• Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research
• News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and Environmental Sciences Divisions
• Discussion of charge on the development and use of new tools mentioned in the BERAC “Long Term Vision” report
• Updates on the Bioenergy Research Centers and the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
• Workshop updates
• New Business
• Public Comment
Public Participation:The meeting is open to the public. 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 David Thomassen at the address or telephone number listed above. You must make your request for an oral statement at least five business days before the meeting. Reasonable provision will be made to include the scheduled oral statements on the agenda. The Chairperson of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Public comment will follow the 10-minute rule.
Minutes:The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying within 45 days at the BERAC Web site:http://science.energy.gov/ber/berac/meetings/berac-minutes/.
Issued in Washington, DC on August 30, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.