[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 28861]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11822]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, Small Modular Reactor 
Subcommittee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of 
Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), Small Modular Reactor Subcommittee (SMR). 
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) 
requires public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal 
Register.

DATES: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.-3:30 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Renee Stone, Deputy Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; email: SMRCommittee@hq.doe.gov or Web site: 
http://www.nuclear.gov/smrsubcommittee/overview.html

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of the Board: The Board was reestablished to provide advice 
and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department's basic and 
applied research, economic and national security policy, educational 
issues, operational issues, and other activities as directed by the 
Secretary.
    Background: The Subcommittee was established to provide 
recommendations on areas in which standards for safety, security, and 
nonproliferation should be developed for SMRs to enhance U.S. 
leadership in civil nuclear energy. In addition, to identify 
challenges, uncertainties and risks to commercialization and provide 
advice on policies and other approaches that may be appropriate to 
manage these risks and accelerate deployment in support of national 
goals.
    Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to hear from 
external stakeholders and to provide the subcommittee members with 
additional information.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, 
May 30, 2012. The tentative meeting agenda includes presentations from 
the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), external 
stakeholders, and environmental groups.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP no later than 5:00 p.m., 
Friday, May 25, 2012, by email at: SMRCommittee@hq.doe.gov. Please 
provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information. 
Space is limited. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to 
present government issued identification. Individuals and 
representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and 
suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, May 30, 
2012. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. 
Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number of individuals who 
wish to speak, but will not exceed five minutes. The Designated Federal 
Officer (or designee) is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion 
that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to 
speak should register to do so beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 
30, 2012. Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient 
time to address the subcommittee, are invited to send a written 
statement to Renee Stone, U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, or by email to: 
SMRCommittee@hq.doe.gov.

    Dated: Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-11822 Filed 5-15-12; 8:45 am]
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