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Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Department of Energy; Office of Science.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY:

This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The 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, March 9, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, March 10, 2011, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC 20008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. David Thomassen, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290; phone: (301) 903-9817; fax (301) 903-5051 or e-mail: david.thomassen@science.doe.gov. 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 the many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research Program.

Tentative Agenda Topics

  • Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research
  • News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and Environmental Sciences Divisions
  • Discussions on the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division Committee of Visitors Response and the Biological and Environmental Research Long-Term Vision Response
  • Joint Genome Institute Update and ARM review outbrief
  • 2012 Budget briefing
  • New Business
  • Public Comment

Public Participation: The 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 45 days at the BERAC Web site: http://www.science.doe.gov/​ober/​berac/​Minutes.html.

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Issued at Washington, DC on February 8, 2011.

LaTanya Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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