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Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford II, Room 555, Arlington, VA—THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ATTEND VIRTUALLY. Type Of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Sue LaFratta, Office of Polar Programs (OPP). National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292–8030. Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. Purpose of Meeting: To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs, and activities on the polar research VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 community, to provide advice to the Director of OPP on issues related to long-range planning. Agenda: Discussion of Committee of Visitors’ reports on Antarctic and Arctic programs. Dated: March 26, 2013. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. 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Principal investigators responding to the FDP’s 2012 Faculty Workload Survey identified the following sources of administrative work, in addition to human subject protection and animal care treated below, as particularly burdensome for Federal grantees: D Grant progress report submissions; D Finances (e.g. managing budget-toactual expenses, equipment and supplies purchases, and other financial issues/requirements); D Personnel management, hiring, and employee evaluation, and visa issues; D Effort reporting; D Conflict of interest; D Responsible conduct of research; D Lab safety/security; D Data sharing; and, D Sub-contracts (e.g. overseeing: progress toward project goals and deadlines; budget expenditures, invoices, and other financial matters; and, compliance and safety/security issues). If not addressed in question 1, for any of the areas listed, do you believe that the associated requirements significantly increase the amount of administrative work you personally need to perform? 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Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 
as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following 
meeting:
    Name: Advisory Committee for Polar Programs (1130).
    Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford 
II, Room 555, Arlington, VA--THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ATTEND 
VIRTUALLY.
    Type Of Meeting: Open.
    Contact Person: Sue LaFratta, Office of Polar Programs (OPP). 
National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 
22230. (703) 292-8030.
    Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above.
    Purpose of Meeting: To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, 
programs, and activities on the polar research community, to provide 
advice to the Director of OPP on issues related to long-range planning.
    Agenda: Discussion of Committee of Visitors' reports on Antarctic 
and Arctic programs.

    Dated: March 26, 2013.
Susanne Bolton,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07331 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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