President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 65552-65553 [E9-29488]

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C Street, NW., Lecture Room, Washington, DC. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:19 Dec 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 Type of Meeting: Open and closed. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on January 7, 2010 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. with a lunch break from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations from representatives of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Commerce, as well as an expert in healthcare policy. Speakers will address the following issues: Energy research, development, and demonstration; homeland security science and technology; agriculture research; science, technology, and innovation; and healthcare policy. Additional information and the agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast. Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of approximately 1 hour with the President on January 7, 2010, which must take place in 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 date and time of this potential meeting has not yet been determined. Public Comments: It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments whenever possible. The PCAST expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 previously submitted oral or written statements. The public comment period for this meeting will take place on January 7, 2010 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST Web site [http://www.ostp.gov//pcast]. This public comment period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work, not for business marketing purposes. Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the January meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://www.ostp.gov/ pcast, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 30 minutes. If more speakers register than there is space available on the agenda, PCAST will randomly select speakers from among those who applied. Those not selected to present oral comments may always file written comments with the committee. Speakers are requested to bring at least 35 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the participants and public at the meeting. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the date of the meeting, written comments should be submitted to PCAST at least two weeks prior to each meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the PCAST members prior to the meeting for their consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available at http://www.ostp.gov/pcast in the section entitled ‘‘Connect with PCAST.’’ Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 236 / Thursday, December 10, 2009 / Notices 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Further Information: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event will be available at http://www.ostp.gov//pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456–6006. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226 on September 30, 2001. The 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 P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House; Dr. Harold E. Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: M. David Hodge, Operations Manager. [FR Doc. E9–29488 Filed 12–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3170–W9–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:19 Dec 09, 2009 Jkt 220001 Proposed Collection; Comment Request Extension: Rule 3a–4; SEC File No. 270–401; OMB Control No. 3235–0459. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 3a–4 (17 CFR 270.3a–4) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’ or ‘‘Act’’) provides a nonexclusive safe harbor from the definition of investment company under the Act for certain investment advisory programs. These programs, which include ‘‘wrap fee’’ and ‘‘mutual fund wrap’’ programs, generally are designed to provide professional portfolio management services to clients who are investing less than the minimum usually required by portfolio managers but more than the minimum account size of most mutual funds. Under wrap fee and similar programs, a client’s account is typically managed on a discretionary basis according to pre-selected investment objectives. Clients with similar investment objectives often receive the same investment advice and may hold the same or substantially similar securities in their accounts. Some of these investment advisory programs may meet the definition of investment company under the Act because of the similarity of account management. In 1997, the Commission adopted rule 3a–4, which clarifies that programs organized and operated in a manner consistent with the conditions of rule 3a–4 are not required to register under the Investment Company Act or comply with the Act’s requirements.1 These programs differ from investment 1 Status of Investment Advisory Programs Under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Investment Company Act Release No. 22579 (Mar. 24, 1997) (62 FR 15098 (Mar. 31,1997)) (‘‘Adopting Release’’). In addition, there are no registration requirements under section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 for these programs. See 17 CFR 270.3a–4, introductory note. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65553 companies because, among other things, they provide individualized investment advice to the client. The rule’s provisions have the effect of ensuring that clients in a program relying on the rule receive advice tailored to the client’s needs. Rule 3a–4 provides that each client’s account must be managed on the basis of the client’s financial situation and investment objectives and consistent with any reasonable restrictions the client imposes on managing the account. When an account is opened, the sponsor 2 (or its designee) must obtain information from each client regarding the client’s financial situation and investment objectives, and must allow the client an opportunity to impose reasonable restrictions on managing the account.3 In addition, the sponsor (or its designee) must contact the client annually to determine whether the client’s financial situation or investment objectives have changed and whether the client wishes to impose any reasonable restrictions on the management of the account or reasonably modify existing restrictions. The sponsor (or its designee) must also notify the client quarterly, in writing, to contact the sponsor (or its designee) regarding changes to the client’s financial situation, investment objectives, or restrictions on the account’s management.4 The program must provide each client with a quarterly statement describing all activity in the client’s account during the previous quarter. The sponsor and personnel of the client’s account manager who know about the client’s account and its management must be reasonably available to consult with the client. Each client also must retain certain indicia of ownership of all securities and funds in the account. The requirement that the sponsor (or its designee) obtain information about each new client’s financial situation and investment objectives when their account is opened is designed to ensure that the investment adviser has sufficient information regarding the client’s unique needs and goals to 2 For purposes of rule 3a–4, the term ‘‘sponsor’’ refers to any person who receives compensation for sponsoring, organizing or administering the program, or for selecting, or providing advice to clients regarding the selection of, persons responsible for managing the client’s account in the program. 3 Clients specifically must be allowed to designate securities that should not be purchased for the account or that should be sold if held in the account. The rule does not require that a client be able to require particular securities be purchased for the account. 4 The sponsor also must provide a means by which clients can contact the sponsor (or its designee). E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 236 (Thursday, December 10, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65552-65553]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-29488]


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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

    Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's 
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
partially closed 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), 5 U.S.C., App.

DATES: January 7, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences 
building, 2100 C Street, NW., Lecture Room, Washington, DC.
    Type of Meeting: Open and closed.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session 
on January 7, 2010 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a lunch break from 12 p.m. 
to 2 p.m.
    Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is 
tentatively scheduled to hear presentations from representatives of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy, the 
Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, and the 
Department of Commerce, as well as an expert in healthcare policy. 
Speakers will address the following issues: Energy research, 
development, and demonstration; homeland security science and 
technology; agriculture research; science, technology, and innovation; 
and healthcare policy. Additional information and the agenda will be 
posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/cs/pcast.
    Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of 
approximately 1 hour with the President on January 7, 2010, which must 
take place in 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 date and time of this potential meeting has not yet been 
determined.
    Public Comments: It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written 
public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments 
whenever possible. The PCAST expects that public statements presented 
at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or 
written statements.
    The public comment period for this meeting will take place on 
January 7, 2010 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the 
PCAST Web site [http://www.ostp.gov//pcast]. This public comment period 
is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST's work, not for 
business marketing purposes.
    Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the 
January meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://www.ostp.gov/pcast, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, 
December 30, 2009. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted. To 
accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments 
will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public 
comment period of 30 minutes. If more speakers register than there is 
space available on the agenda, PCAST will randomly select speakers from 
among those who applied. Those not selected to present oral comments 
may always file written comments with the committee. Speakers are 
requested to bring at least 35 copies of their oral comments for 
distribution to the participants and public at the meeting.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the 
date of the meeting, written comments should be submitted to PCAST at 
least two weeks prior to each meeting date so that the comments may be 
made available to the PCAST members prior to the meeting for their 
consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and 
documents to PCAST is available at http://www.ostp.gov/pcast in the 
section entitled ``Connect with PCAST.''
    Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of 
FACA,

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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: For Further Information: Information 
regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for 
the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the 
event will be available at http://www.ostp.gov//pcast. The archived 
video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about 
the meeting should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive 
Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-6006. 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 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 P. Holdren, Assistant to the President 
for Science and Technology, and Director, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House; 
Dr. Harold E. Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer 
Center; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President and Director, Broad Institute 
of MIT and Harvard.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

M. David Hodge,
Operations Manager.
[FR Doc. E9-29488 Filed 12-9-09; 8:45 am]
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