President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting, 11549-11550 [2016-04870]

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[FR Doc. 2016–04867 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting Office of Science, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of partially-closed meeting. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: March 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture Room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael at jmichael@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 395–2121. 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 (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House, 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 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 March 25, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11549 Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is scheduled to have presenters brief on the topic of One Health. They will also hear from speakers who will remark on National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Indicators and who will discuss cancer research frontiers. Additional information and the agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of approximately one hour with the President on March 25, 2016, 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). 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 March 25, 2016 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://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 18, 2016. 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 up to 15 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 25 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the PCAST members. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later than 12:00 p.m. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 11550 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices Eastern Time on March 18, 2016 so that the comments may be made available to the PCAST members prior to this 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 Ms. Jennifer Michael at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–04870 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste Department of Energy. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) announces the availability of its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (Final EIS) (DOE/ EIS–0375), prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11549-11550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04870]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of partially-closed meeting.

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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. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 
770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the 
Federal Register.

DATES: March 25, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Academy of 
Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC in the Lecture 
Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting 
agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is 
available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A 
live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event are 
expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. The 
archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. 
Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael 
at jmichael@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 395-2121. 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 (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's 
leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment 
the science and technology advice available to him from inside the 
White House, 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 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 March 25, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is 
scheduled to have presenters brief on the topic of One Health. They 
will also hear from speakers who will remark on National Science 
Foundation Science and Engineering Indicators and who will discuss 
cancer research frontiers. Additional information and the agenda, 
including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site 
at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast.
    Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of 
approximately one hour with the President on March 25, 2016, 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).
    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 March 
25, 2016 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://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 
March 18, 2016. 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 up to 15 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 25 copies of their oral 
comments for distribution to the PCAST members.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted 
continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later 
than 12:00 p.m.

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Eastern Time on March 18, 2016 so that the comments may be made 
available to the PCAST members prior to this 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 Ms. Jennifer Michael at 
least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2016.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-04870 Filed 3-3-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P