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Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of a Partially Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). This notice amends a previous notice published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2019. This amended notice cites the specific exemptions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, as the basis for partial closure of the previously noticed meeting.

DATES:

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The deadline for members of the public to register to participate, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Commerce Research Library, 1401 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20230. Requests to register to participate (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: Mr. Devin Horne, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. (Fax: 202-482-5665; email: devin.horne@trade.gov). Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Devin Horne, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. (Phone: 202-482-0775; Fax: 202-482-5665; email: devin.horne@trade.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: The CINTAC was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), in response to an identified need for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. Government regarding the development and administration of programs to expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. laws and regulations, including advice on how U.S. civil nuclear goods and services export policies, programs, and activities will affect the U.S. civil nuclear industry's competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market.

The Department of Commerce renewed the CINTAC charter on August 10, 2018. This meeting is being convened under the sixth charter of the CINTAC.

Topics to be considered: The agenda for the Tuesday, November 12, 2019 CINTAC meeting is as follows:

Closed Session (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)—Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. App. §§ (10)(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The session will be closed to the public pursuant to Section 10(d) of FACA as amended by Section 5(c) of the Government in Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, and in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) and Section 552b(c)(9)(B) of Title 5, United States Code, which authorize closure of meetings that are “likely to disclose trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential” and “likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action,” respectively. The part of the meeting that will be closed will address (1) nuclear cooperation agreements; (2) encouraging ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage; (3) a briefing on civil nuclear cooperation with China; and (4) identification of specific trade barriers impacting the U.S. civil nuclear industry.

Public Session (3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)—Opportunity to Hear from Members of the Public.

Members of the public wishing to attend the public session of the meeting must notify Mr. Devin Horne at the contact information above by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in order to pre-register to participate. Please specify any requests for reasonable accommodation at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fill. A limited amount of time will be available for brief oral comments from members of the public attending the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 60 minutes. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must contact Mr. Horne and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the comments and the name and address of the proposed participant by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 7, 2019. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, ITA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers.

Any member of the public may submit written comments concerning the CINTAC's affairs at any time before and after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 28018, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. For consideration during the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Comments received after that date will be distributed to the members but may not be considered at the meeting.

Copies of CINTAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting.

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Dated: October 22, 2019.

Devin Horne,

Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.

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[FR Doc. 2019-24403 Filed 11-7-19; 8:45 am]

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