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Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). 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.


Tuesday December 13, 2011; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

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Kenneth Chuck Wade, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585. Phone (301) 903-6509 or email:

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Background: The Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC), formerly the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC), was established in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to provide advice on complex scientific, technical, and policy issues that arise in the planning, managing, and implementation of DOE's civilian nuclear energy research programs. The committee is composed of 16 individuals of diverse backgrounds selected for their technical expertise and experience, established records of distinguished professional service, and their knowledge of issues that pertain to nuclear energy.

Purpose of the Meeting: Introduction of new members to the committee; briefing the committee on recent developments and current status of research programs and projects pursued by the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy; and receiving advice and comments in return from the committee.

Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to include the introduction of seven new members to the Committee, presentations that cover such topics as the Office of Nuclear Energy's 2012 Budget and the status of Nuclear Energy's Small Modular Reactor Program. In addition, there will be presentation by five Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee subcommittees and a presentation on the Nexus of Nuclear Power with Renewable Technology. Finally, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner, William Magwood will be giving a presentation on the early beginnings of the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. The agenda may change to accommodate committee business. For updates, one is directed to the NEAC Web site:​neac/​neNeacMeetings.html.

Public Participation: Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so on the day of the meeting, Tuesday December 13, 2011. Approximately thirty minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak, but is not expected to exceed 5 minutes. Anyone who is not able to make the meeting or has had insufficient time to address the committee is invited to send a written statement to Kenneth Chuck Wade, U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, or email:

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available by contacting Mr. Wade at the address above or on the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy Web site at​neac/​neNeacMeetings.html.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2011.

Carol A. Matthews,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-28439 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]