[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 58 (Monday, March 27, 2006)]
[Pages 15183-15184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4393]



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research 
and Development Act of 2000. 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.

DATES: April 13, 2006 at 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: Spring Hill Suites by Marriott,Route 66 Room,15 West 90 
North Frontage Road,Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil Rossmeissl, Designated Federal 
Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-8668 or Harriet Foster at (202) 586-
4541; E-mail: harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov.


Purpose of Meeting

    To provide advice and guidance that promotes research and 
development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased 

Tentative Agenda

    Agenda will include the following:
 Receive update on collaboration with USDA
 Review status of Roadmap update
 Receive an update on the status of the FY 2006 joint 
 Meet with representatives from Chicago-area biomass interests
 Review status of 2005 Annual Report
 Finalize procedure for acceptance of a minority report
 Discuss Analysis, Policy, and other subcommittee business
 Discuss 2006 annual recommendations
 Discuss 2006 and 2007 meeting schedule
 Discuss Committee public relations efforts

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 
statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact 
Neil Rossmeissl at 202-586-8668 or the Biomass Initiative at 202-586-
4541 or harriet.foster@ee.doe.gov (e-mail). You must make your request 
for an oral statement at least 5 business days before 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 Chair of the 
Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested 

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If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you 
may do so either before or after the meeting. The Chair will conduct 
the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.


    The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and 
copying at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; Room 1E-190; 
Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, 
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 

    Issued at Washington, DC, on March 21, 2006.
Carol Matthews,
Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-4393 Filed 3-24-06; 8:45 am]