[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Pages 71453-71454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29057]



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 in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the 
transaction of National Science Board business and other matters 
specified, as follows:

AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board.

DATE AND TIME: December 4, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 
December 5, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Rooms 1235 and 1295, Arlington, VA 22230. All 
visitors must contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an e-
mail message to [email protected]) 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: The public meetings and public portions of 
meetings will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/121204/ and follow the instructions.

UPDATES: Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 
www.nsf.gov/nsb 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, [email protected], (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT: Dana Topousis, [email protected], (703) 292-

STATUS: Portions open; portions closed.

Open Sessions

December 4, 2012

8:00-8:05 a.m. (Chairman's introduction)
8:05 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CPP)
1:30-2:00 p.m. (Executive Committee)
2:00-3:00 p.m. (A&O)
3:00-3:40 p.m. (CSB)
3:45-5:00 p.m. (SEI)

December 5, 2012

9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. (Board)

Closed Sessions

December 4, 2012

8:15-8:45 a.m. (CSB)
2:00-2:45 p.m. (CPP)

December 5, 2012

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (Board, executive closed)
8:30-8:50 a.m. (Board, closed)

Matters To Be Discussed

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)
Open Session: 8:05 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 Approval of Open CPP Minutes for July 2012
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Discussion Item: Structure and Charge for CPP and CPP 
 Discussion Item: Implementation of Board Policy on 
 Information Item: Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST): 
construction update
 Information Item: Renewal of the Cornell High Energy 
Synchrotron (CHESS) and Assessment of DMR's Future Role
 CPP Program Portfolio Planning: Follow-up from July Space 
Weather presentation; NSF framework for handling data; next steps and 
schedule for future program portfolio discussions
 Information Item: U.S. Antarctic Programs
Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)
Closed Session: 2:00-2:45 p.m.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of Closed CPP Minutes for July 2012
 Information Item: Gemini Observatory: Annual Update
 Information Item: MPS Advisory Committee Review of Astronomy 
Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)
Closed Session: 8:15-8:45 a.m.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of CSB Closed Minutes for July 2012 Meeting and 
August 2012 teleconference Meeting
 NSF FY 2014 Budget Development and Potential Sequestration 
Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)
Open Session: 3:00-3:40 p.m.
 Committee Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of CSB Open Meeting Minutes for July 2012
 NSF FY 2013 Budget Update
 Study on Trends in Science Budget Priorities
 Other Committee Business
Executive Committee
Open Session: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
 Chairman's Remarks
 Discussion of February 2013 Board Meeting Agenda
 Chairman's Closing Remarks
Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)
Open Session: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
 Approval of Minutes of the July 2012 Meeting and August 2012 
teleconference Meeting
 Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks
 Inspector General's Update and Discussion of Auditor's Report
 Chief Financial Officer's Update
 Human Capital Officer's Update
 Committee Chairman's Closing Remarks
Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)
Open Session: 3:45-5:00 p.m.
 Chairman's Remarks
 Approval of June and July 2012 teleconference Meeting Minutes 
and July 2012 Meeting Minutes
 Approval of Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 Narrative 
Chapter Outlines
 Update on Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 Production
 Update on the development of Science and Engineering 
Indicators 2014 Mobile Application
 The Future of Science and Engineering Indicators: Taking Full 
Advantage of Electronic Delivery
 Update on Release of the Second Companion to Science and 
Engineering Indicators 2012 entitled, Diminishing Funding and Rising 
Expectations: Trends and Challenges for Public Research Universities
 Discussion of Indicators Outreach and Future Companion 
Letters, Statements, and/or Reports
 Chairman's Summary

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Plenary Board Meeting
Executive Closed Session: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
 Approval of Executive Closed Session Minutes, July 2012 
teleconference Meeting
 Approval of Executive Closed Session Minutes, July 2012 

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 2013 Board Retreat, Off-Site Meeting and Site Visits
 Approval of Honorary Awards Recommendations
Plenary Board Meeting
Closed Session: 8:30-8:50 a.m.
 Approval of Closed Session Minutes, July 2012
 Approval of Closed Session Minutes, August 2012 teleconference 
 Closed Committee Reports
Plenary Board Meeting
Open Session: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
 Approval of Open Session Minutes, July 2012
 Chairman's Report
 Director's Report
 Open Committee Reports
Public Event: Graduate Research Fellowship Program Anniversary
Room 375: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjourns: 2:00 p.m.

Ann Bushmiller,
Senior Counsel to the National Science Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-29057 Filed 11-28-12; 11:15 am]