[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6783-6784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3008]


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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 a meeting to hear presentations from the Department 
of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Ex-Im Bank, and 
Department of Commerce on efforts to address issues that affect the 
competitiveness of U.S. renewable

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energy and energy efficiency companies, and to review subcommittee work 
on recommendations related to the development and administration of 
programs and policies to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. 
renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, including specific 
challenges associated with exporting.

DATES: February 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard 
Time (EST).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Room 4830, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. The 
meeting will also be available via conference call.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-3889; email: 
[email protected]. This meeting is physically accessible to 
people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be 
directed to OEEI at (202) 482-3889.

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. 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 several subsequent meetings 
throughout 2011.
    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. Members of the public wishing to attend the 
meeting, either in person or through participation in the conference 
call, must notify Ms. Derstine at the contact information above by 5 
p.m. EST on Friday, February 17, in order to pre-register. Registered 
members of the public who wish to participate in the conference call 
will receive call-in instructions. Please specify any request for 
reasonable accommodation by Friday, February 17. Last minute requests 
will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. A limited amount of 
time, from 3 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., will be available for pertinent 
brief oral comments from members of the public attending 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 [email protected] or to 
the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office 
of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), 
International Trade Administration, Room 4053; 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230. To be considered during the meeting, 
comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 
17, 2012, 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.

Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2012-3008 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]
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