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Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; Notice of Open Meeting

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AGENCY:

Department of Energy.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces an open meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770), requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

Name: Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

DATES AND TIMES:

Wednesday, May 8, 2002, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Diplomat Conference Room, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Craig R. Reed, Executive Director, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (AB-1), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-7092 or (202) 586-6279 (fax).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (The Board) is to provide the Secretary of Energy with essential independent advice and recommendations on issues of national importance. The Board and its subcommittees provide timely, balanced, and authoritative advice to the Secretary of Energy on the Department's management reforms, research, development and technology activities, energy and national security responsibilities, environmental cleanup activities, and economic issues relating to energy.

Tentative Agenda

The agenda for the May 8th meeting has not been finalized. However, the meeting will include a series of briefings and discussions on the challenges facing the Department of Energy and its future mission. Board and subcommittee activities for the coming year will be identified; these are anticipated to include a discussion of Department of Energy Laboratory Operations, future department science priorities, and other current and new business. Members of the public wishing to comment on issues before the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board will have an opportunity to address the Board during the afternoon period for public comment. The final agenda will be available at the meeting.

Public Participation

In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and submit written comments or comment during the scheduled public comment period. The Chairman of the Board is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will, in the Chairman's judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During its meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the 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 comments to Dr. Craig R. Reed, Executive Director, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, AB-1, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585.

Minutes

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Issued at Washington, DC, on April 18, 2002.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-9949 Filed 4-22-02; 8:45 am]

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