[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 222 (Friday, November 18, 2005)]
[Pages 69964-69965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22886]



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: Monday, December 5, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 
6, 2005, 8:30 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) Designated Federal Officer, Biological 
and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, 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. The most current information concerning this 
meeting can be found on the Web site: http://www.science.doe.gov/ober/berac/announce.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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:

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    Monday, December 5, and Tuesday, December 6, 2005:
     Comments from Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director, Office of 
     Report of Subcommittee on Life Sciences COV.
     Status Reports on BER needed by BERAC to review BER's 
progress toward meeting its long-term performance goals.
     Discussion of BERAC's review of BER's progress toward 
meeting its long-term performance goals.
     Report by Dr. Ari Patrinos, Associate Director of Science 
for Biological and Environmental Research.
     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 at the address or telephone 
number 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.
    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, IE-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 November 14, 2005.
Carol Matthews,
Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-22886 Filed 11-17-05; 8:45 am]