[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 66284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27682]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Wind and Water Power Program

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: All programs with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office 
of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) are required to 
undertake rigorous, objective peer review of their funded projects in 
order to ensure and enhance the management, relevance, effectiveness, 
and productivity of those projects. The 2011 Wind and Water Power 
Program, Water Power Peer Review Meeting will review the Program's 
portfolio of conventional hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic 
research and development and projects. The 2011 Water Power Peer Review 
Meeting will be held November 1 through November 3, 2011 in Alexandria, 
VA.

DATES: DOE will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 
12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:35 p.m.; and Thursday, November 3, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
in Alexandria, VA.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Hilton Alexandria 
Mark Center, 500 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Hoyt Battey, Office of Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-
0143. E-mail: Hoyt.Battey@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this meeting is to:
     Review the strategy and goals of the Water Power Program; 
and
     Review the progress and accomplishments of the Program's 
conventional hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetics research and 
projects funded in FY2009 through FY2011
    The purpose of this meeting is for the review of the Program's 
conventional hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetics research and 
projects funded in FY2009 through FY2011. Participants should limit 
information and comments to those based on personal experience, 
individual advice, information, or facts regarding this topic. It is 
not the object of this session to obtain any group position or 
consensus. Rather, this meeting is an opportunity for the peer 
reviewers to gain an individual understanding of the research and 
projects. To most effectively use the limited time, please refrain from 
passing judgment on another participant's recommendations or advice, 
and instead, concentrate on your individual experiences. Based upon the 
review of individual projects and the overall Water Power Program 
research portfolio, a report will be compiled by DOE, which will be 
publically posted on the DOE Wind and Water Power Program website.
    Public Participation: Principal Investigators, expert reviewers, 
Water Power Program staff, and contract support staff will be in 
attendance. The event is open to the public based on space 
availability. Limited time for questions and answers are included for 
each project, however, oral questions from expert reviewers will be 
given priority. Additionally, questions may be submitted in writing 
during the meeting.
    Pre-Registration: To pre-register, please contact Ms. Stacey Young 
via e-mail at Stacey_Young@sra.com or by telephone at 240-223-5578. 
Participants interested in attending should indicate the category or 
categories you would like to observe, your name, company name or 
organization (if applicable), telephone number, and email no later than 
the close of business on Monday, October 28 2011. All Principal 
Investigators required to present at the meeting must pre-register. 
Additionally, all expert reviewers, Water Power Program staff, and 
support contract staff must pre-register.
    Agenda: Presentations from industry, academia, and National 
Laboratories will be time limited. Depending on the type of project, 
Principal Investigators will have anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes to 
present. Time is also allotted for question and answer sessions between 
the Principal Investigators and the expert reviewers.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: 
Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, please 
contact Ms. Young no later than the close of business on October 28, 
2011.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at the DOE EERE Online Publication and Product 
Library at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/library/default.aspx.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2011.
Jose Zayas,
Wind and Water Power Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2011-27682 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]
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