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Office of Science, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.


December 6, 2018—8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; December 7, 2018—8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.


Canopy by Hilton, 940 Rose Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

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Dr. Samuel J. Barish, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES); U.S. Department of Energy; Office of Science; 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Telephone: (301) 903-2917.

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Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice on a continuing basis to the Director, Office of Science of the Department of Energy, on the many complex scientific and technical issues that arise in the development and implementation of the fusion energy sciences program.

Tentative Agenda Items

  • Under Secretary for Science Perspective
  • FES Perspective
  • Approval of the FESAC Committee of Visitors Report
  • New Long-Range Strategic Planning Activity
  • Fusion Energy Sciences Roundtable on Quantum Information Science
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

Note: Remote attendance of the FESAC meeting will be possible via Zoom. Instructions will be posted on the FESAC website (​fes/​fesac/​meetings/​) prior to the meeting and can also be obtained by contacting Dr. Barish by email or by phone at (301) 903-2917.

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 an oral statement regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Dr. Barish at (301) 903-1233 (fax) or (email). Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements during the Public Comment time 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 the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 30 days on the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee website—​fes/​fesac/​.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2018.

LaTanya Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2018-25382 Filed 11-20-18; 8:45 am]