[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 147 (Tuesday, July 31, 2012)]
[Pages 45337-45338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18589]



International Trade Administration

U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth a request for input from U.S. 
businesses capable of exporting their goods or services relevant to (a) 
groundwater remediation; (b) mercury emissions control from power 
plants; (c) emissions control from large marine diesel engines; and (d) 
nutrient removal from municipal wastewater. The Department of Commerce 
is developing a web-based U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit to be 
used by foreign environmental officials and foreign end-users of 
environmental technologies that will outline U.S. approaches to a 
series of environmental problems and highlight participating U.S. 
vendors of relevant U.S. technologies. The Toolkit will support the 
President's National Export Initiative by fostering export 
opportunities for the U.S. environmental industry, as well as advancing 
global environmental protection.

DATES: U.S. companies capable of exporting goods or services relevant 
to the environmental issues outlined above that are interested in 
participating in the U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit should self-
identify by August 17, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

ADDRESSES: Please indicate interest in participating in the U.S. 
Environmental Solutions Toolkit by post, email, or fax to the attention 
of Todd DeLelle, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries,

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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Ave. NW., Room 4053, Washington, DC 20230; 202-482-4877; 
email [email protected]; fax 202-482-5665. Electronic responses 
should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

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: [email protected]).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The development of the U.S. Environmental 
Solutions Toolkit requires the identification of U.S. vendors capable 
of supplying relevant goods and services to foreign buyers. United 
States exporters interested in being listed on the Toolkit Web site are 
encouraged to submit their company's name, Web site address, contact 
information, and environmental solution category of interest from the 
following list:
    (a) Groundwater remediation
    (b) Mercury emissions control from power plants
    (c) Emissions control from large marine diesel engines
    (d) Nutrient removal from municipal wastewater
    For purposes of participation in the Toolkit, ``United States 
exporter'' has the meaning found in 15 U.S.C. 4721(j), which provides: 
``United States exporter means (A) a United States citizen; (B) a 
corporation, partnership, or other association created under the laws 
of the United States or of any State; or (C) a foreign corporation, 
partnership, or other association, more than 95 percent of which is 
owned by persons described in subparagraphs (A) and (B), that exports, 
or seeks to export, goods or services produced in the United States * * 
    An expression of interest in being listed on the Toolkit Web site 
in response to this notice will serve as a certification that the 
company is a United States exporter, as defined by 15 U.S.C. 4721(j), 
and seeks to export environmental solutions that fall within the 
category or categories indicated in your response. Responding to this 
notification constitutes consent to participate in the Toolkit and to 
the public sharing of the company name. It also constitutes consent to 
the inclusion of the name of the company on the Toolkit Web site. The 
company name will be listed along with a link to the company-specific 
Web site you indicate in your response to this notice. No additional 
company information will be posted.
    The U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit will refer users in 
foreign markets to U.S. approaches to solving environmental problems 
and to U.S. companies that can export related technologies. The Toolkit 
Web site will note that its contents and links do not constitute an 
official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Commerce Department or the 
U.S. Government of any of the companies, Web sites, products, or 
services listed.

    Dated: July 24, 2012.
Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-18589 Filed 7-30-12; 8:45 am]