[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 179 (Thursday, September 15, 2011)]
[Pages 57028-57029]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23635]



Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy; Office of Science.

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: Thursday, October 6, 2011 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, October 
7, 2011 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting 
Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

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: 
[email protected]. 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: The Committee 
provides advice to the Director, Office of Science, on the many complex 
scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and 
implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research Program.
    Tentative Agenda:
     Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental 
     News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and 
Environmental Sciences Divisions
     Discussions on the Biological Systems Science Division 
Committee of Visitors
     Workshop Reports
     New Business
     Public Comment
    Public Participation: The BERAC 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 is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that 
will 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 on September 9, 2011.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-23635 Filed 9-14-11; 8:45 am]