[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 58356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23215]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, DOC.

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 Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 9:00 
a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 4830 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 October 11, 2012 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.

Catherine Vial,
Team Leader, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-23215 Filed 9-19-12; 8:45 am]
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