[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 213 (Wednesday, November 4, 2015)]
[Page 68309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28076]



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 under Section 9008(d) of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the 
Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in 
the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

Dates and Times:
     November 18, 2015; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., November 19, 2015; 8:30 
a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell St., Emeryville, California 

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

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

Tentative Agenda: Agenda will include the following:

 Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
 Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities
 Update the Biomass Research and Development Initiative
 California Perspective on Biofuels and Energy
 Annual Committee Recommendations

    Public Participation: In keeping with procedures, members of the 
public are welcome to observe the business of the Biomass Research and 
Development Technical Advisory Committee. To attend the meeting and/or 
to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you 
must contact Elliott Levine at; Email: [email protected] and 
Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 
5 business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be 
heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the 
meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled 
oral statements on the agenda. The Co-chairs of the Committee will make 
every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. If you would 
like to file a written statement with the Committee, you may do so 
either before or after the meeting. The Co-chairs will conduct the 
meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC on October 29, 2015.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-28076 Filed 11-3-15; 8:45 am]