Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee, 23339-23340 [2014-09549]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 81 / Monday, April 28, 2014 / Notices PP–89, as amended, to Bangor Hydro. The application requested that the Department of Energy (DOE) rescind the Presidential permit held by Maine Public and simultaneously issue a permit to Bangor Hydro under its new name, Emera Maine (Emera), covering the same international transmission facilities. DATES: Comments or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before May 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments or motions to intervene should be addressed as follows: Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE–20), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence (Program Office) at 202–586–5260, or by email to Christopher.Lawrence@hq.doe.gov, or Katherine Konieczny (Program Attorney) at 202–586–0503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The construction, operation, maintenance, and connection of facilities at the international border of the United States for the transmission of electric energy between the United States and a foreign country is prohibited in the absence of a Presidential permit issued pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 10485, as amended by EO 12038. Existing Presidential permits are not transferable or assignable. However, in the event of a proposed voluntary transfer of facilities, in accordance with DOE regulations at 10 CFR 205.323, the existing permit holder and the transferee are required to file a joint application with DOE that includes a statement of reasons for the transfer. On December 30, 2013, Maine Public and Bangor Hydro jointly filed an application with DOE requesting rescission of Presidential Permit No. PP–89, as amended, issued to Maine Public and a simultaneous issuance of a Presidential permit to Bangor Hydro for the same international transmission facilities. The international transmission facilities authorized by Presidential Permit No. PP–89, as amended, includes one 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line running from the Canadian border into Maine. The requested transfer of the permit is due to the merger of Maine Public and Bangor Hydro that was finalized by the Maine Public Utilities Commission on December 17, 2013, and effective January 1, 2014. The Applicants have requested that the issuance of the permit to Bangor Hydro be made effective upon the transfer of facilities, which occurred on January 1, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:06 Apr 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Procedural Matters: Any person may comment on this application by filing such comment at the address provided above. Any person seeking to become a party to this proceeding must file a motion to intervene at the address provided above in accordance with Rule 214 of FERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214). Two copies of each comment or motion to intervene should be filed with DOE on or before the date listed above. Additional copies of such motions to intervene also should be filed directly with: Nathan Martell, Bangor Hydro Electric Company, P.O. Box 932, Bangor, Maine 04402 and Bonnie A. Suchman, Troutman Sander LLP, 401 9th St. NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004. Before a Presidential permit may be granted or amended, DOE must determine that the proposed action will not adversely impact on the reliability of the U.S. electric power supply system. In addition, DOE must consider the environmental impacts of the proposed action (i.e., granting the Presidential permit or amendment, with any conditions and limitations, or denying the permit) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. DOE also must obtain the concurrences of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense before taking final action on a Presidential permit application. Copies of this application will be made available, upon request, for public inspection and copying at the address provided above. In addition, the application may be reviewed or downloaded electronically at http:// energy.gov/oe/services/electricitypolicy-coordination-andimplementation/internationalelectricity-regulatio-2. Upon reaching the home page, select ‘‘Pending Applications.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2014. Christopher A. Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery, and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2014–09649 Filed 4–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. The Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23339 Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463, 86 Stat.770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (EDT)—Registration, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT)— Meeting. DATES: U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3G–043, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. ADDRESSES: Lou Capitanio, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 586–5098. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of Energy’s Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program. Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include: Welcome and Introduction by the Designated Federal Officer; Discussion of Committee Comments on Draft Letter to the Secretary of Energy; Discussion of Committee Recommendations; and Public Comments, if any. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The Designated Federal Officer and the Chair of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 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, you should contact Lou Capitanio at the phone number listed above and provide your name, organization, citizenship, and contact information. Anyone attending the meeting will be required to present government issued identification. Space is limited. You must make your request for an oral statement at least five business days prior to the meeting, and reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation on the agenda. Public comment will follow the threeminute rule. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days at the following Web site: http://energy.gov/fe/services/ advisory-committees/methane-hydrateadvisory-committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 23340 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 81 / Monday, April 28, 2014 / Notices Issued at Washington, DC, on April 22, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09549 Filed 4–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting Department of Energy. Notice of a partially-closed meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a partially-closed meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), and describes the functions of the Council. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. DATES: May 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456– 4444. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House, cabinet departments, and other Federal agencies. See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST is consulted about and provides analyses and recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where understandings from the domains of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices before the President. PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:06 Apr 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Type of Meeting: Open and Closed. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on May 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is scheduled to discuss its work on antibiotic resistance, advanced manufacturing, and systems engineering for healthcare. PCAST will hear from speakers who will remark on science, technology, and innovation in China. Additional information and the agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of approximately one hour with the President on May 9, 2014, which must take place in the White House for the President’s scheduling convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting will be closed to the public because such portion of the meeting is likely to disclose matters that are to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). Public Comments: It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The PCAST expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements. The public comment period for this meeting will take place on May 9, 2014 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST Web site at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. This public comment period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work, not for business marketing purposes. Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 2, 2014. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of up to 30 minutes. If more speakers register than there is space PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available on the agenda, PCAST will randomly select speakers from among those who applied. Those not selected to present oral comments may always file written comments with the committee. Speakers are requested to bring at least 25 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the PCAST members. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 2, 2014 so that the comments may be made available to the PCAST members prior to this meeting for their consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast in the section entitled ‘‘Connect with PCAST.’’ Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on the PCAST Web site. Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Ashley Predith at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–09548 Filed 4–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463; 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT). To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Board’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at the address or phone number listed below. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 81 (Monday, April 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23339-23340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09549]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Methane Hydrate 
Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-
463, 86 Stat.770) requires that notice of these meetings be announced 
in the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (EDT)--
Registration, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT)--Meeting.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3G-043, 
1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lou Capitanio, U.S. Department of 
Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585. Phone: (202) 586-5098.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The purpose of the 
Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee is to provide advice on potential 
applications of methane hydrate to the Secretary of Energy, and assist 
in developing recommendations and priorities for the Department of 
Energy's Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program.
    Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include: Welcome and Introduction 
by the Designated Federal Officer; Discussion of Committee Comments on 
Draft Letter to the Secretary of Energy; Discussion of Committee 
Recommendations; and Public Comments, if any.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The 
Designated Federal Officer and the Chair of the Committee will conduct 
the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. 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, you should contact 
Lou Capitanio at the phone number listed above and provide your name, 
organization, citizenship, and contact information. Anyone attending 
the meeting will be required to present government issued 
identification. Space is limited. You must make your request for an 
oral statement at least five business days prior to the meeting, and 
reasonable provisions will be made to include the presentation on the 
agenda. Public comment will follow the three-minute rule.
    Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public 
review and copying within 60 days at the following Web site: http://energy.gov/fe/services/advisory-committees/methane-hydrate-advisory-committee.


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    Issued at Washington, DC, on April 22, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-09549 Filed 4-25-14; 8:45 am]
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