Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee

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. 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:

August 23, 2011: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; August 24, 2011: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Addresses:

I Hotel, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.

For further information contact:

Elliott Levine, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-1476;E-mail: elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220;E-mail: rtiley@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 USDA Biomass R&D Activities;

• Update on DOE Biomass R&D Activities;

• Presentation on Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) regulations;

• Presentation on Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model development;

• Presentation on ethanol blends.

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 (202) 586-1476;E-mail: elliott.levine@ee.doe.gov or Roy Tiley at (410) 997-7778 ext. 220;E-mail: rtiley@bcs-hq.com at least 7 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 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 http://biomassboard.gov/committee/meetings.html.

Issued at Washington, DC, on July 28, 2011. Carol A. Matthews,

Committee Management Officer.

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