President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting, 36924 [E9-17905]

Download as PDF 36924 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 141 / Friday, July 24, 2009 / Notices OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES2 ACTION: Public Notice. 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: August 6, 2009–August 7, 2009. ADDRESSES: Washington, DC. On August 6, 2009, the meeting will be held in Room 100 of the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington, DC. On August 7, 2009, the meeting will be held in the Truman Room of the White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place, Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Open and Closed. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on August 6, 2009 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m., when they will break for lunch. They will resume meeting in open session from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. On August 7, 2009, PCAST will meet in open session from 10 a.m.–12 p.m., when they will break for lunch. They will resume meeting in open session from 2 p.m.–5 p.m. During these open meetings, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations from representatives of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, including a panel of speakers on health information technology and comparative effectiveness research. In addition, PCAST will discuss possible studies it may conduct. Additional information and the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast. PCAST will conduct administrative work on August 6, 2009 from 8 a.m.–10 a.m. This administrative work session is closed to the public under 41 CFR 102– 3.40(b). Additionally, PCAST will have VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:15 Jul 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 a closed meeting of approximately 1 hour with the President, which must take place in the Oval Office or the Roosevelt Room of the White House for the President’s scheduling convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting will be closed to the public because such portion of the meeting is likely to disclose matters that are to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). The precise time of this meeting has not yet been determined but will take place on August 7, 2009. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to comment on the above agenda items in afternoon of August 6, 2009. This public comment period is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time must contact Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456–6006, or fax your request/ comments to (202) 456–6021, at least five (5) business days in advance of the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to no more than five (5) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 30 minutes. Requests for public comment will be honored on a first-come, firstserve basis. Speakers are asked to bring extra copies of their comments and/or presentation for distribution to PCAST at the meeting. Written comments are also welcome at any time before or following the meeting. Written comments received at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting will be made available to the members before their meeting. Written comments received after that point may not be reviewed by the members until after the meeting takes place. Please note that because PCAST operates under FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on the PCAST Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding agenda, time, and location will be made available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456–6006, or fax your request/ comments to (202) 456–6021 prior to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to access the White House Conference Center, you must indicate your plan to attend the meeting by 3 p.m. on August 5, 2009. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226 on September 30, 2001. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers who directly advise the President and the Executive Office of the President. PCAST makes policy recommendations in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and innovation is key to strengthening our economy and forming policy that works for the American people. PCAST is administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Harold Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric Lander, Founding Director, Broad Institute. Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access the public meetings listed above should contact Dr. Stine at least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Exceptional Circumstances Justifying 14-Day Notice: This notice is being published in the Federal Register 14 calendar days prior to the meeting, rather than 15 days prior, due to exceptional circumstances. It took longer than anticipated to find an available and accessible meeting location near the White House which could provide the enhanced webcasting services necessary to keep the meeting open and transparent to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Deborah D. 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President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; 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: August 6, 2009-August 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Washington, DC. On August 6, 2009, the meeting will be held 
in Room 100 of the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th 
St., NW., Washington, DC. On August 7, 2009, the meeting will be held 
in the Truman Room of the White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson 
Place, Washington, DC.
    Type of Meeting: Open and Closed. Further details on the meeting 
agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session 
on August 6, 2009 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., when they will break for lunch. 
They will resume meeting in open session from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. On August 
7, 2009, PCAST will meet in open session from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., when 
they will break for lunch. They will resume meeting in open session 
from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. During these open meetings, PCAST is tentatively 
scheduled to hear presentations from representatives of the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy, the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human 
Services, including a panel of speakers on health information 
technology and comparative effectiveness research. In addition, PCAST 
will discuss possible studies it may conduct. Additional information 
and the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast.
    PCAST will conduct administrative work on August 6, 2009 from 8 
a.m.-10 a.m. This administrative work session is closed to the public 
under 41 CFR 102-3.40(b). Additionally, PCAST will have a closed 
meeting of approximately 1 hour with the President, which must take 
place in the Oval Office or the Roosevelt Room of the White House for 
the President's scheduling convenience and to maintain Secret Service 
protection. This meeting will be closed to the public because such 
portion of the meeting is likely to disclose matters that are to be 
kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under 
5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1). The precise time of this meeting has not yet been 
determined but will take place on August 7, 2009.
    Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to 
comment on the above agenda items in afternoon of August 6, 2009. This 
public comment period is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's 
work topics, not for business marketing purposes.
    Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time must contact 
Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, 
(202) 456-6006, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021, at 
least five (5) business days in advance of the meeting. To accommodate 
as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be 
limited to no more than five (5) minutes per person, with a total 
public comment period of 30 minutes. Requests for public comment will 
be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. Speakers are asked to 
bring extra copies of their comments and/or presentation for 
distribution to PCAST at the meeting.
    Written comments are also welcome at any time before or following 
the meeting. Written comments received at least five (5) business days 
prior to the meeting will be made available to the members before their 
meeting. Written comments received after that point may not be reviewed 
by the members until after the meeting takes place.
    Please note that because PCAST operates under FACA, all public 
comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and 
will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on 
the PCAST Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding agenda, time, 
and location will be made available on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast. Questions about the meeting should be directed 
to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive Director, at 
dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-6006, or fax your request/comments to 
(202) 456-6021 prior to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Please 
note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available 
on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to access the White House 
Conference Center, you must indicate your plan to attend the meeting by 
3 p.m. on August 5, 2009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226 on 
September 30, 2001. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's leading 
scientists and engineers who directly advise the President and the 
Executive Office of the President. PCAST makes policy recommendations 
in the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and 
innovation is key to strengthening our economy and forming policy that 
works for the American people. PCAST is administered by the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John 
Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Harold 
Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric 
Lander, Founding Director, Broad Institute.
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access the public meetings listed above should contact Dr. Stine at 
least five business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made.
    Exceptional Circumstances Justifying 14-Day Notice: This notice is 
being published in the Federal Register 14 calendar days prior to the 
meeting, rather than 15 days prior, due to exceptional circumstances. 
It took longer than anticipated to find an available and accessible 
meeting location near the White House which could provide the enhanced 
webcasting services necessary to keep the meeting open and transparent 
to the public.

Deborah D. Stine,
Executive Director, President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
Technology Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-17905 Filed 7-23-09; 1:00 pm]
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