[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2012)]
[Page 4028]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1693]



Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy; Office of Science.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.


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, February 16, 2012, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, February 
17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, DC 

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/.

    Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice to the Director, Office 
of Science, 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 Science
     Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental 
     News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and 
Environmental Sciences Divisions
     Discussion on the Technology Implementation for Long-Term 
Vision charge
     Updates on the Joint Genome Institute, Environmental 
Molecular Sciences Laboratory, and Knowledgebase project
     New Business
     Public Comment
    Public Participation: The Committee welcomes the attendance of the 
public at its Committee meetings. 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 at Washington, DC, on January 20, 2012.
LaTanya Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-1693 Filed 1-25-12; 8:45 am]