[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 182 (Wednesday, September 21, 2022)]
[Page 57684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20344]



DOE/Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open virtual meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the DOE 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 13, 2022; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, 
October 14, 2022; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT.

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, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of 
Biological and Environmental Research, SC-33/Germantown Building, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-1290. Telephone: 301-903-
5155; fax (301) 903-5051 or email: [email protected].

    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:

 News from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research
 News from the Biological Systems Science and Earth and 
Environmental Systems Sciences Divisions
 Conclusions from the BERAC Subcommittee on International 
 Response to the BERAC Committee of Visitors on BSSD funding 
 Briefings from recent Workshops
 BERAC business and discussion
 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 at [email protected] 
and Andrew Flatness at [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.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on September 
15, 2022, by Shena Kennerly, Acting Committee Management Officer, 
pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That 
document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For 
administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of 
the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal 
Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the 
document in electronic format for publication, as an official document 
of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way 
alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the 
Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2022.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2022-20344 Filed 9-20-22; 8:45 am]