Category: Meeting Notices - 2012


Notice of Open Meeting

The Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC) will meet on December 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 6527, (closed session) and December 13, 2012, 8:30 a.m., Room 3884, (open session) at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, N.W., Washington, D.C.  The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on emerging technology and research activities, including those related to deemed exports.

Wednesday, December 12
Closed Session:  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

1. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and l0(a)(3).

Thursday, December 13
Open Session:  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1. Open remarks from BIS and Chairs
2. Public comments
3. BIS overview on export controls for new members
4. BIS on 521 Provision
5. 3D Bio-printing
6. NAS study on Nanotech Initiative “tentative”
7. Rare Earths Study
8. Additive Manufacturing “tentative”

The open sessions will be accessible via teleconference to 40 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than December 5, 2012.

A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email.

The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on October 4, 2012, pursuant to Section l0(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, that the portion of the meeting dealing with matters the of which would be likely to frustrate significantly implementation of a proposed agency action as described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (9) (B) shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)1 and 10(a) (3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public.

For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482-2813.