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Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) Public Meeting

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International Trade Administration, DOC.


Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.


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


The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).


The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Clark Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230.

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Ms. Amy Kreps, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202-482-3835; Fax: 202-482-5665; email: 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) 482-5225 no less than one week prior to the meeting.

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The meeting will take place on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The general meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EST. Those interested in attending must provide notification by Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST, via the contact information provided above. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome any time before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.

Topic to be considered: The agenda for the April 4, 2017 meeting includes briefings from the U.S. interagency on topics about which the committee has expressed interest, including the Top Markets Report methodology, the trade classification system, and ITA's trade promotion programs. The committee also will discuss its priorities and objectives and deliberate on subcommittee topics.

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 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 August 2018.

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Dated: March 9, 2017.

Edward A. O'Malley,

Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

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[FR Doc. 2017-05044 Filed 3-13-17; 8:45 am]