[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36792-36793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15291]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy 
Laboratories

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Commission to 
Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories 
(Commission). The Commission was created pursuant to section 319 of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76, and in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5

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U.S.C. App. 2. This notice is provided in accordance with the Act.

DATES: Friday, July 18, 2014; 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gibson, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-3787; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Commission was established to provide advice to the 
Secretary on the Department's national laboratories. The activities of 
the Commission will include, but are not limited to: whether the 
Department of Energy's (DOE) national laboratories--are properly 
aligned with the Department's strategic priorities; have clear, well 
understood, and properly balanced missions that are not unnecessarily 
redundant and duplicative; have unique capabilities that have 
sufficiently evolved to meet current and future energy and national 
security challenges; are appropriately sized to meet the Department's 
energy and national security missions; and are appropriately supporting 
other Federal agencies and the extent to which it benefits DOE 
missions. The Commission will determine whether there are opportunities 
to more effectively and efficiently use the capabilities of the 
national laboratories. The Commission will also analyze the 
effectiveness of the use of laboratory directed research and 
development (LDRD) to meet the Department of Energy's science, energy, 
and national security goals and evaluate the Department's oversight of 
LDRD-funded projects for compliance with statutory requirements and 
congressional direction.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the first meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. on July 
18th. The tentative meeting agenda includes discussions with Hill 
staff, briefings on the national laboratory system, an introduction to 
prior and current studies focusing on the labs, a discussion with 
representatives of the National Laboratory Directors Council, and 
comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at 4:00 p.m.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 
Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Karen Gibson no later 
than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 by email at: [email protected]. 
Please provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact 
information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present 
government-issued identification. Individuals and representatives of 
organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do 
so at the end of the meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved 
for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the 
number who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated 
Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that 
will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those who did not 
register in advance to attend the meeting and who wish to speak, should 
register to do so at the beginning of the meeting at 10:30 a.m. on July 
18th.
    Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time 
to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to 
Karen Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington DC 20585, or by email at: [email protected].
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available by contacting 
Ms. Gibson at postal address or email address above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-15291 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
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