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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee; Meeting

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AGENCY:

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 and re-authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

DATES:

November 20, 2014 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and November 21, 2014 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the Start Printed Page 64373production of biobased fuels and biobased products.

Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

  • Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
  • Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
  • Biomass Research and Development Initiative Update
  • Presentations on the Federal Procurement of Biofuels, Bioenergy, and Biobased Products
  • Update on the joint DPA inititaive
  • Annual Committee Recommendations

Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you must contact Elliott Levine at 202-586-1476; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Co-chairs of the Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. If you would like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.

Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/​committee/​meetings.html.

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Issued at Washington, DC, on October 23, 2014.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-25720 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]

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