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Office of Science, Department of Energy.


Notice of open teleconference meeting.


This notice announces a teleconference 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.


Friday, June 17, 2011, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.


Participants may contact Ms. Joanne Corcoran by email at or by phone (301) 903-6488 to receive a call-in number by June 15, 2011. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Dr. David Thomassen, Designated Federal Officer, BERAC, 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. E-mail: or phone (301) 903-9817. The most current information concerning this meeting can be found on the Committee's Web site:​ober/​berac/​announce.html.

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Purpose of the Committee: To provide advice on a continuing basis to the Director, Office of Science, on the many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental Research Program.

Tentative Agenda Topic:

  • Discussion of existing policies and practices for disseminating research results in the fields relevant to the Biological and Environmental Research program.

Public Participation: The teleconference 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 the item 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:​ober/​berac/​Minutes.html.

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Issued at Washington, DC, on May 25, 2011.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13510 Filed 5-27-11; 8:45 am]