[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 73 (Wednesday, April 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21453-21454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08632]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Science.

ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference.

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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. 2. The purpose of this conference call is to 
discuss PCAST's big data and privacy report.

DATES: The public conference call will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 
2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.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 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the call agenda, 
time, and how to register for the call is available on the PCAST Web 
site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. Questions about the 
conference call should be directed to Dr. Ashley Predith, PCAST 
Assistant Executive Director, at apredith@ostp.eop.gov, (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

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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 conference 
call in open session on April 30, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    During the conference call, PCAST will discuss its big data and 
privacy 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 April 
30, 2014 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://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on 
Wednesday, April 23, 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 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. ET on Monday, April 28, 2014, 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. Predith at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

    Issued in Washington, DC on April 10, 2014.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-08632 Filed 4-15-14; 8:45 am]
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