[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 82 (Thursday, April 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22635-22636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10074]


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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; 
Meeting

    Notice of Meeting: Partially Closed Meeting of the President's 
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

ACTION: Public Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
partially closed meeting 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.

DATES: May 21, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Keck Center of the National 
Academies, 500 5th Street, NW., Room Keck 100, Washington, DC.
    Type of Meeting: Open and Closed.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session 
on May 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with a lunch break from 12:30 
p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is 
tentatively scheduled to hear presentations from the director of the 
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), the Under Secretary 
of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the director of the 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The ARPA-E director will focus his 
remarks on the energy innovation, and the NOAA Administrator and USGS 
Director on biodiversity issues. PCAST members will also discuss 
reports they are

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developing on the topics of advanced manufacturing; science, 
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, health 
information, and influenza vaccinology. Additional information and the 
agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast.
    Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of 
approximately 1 hour with the President on May 21, 2010, which must 
take place in the White House for the President's scheduling 
convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting 
will be closed to the public because such portion of the meeting is 
likely to disclose matters that are to be kept secret in the interest 
of national defense or foreign policy under 5 USC 552b(c)(1). The 
precise date and time of this potential meeting has not yet been 
determined.
    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 May 
21, 2010 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 
March meeting, interested parties should register to speak at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 5 pm Eastern Time on 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Phone or e-mail reservations 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 30 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. 
Speakers are requested to bring at least 25 copies of their oral 
comments for distribution to the PCAST members.
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted until the 
date of the meeting, written comments should be submitted to PCAST at 
least two weeks prior to each meeting date, May 6, 2010, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting 
agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is 
available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A 
live video webcast and an archive of the webcast after the event will 
be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. The archived video 
will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the 
meeting should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. Stine, PCAST Executive 
Director, at dstine@ostp.eop.gov, (202) 456-6006. Please note that 
public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-
come, first-served basis.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology is an advisory group of the nation's leading 
scientists and engineers who directly advise the President and the 
Executive Office of the President. See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST makes policy recommendations in 
the many areas where understanding of science, technology, and 
innovation is key to strengthening our economy and forming policy that 
works for the American people. PCAST is administered by the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). 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; Dr. Harold E. Varmus, President, 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, 
President and Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff.
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