[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Page 67717]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28439]



Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Nuclear Energy Advisory 
Committee (NEAC). 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.

DATES: Tuesday December 13, 2011; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, 
DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Chuck Wade, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20585. Phone (301) 903-6509 or email: 
[email protected].

    Background: The Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC), formerly 
the Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee (NERAC), was established 
in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to provide advice on 
complex scientific, technical, and policy issues that arise in the 
planning, managing, and implementation of DOE's civilian nuclear energy 
research programs. The committee is composed of 16 individuals of 
diverse backgrounds selected for their technical expertise and 
experience, established records of distinguished professional service, 
and their knowledge of issues that pertain to nuclear energy.
    Purpose of the Meeting: Introduction of new members to the 
committee; briefing the committee on recent developments and current 
status of research programs and projects pursued by the Department of 
Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy; and receiving advice and comments in 
return from the committee.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to include the 
introduction of seven new members to the Committee, presentations that 
cover such topics as the Office of Nuclear Energy's 2012 Budget and the 
status of Nuclear Energy's Small Modular Reactor Program. In addition, 
there will be presentation by five Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee 
subcommittees and a presentation on the Nexus of Nuclear Power with 
Renewable Technology. Finally, Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner, William 
Magwood will be giving a presentation on the early beginnings of the 
Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. The agenda may change to accommodate 
committee business. For updates, one is directed to the NEAC Web site: 
    Public Participation: Individuals and representatives of 
organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do 
so on the day of the meeting, Tuesday December 13, 2011. Approximately 
thirty 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 5 minutes. Anyone who is not able to make the 
meeting or has had insufficient time to address the committee is 
invited to send a written statement to Kenneth Chuck Wade, U.S. 
Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, 
or email: [email protected].
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available by contacting 
Mr. Wade at the address above or on the Department of Energy, Office of 
Nuclear Energy Web site at http://www.ne.doe.gov/neac/neNeacMeetings.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 28, 2011.
Carol A. Matthews,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-28439 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]