[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 181 (Thursday, September 17, 2020)]
[Pages 58043-58044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20503]



DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and 
Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC). The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be 
announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, October 22, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Friday, October 23, 2020; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held digitally via webcast using Zoom. 
Instructions for Zoom, as well as any updates to meeting times or 
meeting agenda, can be found on the BERAC meeting website at: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Tristram West, 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. Phone (301) 903-
5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: [email protected].

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

Tentative Agenda Topics

 News from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research
 News from the Biological Systems Science and Earth and 
Environmental Systems Sciences Divisions
 Report brief(s)
 BERAC business and discussion

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 Public comment
    Public Participation: The two-day 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 any of the items on the agenda, please send 
an email request to both Tristram West ([email protected]) 
and Andrew Flatness ([email protected]). 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 be limited to five minutes each.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 45 days at the BERAC website: https://science.osti.gov/ber/berac/Meetings/BERAC-Minutes.

    Signed in Washington, DC on September 11, 2020.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-20503 Filed 9-16-20; 8:45 am]