[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9176-9177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03848]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the 
Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in 
the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice 
announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical 
Advisory Committee.

DATES AND TIMES: March 8, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., March 9, 2016, 
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac 
Ave., Arlington, VA 2202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal 
Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; Email: [email protected] and Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">[email protected]hq.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes 
research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels 
and biobased products.
    Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:
     Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
     Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
     Update the Biomass Research and Development Initiative
     Overview of DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2016 Budget, 
New Areas, and Activities
     Overview of 2016 Budget, New Areas, and Activities for 
USDA NIFA and ARS
     Presentation on the Biomass related ARPA-E activities
    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and 
Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or 
to make oral

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statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you must contact 
Elliott Levine at; Email: [email protected] and Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">[email protected]hq.com at least 5 business 
days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the 
order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable 
provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the 
agenda. The Co-chairs of the Committee will make every effort to hear 
the views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a 
written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or 
after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate 
the orderly conduct of business.
    Minutes: The summary of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on February 18, 2016.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-03848 Filed 2-23-16; 8:45 am]
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