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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee


Notice Of Open Meeting.


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 (92, 86 Stat. 770), requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.


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March 21, 2001, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Department of Energy, Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585.


Douglas E. Kaempf, 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) 586-7766.


Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased industrial products.

Tentative Agenda

Agenda will include discussions on the following:

  • Advisory Committee Rules
  • Strategic Plan
  • DOE Request for Proposal (RFP) Process for Financial Assistance
  • USDA Panel on Programs
  • Review of Existing Programs
  • Portfolio and Gap Analysis
  • Budget
  • Education
  • Work Plan and Program for Process Between Meetings

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. 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 these items on the agenda, you should contact Douglas E. Kaempf at 202-586-7766 or (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 parties. The Chair will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. The notice is being published less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to the late resolution of programmatic issues.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days 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 holidays.

Issued at Washington, DC on March 14, 2001.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

[FR Doc. 01-6827 Filed 3-19-01; 8:45 am]


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