[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 52 (Monday, March 20, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14365-14366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05416]


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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[Notice-MG-2017-01; Docket No. 2017-0002; Sequence No. 2]


Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings; Green 
Building Advisory Committee; Notification of Upcoming Public Committee 
Meeting and Conference Calls

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Meeting notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice of this meeting and these conference calls is being 
provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act. This notice provides the agenda and schedule for the 
June 7, 2017 meeting of the Green Building Advisory Committee (the 
Committee) and schedule for a series of conference calls, supplemented 
by Web meetings, for two new task groups of the Committee. The meeting 
is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. The conference calls are open for the public to listen 
in. Interested individuals must register to attend as instructed below 
under Supplementary Information.

DATES: Meeting date: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 
2017, starting at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and ending no 
later than 3:30 p.m., EDT.
    Task group conference call dates: The conference calls will be held 
according to the following schedule:
    The High Performance Building Adoption task group will hold 
recurring, weekly conference calls on Thursdays beginning April 6 
through July 20, 2017 from 3:00 p.m., EDT to 4:00 p.m., EDT.
    The Health and Wellness task group will hold recurring, weekly 
conference calls on Wednesdays beginning April 5 through July 19, 2017 
from 11:00 a.m., EDT, to 12:00 p.m., EDT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ken Sandler, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, OGP, GSA, 
1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-219-1121 (note: 
This is not a toll-free number). Additional information about the 
Committee, including meeting materials and updates on the task groups 
and their schedules, will be available on-line at http://www.gsa.gov/gbac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Procedures for Attendance and Public Comment: Contact Mr. Ken 
Sandler at

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[email protected] to register to attend the meeting and/or listen in 
to any or all of these conference calls. To attend the meeting and/or 
conference calls, submit your full name, organization, email address, 
and phone number, and which you would like to attend. Requests to 
attend the June 7, 2017 meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m., EDT, on 
Friday, May 26, 2017. Requests to listen in to the conference calls 
must be received by 5:00 p.m., EDT, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (GSA 
will be unable to provide technical assistance to any listener 
experiencing technical difficulties. Testing access to the Web meeting 
site in advance of calls is recommended.)
    Contact Ken Sandler at [email protected] to register to comment 
during the June 7, 2017 meeting public comment period. Registered 
speakers/organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes each, 
and will need to provide written copies of their presentations. 
Requests to comment at the meeting must be received by 5:00 p.m., EDT, 
on Friday, May 26, 2017. Written comments also may be provided to Mr. 
Sandler at [email protected] by the same deadline.
    Background: The Administrator of GSA established the Committee on 
June 20, 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 118) pursuant to Section 
494 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA, 42 
U.S.C. 17123). Under this authority, the Committee provides independent 
policy advice and recommendations to GSA to increase the economic and 
operational performance of the federal building portfolio and its 
positive impact on organizational effectiveness, human health and 
wellbeing.
    The Committee has recently proposed two new task groups. The High 
Performance Building Adoption task group will pursue the motion of a 
committee member to provide recommendations to ``accelerate the 
adoption of high performance [Federal] buildings.'' The Health and 
Wellness task group will pursue the motion of a committee member to 
``develop guidelines to integrate health and wellness features into 
government facilities programs.''
    The conference calls will allow the task groups to coordinate the 
development of consensus recommendations to the full Committee, which 
will, in turn, decide whether to proceed with formal advice to GSA 
based upon these recommendations.
    June 7, 2017 Meeting Agenda:

 Welcome, Introductions, Updates & Plans for Today
 High Performance Building Adoption: Task Group Report & 
Discussion
 Working Lunch (with Presentation)
 Health and Wellness: Task Group Report & Discussion
 Topics Proposed by Committee Members
 Public Comment Period
 Closing comments
 Adjourn

    Detailed agendas, background information, and updates for the 
meeting and conference calls will be posted on GSA's Web site at http://www.gsa.gov/gbac.
    Meeting Access: The Committee will convene its June 7, 2017 meeting 
at GSA, Room 1153, 1800 F Street NW., Washington DC 20405, and the site 
is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
Kevin Kampschroer,
Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, 
General Services Administration.
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