[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 12, 2005)]
[Page 19065]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7293]



Office of Science; Biological and Environmental Research Advisory 

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Advisory Committee. 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, April 20, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 
21, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Thomassen (301-903-9817; 
david.thomassen@science.doe.gov), or Ms. Shirley Derflinger (301-903-
0044; shirley.derflinger@science.doe.gov), Designated Federal Officers, 
Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and 
Environmental Research, SC-70/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290. The most current information 
concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://www.science.doe.gov/ober/berac/announce.html.

    Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice on a continuing basis to 
the Director, Office of Science of the Department of Energy, on the 
many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the 
development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental 
Research Program.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2005

 Comments from Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director, Office of Science
 Report of Subcommittee on The Need for Enhanced Research on 
Cloud Parameterization Methods and Abrupt Climate Change
 Status Report on Restructuring of Aerosol Research Program
 Discussion of new charge to review Terrestrial Carbon Cycle 
 Report by Dr. Ari Patrinos, Associate Director of Science for 
Biological and Environmental Research
 Discussion on Opportunities in Neural Prosthesis Research
 Status of GTL Roadmap and Facility solicitation
 Update on Environmental Remediation Sciences Division 
 EMSL update
 Status of upcoming EMSL review
 Discussion of BER Long Term Performance Goals
 Science talk
 New business
 Public comment (10 minute rule)
    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 David Thomassen or Shirley Derflinger at the 
address or telephone numbers listed above. 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. This notice is being published 
15 days before the date of the meeting due to programmatic issues.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 30 days at the Freedom of Information Public 
Reading Room, 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

    Issued in Washington, DC on April 6, 2005.
Carol Matthews,
Acting Advisory Committee Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7293 Filed 4-11-05; 8:45 am]