Public Notice of Meeting from the Office of Science and Technology Policy: Partially Closed Meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

August 23, 2011 at 7:17 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Federal Register [PDF]

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: September 16, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott Metro Center, 775
12th Street, NW., Ballroom Salon A, 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 September 16, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Portion of Meeting: During this open meeting, PCAST is
tentatively scheduled to hear from speakers who will provide an
overview of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
environmental observation and prediction activities, and the Department
of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program. In addition, several
agencies will update PCAST on the implementation status of the
recommendations it made in its report on Health Information Technology.
Additional information and the agenda, including any changes that
arise, will be posted at the PCAST Web site at:
Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of
approximately 1 hour with the President on September 16, 2011, 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 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1).
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
September 16, 2011 at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on
the PCAST Web site at This public
comment period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST’s
work, not for business marketing purposes.

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