Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Notice of open meeting.
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Pub. L. No. 109-58; 119 Stat. 849. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770, requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements during the public comment period, please e-mail HTAC@nrel.gov at least 5 business days before the meeting. Please indicate if you will be attending the meeting both days or a specific day, if you want to make an oral statement on November 7, 2008, and what organization you represent (if appropriate).
Thursday, November 6, 2008, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, November 7, 2008, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St., NW., Washington, DC 20037.Start Further Info
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Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary on Start Printed Page 61413the program authorized by title VIII of EPACT.
Tentative Agenda: (Subject to change; updates will be posted on http://hydrogen.energy.gov and copies of the final agenda will be available the date of the meeting). The following items will be covered on the agenda:
- Introduction of new Chair and Vice Chair
- New Member Orientation/Expiring Member Recognition Processes
- Review of Talking Points for a New Administration
- Update on HTAC Annual Report
- DOE Loan Guarantee Program
- Update on DOE H-Prize
- Presentation on the Comparison of the H2A Modeling Efforts and the European HYWAY's Analysis
- Briefing on the Hydrogen Road Tour
- Review of US-EU Technology Collaboration and IPHE Meetings
- Briefing on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
- Discussion Regarding the Absence of Hydrogen in the Presidential Candidates' Platforms
- UC Davis Hydrogen Policy Recommendations
- Public Comment Period
Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the meeting of HTAC and to make oral statements during the specified period for public comment. The public comment period is tentatively scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on November 7, 2008. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, e-mail HTAC@nrel.gov at least 5 business days before the meeting. Please indicate if you will be attending the meeting on both days or a particular day, if you want to make an oral statement, and what organization you represent (if appropriate). Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up for the public comment period. Oral comments should be limited to two minutes in length. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The chair of the committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties and to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a written statement with the committee, you may do so either by submitting a hard copy at the meeting or by submitting an electronic copy to HTAC@nrel.gov.
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review at http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/advisory_htac.html.Start Signature
Issued at Washington, DC, on October 9, 2008.
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
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