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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee


Notice Of An Open Meeting.


The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold a meeting on May 1, 2013. 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.


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May 1, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting must notify Ryan Mulholland at the contact information below by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 26, 2013, 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.

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The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1414, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.


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


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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 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 May 1, 2013 meeting of the RE&EEAC will consist of presentations from four industry-specific teams—renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and transmission, and biofuels—on the market dynamics affecting their respective industry sectors; key export markets; challenges; and opportunities for further U.S. Government support and coordination. Additionally, the RE&EEAC will form subcommittees; receive presentations from representatives from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and receive presentations from officials from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) regarding DOD programs relating to the renewable energy and energy efficiency supply chain that may have linkages to promoting exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services.

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, as well as the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 26, 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, c/o: Ryan Mulholland, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, 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. EDT on Friday, April 26, 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: April 2, 2013.

Edward A. O'Malley,

Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

[FR Doc. 2013-08145 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]


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