[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55768-55769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22190]


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

DATES: Monday, October 6, 2014; 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Institute for Defense Analyses, Room 1301, 4850 Mark Center 
Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

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 Commission 
will review the National Energy Laboratories for alignment with the 
Department's strategic priorities, clear and balanced missions, unique 
capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, 
appropriate size to meet the Department's energy and national security 
missions, and support of other Federal agencies. The Commission will 
also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the

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capabilities of the National Laboratories and review the use of 
laboratory-directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the 
Department's science, energy, and national security goals.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the third meeting of the 
Commission.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. on October 
6. The tentative meeting agenda includes a review of work by the DOE 
National Laboratories supporting other agencies, as well as a 
discussion of technology transfer and technology partnering at the 
laboratories. Key presenters will address and discuss these topics with 
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 Wednesday, October 1, 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 wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 
10:30 a.m. on October 6.
    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 to email at: [email protected].
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the 
Commission's Web site at: http://energy.gov/labcommission.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 11, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22190 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]
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