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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Notice of an open meeting.


The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will meet to hear briefings on the state of renewable energy finance and to discuss the development of recommendations on increasing the international competitiveness of U.S. exports.


May 31, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and June 1, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.


Please note: The meetings will be held at two different locations:

May 31st: Citigroup, 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013.

June 1st: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.

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Brian O'Hanlon, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-3492; e-mail: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482-3492.

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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 expand 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 a subsequent meeting on March 1, 2010.

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 must notify Brian O'Hanlon at the contact information above by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 26, in order to Start Printed Page 26696pre-register for clearance into either location. Please specify any request for reasonable accommodation by May 23, 2011. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. A limited amount of time, from 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on June 1, 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 or to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, Office of Energy and Environmental Technologies Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 4830, 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 May 26, 2011, 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.

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Edward A. O'Malley,

Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

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[FR Doc. 2011-11197 Filed 5-6-11; 8:45 am]