[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 225 (Tuesday, November 22, 2011)]
[Pages 72224-72225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30095]



President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: The public conference call will be held on Monday, December 12, 
2011 (4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time (ET)). 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. Eastern Time on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

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, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (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 administered by the Office of Science 
and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John P. 
Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, 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 
    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 December 12, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its report on 
undergraduate STEM education. 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 
December 12, 2011 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. Eastern Standard Time 
on December 8, 2011. 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 10 
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. Eastern Time on December 7, 2011, 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 

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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.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff,
[FR Doc. 2011-30095 Filed 11-21-11; 8:45 am]