[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48915-48916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19565]


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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

National Science Board


Sunshine Act Meetings Notice

    The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR 
Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), 
hereby gives notice of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction 
of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as 
follows:

AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board, National Science 
Foundation

DATE AND TIME: August 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and August 
16 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must 
contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to 
nationalsciencebrd@nsf.gov) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and 
provide name and organizational affiliation. All visitors must report 
to the NSF visitor desk located in the lobby at the 9th and N. Stuart 
Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: Public meetings and public portions of meetings 
will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130815/http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/130509/ and follow the instructions.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site for 
additional information. Meeting information and schedule updates (time, 
place, subject matter or status of meeting) may be found at http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/notices/.

AGENCY CONTACT: Jennie L. Moehlmann, jmoehlma@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, dtopousi@nsf.gov, (703) 292-
7750.

STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

Open Sessions

August 15, 2013

8:00-8:05 a.m. (Chairman's introduction)
8:05-9:30 a.m. (CPP)
12:45-1:30 p.m. (CSB)
1:30-2:30 p.m. (SCF)
2:30-3:15 p.m. (A&O)
3:30-5:00 p.m. (CEH)
5:00-5:45 p.m. (SEI)

August 16, 2013

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (AB)
1:15-3:00 p.m. (Plenary)

Closed Sessions

August 15, 2013

9:45 a.m.-12:00 Noon (CPP)

August 16, 2013

8:00-8:30 a.m. (A&O)
8:30-9:00 a.m. (CSB)
9:00-9:15 a.m. (Plenary executive closed)
9:15-10:45 a.m. (Plenary closed)

MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED: 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 8:05-9:30 a.m.
     Approval of open CPP minutes for May 2013
     Committee Chairman's remarks--including update on schedule 
of action and information items for NSB review
     CPP Program Portfolio Discussion: Science portfolio and 
prospects
     NSB Information Item: Status of ocean drilling
     NSB Information Item: Update on the process for assessing 
the balance of the Division of Materials Research (DMR) facilities and 
instrumentation portfolio, and update on the review of the renewal 
proposal for Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Sources (CHESS)

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session: 9:45 a.m.-12:00 Noon
     Committee Chairman's remarks
     Approval of closed CPP minutes for May 2013
     NSB Information Item: Planning and prioritizing 
infrastructure investments in the Directorate for Mathematical and 
Physical Sciences
     NSB Information Item: MPS/AST portfolio review update
     NSB Action Item: Support for the Renewal of Funding for 
Operations and Maintenance of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational 
Wave Observatory (LIGO) for FY 2014-2018
     NSB Action Item: Approval of the Revised Baseline for the 
Construction of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) for FY 
2010-2019
     NSB Action Item: Increase in Pass-Through Authority for 
Construction of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 12:45-1:30 p.m.
     Committee Chairman's remarks
     Approval of CSB open minutes for May 2013 meeting
     NSF FY 2014 budget update
     Study on Trends in Science Budgets

CSB Subcommittee on Facilities (SCF)

Open Session: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
     Approval of the May 15, 2013 minutes
     Committee Chair remarks
     Discussion Item: Annual Portfolio Review of Facilities 
(APR)
    o Subcommittee history and purpose
    o Roles of the Annual Facility Plan and APR
    o 2013 APR
     General Discussion: Next steps
    o 2014 focus topic
    o September retreat

Audit and Oversight Committee (A&O)

Open Session: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
     Approval of minutes of the May 9, 2013 meeting
     Committee Chairman's opening remarks
     Inspector General's update
     Chief Financial Officer's update
     Periodic review of A&O committee charge
     Committee Chairman's closing remarks

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
     Approval of open minutes for February 20, 2013; open 
teleconference minutes for April 16, 2013 and open teleconference 
minutes for July 17, 2013
     Committee Chairman's remarks
     Panel discussion on institutional efforts to improve 
undergraduate STEM Education

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Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
     Approval of May minutes
     Committee Chairman's remarks: update on Indicators 2012 
mobile app; update on the revised ``STEM Education Data and Trends'' 
online tool
     Discussion of the Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 
``Orange Book''
     Update on the ``Digital Indicators'' project
     Update on the companion report to Science and Engineering 
Indicators 2014

Friday, August 16, 2013

Audit and Oversight Committee (A&O)

Closed Session: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
     Committee Chairman's opening remarks
     Office of the Inspector General FY 15 budget
     Committee Chairman's closing remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
     Committee Chairman's remarks
     Approval of CSB closed minutes for May 2013 meeting and 
closed minutes for July 29 teleconference
     FY 2015 budget approval

Plenary Board Meeting

    Executive Closed Session: 9:00-9:15 a.m.
     Approval of Executive closed session minutes, May 2013 
meeting
     Board member proposals
     Board member nominations
     Chairman's remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Closed Session: 9:15-10:45 a.m.
     Approval of closed session minutes, May 2013
     Discussion on risks to NSF
     Awards and Agreements/Resolutions from CPP
    [cir] Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), 
Division of Physics (PHY): Renewal of Funding for Operations and 
Maintenance of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory 
(LIGO) for FY 2014-2018
    [cir] Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), 
Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST): Revised Baseline for the 
Construction of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) for FY 
2010-2019
    [cir] Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), 
Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST): Increase in Pass-through 
Authority for Construction of the Atacama Large Millimeter/
submillimeter Array (ALMA)
     Closed committee reports
     Chairman's report

Task Force on Administrative Burdens (AB)

Open Session: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
     Approval of the July 8, 2013 teleconference minutes
     Task Force Chairman's remarks
     Discussion Item: Results of the request for information
     Discussion Item: Piloted use of required preliminary 
proposals for a single, annual competition
     General Discussion: Continued discussion on both topics 
and next steps

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 1:15-3:00 p.m.
     Approval of open session minutes, May 2013
     Chairman's report
     Director's report
     NSF plan on open access
     Open committee reports
     Chairman's remarks

MEETING ADJOURNS: 3:00 p.m.

Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Counsel to the National Science Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-19565 Filed 8-8-13; 4:15 pm]
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