[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2006)]
[Page 4122]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-934]



Office of Science; Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences 
Advisory Committee (BESAC). 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: Thursday, February 16, 2006, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, February 
17, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 
Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Talamini; Office of Basic Energy 
Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, Independence 
Avenue, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903-4563.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this 
meeting is to provide advice and guidance on the basic energy sciences 
research program.
    Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include discussions of the following:
     Tribute to Rick Smalley
     News from the Office of Science
     News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences
     Report of Activities from the DOE Laboratory Working Group
     Planned BES ``Basic Research Needs'' Workshops and Grand 
Challenges Workshop
    Public Participation: The 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 
Karen Talamini at 301-903-6594 (fax) or karen.talamini@science.doe.gov 
(e-mail). You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 
business days prior to 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; 1E-190, Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, 
SW.; Washington, DC 20585; between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays.

    Issued in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2006.
Rachel M. Samuel,
Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-934 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45 am]