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ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). 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:

Monday, October 15, 2012, 1:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G-017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; telephone: (202) 586-1060 or by email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C., App. 2, to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

Tentative Agenda: The meeting of the EAC is expected to include discussion of the activities of the Energy Storage Technologies Subcommittee, the Smart Grid Subcommittee, the Transmission Subcommittee, and discussions of EAC Work Force issues and special Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) topics.

October 15, 2012

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Registration

1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Update on the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's 2012 Current Programs and Initiatives

2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Transmission Institutional Issues

2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Grid Tech Team—Objectives and Status

3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m. EAC Discussion of Current DOE Programs and Special Initiatives

3:20 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Panel Discussion on Next Generation Energy Management Systems (EMS)

4:40 p.m.-5:20 p.m. EAC Member Discussion of Key EMS Issues

5:20 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wrap up Day One

5:30 p.m. Adjourn Day One of Meeting

October 16, 2012

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EAC Transmission Subcommittee 2012-2013 Recommendations and Work Plan

8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. EAC Discussion and Decisions on Transmission Subcommittee Recommendations

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EAC Storage Subcommittee Report to Congress and Work Plan

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Session 1: EAC Discussion and Decision on Storage Subcommittee Report to Congress

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Special FERC Topics and Discussion

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own (Local Restaurants)

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Key Developments in the OE Smart Grid Program

1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Recommendations and Work Plan

2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. EAC Discussion and Decisions on Smart Grid 2012 Subcommittee Recommendations

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EAC Work Force

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EAC Discussion of Work Force Issues

4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Public Comments (Must register to comment at time of check-in)

4:15 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Wrap Up of Meeting

4:20 p.m. Adjourn

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm.

Public Participation: The EAC welcomes the attendance of the public at its meetings. Individuals who wish to offer public comments at the EAC meeting may do so on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately 15 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 three minutes. Anyone who is not able to attend the meeting, or for whom the allotted public comments time is insufficient to address pertinent issues with the EAC, is invited to send a written statement to Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum. You may submit comments, identified by “Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting”, by any of the following methods:

  • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Matthew Rosenbaum, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8G-017, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.
  • Email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov. Include “Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting” in the subject line of the message.
  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and identifier. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm, including any personal information provided.
  • Docket: For access to the docket, to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.oe.energy.gov/eac.htm.

The following electronic file formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word (.doc), Corel Word Perfect (.wpd), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), Microsoft Excel (.xls), and Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt). If you submit information that you believe to be exempt by law from public disclosure, you must submit one complete copy, as well as one copy from which the information claimed to be exempt by law from public disclosure has been deleted. You must also explain the reasons why you believe the deleted information is exempt from disclosure. DOE is responsible for the final determination concerning disclosure or nondisclosure of the information and for treating it in accordance with the DOE's Freedom of Information regulations (10 CFR 1004.11).

Note:

Delivery of the U.S. Postal Service mail to DOE may be delayed by several weeks due to security screening. DOE, therefore, encourages those wishing to comment to submit comments electronically by email. If comments are submitted by regular mail, the Department requests that they be accompanied by a CD or diskette containing electronic files of the submission.

Minutes: The minutes of the EAC meeting will be posted on the EAC Web page at http://energy.gov/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum at the address above.

Issued in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2012.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

[FR Doc. 2012-23322 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]

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