Friday's meeting announcements: Electric motor energy standards

A handful of advisory panels will meet over the next few weeks and months to discuss energy conservation standards, shark fishing and facial recognition technology.

Here’s what’s on the way:

The Energy Department is holding a public meeting on Dec. 11 to discuss new draft energy conservation standards for electric motors

The Farm Credit Administration Board is meeting in McLean, Va., on Dec. 12. 

On Dec. 19, the Energy Department’s advisory board for the Paducah, Ky., area is meeting to talk about environmental restoration and waste management.

Starting Jan. 8, fishing regulators will hold workshops in cities around the country to discuss shark identification and protected species handling. 

On Jan. 13 and 14, the advisory committee for the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries is meeting in Washington at the Internal Revenue Service’s offices. 

National Institutes of Health advisory councils on alcoholism, drug abuse and cancer will meet on Feb. 5 in Bethesda, Md. 

Beginning on Feb. 6, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will hold a series of meetings to talk about the commercial use of facial recognition technology.