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AGENCY:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—August 13, 2008, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Name: Larry Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.”

Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on August 13, 2008 to address “China's Energy Policies and Their Environmental Impacts.”

Background

This event is the ninth in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2008 report cycle to collect input from leading academic, industry, and government experts on the impact of the economic and national security implications of the U.S. Start Printed Page 43488bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The August 13 hearing will examine China's energy policymaking structure and reforms, China's environmental policy and activities to address the environmental impacts of its energy use, the effects of China's greenhouse gas emissions and its approach to global climate change, and U.S.-China energy technology cooperation in civil nuclear energy.

The August 13 hearing will address “China's Energy Policies and Their Environmental Impacts” and will be Co-chaired by Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Daniel M. Slane.

Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site http://www.uscc.gov.

Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the Commission's Web Site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any interested party may file a written statement by August 13, 2008, by mailing to the contact below. On August 13, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web Site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.

ADDRESSES:

The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the hearing should contact Kathy Michels, Associate Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-1409, or via e-mail at kmichels@uscc.gov.

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Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Public Law 108-7), as amended by Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

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Dated: July 21, 2008.

Kathleen J. Michels,

Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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[FR Doc. E8-17010 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]

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