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Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting

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AGENCY:

International Trade Administration, DOC.

ACTION:

Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).

DATES:

The teleconference meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please register by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 10, 2011 to listen in on the teleconference meeting.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will take place via teleconference. For logistical reasons, all participants are required to register in advance by the date specified above. Please contact Mr. Todd DeLelle at the contact information below to register and obtain call-in information.

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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: todd.delelle@trade.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The meeting will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. This meeting is open to the public. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome any time before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.

Topics to be considered: The agenda for the November 16, 2011 ETTAC meeting has only one item as follows: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Presentation of, and deliberation on, an ETTAC Trade Liberalization Subcommittee draft recommendation letter regarding the possible inclusion of “Buy American” provisions in pending Congressional legislation and the impact this language may have on international trade in environmental goods and services.

Background: The ETTAC is mandated by Section 2313(c) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 4728(c), to advise the Environmental Trade Working Group (ETWG) of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, through the Secretary of Commerce, on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. The ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently re-chartered until October 2012.

The teleconference will be accessible to people with disabilities. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation when registering to participate in the teleconference. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

No time will be available for oral comments from members of the public during this meeting. As noted above, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Committee's affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Mr. Todd DeLelle at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, November 10, 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.

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Edward A. O'Malley,

Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

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[FR Doc. 2011-27959 Filed 10-27-11; 8:45 am]

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