President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 21453-21454 [2014-08632]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES records while ensuring compliance with potentially applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a and 34 CFR Part 5b)? 2. How could APIs ensure that the appropriate individual has provided proper consent to permit the release of privacy-protected data to a third party? How can student data be properly safeguarded to prevent its release and use by third parties without the written consent often required? 3. How might read-only or read-write APIs collect, document, and track individuals’ consent to have their information shared with specific third parties? 4. How can personally identifiable information (PII) and other financial information (of students and parents) be safeguarded through the use of APIs? 5. What specific terms of service should be enabled using API keys, which would limit use of APIs to approved users, to ensure that information is not transmitted to or accessed by unauthorized parties? 6. What are the relative privacyrelated advantages and disadvantages of using read-only versus read-write APIs for student aid data? F. Compliance Issues 1. What are the relative compliancerelated advantages and disadvantages of using read-only versus read-write APIs for student aid data? 2. How can the Department prevent unauthorized use and the development of unauthorized products from occurring through the potential development of APIs? How might the Department enforce terms of service for API key holders, and prevent abuse and fraud by non-API key holders, if APIs were to be developed and made available? 3. What kind of burden on the Department is associated with enforcing terms and conditions related to APIs? 4. How can the Department best ensure that API key holders follow all statutory and regulatory provisions of accessing federal student aid funds and data through use of third-party products? 5. How could prior consent from the student whom the data is about be provided for release of privacyprotected data to third party entities? 6. How should a legal relationship between the Department and an API developer or any other interested party be structured? 7. How would a legal relationship between the Department and an API VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Apr 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 21453 developer or any other interested party affect the Department’s current agreements with third-party vendors that operate and maintain the Department’s existing systems? 8. What disclosures should be made available to students about what services are freely available in government domains versus those that could be offered at a cost by a third party? 9. If the Department were to use a third-party application to engage with the public on its behalf, how could the Department ensure that the Department follows the protocols of OMB Memorandum 10–23? at: www.gpo.gov/fdsys. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. G. Policy Issues 1. What benefits to consumers or the Department would be realized by opening what is currently a free and single-point service (e.g., the FAFSA) to other entities, including those who may charge fees for freely-available services and processes? What are the potential unintended consequences? 2. How could the Department ensure that access to title IV, HEA student aid programs truly remains free, even amidst the potential development of third-party apps that may charge a fee for assistance in participating in free government programs, products, and services with or without providing legitimate value-added services? 3. What other policy concerns should the Department consider with regard to the potential development of APIs for higher education data and student aid processes at the Department? 4. How would APIs best interact with other systems already in use in student aid processes (e.g., within States)? 5. How would Department APIs benefit or burden institutions participating in title IV, HEA programs? 6. While the Department continues to enhance and refine its own processes and products (e.g., through improvements to FAFSA or the IDR application process), how would thirdparty efforts using APIs complement or present challenges to these processes? Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available via the Federal Digital System Dated: April 11, 2014. Jamienne S. Studley, Acting Under Secretary. 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To receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ ostp/pcast no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the conference call should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith, PCAST Assistant Executive Director, at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456–4444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, appointed by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 21454 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 73 / Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / Notices the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House and from cabinet departments and other Federal agencies. See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST is consulted about and provides analyses and recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where understandings from the domains of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices before the President. 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; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Type of Meeting: Open. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to hold a conference call in open session on April 30, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its big data and privacy report. Additional information and the agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. 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 April 30, 2014 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST Web site at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/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 meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ ostp/pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 23, 2013. Phone or email reservations to be considered for the public speaker list 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 10 minutes. 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Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast in the section entitled ‘‘Connect with PCAST.’’ Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of 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. Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Predith at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Issued in Washington, DC on April 10, 2014. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08632 Filed 4–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 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Form Number(s): FCC Form 159 Remittance Advice, 159–C Remittance Advice Continuation Sheet, 159–B Remittance Advice Bill for Collection, 159–E Remittance Voucher, and 159–W Interstate Telephone Service Provider Worksheet. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit entities; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; and State, local, or tribal governments. Number of Respondents and Responses: 100,220 respondents; 100,220 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes (0.25 hours). Frequency of Response: On occasion and annual reporting requirements; third party disclosure. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21453-21454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08632]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Science.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
conference call 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. 2. The purpose of this conference call is to 
discuss PCAST's big data and privacy report.

DATES: The public conference call will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 
2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time (ET). To receive the 
call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call 
on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later 
than 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, 
time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web 
site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the 
conference call should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith, PCAST 
Assistant Executive Director, at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-4444.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's 
leading scientists and engineers, appointed by

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the President to augment the science and technology advice available to 
him from inside the White House and from cabinet departments and other 
Federal agencies. See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST is consulted about and provides analyses and 
recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where understandings 
from the domains of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the 
policy choices before the President. 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; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, 
Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 
Harvard.
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to hold a conference 
call in open session on April 30, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its big data and 
privacy report. Additional information and the agenda, including any 
changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast.
    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 April 
30, 2014 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST 
Web site at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/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 
meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on 
Wednesday, April 23, 2013. Phone or email reservations to be considered 
for the public speaker list 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 10 
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 as described below.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the 
date of the meeting, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no 
later than 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014, 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://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast in the section entitled ``Connect with PCAST.''
    Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of 
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.
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Predith at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Issued in Washington, DC on April 10, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-08632 Filed 4-15-14; 8:45 am]
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