[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2002)]
[Page 54815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-21807]



Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and 

ACTION: Emergency Notice of Public Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for a 
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 

DATES AND PLACE: August 29, 2002, at 3 p.m. This meeting will take 
place via a telephone conference call. In light of the short notice of 
this meeting, OSTP will undertake to make this meeting available to the 
public through the following call-in number: 1-800-403-2017, access 
code: 186046. Any interested member of the public may call this number 
and listen to the meeting. To ensure the agency secures an appropriate 
number of lines, however, such persons are asked to register with OSTP 
by calling Cynthia Chase at 202-456-6010 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 
28, 2002.

Type of Meeting: Open.

Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology (PCAST) is tentatively scheduled to meet in open 
session on Thursday, August 29, 2002, at approximately 3 p.m., to 
discuss (and, pending the discussion, approve) a draft letter to the 
President on federal investments in research and development. This 
session will end at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Public Comments: Written public comments are welcome at any time prior 
to the meeting. Please fax your comments to (202) 456-6021. In light of 
the compressed notice period for this meeting, public comments are also 
welcome for additional three business days after the meeting (i.e., up 
to close of business Wednesday, September 4, 2002). Please fax such 
comments to the same fax number noted above. The transcript of the 
meeting will be posted on the PCAST web site as soon as possible 
following the meeting.

Reason for Emergency Notice: Pursuant to 41 CFR part 102-3.150(b), less 
than 15 days notice is being given for this meeting because of the 
exigencies involved in providing timely and relevant advice to the 
President on the matters to be discussed. In light of these exceptional 
circumstances, regular notice and meeting procedures would prevent 
PCAST from rendering advice pertinent to these current events in a 
timely fashion.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on this meeting will be 
published on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. The draft report to be discussed during the call will be 
posted on this Web site at the earliest possible opportunity. Any 
updates on the scheduling of the conference call will also be posted. 
For additional information, please call Cynthia Chase at (202) 456-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology was established by Executive Order 13226, on 
September 30, 2001. The purpose of PCAST is to advise the President on 
matters of science and technology policy, and to assist the President's 
National Science and Technology Council in securing private sector 
participation in its activities. The Council members are distinguished 
individuals appointed by the President from non-Federal sectors. The 
PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John H. Marburger III, the Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, and by E. Floyd Kvamme, a 
Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Barbara Ann Ferguson,
Assistant Director for Budget and Administration, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy.
[FR Doc. 02-21807 Filed 8-23-02; 8:45 am]