[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 116 (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)]
[Page 34627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14898]



Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public 
notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Friday, July 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (EDT).

ADDRESSES: Participants may contact Ms. Joanne Corcoran by July 13, 
2015, at email: [email protected] or by phone at (301) 
903-6488, to receive a call-in number. Public participation is 
welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited and 
available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, Designated 
Federal Officer, BERAC, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 
Office of Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown 
Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290; 
telephone (301) 903-3251; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: 
[email protected]. The most current information 
concerning this meeting can be found on the Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/.

    Purpose of the Meeting: To provide advice on a continuing basis to 
the Director, Office of Science of the Department of Energy, on the 
many complexes scientific and technical issues that arises in the 
development and implementation of the Biological and Environmental 
Research Program.

Tentative Agenda Topics

     Discussion of the draft Integrated Field Laboratory (IFL) 
BERAC report based on the charge letter dated, September 23, 2014, 
Environmental_Observatories_Charge_Letter.pdf.) BERAC will discuss the 
draft, suggest changes and potentially approve the report.
    Public Participation: The teleconference meeting is open to the 
public. If you would like to file a written statement with the 
Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting. If you 
would like to make oral statements regarding the item on the agenda, 
you should contact Sharlene Weatherwax at the address or telephone 
number listed above. You must make your request for an oral statement 
at least five business days before the meeting. Reasonable provision 
will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. 
The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate 
the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-
minute rule.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 45 days at the BERAC Web site: http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/berac-minutes/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2015.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-14898 Filed 6-16-15; 8:45 am]