[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 83 (Thursday, April 30, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 24253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10083]



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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 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: Thursday, May 22, 2015--9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Kavli 
Auditorium, Building 51 (Kavli Building), 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo 
Park, CA 94025-7015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal 
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 ninth meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. on May 22. 
The tentative meeting agenda include the impact of the National 
Laboratories on economic development and technology transfer, 
partnerships within the Bay Area, and the appropriate level of DOE 
oversight for its M&O contractor laboratories. Key presenters will 
address and discuss these topics with comments from the public. The 
meeting will conclude at 2:00 p.m. The agenda along with possible 
schedule adjustments will be posted when finalized and in advance of 
the meeting on the Lab Commission Web site (http://energy.gov/labcommission/commission-review-effectiveness-national-energy-laboratories).
    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. EDT on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at email: 
crenel@hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, citizenship, organization, 
and contact information. 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 5 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 May 22.
    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: crenel@hq.doe.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the 
Commission Web site at: http://energy.gov/labcommission.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2015.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-10083 Filed 4-29-15; 8:45 am]
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