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Office of Science, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC). 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.


Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852.

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Katie Perine, Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; SC-22/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290; Telephone: (301) 903-6529.

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Purpose of the Board: The purpose of this Board is to make recommendation to DOE-SC with respect to the basic energy sciences research program.

Tentative Agenda:

  • Annual Ethics Briefing (BESAC Members Only)
  • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of the Agenda
  • News from the Office of Science (Budget)
  • News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (Budget)
  • Report by the BESAC Subcommittee on Transformational Opportunities
  • NSLS-II Update
  • BES Nanocenters Update
  • Committee of Visitors for the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
  • Public Comments
  • Adjourn

Breaks Taken As Appropriate

Public Participation: The 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 any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Katie Perine at (301) 903-6594 (fax) or (email). 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 30 days by contacing Ms. Perine at the address listed above.

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 27, 2015.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01906 Filed 1-30-15; 8:45 am]