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Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) 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 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The deadline for members of the public to register or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, January 26, 2018. The deadline for members of the public to request auxiliary aids is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in Room 6057-59 at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Clark Hoover Start Printed Page 2425Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. The address to register, submit comments, or request auxiliary aids is: Mr. Jeffrey Phillips, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 or email: jeffrey.phillips@trade.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Jeffrey Phillips, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI), International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202-482-8342; Fax: 202-482-5665; email: jeffrey.phillips@trade.gov.)

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The meeting will take place on February 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The general meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting are required to register in advance. Those interested in attending must provide notification by Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, via the contact information provided above. 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) 482-8342 no less than one week prior to the meeting. Requests received after this date will be accepted, but it may not be possible to accommodate them.

Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome any time before or after the meeting. To be considered during the meeting, written comments must be received by Friday, January 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to ensure transmission to the members before the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting.

Topic to be considered: During the February 6, 2018 meeting the three ETTAC subcommittees will discuss their top priorities for this charter period, with the goal of generating recommendations for the Secretary of Commerce. Topics under discussion include optimizing the U.S. Government's trade promotion programs, identifying market access barriers, pros and cons of existing trade agreements, and discussing procurement policy, including issues with financing mechanisms, localization requirements and non-tariff barriers. The ETTAC's subcommittees are: Trade Promotion and Export Market Development, Professional Services and Infrastructure Advancement, and Trade Policy and American Competitiveness.

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: January 10, 2018.

Edward A. O'Malley,

Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

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[FR Doc. 2018-00643 Filed 1-16-18; 8:45 am]

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