[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 116 (Friday, June 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 35941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14511]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee 
(ETTAC).

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2012, at 9 a.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 1412 at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce, Herbert Clark Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Todd DeLelle, Office of Energy & 
Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, 
Room 4053, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 
202-482-4877; Fax: 202-482-5665; email: todd.delelle@trade.gov). This 
meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests 
for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to OEEI at (202) 482-5225 no less than one week prior to the 
meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This meeting is open to the public and time will be 
permitted for public comment from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. Written comments 
concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome any time before or after the 
meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.

Topics To Be Considered

    The agenda for the July 20, 2011 ETTAC meeting will include 
discussion of various issues and policies that affect environmental 
trade. These subjects will encompass the harmonization of global 
environmental regulations, standards, and certification programs; 
analysis of existing environmental goods and services data sources; 
development of trade promotion programs; and issues related to 
innovation in the environmental technology sector.
    Background: The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was 
created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies 
and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the 
exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an 
advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion 
Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 
1994. It was most recently re-chartered until October 2012.

Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-14511 Filed 6-14-12; 8:45 am]
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