[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 96 (Friday, May 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29125-29126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11786]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee. 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: June 5, 2012 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; June 6, 2012 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando, International Drive/Convention 
Center, 8978 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585; (202) 586-1476; email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; email: hq.com">rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Committee 
advises the points of contact (Departments of

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Energy and Agriculture) with respect to the Biomass R&D Initiative 
(Initiative) and also makes written recommendations to the Biomass R&D 
Board (Board). Those recommendations regard whether: (A) Initiative 
funds are distributed and used consistent with Initiative objectives; 
(B) solicitations are open and competitive with awards made annually; 
(C) objectives and evaluation criteria of the solicitations are clear; 
and (D) the points of contact are funding proposals selected on the 
basis of merit, and determined by an independent panel of qualified 
peers.
    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes 
research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels 
and biobased products.
    Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:
     Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
     Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
     Overview of DOE Inegrated Biorefinery Portfolio
     Presentation from the Florida Center for Renewable 
Chemicals and Fuels
     A Review of the Recent Pilot Scale Demonstration and its 
Implication on Commercial Scale Economics
    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and 
Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or 
to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you 
must contact Elliott Levine at 202-586-1476; Email: 
Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; 
Email: hq.com">rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. 
Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up 
at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to 
include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. If you would like 
to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either 
before or after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on May 13, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-11786 Filed 5-16-13; 8:45 am]
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