[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56703-56704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22364]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MG-2013-03; Docket No. 2013-0002; Sequence 29]


Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green 
Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Advisory 
Committee Meeting and Conference Calls

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Meeting Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice of this meeting and these conference calls is being 
provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides the agenda 
and schedule for the November 12, 2013, meeting of the Green Building 
Advisory Committee Meeting (the Committee) and the schedule for a 
series of conference calls, supplemented by Web meetings, for two task 
groups of the Committee. The meeting is open to the public and the site 
is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The conference calls 
are open for the public to listen in. Interested individuals must 
register to attend as instructed below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

DATES: Meeting date: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 
2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, and ending no later than 3:30 
p.m.
    Task group conference call dates: The conference calls will be held 
according to the following schedule:
    The Net Zero task group will hold conference calls every Wednesday 
from October 2nd to November 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern 
time.
    The Building Labels task group will hold conference calls every 
Friday from October 4th to November 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Eastern time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Sandler, Designated Federal 
Officer,

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Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, Office of 
Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration, 1800 F Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-219-1121 (Note: this is not a 
toll-free number). Additional information about the Committee, 
including meeting materials and updates on the task groups and their 
schedules, will be available on-line at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/121999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Procedures for Attendance and Public 
Comment: Contact Ken Sandler at 202-219-1121 to register to attend the 
meeting and/or listen in to and obtain call-in numbers and Web meeting 
information for any or all of these conference calls. To attend the 
meeting and/or conference calls, submit your full name, organization, 
email address, and phone number. Requests to attend the November 12 
meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Requests to listen in to the calls must be 
received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, September 30. (GSA will be 
unable to provide technical assistance to any listener experiencing 
technical difficulties. Testing access to the Web meeting site in 
advance of calls is recommended.)
    Contact Ken Sandler at 202-219-1121 to register to comment during 
the November 12th meeting's public comment period. Registered speakers/
organizations will be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes each and will need 
to provide written copies of their presentations. Requests to comment 
at the meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Written comments also may be provided to 
Mr. Sandler at ken.sandler@gsa.gov until 5:00 p.m. eastern standard 
time Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
    Background: The Green Building Advisory Committee provides advice 
to GSA as specified in Public Law 110-140, as a mandatory Federal 
advisory committee. Under this authority, the Committee advises GSA on 
the rapid transformation of the Federal building portfolio to 
sustainable technologies and practices. The Committee focuses primarily 
on reviewing strategic plans, products and activities of the Office of 
Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and providing advice regarding 
how the Office can most effectively accomplish its mission.
    The Net Zero task group will consider a motion of a committee 
member to ``Strengthen net zero energy commitments for new and existing 
federal buildings and federal leased buildings.'' The Building Labels 
task group will consider a motion of a committee member to ``Require 
building performance labels [for federal buildings], including current 
energy and environmental performance.''
    The conference calls will focus on how the task groups can best 
refine these motions into consensus recommendations of each group to 
the full committee, which will in turn decide whether to proceed with 
formal advice to GSA based upon these recommendations.

November 12th Meeting Agenda

     Introductions & Plans for Today's Meeting
     Committee Membership Renewal Plans
     Net Zero Federal Buildings
     Federal Building Performance Labels
     Lunch
     Update: GSA Sustainability Plan Progress
     GSA Green Building Demonstration Projects
     Additional Project Updates
     Public Comment Period
    Detailed agendas, background information and updates for the 
meeting and conference calls will be posted on GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/102591.
    Meeting Access: The Committee will convene its November 12, 2013, 
meeting at the U.S. Department of the Interior building, Rachel Carson 
Room, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington DC 20240, and the site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities.

    Dated: September 6, 2013.
Kevin Kampschroer,
Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, 
General Services Administration.
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