Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 15755-15756 [E8-5950]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 25, 2008 / Notices CFR part 1607, 41 CFR part 60–3, 28 CFR part 50, 5 CFR part 300. OMB Number: 3046–0017. Type of Respondent: Businesses or other institutions; federal government; state or local governments and farms. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: Multiple. Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC): Multiple. Description of Affected Public: Any employer, government contractor, labor organization, or employment agency covered by the federal equal employment opportunity laws. Respondents: 846,156. Responses: 846,156. Recordkeeping Hours: 14,822,194.89. Number of Forms: None. Form Number: None. Frequency of Report: None. Abstract: The records addressed by UGESP are used by respondents to assure that they are complying with Title VII and Executive Order 11246; by the federal agencies that enforce Title VII and/or Executive Order 11246 to investigate, conciliate and litigate charges of employment discrimination; and by complainants to establish violations of federal equal employment opportunity laws. Burden Statement: There are no reporting requirements associated with UGESP. The burden being estimated is the cost of collecting and storing a job applicant’s gender, race and ethnicity data. The only paperwork burden derives from this recordkeeping. Only employers covered under Title VII and Executive Order 11246 are subject to UGESP. For the purpose of burden calculation, employers with 15 or more employees are counted. The number of such employers is estimated at 846,156, which combines estimates from private employment, the public sector, colleges and universities, and referral unions. This burden assessment is based on an estimate of the total number of job applications submitted to all Title VIIcovered employers in one year, including paper-based and electronic applications. The total number of job applications submitted every year to these covered employers is estimated to be 1,778,663,387, which is based on a National Organizations Survey average of 35.225 applications for every hire and a Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimate of 50,490,000 annual hires. It also includes 153,137 applicants for union membership reported on the EEO–3 form for 2006. The employer burden associated with collecting and storing applicant demographic data is based on the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 following assumptions: applicants would need to be asked to provide three pieces of information—sex, race/ ethnicity, and an identification number (a total of approximately 13 keystrokes); the employer would need to transfer information received to a data base either manually or electronically; and the employer would need to store the 13 characters of information for each applicant. Recordkeeping cost and burden are assumed to be the cost of entering 13 keystrokes. Assuming that the required recordkeeping takes 30 seconds per record, and assuming a total of 1,778,663,387 paper and electronic applications per year, the resulting UGESP burden hours would be 14,822,195. Based on a wage rate of $12.29 per hour for the individuals entering the data, the collection and storage of applicant demographic data would come to $182,164,777 per year for Title VII-covered employers. Dated: March 17, 2008. Naomi C. Earp, Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. [FR Doc. E8–5903 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–01–P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 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). Dates and Place: April 8, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/ meetings_agendas. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The chair of the PCAST subcommittee on personalized medicine is tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST study on personalized medicine. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15755 The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene two panels. The first panel will address policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of personalized medicine. The second panel will address approaches and barriers to research partnerships among universities and the private sector. Additionally, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to receive a briefing on the 2008 Science and Engineering Indicators developed by the National Science Board. This session will end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/ meetings_agendas. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Scott Steele, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456–6549, or fax your request/ comments to (202) 456–6040. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding agenda, time, and location is available at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/ meetings_agendas. Questions about the meeting should be directed to PCAST Executive Director Dr. Scott Steele at (202) 456–6549 prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, firstserved basis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226, on September 30, 2001. The purpose of PCAST is to advise the President on matters of science and technology policy, and to assist the President’s National Science and Technology Council in securing private sector participation in its activities. The Council members are distinguished individuals appointed by the President from non-Federal sectors. The PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John H. Marburger, III, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and by E. Floyd SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 15756 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 25, 2008 / Notices Kvamme, a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. M. David Hodge, Operations Manager, Office of Science and Technology Policy. [FR Doc. E8–5950 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3170–W8–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than April 9, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Louis B. Olsen, Eagan, Minnesota; to acquire voting shares of Northern Star Financial, Inc., Mankato, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly gain control of Northern Star Bank, Mankato, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 20, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–5972 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than April 18, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: 1. Alliance Financial Corporation, Gastonia, North Carolina; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of Alliance Bank and Trust Company, Gastonia, North Carolina. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Resurgens Bancorp, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the outstanding voting shares of Resurgens bank, Atlanta, Georgia (in organization). C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Central Bancorp, Inc., Garland, Texas; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Jones County Bank, Haddock, Georgia. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 20, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–5971 Filed 3–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 31, 2008. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 21, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 08–1074 Filed 3–21–08; 1:53 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15755-15756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-5950]


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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
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).
    Dates and Place: April 8, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be 
held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 
5th St., NW., Washington, DC.
    Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will 
be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/meetings_
agendas.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session 
on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The chair of the 
PCAST subcommittee on personalized medicine is tentatively scheduled to 
lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST study on personalized 
medicine. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene two 
panels. The first panel will address policy issues associated with 
realizing the benefits of personalized medicine. The second panel will 
address approaches and barriers to research partnerships among 
universities and the private sector. Additionally, PCAST is tentatively 
scheduled to receive a briefing on the 2008 Science and Engineering 
Indicators developed by the National Science Board. This session will 
end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda 
will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/
meetings_agendas.
    Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to 
speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed 
for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business 
marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make 
a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for 
public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. 
Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. 
Please notify Dr. Scott Steele, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-
6549, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6040.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding agenda, time, 
and location is available at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/
pcast/meetings_agendas. Questions about the meeting should be directed 
to PCAST Executive Director Dr. Scott Steele at (202) 456-6549 prior to 
3 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008. 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 was established by Executive Order 13226, on 
September 30, 2001. The purpose of PCAST is to advise the President on 
matters of science and technology policy, and to assist the President's 
National Science and Technology Council in securing private sector 
participation in its activities. The Council members are distinguished 
individuals appointed by the President from non-Federal sectors. The 
PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John H. Marburger, III, the Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, and by E. Floyd

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Kvamme, a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

M. David Hodge,
Operations Manager, Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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