President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 57309-57311 [2019-23525]

Download as PDF 57309 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 207 Friday, October 25, 2019 Title 3— Executive Order 13895 of October 22, 2019 The President President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish an advisory council on science and technology, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. In every age of our Nation’s history, American ingenuity has driven technological progress and the promise of the American Dream. Scientific advancement has improved the lives of our citizens, created jobs and better futures for American workers, and kept the American people safe at home and abroad. American thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs, empowered by free-market capitalism and driven by bold ideas, have created an ecosystem of innovation that is the envy of the world, making our Nation prosperous and strong. Since World War II, our Nation’s greatest scientists and engineers have advised the Federal Government, guiding the United States through the nuclear age, the mission to the moon, and the transformations of the digital revolution. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum information science are now on the horizon, and how we address their development will determine whether they give rise to new American industries or challenge American values. With American leadership facing fierce global competition, today more than ever our Nation is in need of new approaches for unleashing the creativity of our research enterprise and empowering private sector innovation to ensure American technological dominance. Through collaborative partnerships across the American science and technology enterprise, which includes an unmatched constellation of public and private educational institutions, research laboratories, corporations, and foundations, the United States can usher extraordinary new technologies into homes, hospitals, and highways across the world. These technologies would have American values at their core. By strengthening the ties that connect government, industry, and academia, my Administration will champion a new era of American research and innovation, which will give rise to new discoveries that create the industries of the future. Sec. 2. Establishment. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is hereby established. The PCAST shall be composed of the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (the ‘‘Director’’), and not more than 16 additional members appointed by the President. These additional members shall include distinguished individuals from sectors outside of the Federal Government. They shall have diverse perspectives and expertise in science, technology, education, and innovation. The Director shall serve as the Chair of the PCAST. Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The PCAST shall advise the President on matters involving science, technology, education, and innovation policy. The Council shall also provide the President with scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the American economy, the American worker, national and homeland security, and other topics. The PCAST shall meet regularly and shall: (i) respond to requests from the President or the Director for information, analysis, evaluation, or advice; VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25OCE0.SGM 25OCE0 57310 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Presidential Documents (ii) solicit information and ideas from a broad range of stakeholders on contemporary topics of critical importance to the Nation in order to inform policy making. Stakeholders include the research community, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, and non-profit organizations; (iii) serve as the advisory committee identified in subsection 101(b) of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102–194), as amended (15 U.S.C. 5511(b)). In performing the functions of such advisory committee, the PCAST shall be known as the President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee; and (iv) serve as the advisory panel identified in section 4 of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108–153), as amended (15 U.S.C. 7503). In performing the functions of such advisory committee, the PCAST shall be known as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel. (b) The PCAST shall provide advice to the National Science and Technology Council in response to requests from that Council. Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the PCAST with information concerning scientific and technological matters when requested by the PCAST Chair. (b) In consultation with the Director, the PCAST may create standing subcommittees and ad hoc groups, including technical advisory groups to assist the PCAST and provide preliminary information to the PCAST. (c) The Director may request that members of the PCAST, its standing subcommittees, or ad hoc groups who do not hold a current clearance for access to classified information, receive security clearance and access determinations pursuant to Executive Order 12968 of August 2, 1995 (Access to Classified Information), as amended, or any successor order. (d) The Department of Energy shall provide such funding and administrative and technical support as the PCAST may require. (e) Members of the PCAST shall serve without any compensation for their work on the PCAST, but may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the government service (5 U.S.C. 5701–5707). Sec. 5. Termination. The PCAST shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order unless extended by the President. Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (FACA), may apply to the PCAST, any functions of the President under the FACA, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of Energy in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services. (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25OCE0.SGM 25OCE0 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / Presidential Documents 57311 Sec. 7. Revocation. Executive Order 13539 of April 21, 2010 (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology), as amended, is hereby revoked. THE WHITE HOUSE, October 22, 2019. [FR Doc. 2019–23525 Filed 10–24–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:41 Oct 24, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25OCE0.SGM 25OCE0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 207 (Friday, October 25, 2019)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 207 / Friday, October 25, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13895 of October 22, 2019

                
President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
                Technology

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to establish an advisory council 
                on science and technology, it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Purpose. In every age of our Nation's 
                history, American ingenuity has driven technological 
                progress and the promise of the American Dream. 
                Scientific advancement has improved the lives of our 
                citizens, created jobs and better futures for American 
                workers, and kept the American people safe at home and 
                abroad. American thinkers, inventors, and 
                entrepreneurs, empowered by free-market capitalism and 
                driven by bold ideas, have created an ecosystem of 
                innovation that is the envy of the world, making our 
                Nation prosperous and strong.

                Since World War II, our Nation's greatest scientists 
                and engineers have advised the Federal Government, 
                guiding the United States through the nuclear age, the 
                mission to the moon, and the transformations of the 
                digital revolution. Emerging technologies like 
                artificial intelligence and quantum information science 
                are now on the horizon, and how we address their 
                development will determine whether they give rise to 
                new American industries or challenge American values. 
                With American leadership facing fierce global 
                competition, today more than ever our Nation is in need 
                of new approaches for unleashing the creativity of our 
                research enterprise and empowering private sector 
                innovation to ensure American technological dominance.

                Through collaborative partnerships across the American 
                science and technology enterprise, which includes an 
                unmatched constellation of public and private 
                educational institutions, research laboratories, 
                corporations, and foundations, the United States can 
                usher extraordinary new technologies into homes, 
                hospitals, and highways across the world. These 
                technologies would have American values at their core. 
                By strengthening the ties that connect government, 
                industry, and academia, my Administration will champion 
                a new era of American research and innovation, which 
                will give rise to new discoveries that create the 
                industries of the future.

                Sec. 2. Establishment. The President's Council of 
                Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is hereby 
                established. The PCAST shall be composed of the 
                Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy 
                (the ``Director''), and not more than 16 additional 
                members appointed by the President. These additional 
                members shall include distinguished individuals from 
                sectors outside of the Federal Government. They shall 
                have diverse perspectives and expertise in science, 
                technology, education, and innovation. The Director 
                shall serve as the Chair of the PCAST.

                Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The PCAST shall advise the 
                President on matters involving science, technology, 
                education, and innovation policy. The Council shall 
                also provide the President with scientific and 
                technical information that is needed to inform public 
                policy relating to the American economy, the American 
                worker, national and homeland security, and other 
                topics. The PCAST shall meet regularly and shall:

(i) respond to requests from the President or the Director for information, 
analysis, evaluation, or advice;

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(ii) solicit information and ideas from a broad range of stakeholders on 
contemporary topics of critical importance to the Nation in order to inform 
policy making. Stakeholders include the research community, the private 
sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, 
and non-profit organizations;

(iii) serve as the advisory committee identified in subsection 101(b) of 
the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194), as amended 
(15 U.S.C. 5511(b)). In performing the functions of such advisory 
committee, the PCAST shall be known as the President's Innovation and 
Technology Advisory Committee; and

(iv) serve as the advisory panel identified in section 4 of the 21st 
Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153), 
as amended (15 U.S.C. 7503). In performing the functions of such advisory 
committee, the PCAST shall be known as the National Nanotechnology Advisory 
Panel.

                    (b) The PCAST shall provide advice to the National 
                Science and Technology Council in response to requests 
                from that Council.

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The heads of executive 
                departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted 
                by law, provide the PCAST with information concerning 
                scientific and technological matters when requested by 
                the PCAST Chair.

                    (b) In consultation with the Director, the PCAST 
                may create standing subcommittees and ad hoc groups, 
                including technical advisory groups to assist the PCAST 
                and provide preliminary information to the PCAST.
                    (c) The Director may request that members of the 
                PCAST, its standing subcommittees, or ad hoc groups who 
                do not hold a current clearance for access to 
                classified information, receive security clearance and 
                access determinations pursuant to Executive Order 12968 
                of August 2, 1995 (Access to Classified Information), 
                as amended, or any successor order.
                    (d) The Department of Energy shall provide such 
                funding and administrative and technical support as the 
                PCAST may require.
                    (e) Members of the PCAST shall serve without any 
                compensation for their work on the PCAST, but may 
                receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
                subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving 
                intermittently in the government service (5 U.S.C. 
                5701-5707).

                Sec. 5. Termination. The PCAST shall terminate 2 years 
                from the date of this order unless extended by the 
                President.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Insofar as the Federal 
                Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) 
                (FACA), may apply to the PCAST, any functions of the 
                President under the FACA, except that of reporting to 
                the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of 
                Energy in accordance with the guidelines and procedures 
                established by the Administrator of General Services.

                    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (d) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

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                Sec. 7. Revocation. Executive Order 13539 of April 21, 
                2010 (President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
                Technology), as amended, is hereby revoked.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 22, 2019.

[FR Doc. 2019-23525
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