[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Page 6791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2972]



Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be 
announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: March 1, 2012; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 2, 2012; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW. (at Connecticut 
Avenue), Washington, DC 20008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20585; (202) 586-1476; Email: [email protected] or Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">[email protected]hq.com.

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

Tentative Agenda

     Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
     Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
     Presentation on the USDA Feedstocks Readiness Tool
     Panel discussion on Renewable Fuel Standards
     Presentation on the National Biofuels Action Plan
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written 
statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the 
meeting. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and/or to 
make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda should 
contact Elliott Levine or Roy Tiley at the email or telephone number 
listed above. Request to make oral comments must be received five days 
prior to the meeting; reasonable provision will be made to include the 
requested topic(s) on the agenda. Members of the public will be heard 
in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. The 
Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of 
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at the following Web site: http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC on February 3, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-2972 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]