[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 195 (Thursday, October 8, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60885-60886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-25645]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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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: Wednesday, October 28, 2015--9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday, October 29, 2015--8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 
Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, 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) 903-3251; Fax (301) 903-5051 or email: 
sharlene.weatherwax@science.doe.gov. The most current information 
concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Purpose of the Committee: To provide advice on a continuing basis 
to the Director, Office of Science of the Department of Energy, on the 
many complexes scientific and technical

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issues that arises in the development and implementation of the 
Biological and Environmental Research Program.

Tentative Agenda Topics

 Report from the Under Secretary for Science and Energy
 Report from the Office of Science
 Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental 
Research
 News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and 
Environmental Sciences Divisions
 Report on the Biological Systems Science Division Strategic 
Plan
 Briefings on the Industrialization of Biology and the Advanced 
Research Projects Agency--Energy (ARPA-E)
 Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory update
 Integrated Field Laboratory workshop report and discussion
 Science Talk
 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 Sharlene Weatherwax at: 
sharlene.weatherwax@science.doe.gov (email) or (301) 903-5051 (fax). 
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.
    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 2, 2015.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-25645 Filed 10-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P