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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a meeting of the Electricity Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92- 463, 86 Stat. Start Printed Page 59204770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (12:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. EST), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST).

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203.

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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 Email: matthew.rosenbaum@hq.doe.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 background 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 an update on the programs and initiatives of the DOE's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The meeting is also expected to include a presentation on the 2016 paper sponsored by NOAA, “Future Cost-Comparative Electricity Systems and Their Impact on U.S. CO2 Emissions,” panel discussions on opportunities presented by high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission and on grid impacts of the high penetration of plug-in electric vehicles, and an open discussion of industry topics relevant to DOE. Additionally, the meeting is expected to include a discussion of the plans and activities of the Smart Grid Subcommittee, Power Delivery Subcommittee, Energy Storage Subcommittee, the Clean Power Plan Working Group, and the Grid Modernization Working Group.

Tentative Agenda: September 28, 2016

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Swearing in Ceremony 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.-1:20 p.m. EAC Ethics Briefing for all Members

1:20 p.m.-1:35 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, Developments since the June 2016 Meeting

1:35 p.m.-1:50 p.m. Update on the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's Programs and Initiatives

1:50 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Presentation on 2016 paper sponsored by NOAA, “Future Cost-Competitive Electricity Systems and Their Impact on U.S. CO2 Emissions”

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m. Panel: Opportunities Presented by High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission

4:25 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Update on the Clean Power Plan Working Group Activities and Plans

4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. Open Discussion on Industry Topics Relevant to DOE

5:45 p.m.-5:50 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn Day One of September 2016 Meeting of the EAC

Tentative Agenda: September 29, 2016

8:00 a.m.-8:25 a.m. EAC Smart Grid Subcommittee Activities and Plans

8:25 a.m.-9:05 a.m. EAC Power Delivery Subcommittee Activities and Plans

9:05 a.m.-9:45 a.m. EAC Energy Storage Subcommittee Activities and Plans

9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. Panel: Grid Impacts of High Penetration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Update on the Grid Modernization Initiative Working Group Activities and Plans

12:10 p.m.-12:20 p.m. Public Comments

12:20 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Adjourn September 2016 Meeting of the EAC

The meeting agenda may change to accommodate EAC business. For EAC agenda updates, see the EAC Web site at: http://energy.gov/​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, September 29, 2016, but must register at the registration table in advance. Approximately 10 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:

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.Start Printed Page 59205

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.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2016.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20618 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]

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