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Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation.


November 19, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

November 20, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW, Washington, DC 20024.

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Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; telephone at (202) 586-7720, or email: Ian.Rowe@EE.Doe.Gov.

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Purpose of the Committee: Advise the points-of-contact (Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture) with respect to the Biomass Initiative (The Initiative) and evaluate and make recommendations in writing to the Biomass Research and Development Board.

Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products.

Tentative Agenda will include the following:

  • Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
  • Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
  • Presentations from government and industry that provide insights on the intersection of forest health and bioenergy growth.

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 Dr. Ian Rowe at (202) 586-7720, or Email: 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 summary of the meeting will be available for public review and copying at​committee/​meetings.html.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2019.

LaTanya Butler,

Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-23649 Filed 10-29-19; 8:45 am]