[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Page 44105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17667]



Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee. 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: August 14, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. August 15, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585; (202) 586-1476; email: [email protected] or Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; email: hq.com">[email protected]hq.com.

    Purpose of the Committee: The Committee advises the points of 
contact (Departments of Energy and Agriculture) with respect to the 
Biomass R&D Initiative (Initiative) and also makes written 
recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board (Board). Those recommendations 
regard whether: (A) Initiative funds are distributed and used 
consistent with Initiative objectives; (B) solicitations are open and 
competitive with awards made annually; (C) objectives and evaluation 
criteria of the solicitations are clear; and (D) the points of contact 
are funding proposals selected on the basis of merit, and determined by 
an independent panel of qualified peers.
    Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes 
research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels 
and biobased products.
    Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

 Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
 Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
 Overview of DOE Office of Science R&D Programs
 Overview of Other Agency Biomass R&D Programs

    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and 
Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or 
to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you 
must contact Elliott Levine at 202-586-1476; Email: 
[email protected] or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; 
Email: hq.com">[email protected]hq.com at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. 
Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up 
at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to 
include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. If you would like 
to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either 
before or after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on July 17, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-17667 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]