[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22073]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Science.

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The 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: Thursday, September 27, 2012; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EDT)

ADDRESSES: Participants may contact Ms. Joanne Corcoran by September 
25, 2012 at email: joanne.corcoran@science.doe.gov or by phone at (301) 
903-6488, to receive a call-in number. Public participation is 
welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen, Designated 
Federal Officer, BERAC, 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. 
Phone (301) 903-9817; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: 
david.thomassen@science.doe.gov. The most current information 
concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice on 
a 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 Topics:
     Discussion of the final edits to the BERAC report based on 
the charge letter dated, September 14, 2011, (http://
science.energy.gov/~/media/ber/berac/pdf/Tech-charge.pdf).
    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 the item 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 45 days at the BERAC Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/berac-minutes/.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 30, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-22073 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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