[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 55200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22074]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting 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: Monday, October 15, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 
October 16, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 
Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

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 Committee's 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
     Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental 
Research
     News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and 
Environmental Sciences Divisions
     Discussion of charge on the development and use of new 
tools mentioned in the BERAC ``Long Term Vision'' report
     Updates on the Bioenergy Research Centers and the Program 
for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
     Workshop updates
     New Business
     Public Comment
    Public Participation: The 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 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. 2012-22074 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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