[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18798-18799]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7433]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Science.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an 
open 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), Public Law 92-463; 86 Stat. 770. The purpose of this 
conference call is to discuss PCAST's Advanced Manufacturing 
Partnership report.

DATES: The public conference call will be held on Monday, April 16, 
2012; 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST). To receive the 
call-in information, attendees should register for the conference call 
on the PCAST Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later 
than 12 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 12, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting 
agenda, time, and how to register for the meeting is available on the 
PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about 
the conference call should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST 
Executive Director, by email: dstine@ostp.eop.gov; or telephone: (202) 
456-6006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's 
leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment 
the science and technology advice available to him from inside the 
White House and from cabinet departments and other Federal agencies. 
See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST 
is consulted about and provides analyses and recommendations concerning 
a wide range of issues where understandings from the domains of 
science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices 
before the President. PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John P. Holdren, 
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology,

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and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office 
of the President, The White House; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, 
Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 
Harvard.
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to hold a conference 
call in open session on April 16, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EST)
    During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its Advanced 
Manufacturing Partnership report. Additional information and the 
agenda, including any changes that arise, will be posted at the PCAST 
Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast.
    Public Comments: It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written 
public comments of any length, and to accommodate oral public comments, 
whenever possible. The PCAST expects that public statements presented 
at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or 
written statements.
    The public comment period for this meeting will take place on April 
16, 2012, at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST 
Web site at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. This public comment 
period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST's work, not 
for business marketing purposes.
    Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the 
meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 12 p.m. (EST) on April 12, 
2012. Phone or email reservations to be considered for the public 
speaker list will not be accepted. To accommodate as many speakers as 
possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) 
minutes per person, with a total public comment period of 15 minutes. 
If more speakers register than there is space available on the agenda, 
PCAST will randomly select speakers from among those who applied. Those 
not selected to present oral comments may always file written comments 
with the committee, as described below.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the 
date of the meeting, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no 
later than 12 p.m. (EST) on April 12, 2012, so that the comments may be 
made available to the PCAST members prior to the meeting for their 
consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and 
documents to PCAST is available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast in 
the section entitled ``Connect with PCAST.''
    Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of 
FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as 
public documents and will be made available for public inspection, 
including being posted on the PCAST Web site.
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-7433 Filed 3-27-12; 8:45 am]
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