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Department of Energy.


This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Laboratory Operations Board (LOB). 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.


Secretary of Energy Advisory Board—Laboratory Operations Board.


Wednesday, June 21, 2000, 8:30 A.M.—3:15 P.M., Eastern Daylight Time.


Spallation Neutron Source Project Building, Room 101A, 701 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831.

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Betsy Mullins, Executive Director, or Laurie Keaton, LOB Staff Director, Office of Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (AB-1), US Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585, (202) 586-7162 or (202) 586-6279 (fax).

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The purpose of the Laboratory Operations Board is to provide independent external advice to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board regarding the strategic direction of the Department's laboratories, the coordination of budget and policy issues affecting laboratory operations, and the reduction of unnecessary and counterproductive management burdens on the laboratories. The Laboratory Operations Board's goal is to facilitate the productive and cost-effective utilization of the Department's laboratory system and the application of best business practices.

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Co-Chairs Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Legislative Update

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Summary of Lab Director's Meeting

9:45 a.m.-10 a.m. Lab Responses to NIF Interim Report

10 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Update on Foreign Visits and Assignments Program

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. LOB Terms of Reference

11:30 a.m.-12 a.m. LOB Work Plan

12 p.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Lab Stories: Performance-Based Management

2 p.m.-3 p.m. Management Initiatives at the Department of Energy Headquarters

3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Public Comment Period

3:15 p.m. Adjourn

This tentative agenda is subject to change.

Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to monitor the business of the Laboratory Operations Board and to submit written comments or comment during the scheduled public comment period. The meeting will be conducted in a fashion that will, in the Co-Chairs' judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During its open meeting, the Laboratory Operations Board welcomes public comment. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. The Board will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. You may submit written Start Printed Page 37126comments to Betsy Mullins, Executive Director, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, AB-1, US Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585. This notice is being published less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to the late resolution of programmatic issues.

Minutes: A copy of the minutes and a transcript of the meeting will be made available for public review and copying approximately 30 days following the meeting at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190 Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. Further information on the Laboratory Operations Board is available at the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's web site, located at​seab.

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Issued at Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2000.

James N. Solit,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-14865 Filed 6-12-00; 8:45 am]