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AGENCY:

Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, November 4, 2004, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. David Thomassen (301-903-9817; david.thomassen@science.doe.gov), or Ms. Shirley Derflinger (301-903-0044; shirley.derflinger@science.doe.gov), Designated Federal Officers, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological Start Printed Page 61661and Environmental Research, SC-70/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://www.science.doe.gov/​ober/​berac/​announce.html.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Wednesday, November 3, and Thursday, November 4, 2004:

  • Comments from Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director, Office of Science.
  • Report of Subcommittee on Genomics: GTL Facility for the Production and Characterization of Proteins and Molecular Tags.
  • Report by Dr. Ari Patrinos, Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research.
  • Discussion of process that BERAC will use to regularly evaluate BER's interim progress towards achieving its long term performance goals.
  • Update on the Artificial Retina.
  • Final Report of the Committee of Visitors review of the Climate Change Research Division.
  • Preliminary Report of the Committee of Visitors review of the Environmental Remediation Sciences Research Division.
  • Discussion of BERAC report on future directions and beneficial uses of synthetic genome research.
  • Presentation on ES Net.
  • BER Distinguished Scientist Award Program.
  • Science talk.
  • 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 would 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 programmatic issues that had to be resolved prior to publication.

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, DC between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Issued in Washington, DC on October 15, 2004.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee, Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-23480 Filed 10-19-04; 8:45 am]

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