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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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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. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

DATES:

October 23-24, 2003, 8:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

Hilton Crystal City Hotel at National Airport, Crystal Room, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Ferrell, 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose of Meeting: To finalize recommendations concerning the federal biomass R&D portfolio and the direction of the Biomass Initiative, to report on these recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board, and to plan Committee activities for FY 2004.

Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include discussions on the following:

  • Finalizing recommendations concerning the federal biomass R&D portfolio, reviewing the process and results of the FY 2003 USDA/DOE joint solicitation and providing input on the FY 2004 solicitation, finalizing recommendations to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Energy, providing recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board on the direction of the Biomass Initiative, and developing a committee work plan for FY 2004.

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, contact John Ferrell at (202) 586-7766 or Sara Mitcho via e-mail at sara.mitcho@ee.doe.gov. 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 Co-Chairs of the Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. The Co-Chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.

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

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Issued at Washington, DC on September 29, 2003.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-25002 Filed 10-1-03; 8:45 am]

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