President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 54568-54569 [2016-19499]

Download as PDF 54568 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. AGENCY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). 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: Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT). To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Board’s Designated Federal Officer at the address or phone number listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Li, Policy Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585. Phone number 202–287–5718, and email michael.li@ ee.doe.gov. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: To make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regarding goals and objectives, programmatic and administrative policies, and to otherwise carry out the Board’s responsibilities as designated in the State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 440). Tentative Agenda: Receive STEAB Task Force updates on action items and revised objectives for FY 2016, discuss follow-up opportunities and engagement with EERE and other DOE staff as needed to keep Task Force work moving forward, continue engagement with DOE, EERE and EPSA staff regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and initiatives, and receive updates on member activities within their states. Discuss plans for transition document. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Michael Li at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests to make oral comments must be received five days prior to the meeting; reasonable provision will be made to include requested topic(s) on the agenda. The Chair of the Board is VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Aug 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available for public review and copying within 60 days on the STEAB Web site at: http://www.energy.gov/eere/ steab/state-energy-advisory-board. Issued at Washington, DC, on August 10, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–19496 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee Office of Science, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC). 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: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Capital, 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Chalk, Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research; SC–21/ Germantown Building; U. S. Department of Energy; 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–1290; Telephone (301) 903–7486. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: To provide advice and guidance on a continuing basis to the Office of Science and to the Department of Energy on scientific priorities within the field of advanced scientific computing research. Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is the semi-annual meeting of the Committee. SUMMARY: • View from Germantown • New Charge—Laboratory Directed Research and Development • Exascale update • X-stack Principal Investigator Meeting • Summary of workshop on Management, Analysis and Visualization of Experimental and Observational Data Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued at Washington, DC, on August 9, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–19426 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Tentative Agenda Topics PO 00000 • Technical presentations • Public Comment (10-minute rule) The meeting agenda includes a new charge for the committee to review the Laboratory Director Research and Development efforts at the National Labs; an update on the budget, accomplishments and planned activities of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program; an update on exascale computing research activities; information on recent workshops exploring the management, analysis and visualization of experimental and observational data; a technical presentation from an exascale researcher; and an opportunity for comments from the public. The meeting will conclude at noon on September 21, 2015. Agenda updates and presentations will be posted on the ASCAC Web site prior to the meeting: http:// science.energy.gov/ascr/ascac/. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so during the meeting. Approximately 30 minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but will not exceed 10 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should submit your request at least five days before the meeting. Those not able to attend the meeting or who have insufficient time to address the committee are invited to send a written statement to Christine Chalk, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 20585, email to Christine.Chalk@ science.doe.gov. Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available within 90 days on the Advanced Scientific Computing Web site at http://science.energy.gov/ascr/ ascac/. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Office of Science, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / Notices 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. 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: September 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: 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 1:00 p.m. (ET), Monday, August 29, 2016. 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. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael at Jennifer_L_ Michael@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 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. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to hold a public conference call on September 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is scheduled to vote on its biodefense and forensics studies. Additional information and the agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Aug 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 September 1, 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 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 29, 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 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. Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later than 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 29, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54569 Issued in Washington, DC, on August 11, 2016. LaTanya R. Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–19499 Filed 8–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board Chairs Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB) Chairs. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Borak, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586–9928. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. SUMMARY: Tentative Agenda Topics Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Æ EM Program Update Æ EM SSAB Chairs’ Round Robin Æ Waste Disposition Thursday, September 1, 2016 Æ DOE Headquarters News and Views Æ Budget and Strategic Communications Æ Board Business Public Participation: The EM SSAB Chairs welcome the attendance of the public at their advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact David Borak at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed either before or after the meeting with the Designated Federal Officer, David Borak, at the address or telephone listed above. Individuals who wish to make E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54568-54569]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19499]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference.

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[[Page 54569]]

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. 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: September 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 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 1:00 p.m. (ET), Monday, 
August 29, 2016.

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. 
Questions about the meeting should be directed to Ms. Jennifer Michael 
at Jennifer_L_Michael@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 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.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to hold a public 
conference call on September 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is 
scheduled to vote on its biodefense and forensics studies. 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 
September 1, 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 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on 
August 29, 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 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.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted 
continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later 
than 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 29, 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 August 11, 2016.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-19499 Filed 8-15-16; 8:45 am]
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