[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Pages 14773-14774]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05261]



International Trade Administration

U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit--Medical Waste

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, DOC.

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 
management of medical waste. The Department of Commerce continues to 
develop the 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.

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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 March 19, 2013, 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, 
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.

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 medical waste management category of interest from the 
following list:


(a) Autoclave
(b) Autoclave with Compaction
(c) Mechanical Disinfection Systems
(d) Chemical Disinfection Systems
(e) Microwave Disinfection
(f) Irradiation Disinfection Systems


(a) Medical Waste Incineration Systems
    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 indicated in the 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.

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]).

Catherine Vial,
Team Leader, Environmental and Renewable Energy Industries, Office of 
Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2013-05261 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]