Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, 33247-33248 [2016-12320]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2016 / Notices services. Including this information in MSIX would help State grantees quickly verify a student’s eligibility to receive services under the program. • Graduation/HSE Indicator and Graduation/HSE Date: These two elements would indicate whether a student has graduated from high school or received an HSE diploma, and the date when that event occurred. Grantees use the MSIX system to determine proper enrollment, placement, and credit accrual for migratory students. 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Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–12317 Filed 5–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. DATES: June 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; June 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 33248 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2016 / Notices ADDRESSES: The Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20037. Issued at Washington, DC, on May 19, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2016–12320 Filed 5–24–16; 8:45 am] Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997–7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com. BILLING CODE 6450–01–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: To develop 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: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES • Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities • Update on DOE, EERE, and Biomass R&D Activities • Update the Biomass Research and Development Initiative • Overview of USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) • Overview of DOE Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES) 20:19 May 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice for solicitation of nominations. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for members to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee). SUMMARY: Deadline for Technical Advisory Committee member nominations is June 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: The nominee’s name, resume, biography, and any letters of support must be submitted via one of the following methods: (1) Email: to elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov. (2) Overnight delivery service to the Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Mail Stop EE–3B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586–1476; Email: elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov. Committee Web site: http:// biomassboard.gov/committee/ committee.html. DATES: 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 must contact Elliott Levine at; Email: Elliott.Levine@ ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at (410) 997– 7778 ext. 220; Email: rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 5 business days prior to 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 Co-chairs 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 Co-chairs will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The summary of the meeting will be available for public review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/ committee/meetings.html. VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 (Biomass Act) [Pub. L. 106–224] requires cooperation and coordination in biomass research and development (R&D) between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Biomass Act was repealed in June 2008 by section 9008 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) [Pub. L. 110–246, 122 Stat. 1651, enacted June 18, 2008, H.R. 6124]. The Biomass Act was re-authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FCEA section 9008(d) established the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and lays forth its meetings, coordination, duties, terms, and membership types. Committee members are paid travel and per diem for each meeting. The Committee must meet quarterly and should not duplicate the efforts of other Federal advisory committees. Meetings are typically two days in duration. Three meetings are held in the Washington DC area and the fourth is held at a site to be determined each year. The Committee advises DOE and USDA points of contact with respect to the Biomass R&D Initiative (Initiative) and priority technical biomass R&D needs and makes written recommendations to the Biomass R&D Board (Board). Those recommendations regard whether: (A) Initiative funds are distributed and used consistent with Initiative objectives; (B) solicitations are open and competitive with awards made annually; (C) objectives and evaluation criteria of the solicitations are clear; and (D) the points of contact are funding proposals selected on the basis of merit, and determined by an independent panel of qualified peers. The committee members may serve two, three-year terms and committee membership must include: (A) An individual affiliated with the biofuels industry; (B) an individual affiliated with the biobased industrial and commercial products industry; (C) an individual affiliated with an institution of higher education that has expertise in biofuels and biobased products; (D) two prominent engineers or scientists from government (non-federal) or academia that have expertise in biofuels and biobased products; (E) an individual affiliated with a commodity trade association; (F) two individuals affiliated with environmental or conservation organizations; (G) an individual associated with state government who has expertise in biofuels and biobased products; (H) an individual with expertise in energy and environmental analysis; (I) an individual with expertise in the economics of biofuels and biobased products; (J) an individual with expertise in agricultural economics; (K) an individual with expertise in plant biology and biomass feedstock development; (L) an individual with expertise in agronomy, crop science, or soil science; and (M) at the option of the points of contact, other members (REF: FCEA 2008 section 9008(d)(2)(A)). All nominees will be carefully reviewed for their expertise, leadership, and relevance to an expertise. Appointments E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33247-33248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12320]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research 
and Development Technical Advisory Committee, under Section 9008(d) of 
the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the 
Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies publish these notices in 
the Federal Register to allow for public participation.

DATES: June 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; June 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.

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ADDRESSES: The Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle, 1143 New 
Hampshire Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20037.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Levine, Designated Federal 
Official for the Committee, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and Roy Tiley at 
(410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">rtiley@bcs-hq.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of Meeting: To develop 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 USDA Biomass R&D Activities
 Update on DOE, EERE, and Biomass R&D Activities
 Update the Biomass Research and Development Initiative
 Overview of USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative 
(AFRI)
 Overview of DOE Office of Science, Biological and 
Environmental Research (BER) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES)

    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 
must contact Elliott Levine at; Email: Elliott.Levine@ee.doe.gov and 
Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220; Email: hq.com">rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 
5 business days prior to 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 Co-chairs 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 Co-chairs will conduct the 
meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business.
    Minutes: The summary of the meeting will be available for public 
review and copying at http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

    Issued at Washington, DC, on May 19, 2016.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-12320 Filed 5-24-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6450-01-P