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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 requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


Thursday, July 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Katie Runkles; Office of Basic Energy Sciences; U.S. Department of Energy; Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; 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

  • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of the Agenda
  • News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences
  • Report for the Next Generation Electrical Energy Storage Basic Research Needs Workshop
  • Report for the Catalysis-Science to Transform Energy Technologies Basic Research Needs Workshop
  • Quantum Information Science
  • Neuromorphic Computing
  • Introduction of New BESAC Charge
  • Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Committee of Visitors Report
  • 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 Runkles 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 contacting Ms. Katie Runkles at the address above.

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Issued in Washington, DC on June 12, 2017.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2017-12515 Filed 6-15-17; 8:45 am]