Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, 46214-46215 [E7-16228]

Download as PDF 46214 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 159 / Friday, August 17, 2007 / Notices sufficient time to review and make a determination on the documentation supporting the project proposals that it has received but does not have time to complete before the awards’ currently scheduled end date of September 30, 2007. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) For further information, contact: Elisabeth Morgan, 301–713–3155 X166, elisabeth.morgan@noaa.gov. Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act or any other law for rules concerning public property, loans, grants, benefits, and contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(2)). Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis has not been prepared. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) will publish North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) State Plane Coordinate (SPC) grid values in both meters and U.S. Survey Feet (1 ft = 1200/3937 m) in West Virginia, for all well defined geodetic survey control monuments maintained by NGS in the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and computed from various geodetic positioning utilities. The adoption of this standard is implemented in accordance with NGS policy and a request from the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors, the West Virginia GIS Coordinator, and the West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals. Individuals or organizations wishing to submit comments on the Publication of North American Datum of 1983 State Plane Coordinates in feet in DATES: This notice has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. VerDate Aug<31>2005 It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 West Virginia, should do by September 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the attention of David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, Office of the National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service (N/NGS2), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, fax 301–713–4324, or via e-mail Dave.Doyle@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to David Doyle, Chief Geodetic Surveyor, National Geodetic Survey (N/NGS2), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone: (301) 713–3178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract In 1991, NGS adopted a policy that defines the conditions under which NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates (SPCs) would be published in feet in addition to meters. As outlined in that policy, each state or territory must adopt NAD 83 legislation (typically referenced as Codes, Laws or Statutes), which specifically defines a conversion to either U.S. Survey or International Feet as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Standards in Federal Register Notice 59–5442. To date, 48 states have adopted the NAD 83 legislation however, for various reasons, only 33 included a specific definition of the relationship between meters and feet. This lack of uniformity has led to confusion and misuse of SPCs as provided in various NGS products, services and tools, and created errors in mapping, charting and surveying programs in numerous states due to inconsistent coordinate conversions. Dated: June 11, 2007. David B. Zilkoski, Director, Office of National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 07–4021 Filed 8–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–M DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 159 / Friday, August 17, 2007 / Notices and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Dates and Times: September 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Addresses: Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 2501 Worldgateway Place, Rooms 8 & 9, Detroit, Michigan 48242, Phone: (734) 942–6500. Dates and Times: September 11, 2007, at 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Addresses: GM Renaissance Center, 300 Renaissance Center, Room 9/10, Detroit, Michigan 48265, Phone: (248) 456–3198. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valri Lightner, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586–0937 or Michael Manella at (410) 997–7778 * 217; E-mail: mmanella@bcs-hq.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide 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 Biomass R&D Board Activities. • Peer Review. • Transition Modeling Efforts: Biomass Program, DOE. • Agency Responses to the Committee’s 2002–06 Annual Recommendations. • Update on 2007 Farm Bill. • Update on 2007 Joint Solicitation Projects. • Update Energy Counsel (USDA) Reorganization. • Update on Energy Matrix. • Results of 9008. • Presentation Past Joint Solicitation Projects: Dr. Bruce Dale, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University. • Presentation on Biomass Investments: Bill Lese, Braemar Ventures. • Discussion: Subcommittees. • Discussion: Updated Roadmap with 20 in 10 write-in. • Presentation: Wood-to-Wheels, Michigan Tech University: Dr. David D. Reed, Vice President for Research, Michigan Tech University. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Aug 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 • Presentation: Life Cycle Analysis for Biofuels—Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory. • Discussion: Approve FY 2007 Recommendations to the Secretaries Review of the 2008 Work Plan. 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 should contact Valri Lightner at 202–586–0937 or mmanella@bcs-hq.com. You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days before 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 Chair 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 Chair 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 the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; Room 1E–190; Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued at Washington, DC on August 14, 2007. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16228 Filed 8–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2006–0736; FRL–8456–5] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Automobile and Light-duty Truck Surface Coating (Renewal); EPA ICR Number 2045.03, OMB Control Number 2060–0550 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research

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and Development Technical Advisory Committee under the Biomass Research 
and Development Act of 2000.
    The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 
770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal 
Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the 
meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory 
Committee.
    Dates and Times: September 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Addresses: Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 2501 Worldgateway 
Place, Rooms 8 & 9, Detroit, Michigan 48242, Phone: (734) 942-6500.
    Dates and Times: September 11, 2007, at 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Addresses: GM Renaissance Center, 300 Renaissance Center, Room 9/
10, Detroit, Michigan 48265, Phone: (248) 456-3198.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valri Lightner, Designated Federal 
Officer for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-0937 or Michael Manella at (410) 997-
7778 * 217; E-mail: mmanella@bcs-hq.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To provide 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 Biomass R&D Board Activities.
     Peer Review.
     Transition Modeling Efforts: Biomass Program, DOE.
     Agency Responses to the Committee's 2002-06 Annual 
Recommendations.
     Update on 2007 Farm Bill.
     Update on 2007 Joint Solicitation Projects.
     Update Energy Counsel (USDA) Reorganization.
     Update on Energy Matrix.
     Results of 9008.
     Presentation Past Joint Solicitation Projects: Dr. Bruce 
Dale, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State 
University.
     Presentation on Biomass Investments: Bill Lese, Braemar 
Ventures.
     Discussion: Subcommittees.
     Discussion: Updated Roadmap with 20 in 10 write-in.
     Presentation: Wood-to-Wheels, Michigan Tech University: 
Dr. David D. Reed, Vice President for Research, Michigan Tech 
University.
     Presentation: Life Cycle Analysis for Biofuels--Michael 
Wang, Argonne National Laboratory.
     Discussion: Approve FY 2007 Recommendations to the 
Secretaries Review of the 2008 Work Plan.
    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 
should contact Valri Lightner at 202-586-0937 or mmanella@bcs-hq.com. 
You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business 
days before 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 Chair 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 Chair 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 the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; 
Room 1E-190; Forrestal Building; 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

    Issued at Washington, DC on August 14, 2007.
Rachel Samuel,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-16228 Filed 8-16-07; 8:45 am]
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