[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 183 (Thursday, September 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55619-55620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18942]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Office of Science; Biological and Environmental Research Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, (DOE).

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference meeting of the 
Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that 
public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Friday, October 7, 2005, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: Participants may call Ms. Joanne Corcoran at (301) 903-6488 
to receive a call-in number by October 5, 2005. Public participation is 
welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and 
available on a first come basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen, Designated 
Federal Official, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory 
Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of 
Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290, (301) 903-9817 or 
david.thomassen@science.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice on 
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continuing basis to the Director, Office of Science of the Department 
of Energy, on the many complex scientific and technical issues that 
arise in the development and implementation of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Program.
    Tentative Agenda:
     Discussion of BERAC subcommittee report on the review of 
the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. See complete BERAC 
Charge dated November 18, 2004.
     Discussion of BERAC subcommittee report on the value of 
the Genomics: GTL Facility for the Production of Proteins and Molecular 
Tags. See complete BERAC Charge dated August 15, 2005.
     Discussion of BERAC subcommittee report on the advantages 
and disadvantages of establishing more than one program in a particular 
technology at one of the Department's light sources and in particular 
the potential rationale for supporting the further development of the 
X4A and X4C beam lines at the National Synchrotron Light Source. See 
complete BERAC Charge dated January 14, 2005.
     New business
     Public Comment
    Copies of the Charge letters may be found at http://www.sc.doe.gov/
ober/berac/charges.html. All BERAC reports, once approved, are posted 
on the BERAC Web site at http://www.science.doe.gov/ober/berac/
Reports.html.
    Public Participation: The teleconference meeting is open to the 
public. If you would like to file a written statement with the 
Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you 
would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the 
agenda, you should contact David Thomassen at the address or telephone 
number listed above. You must make your request for an oral statement 
at least five business days before the meeting. Reasonable provision 
will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. 
The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate 
the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-
minute rule.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 30 days at the Freedom of Information Public 
Reading Room, IE-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 16, 2005.
Rachel M. Samuel,
Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-18942 Filed 9-21-05; 8:45 am]
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