Availability of the Geothermal Technologies Program Blue Ribbon Panel Report and Request for Public Comment, 38648 [2011-16579]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 38648 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices Background: The Board was reestablished to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department’s basic and applied research, economic and national security policy, educational issues, operational issues and other activities as directed by the Secretary. Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting will provide briefings to the Board and an opportunity for the subcommittees to report on their progress, to the parent Board. The Technology Transition Subcommittee will make recommendations to the parent Board. Tentative Agenda: The meeting will start at 8 a.m. on July 20th and will serve as an update meeting for the Board. The tentative meeting agenda includes a welcome, opening remarks from the Secretary, reports on planned activities from subcommittees and an opportunity for public comment. The meeting will conclude at 5 p.m. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend must RSVP to Amy Bodette no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 at seab@hq.doe.gov. Please provide your name, organization, citizenship and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government issued identification. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 8 a.m. on July 20, 2011. Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to address the Board are invited to send a written statement to Amy Bodette, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20585; e-mail to: seab@hq.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available on the SEAB Web site http://www.energy.gov/SEAB or by contacting Ms. Bodette. She may be reached at the postal address or e-mail address above. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued at Washington, DC, on June 28, 2011. LaTanya Butler, Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–16590 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Availability of the Geothermal Technologies Program Blue Ribbon Panel Report and Request for Public Comment AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (the Program) assembled a geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel (the Panel) on March 22/23, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a guided discussion on the future of geothermal energy in the United States and the role of the DOE Program. The Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report captures the discussions and recommendations of the experts and can be accessed at: http:// geothermal.energy.gov/brp. DATES: Submit electronic or written comments on or before July 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by e-mail to: DOE.Geothermal@ee.doe.gov. Please include ‘‘Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report’’ in the subject line. Please put the full body of your comments in the text of the e-mail and as an attachment. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the text of the message. Comments may also be submitted by surface mail to: Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, JoAnn Milliken (6A– 067), 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585. Respondents are encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. The Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report can be accessed at: http:// geothermal.energy.gov/brp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoAnn Milliken, Acting Geothermal Program Manager, at (202) 586–2480 or joann.milliken@ee.doe.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The majority of geothermal energy growth occurred prior to 1990. In recent years, the growth of geothermal capacity in the U.S. has lagged that of solar and wind energy. The purpose of the Blue Ribbon Panel meeting was to identify the obstacles to geothermal energy growth, discuss the appropriate role of DOE in enabling geothermal energy, and recommend priority research and development areas. The 15 panelists included experts from the geothermal and oil/gas industries, finance institutions, utilities, universities, and national laboratories. This notice requests public comment on the recommendations and discussions captured in the Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation Policy It is the policy of the Department to ensure that public participation is an integral and effective part of DOE activities, and that decisions are made with the benefit of significant public input and perspectives. The Department recognizes the many benefits to be derived from public participation for both stakeholders and DOE. Public participation provides a means for DOE to gather a diverse collection of opinions, perspectives, and values from the broadest spectrum of the public, enabling the Department to make more informed decisions. Public participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to provide input on decisions that affect their communities and our nation. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2011. JoAnn Milliken, Acting Program Manager, Geothermal Technologies Program, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2011–16579 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2007–0595; FRL–9324–8] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fuels and Fuel Additives: Detergent Gasoline (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2011-16579]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


Availability of the Geothermal Technologies Program Blue Ribbon 
Panel Report and Request for Public Comment

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency 
and Renewable Energy (EERE) Geothermal Technologies Program (the 
Program) assembled a geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel (the Panel) on March 
22/23, 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a guided discussion on the 
future of geothermal energy in the United States and the role of the 
DOE Program. The Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report captures the 
discussions and recommendations of the experts and can be accessed at: 
http://geothermal.energy.gov/brp.

DATES: Submit electronic or written comments on or before July 29, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by e-mail to: 
DOE.Geothermal@ee.doe.gov. Please include ``Geothermal Blue Ribbon 
Panel Report'' in the subject line. Please put the full body of your 
comments in the text of the e-mail and as an attachment. Please include 
your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and 
e-mail address in the text of the message.
    Comments may also be submitted by surface mail to: Department of 
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, JoAnn 
Milliken (6A-067), 1000 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20585.
    Respondents are encouraged to submit comments electronically to 
ensure timely receipt. The Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report can be 
accessed at: http://geothermal.energy.gov/brp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JoAnn Milliken, Acting Geothermal 
Program Manager, at (202) 586-2480 or joann.milliken@ee.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The majority of geothermal energy growth 
occurred prior to 1990. In recent years, the growth of geothermal 
capacity in the U.S. has lagged that of solar and wind energy. The 
purpose of the Blue Ribbon Panel meeting was to identify the obstacles 
to geothermal energy growth, discuss the appropriate role of DOE in 
enabling geothermal energy, and recommend priority research and 
development areas. The 15 panelists included experts from the 
geothermal and oil/gas industries, finance institutions, utilities, 
universities, and national laboratories.
    This notice requests public comment on the recommendations and 
discussions captured in the Geothermal Blue Ribbon Panel Report.

Public Participation Policy

    It is the policy of the Department to ensure that public 
participation is an integral and effective part of DOE activities, and 
that decisions are made with the benefit of significant public input 
and perspectives.
    The Department recognizes the many benefits to be derived from 
public participation for both stakeholders and DOE. Public 
participation provides a means for DOE to gather a diverse collection 
of opinions, perspectives, and values from the broadest spectrum of the 
public, enabling the Department to make more informed decisions. Public 
participation benefits stakeholders by creating an opportunity to 
provide input on decisions that affect their communities and our 
nation.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2011.
JoAnn Milliken,
Acting Program Manager, Geothermal Technologies Program, Energy 
Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2011-16579 Filed 6-30-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P