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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:

Monday, December 5, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 8:30 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) Designated Federal Officer, Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/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.

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Monday, December 5, and Tuesday, December 6, 2005:

  • Comments from Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director, Office of Science.
  • Report of Subcommittee on Life Sciences COV.
  • Status Reports on BER needed by BERAC to review BER's progress toward meeting its long-term performance goals.
  • Discussion of BERAC's review of BER's progress toward meeting its long-term performance goals.
  • Report by Dr. Ari Patrinos, Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research.
  • 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 at the address or telephone number 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.

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 November 14, 2005.

Carol Matthews,

Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-22886 Filed 11-17-05; 8:45 am]

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