[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 7 (Thursday, January 10, 2013)]
[Pages 2259-2260]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00329]



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

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
teleconference 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 2. The purpose of this teleconference call is 
to discuss PCAST's Climate and Energy letter report.

DATES: Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST). To 
receive the call-in information, attendees should register for the 
conference call on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast no later than 12:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, January 16, 

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 teleconference call should be directed to Dr. Amber Hartman Scholz, 
PCAST Acting Executive Director, by email at: ascholz@ostp.eop.gov, or 
by telephone: (202) 456-4444.

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, 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 teleconference 
call in open session on January 17, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its Climate and 
Energy letter 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 
January 17, 2013 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 12:00 p.m. (EST) on January 
16, 2013. 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

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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 12:00 p.m. (EST) on January 16, 2013, 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. Scholz at least five 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2013.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-00329 Filed 1-9-13; 8:45 am]