[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2012)]
[Page 28368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11633]



Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

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: Wednesday, June 6, 2012--8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, 
June 7, 2012--8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Hotel, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland 

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 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

     Update from the Office of Biological and Environmental 
     Update/highlights from the Biological Systems Science and 
Climate and Environmental Sciences Divisions
     Committee discussion of charge on the development and use 
of new tools
     Science talks
     New Business
     Public Comment
    Public Participation: The day and a half 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 May 8, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-11633 Filed 5-11-12; 8:45 am]