President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 53043-53044 [2021-20960]

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The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. ET ADDRESSES: Information to participate virtually can be found on the PCAST website closer to the meeting at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sarah Domnitz, Designated Federal Officer, PCAST, email: PCAST@ ostp.eop.gov or telephone: (202) 881– 6399. SUMMARY: 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 the White House, cabinet departments, and other Federal agencies. See the Executive Order at whitehouse.gov. PCAST is consulted on and provides analyses and recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where understanding of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices before the President. The Designated Federal Officer is Dr. Sarah Domnitz. Information about PCAST can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST. Tentative Agenda: PCAST will hear from invited speakers on and discuss various aspects of U.S. international and economic competitiveness in science and technology, and the on-going response to the COVID–19 pandemic. Additional information and the meeting agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted on the PCAST SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 53044 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 183 / Friday, September 24, 2021 / Notices website at: www.whitehouse.gov/ PCAST. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments no longer than 10 pages 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 Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at a time specified in the meeting agenda. This public comment period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work, not for business marketing purposes. This meeting is being published less than 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting to allow the PCAST to convene swiftly in light of the on-going public health crisis and associated supply chain shortages. Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the meeting, interested parties should register to speak at PCAST@ostp.eop.gov, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, September 27, 2021. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 183 (Friday, September 24, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53043-53044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20960]


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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 virtual meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the President's 
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that public notice of these 
meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET
Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

ADDRESSES: Information to participate virtually can be found on the 
PCAST website closer to the meeting at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sarah Domnitz, Designated Federal 
Officer, PCAST, email: [email protected] or telephone: (202) 881-6399.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 the White 
House, cabinet departments, and other Federal agencies. See the 
Executive Order at whitehouse.gov. PCAST is consulted on and provides 
analyses and recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where 
understanding of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the 
policy choices before the President. The Designated Federal Officer is 
Dr. Sarah Domnitz. Information about PCAST can be found at: 
www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST.
    Tentative Agenda: PCAST will hear from invited speakers on and 
discuss various aspects of U.S. international and economic 
competitiveness in science and technology, and the on-going response to 
the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information and the meeting agenda, 
including any changes that arise, will be posted on the PCAST

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website at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST.
    Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. It is the 
policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments no longer than 10 
pages 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 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at a time specified in the meeting 
agenda. This public comment period is designed only for substantive 
commentary on PCAST's work, not for business marketing purposes.
    This meeting is being published less than 15 days prior to the 
scheduled meeting to allow the PCAST to convene swiftly in light of the 
on-going public health crisis and associated supply chain shortages.
    Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the 
meeting, interested parties should register to speak at 
[email protected], no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, 
September 27, 2021. 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 select speakers on a first-come, first-served basis from those who 
registered. Those not able to present oral comments may file written 
comments with the council.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted 
continuously, written comments should be submitted to 
[email protected] no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, 
September 27, 2021, so that the comments may be made available to the 
PCAST members for their consideration prior to this meeting.
    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 website www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST.
    Minutes: Minutes will be available within 45 days by emailing 
[email protected].

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on September 
22, 2021, by Miles Fernandez, Acting Committee Management Officer, 
Office of Management, pursuant to delegated authority from the 
Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date 
is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in 
compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-20960 Filed 9-23-21; 8:45 am]
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