[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 27 (Monday, February 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 7651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02813]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


External Merit Review Meeting

AGENCY: Wind and Water Power Technologies, Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of External Peer Review Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Water Power Program within the U.S. Department of Energy's 
(DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to hold 
an External Merit Review in Arlington, VA, on February 24-28, 2014. The 
External Review Panel will review current projects and provide feedback 
on technical/scientific/business merit, the actual or anticipated 
results, and the productivity and management effectiveness of projects. 
The review panel will also assess projects potential impact on the 
water power industry and identify additional research initiatives and 
resources that might be required in the future.

DATES: DOE will hold the External Peer Review from Monday, February 
24th, through Friday, February 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Crystal 
City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203.
    You may submit comments, identified by any of the following 
methods:
     Email: [Mark.Higgins@ee.doe.gov]. Include ``Water Power 
Peer Review'' in the subject line of the message.
     Postal Mail: [Mark Higgins, EE-4W, U.S. Department of 
Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585] Due to the 
potential delays in DOE's receipt and processing of mail sent through 
the U.S. Postal Service, DOE encourages respondents to submit comments 
electronically to ensure timely receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Shuff, Energetics, Inc. 401 
D Street SW. Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20024, sshuff@energetics.com

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Wind and Water Power 
Technologies is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of 
innovative technologies for clean, domestic power generation from 
resources such as hydropower, waves, and tides. The Wind and Water 
Power Technologies portfolio is aimed at producing the next generation 
of water power technologies and jump-starting private sector innovation 
that is critical to the country's long-term economic growth, energy 
security, and international competitiveness. By executing objective, 
comprehensive Peer Reviews, the Wind and Water Power Technologies 
Office ensures that its portfolio of project addresses industry needs 
and impacts the long-term development and deployment of water power 
technologies in the United States.

Public Participation

    The event is open to the public based upon space availability. DOE 
will also accept public comments as described in ADDRESSES for purposes 
of developing the Water Power Program portfolio, but will not respond 
individually to comments received.
    Participants should limit information and comments to those based 
on personal experience, individual advice, information, or facts 
regarding this topic. It is not the object of this session to obtain 
any group position or consensus from the meeting participants. To most 
effectively use the limited time, please refrain from passing judgment 
on another participant's recommendations or advice, and instead, 
concentrate on your individual experiences.
    Following the meeting, a summary will be compiled by DOE and posted 
for public comment. For those interested in providing additional public 
comment, the summary will be posted at water.energy.gov.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities

    Individuals requiring special accommodations at the meeting, please 
contact Mark Higgins no later than the close of business on February 
24, 2014.

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 3rd, 2014.
Jose Zayas,
Director, Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Department of 
Energy.
[FR Doc. 2014-02813 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]
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