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Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology and Developing a Long-Term Strategy for the Regulation of the Products of Biotechnology
Document Number: 2015-25325
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
On July 2, 2015, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) issued a memorandum (Ref. 1) directing the primary agencies that regulate the products of biotechnologythe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)to update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (51 FR 23302; June 26, 1986) (Ref. 2), develop a long-term strategy to ensure that the Federal biotechnology regulatory system is prepared for the future products of biotechnology, and commission an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort. The memorandum's objectives are to ensure public confidence in the regulatory system and to prevent unnecessary barriers to future innovation and competitiveness by improving the transparency, coordination, predictability, and efficiency of the regulation of biotechnology products while continuing to protect health and the environment. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit relevant data and information, including case studies, that can assist in the development of the proposed update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology (CF) to clarify the current roles and responsibilities of the EPA, FDA, and USDA and the development of a long-term strategy consistent with the objectives described in the July 2, 2015 EOP memorandum. In addition to this RFI, the update to the CF will undergo public comment before it is finalized.
Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting From Federally Funded Research
Document Number: 2011-28623
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and broad public access to the peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Task Force on Public Access to Scholarly Publications. Release Date: November 3, 2011. Response Date: January 2, 2012.
Request for Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research
Document Number: 2011-28621
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
In accordance with Section 103(b)(6) of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (ACRA; Pub. L. 111-358), this Request for Information (RFI) offers the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for ensuring long-term stewardship and encouraging broad public access to unclassified digital data that result from federally funded scientific research. The public input provided through this Notice will inform deliberations of the National Science and Technology Council's Interagency Working Group on Digital Data. Release Date: November 3, 2011. Response Date: January 12, 2012.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26151
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Request for Information: Building A 21st Century Bioeconomy
Document Number: 2011-26088
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit input from all interested parties regarding recommendations for harnessing biological research innovations to meet national challenges in health, food, energy, and the environment while creating high-wage, high-skill jobs. The public input provided through this Notice will inform the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as it works with Federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop a National Bioeconomy Blueprint.
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; 2011 National Nanotechnology Initiative Environmental, Health, and Safety Strategy Webinar
Document Number: 2011-26048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2011, to provide an open forum to answer questions related to the 2011 Federal government's strategy for research on environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials. Nanomaterial Measurement Infrastructure, Human Exposure Assessment, Human Health, the Environment, Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methods, and Informatics and Modeling are the six environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the 2011 NSET Subcommittee document NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy (http:// www.nano.gov).
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing
Document Number: 2011-25000
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-21422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2011-16404
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SoFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science will host a public forum in collaboration with the International Association for Identification (IAI) 96th International Educational Conference. The role of the SoFS is to coordinate Federal activities and advise the Executive Office of the President on national efforts to improve forensic science and its application in America's justice system. This special session will serve to provide the public with the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on issues related to Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) latent print interoperability.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-14879
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2010-32633
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to review and discuss the National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of this plan. The plan is guided by both the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Policy and the National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan that were developed by the NSTC in consonance with E.O. 13419. Dates and Addresses: The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting at the Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 on Friday, January 7, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Crystal Ballroom A. Information regarding the 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting is available at the: http://www.aiaa.org Web site. Note: Persons solely attending this ASTS public meeting do not need to register for the AIAA Conference and Exhibit to attend this public meeting. There will be no admission charge for persons solely attending the public meeting. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2010-31229
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Request for Public Comment on the Draft National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
Document Number: 2010-30414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-06
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
With this notice, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council request comments from the public regarding the draft National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (hereafter referred to as ``draft NNI EHS strategy''). The draft NNI EHS strategy is posted at http://strategy.nano.gov. Comments of approximately one page or less in length (4,000 characters) are requested. This request will be active from December 6, 2010, to January 6, 2011.
Request for Public Comment on the Draft 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2010-27358
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
With this notice, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council request comments from the public regarding the draft 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan. The draft plan is posted at http://strategy.nano.gov. Comments of approximately one page or less in length (4,000 characters) are requested. This request will be active from November 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2010-25766
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
U.S. National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps
Document Number: C1-2010-22229
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
U.S. National Climate Assessment Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps
Document Number: 2010-22229
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Office of Science & Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The purpose of this notice is to enhance the value of the National Climate Assessment (NCA), a project of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, by engaging people who are interested in climate issues and requesting specific input on the outline for the next NCA synthesis report, to be delivered to Congress and published in June 2013. This notice refers to the NCA Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps (http://globalchange.gov/hat-we-do/assessment/notices). Public comments received on these documents will be evaluated and, if appropriate, used to inform the NCA structure and process. Updates on the NCA structure and process will be posted on the NCA Web site (http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment) as they are available. Comments will also be provided to the Federal Advisory Committee for the NCA, the ``National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee,'' when it is constituted this fall. All comments will be collated and posted on the NCA Web site. Response Instructions: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Global Change Research Program are interested in comments on the NCA Objectives, Proposed Topics, and Next Steps. When submitting your response, please indicate the (1) Objectives, (2) Proposed Topics, or (3) Next Steps heading to which you are referring. Please be specific and concise. Responses to this request should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 8, 2010. Responses to this request must be submitted electronically at http://globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/ notices. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract or issue a grant. Information obtained as a result of this request may be used by the government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. Do not include any information that might be considered proprietary or confidential.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2010-19299
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
NNI Strategic Plan 2010; Request for Information
Document Number: 2010-16273
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-06
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The purpose of this RFI is to enhance the value of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by reaching out to the nanotechnology stakeholder community for specific input for the next NNI Strategic Plan to be published in December 2010. This RFI refers to the NNI Goals identified from the 2007 Strategic Plan (http:// www.nano.gov/NNI_Strategic_Plan_2007.pdf) as a starting point for questions covering themes such as research priorities, investment, coordination, partnerships, evaluation, and policy.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2010-15581
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting. At this meeting, ASTS members will present highlights of the recently published 2010 National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan. The proposed structure and draft content (to date) of the National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan will then be discussed, and participants will be invited to provide input to help inform further development of the draft National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan.
Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2010-15161
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology; The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13157
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on July 13-14, 2010, to provide an open forum to obtain input from stakeholders regarding the goals and objectives of an updated U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan that is currently under development and scheduled for completion by December 2010. Representatives of the U.S. research community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the general public are invited to offer suggestions to the U.S. Government interagency task force that is drafting the new plan, which is an update of the December 2007 NNI Strategic Plan (see http://www.nano.gov/NNI_Strategic_Plan_ 2007.pdf). In particular, the agencies participating in the NNI are seeking input on the specific objectives that should be included in the updated plan under each of the overarching NNI goals, and on the most likely approaches for achieving those objectives.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-10074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2010-4899
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Subcommittee on Forensic Science of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science is now accepting nominations for Interagency Working Group participants. Nominees must be a State, local, or tribal government elected officer (or their designated employee with authority to act on their behalf).
National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology Capstone Workshop Risk Management Methods & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-4037
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on March 30-31, 2010, to provide an open forum to discuss the state-of-the-art of the science related to environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanomaterials in two areas: Risk Management Methods and Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications (ELSI) of Nanotechnology. Risk Management Methods is one of the five environmental, health, and safety research categories identified in the NSET Subcommittee document Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (http://www.nano.gov/NNI_EHS_Research_Strategy.pdf), which was released February 14, 2008.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2010-3607
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Consumer Interface With the Smart Grid
Document Number: 2010-3251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-19
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President requests input from the public regarding the consumer interface with the Smart Grid. This Request for Information (RFI) will be active from February 23, 2010 to March 12, 2010. Respondents are invited to respond online via the Smart Grid Forum at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/, or may submit responses via electronic mail. Electronic mail responses will be re-posted on the online forum.
Consumer Interface With the Smart Grid
Document Number: 2010-2813
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President requests input from the public regarding the consumer interface with the modernized electric grid (``Smart Grid''), which is a vital component of the President's comprehensive energy plan. In particular, we seek comments on issues related to Smart Grid implementation options, including the ways in which each option would support open innovation in home energy services. This Request for Information (RFI) will be active from February 10, 2010 to February 19, 2010. Respondents are invited to respond online via the Smart Grid Forum at http://blog.ostp.gov/ category/smart-grid, or may submit responses via electronic mail. Electronic mail responses will be re-posted on the online forum. Instructions are provided at http://blog.ostp.gov/category/smart-grid.
Grand Challenges of the 21st Century; Request for Information
Document Number: 2010-2012
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-03
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
On September 21, 2009, President Barack Obama released his ``Strategy for American Innovation.'' The strategy outlines the Administration's plans to foster innovation for sustainable growth and the creation of high-quality jobs.
Subcommittee on Forensic Science; Committee on Science; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: 2010-1813
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Subcommittee on Forensic Science (SOFS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Committee on Science will host a public forum in collaboration with the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The role of the SOFS is to coordinate Federal activities and advise the Executive Office of the President on national efforts to improve forensic science and its application in America's justice system. This special session will serve to provide attendees with an update on the Subcommittee's work and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments.
Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government
Document Number: E9-30725
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
On December 9, 2009, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, published a notice requesting input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by Federal science and technology agencies. That notice stated that the RFI would be active from December 10, 2009 to January 7, 2010. The purpose of this document is to extend that comment period to allow comments until January 21, to accommodate potential respondents who may find it difficult to complete their responses by the original deadline because of the intervening holidays. Respondents are invited to respond online via the Public Access Policy Forum at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open, or may submit responses via electronic mail. Responses will be re-posted on the online forum. Instructions and a timetable for daily blog topics during this period are described at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E9-29488
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App.
Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government
Document Number: E9-29322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by Federal science and technology agencies. This RFI will be active from December 10, 2009 to January 7, 2010. Respondents are invited to respond online via the Public Access Policy Forum at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open, or may submit responses via electronic mail. Responses will be re-posted on the online forum. Instructions and a timetable for daily blog topics during this period are described at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E9-29317
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-09
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss the development of the National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of this plan. The plan is guided by both the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Policy and the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure that were developed by the NSTC in consonance with E.O. 13419. The draft National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan is to be completed in 2010.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E9-26465
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-03
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting: Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E9-23253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting 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).
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E9-20353
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, and the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy that was developed by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) call for executive departments and agencies conducting aeronautics research and development (R&D) to engage industry, academia and other non-Federal stakeholders in support of government planning and performance of aeronautics R&D. E.O. 13419 further requires a biennial update to the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure (Plan).
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-17905
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting 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).
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E9-16062
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-08
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss the biennial update to the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure (Plan) that is directed by Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006. The biennial update to the Plan will be guided by the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy that was developed by the NSTC and endorsed by E.O. 13419.
Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, National Science and Technology Council; Update of Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (aka “Charting the Course”): Request for Public Input
Document Number: E9-14592
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
In January 2007, Charting the Course for Ocean Science in the United States for the Next Decade: An Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy (Charting the Course) was published. Charting the Course was based on input gathered from public and private sources over a period of several months, and it has provided a basis for coordinated ocean science and technology investments. In view of scientific advancements and recognition of new ocean management challenges, the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) is embarking upon an effort to update and refresh Charting the Course. This notice solicits public input to inform the drafting of an updated Charting the Course.
Executive Office of the President; Transparency and Open Government
Document Number: E9-12026
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The President's January 21, 2009, memorandum entitled, Transparency and Open Government, directed the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA), to develop a set of recommendations that will inform an Open Government Directive. This directive will be issued by OMB and will instruct executive departments and agencies on specific actions to implement the principles set forth in the President's memorandum. Members of the public are invited to participate in the process of developing recommendations via email or the White House Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open offering comments, ideas, and proposals about possible initiatives and about how to increase openness and transparency in government.
March 9, 2009 Presidential Memo on Scientific Integrity: Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E9-9307
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
On March 9, 2009, the President issued a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies on the subject of scientific integrity (http://www.whitehouse.gov/thepressoffice/ Memorandum-for-the-Heads-of-Executive-Departments-and-Agencie s-3-9-09/ ). The memorandum requires the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to craft recommendations for Presidential action to ensure scientific integrity in the executive branch. This notice solicits public input to inform the drafting of those recommendations. The notice asks a series of questions to help guide the public in responding to this request.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee, Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-29826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
The Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Interagency Working Group (IIWG) of the Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology will hold a public meeting to discuss development of the National Aeronautics RDT&E Infrastructure Plan. Executive Order (E.O.) 13419National Aeronautics Research and Developmentsigned December 20, 2006, calls for the development of this plan. The plan is to be guided by both the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Policy and the National Plan for Aeronautics R&D and Related Infrastructure that were developed by the NSTC and approved by the President in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E8-20027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting 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). Dates and Place: September 16, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/meetings agendas. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday September 16, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The chairs of the PCAST subcommittee on university-private sector research partnerships are tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST study on this issue. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene three panels. The first panel will address broad policy issues associated with science and engineering education. The second panel will explore the impact of science policy on innovation. Additionally, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to have a panel providing an update on energy-related technologies. This session will end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/ pcast/meetingsagendas. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST?s work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Scott Steele, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 6549, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6040.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E8-5950
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting 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). Dates and Place: April 8, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St., NW., Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/meetings agendas. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The chair of the PCAST subcommittee on personalized medicine is tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST study on personalized medicine. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene two panels. The first panel will address policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of personalized medicine. The second panel will address approaches and barriers to research partnerships among universities and the private sector. Additionally, PCAST is tentatively scheduled to receive a briefing on the 2008 Science and Engineering Indicators developed by the National Science Board. This session will end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://ostp.gov/cs/pcast/ meetingsagendas. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Scott Steele, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456- 6549, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6040.
Notice of Decision Under Section 127(f) of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
Document Number: E8-1769
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
Notice is hereby given of the determination, under Section 127(f) of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Act), to waive the requirements of Section 127(a) and (d) of the Act. Notice is also given that the Associated Decision Memorandum and an interagency technical analysis report are available on the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Web site at http://www.ostp.gov/KI. Section 127(a) of the Act directed the President to establish a Potassium Iodide (KI) distribution program, under which State and local governments could receive KI tablets for distribution to the population in the 20 mile radius surrounding nuclear power plants (NPPs). The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) already has such a program for the 10 mile emergency planning zones surrounding NPPs, so Section 127(a) effectively extended that program to the 10-20 mile range. Through Section 127(f), Congress authorized the President to waive this distribution requirement if there exists ``an alternative and more effective prophylaxis or preventive measures for adverse thyroid conditions that may result from the release of radionuclides from nuclear power plants.'' On July 3, 2007, the President delegated the Section 127(f) waiver authority to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. On July 30, 2007, to help inform his decision, the OSTP Director requested the Federal Radiological Policy Coordinating Committee (FRPCC) to provide a technical evaluation of the issues surrounding Section 127. The FRPCC is an interagency organization, with membership from 17 Federal agencies, established to coordinate Federal responsibilities for assisting State and local governments in emergency planning and preparedness for peacetime nuclear emergencies. The FRPCC transmitted its final technical evaluation paper to the OSTP Director on October 23, 2007. On January 22, 2008, the OSTP Director executed his final decision pursuant to the Section 127(f) delegation. The complete Decision Memorandum, as well as the FRPCC technical information paper, is available on the OSTP Web site at http://www.ostp.gov/KI. The OSTP Director's determination waived Section 127(f) because a more effective preventive measure does exist for the extended zone covered by the Act, namely avoidance of exposure altogether through evacuation of the potentially affected population and interdiction of contaminated food. Analysis of radiological release events that could lead to adverse thyroid conditions beyond the current 10 mile zone shows that limiting or avoiding exposure to radiation through these mechanisms is practical and much more effective than the administration of KI in the proposed extended zone.
National Science and Technology Council; Research Business Models Subcommittee of the Committee on Science
Document Number: E8-1262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
Effective with publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, research agencies will be able to utilize a new standard core set of administrative terms and conditions on research and research- related awards that are subject to OMB Circular A-110, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations'' (2 CFR part 215). This resulted from an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). One of the RBM Subcommittee's priority areas is to create greater consistency in the administration of Federal research awards. Given the increasing complexity of interdisciplinary and interagency research, it has become increasingly important for Federal agencies to manage awards in a similar fashion. In 2000, the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a cooperative initiative among 10 Federal agencies and 98 institutional recipients of research funds, developed Standard Terms and Conditions as a model implementation of OMB Circular A-110. It was demonstrated that these terms were an effective set of requirements for many agency research awards. In 2005, following public and agency comment on the original FDP terms, final standard terms and conditions were developed by RBM. With this final notice, research agencies and awarding offices that participate in the FDP, must use the core set of administrative requirements, to the maximum practicable extent, in research and research-related grant awards to organizations that are subject to 2 CFR part 215. Likewise, agencies that have not participated in the FDP may elect to use these terms on selective awards to their research recipients. The Government-wide core set of administrative requirements are posted on the NSF Web site at: http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rtc/ index.jsp. As changes are made in the future, NSF will maintain both the current version and an archive of earlier versions. Research agencies will post their plans for implementing the administrative requirements either on the RBM subcommittee Web site, http:// rbm.nih.gov, or on their own Web site, in which case the RBM subcommittee will provide a link from its site to the agency's location.
Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: E7-24568
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-19
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a meeting 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). Dates and Place: January 8, 2008, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St. NW., Washington DC. Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/ pcast.html. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday January 8, 2008, at approximately 9 a.m. The co-chairs of the PCAST subcommittee on nanotechnology are tentatively scheduled to lead a discussion on the findings of the PCAST review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene two panels. The first panel will address approaches and barriers to research partnerships among universities and the private sector. The second panel will address policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of personalized medicine. This session will end at approximately 4 p.m. Additional information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Dr. Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.
Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council
Document Number: E7-20611
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
Agency Recognition of Multiple Principal Investigators on Federally Funded Research Projects
Document Number: 07-4638
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Policy Office, Executive Office of the President
Many areas of today's research require multi-disciplinary teams in which the intellectual leadership of the project is shared among two or more individuals. To facilitate this team approach through recognition of the contributions of the team leadership members, OSTP issued a memorandum to all Federal research agencies on January 4, 2005, requiring them to formally allow more than one PI on individual research awards. The Federal agencies then sought input from the research communityscientists, research administrators, and organizations that represent components of the scientific communityon how best to implement this policy. This input was sought via a Request for Information published in the Federal Register on July 18, 2005 that posed a series of questions around core elements that will comprise each agency's implementation plan. The six core elements, to be posted on the Research Business Models (RBM) Web Site, include: (1) Statement of what constitutes a PI; (2) designation of contact PI; (3) application instructions for listing more than one PI; (4) PIs at different institutions; (5) access to award and review information; and (6) identification of all PIs in public data systems. The Supplementary Information section of this Notice provides background on the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (COS), the plan to recognize multiple PIs on Federal research projects, a summary of the responses to the Request for Information, and the government response to the comments submitted. The final policy on the recognition of multiple PIs is contained in the Policy Section.