[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)]
[Pages 63170-63171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24872]



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: Monday, October 28, 2013; 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013; 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting 
Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 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. 
Telephone (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.

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Tentative Agenda Topics

 Report From the Office of Biological and Environmental 
 News From the Biological Systems Science and Climate and 
Environmental Sciences Divisions
 Discussion of the Committee of Visitors Report and the BER 
Report on BER Virtual Laboratory: Innovative Framework for Biological 
and Environmental Grand Challenges
 Workshop Reports
 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.
    This Notice is being published in less than the normal 15 days due 
to a lapse in Federal appropriations and the shutdown of Federal 
    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 October 17, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-24872 Filed 10-22-13; 8:45 am]