[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38040-38041]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15529]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


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

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 under 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 
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, in accordance with applicable 
United States regulations. 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. 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 (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 p.m. 
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), July 16, 2012.
    Nominations: The Secretary of Commerce invites nominations to the 
committee of U.S. citizens who will represent U.S. companies in the 
renewable energy and energy efficiency sector that trade 
internationally, or U.S. trade associations or U.S. private sector 
organizations with activities focused on the competitiveness of U.S. 
exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. 
No member may represent a company that is majority owned or controlled 
by a foreign government entity or foreign government entities. Nominees 
meeting the eligibility requirements will be considered based upon 
their ability to carry out the goals of the Committee as articulated 
above. Self-nominations will be accepted. If you are interested in 
nominating someone to become a member of the Committee, please provide 
the following information:
    (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, 
fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration;
    (2) Sponsor letter on the company's, trade association's, or 
organization's letterhead containing a brief description why the 
nominee should be considered for membership, including the nominee's 
ability to meet the expected time commitments of Committee work. 
Committee work includes the ability to attend in person approximately 
four committee meetings a year (lasting one day each), plus additional 
work outside of full committee meetings including subcommittee 
conference calls or meetings as needed, and frequently draft, prepare, 
or comment on proposed recommendations to be evaluated at Committee 
meetings;

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    (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 is not a Federally 
registered lobbyist, and that the nominee understands that if 
appointed, the nominee will not be allowed to continue to serve as a 
Committee member if the nominee becomes a Federally registered 
lobbyist;
    (6) 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.
    Nominations may be emailed to jennifer.derstine@trade.gov or faxed 
to the attention of Jennifer Derstine at 202-482-5665, or mailed to 
Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 
4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, and must be received before July 16, 2012. 
Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by 
return mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy & 
Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; phone 202-482-3889; fax 
202-482-5665; email jennifer.derstine@trade.gov.

    Dated: June 20, 2012.
Brian P. O'Hanlon,
Acting Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-15529 Filed 6-25-12; 8:45 am]
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