[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62606-62607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24873]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Commission To Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy 
Laboratories

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commission to 
Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories 
(Commission). The Commission was created pursuant section 319 of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113-76, and in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. This notice is provided in 
accordance with the Act.

DATES: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: TCS Conference Center, Argonne National Laboratory, Theory 
and Computing Sciences Building (Building 240), 9700 South Cass Avenue, 
Lemont, IL 60439.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal

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Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586-3787; email: 
crenel@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the 
Secretary on the Department's national laboratories. The Commission 
will review the DOE national laboratories for alignment with the 
Department's strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique 
capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, 
appropriate size to meet the Department's energy and national security 
missions, and support of other Federal agencies. The Commission will 
also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the 
capabilities of the national laboratories and review the use of 
laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the 
Department's science, energy, and national security goals.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the fourth meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. on November 
4. The tentative meeting agenda includes a review of lab relationships 
with industry and university R&D and the role of DOE Labs in national 
security and U.S. science and technology. Key presenters will address 
and discuss these topics with comments from the public. The meeting 
will conclude at 4:00 p.m.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Karen Gibson no later 
than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by email at: 
crenel@hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, 
and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required 
to present government-issued identification. Individuals and 
representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and 
suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting. Approximately 30 
minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker 
will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed five 
minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the 
meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of 
business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 
9:00 a.m. on November 4.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time 
to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to 
Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20585, or to email at: crenel@hq.doe.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the 
Commission's Web site at: http://energy.gov/labcommission.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-24873 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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