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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Monday, December 11, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 12, 2000, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.

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Dr. David Thomassen (301-903-9817;, or Ms. Shirley Derflinger (301-903-0044;, Designated Federal Officers, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-70, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, Maryland 20874-1290. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the website:​ober/​berac/​announce.html

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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

Monday, December 11, and Tuesday, December 12, 2000:

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Opening of Meeting
  • Remarks from Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Director, Office of Science
  • Report by Dr. Ari Patrinos, Associate Director for Biological and Environmental Research (BER) on the Status of BER
  • Update on Office of Biological and Environmental Research Activities
  • Discussion of Roadmap for BERAC Report, Bringing the Genome to Life
  • Report from the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Subcommittee
  • Review of Subcommittee Activities
  • 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 Start Printed Page 70701would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact David Thomassen or Shirley Derflinger at the address or telephone numbers 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. This notice is being published less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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, D.C., between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Issued in Washington, D.C. on November 21, 2000.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-30123 Filed 11-24-00; 8:45 am]