[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 2015)]
[Pages 47528-47529]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19583]



Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board

    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 of the scheduling of meetings for the transaction 
of National Science Board business, as follows:

DATE AND TIME:  August 12, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and August 
13, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

PLACE:  These meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation, 
4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must 
contact the Board Office (call 703-292-7000 or send an email message to 
[email protected]) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting and 
provide name and organizational affiliation. 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:  Public meetings and public portions of meetings 
will be webcast. To view the meetings, go to www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/150812 and follow the instructions.

UPDATES:  Please refer to the National Science Board Web site 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/meetings/notices.jsp.

AGENCY CONTACT:  Ron Campbell, [email protected], (703) 292-7000.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:  Nadine Lymn, [email protected], (703) 292-2490.

STATUS:  Portions open; portions closed.

Open Sessions

August 12, 2015

8:00-8:35 a.m. (Plenary introduction, Chair and Director Reports)
8:35-9:40 a.m. (SEI)
9:40-10:00 a.m. (CSB)
10:00-10:20 a.m. (CPP)
1:00-1:30 p.m. (AO)
1:30-3:00 (CEH)

August 13, 2015

8:00-8:45 a.m. (AB)
1:30-2:00 p.m. (Plenary)

Closed Sessions

August 12, 2015

10:35-11:45 a.m. (AO)
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Plenary executive)
3:13-4:45 p.m. (CPP)

August 13, 2015

8:45-9:50 a.m. (CSB)
10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Plenary)


Tuesday, August 12, 2015

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 8:00-8:35 a.m.
 Introduction and NSB Chair's Report
 NSF Director's Report

Committee on Science & Engineering Indicators (SEI)

Open Session: 8:35-9:40 a.m.
 Committee Chair's introduction
 Approval of the May 2015 meeting minutes
 Discussion of the Science and Engineering Indicators 2016 
`Orange Book' and the remaining steps of the review process
 Update on Digest and Overview
 Update on `Digital Indicators'
 Discussion of `Vignettes'
 Chair's closing remarks

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Open Session: 9:40-10:00 a.m.
 Committee Chair's remarks
 Approval of CSB open minutes for the May 2015 meeting
 NSF FY 2016 budget update

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 10:00-10:20 a.m.
 Approval of open minutes of the August 2015 meeting
 Committee Chair's remarks
    [cir] CY 2015 schedule of planned action and information items; 
update for the August 2015 meeting
    [cir] Update on IceCube Neutrino Observatory's M&O award
    [cir] Information Item: National Center for Atmospheric Research/
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR/UCAR) strategic 
planning process
    [cir] Information Item: Gemini Observatory

Audit and Oversight Committee

Closed Session: 10:35-11:45 a.m.
 Approval of minutes of May 2015 closed meeting and August 5, 
2015 closed teleconference
 Committee Chair's opening remarks, including status report 
regarding the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) study
 Office of the Inspector General FY 2017 budget request
 Update and discussion of two-month salary support compensation 

Plenary Board Meeting

Executive Closed Session: 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of executive closed session minutes, May 2015
 Update from Nominations Committee
 Board member proposal
 Chair's closing remarks

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Committee on Audit & Oversight (AO)

Open Session: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
 Approval of May 2015 open meeting minutes
 Committee Chair's opening remarks
 Inspector General's update
 Chief Financial Officer's update

Committee on Education and Human Resources (CEH)

Open Session: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
 Committee Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of CEH open minutes for the February 2015 meeting
 Discussion: Grand challenges in STEM education

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session: 3:15-4:45 p.m.
 Approval of closed CPP minutes for May 2015 meeting
 Committee Chair's remarks
 Information Item: Risks to Antarctic Programs
 Information Item: CERN Agreement
 Information Item: Update on National Ecological Observatory 
Network (NEON)
 Discussion: Recompetition Policy
 Committee Chair's closing remarks

Wednesday, August 13, 2015

Working Group on Administrative Burdens (AB)

Open Session: 8:00-8:45 a.m.
 Working Group Chair's opening remarks
 Approval of prior minutes
 NSF implementation of NSB recommendations

Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)

Closed Session: 8:45-9:50 a.m.
 Committee Chair's remarks
 Approval of CSB closed minutes for the May 2015 meeting and 
July 2015 teleconference
 FY 2017 comprehensive budget approval

Plenary Board Meeting

Closed Session: 10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 NSF Director's remarks
 Approval of closed session minutes, May 2015
 Discussion of risks to NSF
 Closed committee reports
 Action on CSB recommendation regarding comprehensive NSF FY 
2017 budget
 NSB Chair's remarks

Plenary Board Meeting

Open Session: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
 NSB Chair's opening remarks
 NSF Director's remarks
 Approval of open session minutes, May 2015
 Approval of NSB meeting dates for CY 2016
 Open committee reports
 Chairman's closing remarks, including discussion of and 
recommendations for structural changes to the ad hoc Honorary Awards 


Kyscha Slater-Williams,
Program Specialist, National Science Board.
[FR Doc. 2015-19583 Filed 8-5-15; 4:15 pm]