authority and in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 14, 2010. The 
RE&EEAC provides the Secretary of Commerce with consensus advice from 
the private sector on the development and administration of programs 
and policies to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. 
renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The RE&EEAC held its 
first meeting on December 7, 2010 and several subsequent meetings to 
date.
    The meeting is open to the public and the room is disabled-
accessible. Public seating is limited and available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting 
must notify Jennifer Derstine at the contact information above by 5 
p.m. EDT on Friday, June 8, in order to pre-register for clearance into 
the building. Please specify any request for reasonable accommodation 
at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute 
requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. A limited 
amount of time, from 12 p.m. until 12:30 p.m., will be available for 
pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public attending the 
meeting.
    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 jennifer.derstine@trade.gov or to 
the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office 
of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade 
Administration, Room 4053; 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received 
no later than 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 8, 2012, to ensure 
transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting. Comments received 
after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be 
considered at the meeting.
    Copies of RE&EEAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days 
of the meeting.

Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-13359 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]
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