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Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


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.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013; 12:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. (EDT). Thursday, October 3, 2013; 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m. (EDT).


National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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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 Email:

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Purpose of the Committee: The Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) was re-established in July 2010, 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. The EAC is composed of 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 electricity.

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, and the Transmission Subcommittee, as well as discussions of distributed resource integration and lessons for grid resilience.

Tentative Agenda: October 2, 2013

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Swearing in Ceremony and Ethics Briefing—For New EAC Members

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EAC Leadership Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Welcome and Developments since the June 2013 Meeting

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Update on DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) 2013 Current Programs and Initiatives

1:45 p.m.-2:05 p.m. DOE Energy Storage Program Update

2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Break

2:50 p.m.-3:10 p.m. FERC Update

2:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Distributed Resource Integration Panel

4:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. EAC Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans for 2013

5:10 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn Day One of October 2013 EAC Meeting

Tentative Agenda: October 3, 2013

8:00 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Post-Sandy: Lessons for Grid Resilience Panel

9:40 a.m.-10:50 a.m. EAC Transmission Subcommittee 2013 Papers and Work Plan for 2013

10:50 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. DOE Keynote Speaker

12:20 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Lunch (Local Restaurants)

1:40 p.m.-2:50 p.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Papers and Work Plans for 2013

2:50 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Public Comments (Must register to comment at time of check-in)

3:05 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Wrap Up and Adjourn October 2013 EAC Meeting

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at:​oe/​services/​electricity-advisory-committee-eac.

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 Thursday, October 3, 2013, 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: Include “Electricity Advisory Committee Open Meeting” in the subject line of the message.
  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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​oe/​services/​electricity-advisory-committee-eac, including any personal information provided.

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 Start Printed Page 55693the 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).


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​oe/​services/​electricity-advisory-committee-eac. They can also be obtained by contacting Mr. Matthew Rosenbaum at the address above.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2013.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-22119 Filed 9-10-13; 8:45 am]