[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 26 (Thursday, February 7, 2013)]
[Pages 9038-9039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02764]



Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, 
Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory 
Committee (EAC). 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, March 6, 2013, 12:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (EST); Thursday, 
March 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-3:40 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson 
Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Forrestal Building, Room 8G-017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (202) 586-1060 or Email: 
[email protected].

    Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) 
was established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, to provide 
advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in implementing the 
Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and 
Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the Nation's electricity delivery 
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting of the EAC is expected to include 
discussion of the activities of the Energy Storage Technologies 
Subcommittee, the Smart Grid Subcommittee, and the Transmission 
Subcommittee, as well as discussions of cyber security issues in the 
power sector, resiliency, customer acceptance of Smart Grid technology 
issues, and the DOE's Utility of the Future Initiative.

Tentative Agenda: March 6, 2013

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Registration
1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Welcome and Developments since the October 2012 
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Update on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and 
Energy Reliability (OE) 2013 Current Programs and Initiatives
2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m. Briefing on Special DOE Initiative: Utility of the 
Future and EAC Member Discussion
2:50 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Key Federal Roles to Enhance Cyber Security in the 
Power Sector Panel and EAC Member Discussion

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4:40 p.m.-5:40 p.m. EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans for 
2013 and EAC Member Discussion
5:40 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Wrap up Day One
5:45 p.m. Adjourn Day One of March 2013 EAC Meeting

Tentative Agenda: March 7, 2013

8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Post Hurricane Sandy: Lessons for Grid Resilience 
Panel and EAC Member Discussion
9:40 a.m.-10:50 a.m. EAC Transmission Subcommittee Papers and Work Plan 
for 2013, EAC Member Discussion
10:50 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Customer Acceptance Issues for the Smart Grid 
Panel and EAC Member Discussion
12:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch (Local Restaurants)
2:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Paper and Work Plans 
for 2013, EAC Member Discussion
3:10 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Status of June EAC Meeting--Webinar vs. In-Person
3:20 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Public Comments (Must register to comment at time 
of check-in)
3:35 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Wrap Up of March 2013 EAC Meeting
3:40 p.m. Adjourn March 2013 EAC Meeting

    The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC 
agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac.
    Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public 
at its meetings. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the 
EAC meeting may do so on Thursday, March 7, 2013, but must register at 
the registration table in advance. Approximately 15 minutes will be 
reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on 
the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed three 
minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the 
allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent 
issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. 
Matthew Rosenbaum. You may submit comments, identified by ``Electricity 
Advisory Committee Open Meeting'', by any of the following methods:
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of 
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Forrestal Building, Room 8G-017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585.
     Email: [email protected]. Include ``Electricity 
Advisory Committee Open Meeting'' in the subject line of the message.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All 
submissions received must include the agency name and identifier. All 
comments received will be posted without change to http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac, including any personal 
information provided.
     Docket: For access to the docket, to read background 
documents or comments received, go to http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac.

The following electronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word 
(.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text 
Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft 
PowerPoint (.ppt). If you submit information that you believe to be 
exempt by law from public disclosure, you must submit one complete 
copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be 
exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. You must also 
explain the reasons why you believe the deleted information is exempt 
from disclosure. DOE is responsible for the final determination 
concerning disclosure or nondisclosure of the information and for 
treating it in accordance with the DOE's Freedom of Information 
regulations (10 CFR 1004.11).

    Note:  Delivery of the U.S. Postal Service mail to DOE may be 
delayed by several weeks due to security screening. DOE, therefore, 
encourages those wishing to comment to submit comments 
electronically by email. If comments are submitted by regular mail, 
the Department requests that they be accompanied by a CD or diskette 
containing electronic files of the submission.

    Minutes: The minutes of the EAC meeting will be posted on the EAC 
Web page at http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Matthew 
Rosenbaum at the address above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-02764 Filed 2-6-13; 8:45 am]