[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2012)]
[Page 13159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5223]



Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of 
the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council 

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: 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 the ``2012 Regional, State, and 
Local (RSL) Initiatives in Nanotechnology Workshop'' on May 1-2, 2012. 
This workshop will bring together leaders of regional, state, and local 
organizations to engage in dialog with the Federal government; economic 
development groups; investors and entrepreneurs; technology leaders; 
and scientists and engineers from industry, business, government, and 
academia. The discussion will address a wide range of resource, 
organizational, and policy issues impacting RSL nanotechnology 
    The workshop, cosponsored by the Federal agencies participating in 
the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the Oregon Nanoscience 
and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), will examine the current 
landscape of U.S. RSL nanotechnology initiatives and their status; RSL 
best practices, business models, resources, and opportunities for 
partnering; and the role of nanotechnology RSLs in future U.S. economic 
growth and job creation.
    Dates and Addresses: The workshop will be held at the Embassy 
Suites Portland-Downtown Hotel, 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, OR, 97204 
on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Wednesday, 
May 2, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. For directions, please visit 
    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the 
workshop is required. Individuals planning to attend the workshop 
should register online at http://www.nano.gov/rslregistration. Written 
notices of participation by email should be sent to RSL12@nnco.nano.gov 
or mailed to RSL 2012 Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, 
Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registration is on a 
first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached; otherwise 
registration will close on April 27, 2012 at 5 p.m. EST. Those 
interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at the meeting 
should also register at http://www.nano.gov/rslregistration. Written or 
electronic comments should be submitted by email to RSL12@nnco.nano.gov 
until April 27, 2012. The workshop will include an opportunity for any 
regional, state, or local nanotechnology initiative or related 
organization to present a poster explaining the activity.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Halyna Paikoush by email 
(RSL12@nnco.nano.gov) or by telephone (410-467-9832) at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact James Kadtke or Halyna Paikoush at the National 
Nanotechnology Coordination Office by telephone (703-292-8626) or email 
(RSL12@nnco.nano.gov). Additional information about the meeting, 
including the agenda, is posted at www.nano.gov/RSL12.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2012-5223 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]