Office of Science and Technology Policy 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31187
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30095
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss PCAST's report on undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Document Number: 2011-29432
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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
Document Number: 2011-29429
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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
Document Number: 2011-29424
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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.
Request For Information: Public Access to Digital Data Resulting from Federally Funded Scientific Research; Correction
Document Number: 2011-29166
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
The RFI is being corrected to change the response date to January 2, 2012 to reflect a 60 day response time. The RFI was published in the Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 214, on November 4, 2011, pages 68517-68518. 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 2, 2012.
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.
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: 2011-8750
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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; Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts: A Joint US-EU Workshop: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2011-3365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-15
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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 10-11, 2011, to provide an open forum and engage in an active scientific discussion about environmental health and safety questions for nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products, to encourage joint US-EU programs of work that would leverage resources, and to establish communities of research practice, including identification of key points of contact/ interest groups/themes between key US and EU researchers for near-term and future collaborations. This request will be active from February 10, 2011, to March 10, 2011.
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: 2011-3039
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-10
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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: 2011-2440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-03
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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 the public with the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on issues related to Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) latent print interoperability. Dates and Addresses: The session will be held in conjunction with the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus Hall KL, located at 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. The session will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information regarding the 63rd AAFS Annual Meeting is available at the AAFS Web site: http://www.aafs.org.
National Ocean Council; Development of Strategic Action Plans for the National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2011-1316
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
On July 19, 2010, President Obama signed Executive Order 13547 establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, our Coasts, and the Great Lakes (``National Policy''). That Executive Order adopts the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force (``Final Recommendations'') and directs Federal agencies to take the appropriate steps to implement them. The Executive Order creates an interagency National Ocean Council (NOC) to strengthen ocean governance and coordination, identifies nine priority actions for the NOC to pursue, and adopts a flexible framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning to address conservation, economic activity, user conflict, and sustainable use of the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes. Purpose: The NOC is announcing its intent to prepare strategic action plans for the nine priority objectives identified in the Final Recommendations and is requesting input on the development of these strategic action plans. (For general information about the NOC and a copy of Executive Order 13547 and the Final Recommendations, please see: http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/oceans). Public comments will inform the preparation of the strategic action plans. All comments will be collated and posted on the NOC Web site. Public Comment: The NOC is seeking public input as it develops the strategic action plans for the priority objectives. To be considered during the development of the draft strategic action plans, comments should be submitted by April 29, 2011. Draft strategic action plans will be released for public review in the summer of 2011, allowing additional opportunity for the public to provide comments. Plans are expected to be completed by the end of 2011. In this public comment period, the NOC is interested in comments that address the opportunities, obstacles, and metrics of progress relevant to each of the priority objectives. Comments should take into account that the strategic action plans should address the key areas identified in the Final Recommendations, including, as appropriate, the importance of integrating local, regional, and national efforts. The NOC is requesting responses to the following questions for each of the priority objectives: What near-term, mid-term, and long-term actions would most effectively help the Nation achieve this policy objective? What are some of the major obstacles to achieving this objective; are there opportunities this objective can further, including transformative changes in how we address the stewardship of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes? What milestones and performance measures would be most useful for measuring progress toward achieving this priority objective? Comments should be submitted electronically at http:// www.WhiteHouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/comment or can be sent by mail to: National Ocean Council, 722 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
Request for Public Comment on the Draft National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research
Document Number: 2011-555
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy
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 through January 21, 11:59 pm EST.