[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2952-2953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00668]


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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 its inaugural meeting under its second charter. 
During the course of this charter term, which began in June 2012, the 
Committee is expected to develop recommendations on improving the 
competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency exports. 
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.

DATES: February 20th, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to attend the 
meeting must notify Ryan Mulholland at the contact information below by 
5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 15, in order to pre-register for 
clearance into the building. Please specify any requests 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.

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: Ryan Mulholland, Office of Energy and 
Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-4693; email: 
ryan.mulholland@trade.gov. This meeting is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be 
directed to OEEI at (202) 482-4693.

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; and 
was re-chartered on June 18, 2012. 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 has held several subsequent meetings to date.
    This inaugural meeting of the RE&EEAC will consist of 
introductions, the selection by the members of a potential Chair and 
Vice Chair, and a discussion of the creation of appropriate 
subcommittees to facilitate the development of recommendations. 
Additionally, the RE&EEAC will discuss ideas for improving the 
competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency 
exporters in foreign markets.
    A limited amount of time, from 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., will be 
available for pertinent brief oral comments from members of the public 
attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the 
time for public comments will be limited to five minutes per person. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
contact Mr. Mulholland and submit a brief statement of the general 
nature of the comments and the name and address of the proposed 
participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday,

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February 15, 2013. If the number of registrants requesting to make 
statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the 
meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery 
to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to bring at least 20 
copies of their oral comments for distribution to the participants and 
public at 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 the Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency Advisory Committee, Attention: Ryan Mulholland, Office of 
Energy and Environmental Technologies, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Mail Stop: 4053, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. To 
be considered during the meeting, written comments must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 15, 2013, 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.

    Dated: January 9, 2012.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2013-00668 Filed 1-14-13; 8:45 am]
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