[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 2, 2008)]
[Pages 73349-73350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28560]



National Science Board, Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice

    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 in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the 
transaction of National Science Board business and other matters 
specified, as follows:

Agency Holding Meeting: National Science Board.

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 8 a.m.; and Wednesday, 
December 10, 2008 at 8 a.m.

Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd. Room 1235, 
Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk 
at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor's badge.

Status: Some portions open, some portions closed.

Open Sessions

December 9, 2008

8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.
4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

December 10, 2008

8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Closed Sessions

December 9, 2008

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

December 10, 2008

11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
1 p.m.-1:10 p.m.
1:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Agency Contact: Dr. Robert E. Webber, [email protected], (703) 292-7000, 

Matters To Be Discussed: 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    Open Session: 8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
     Chairman's Introduction
     New Member Oath of Office
Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)
    Open Session: 8:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

     Approval of September 2008 CPP Minutes
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     CPP Subcommittee on Polar Issues (SOPI)
    [cir] SOPI Chairman's Remarks
    [cir] Director's Report--Office of Polar Programs
    [cir] September Arctic Ice Cover Report
    [cir] Maintaining High Priority Science Projects in the Face of 
Budget Constraints
    [cir] Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Polar Stations
     Task Force on Sustainable Energy (SE)
    [cir] SE Co-Chairmen's Remarks
    [cir] Review of Recent Stakeholder Discussions
    [cir] Discussion of Task Force Draft Report
     NSB Information Item: Management & Operations for National 
Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
     NSB Information Item: Update on the Ocean Observatories 
Initiative (OOI Competition)
     NSB Information Item: Update on the Status of the Alaska 
Regional Research Vessel (AARV)
     NSB Information Item: EPSCoR Program Update
     Discussion Item: Review of MREFC Process
    [cir] NSB Overview
    [cir] NSF Implementation Plan
    [cir] Discussion
     Proposed Changes to Committee Structure

    Closed Session: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

     NSB Action Item: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure 
Network (NNIN)

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     Award Recommendations for DataNet
     NSB Action Item: Award Recommendation DataNet-A
     NSB Action Item: Award Recommendation for DataNet-B
Committee on Audit and Oversight (A&O)
    Closed Session: 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
     Pending Investigations
    Open Session: 2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.
     Approval of Minutes of the August 13, 2008 Meeting
     Committee Chairman's Opening Remarks
     Results of the FY 2008 NSF Financial Statement Audit
     CFO Update
     Recompetition of Financial Statement Audit Contract
     Audit of Large Facility Operations Agreements: Performance 
and Evaluation
     The Inspector General Reform Act of 2008: Implications for 
Task Force on the NSB 60th Anniversary
    Open Session: 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
     Approval of Minutes for the August 2008 Meeting
     Approval of Minutes for the October 2008 Teleconference
     Task Force Chairman's Remarks
     Further Discussion of Ideas for the NSB 60th Anniversary
     Draft Criteria for Selection of NSF Researchers/Speakers

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Committee on Education and Human Resources (EHR)
    Open Session: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
     Approval of August 2008 Minutes
     EHR Committee Charge--Proposed Revision
     SEI Committee Charge
     Update on the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Workshop
     Subcommittee on Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)
    [cir] SEI Subcommittee Chairman's Remarks
    [cir] Revised SEI Chapter Outlines
    [cir] Identifying Reviewers for SEI Draft Chapters
    [cir] Electronic Publication of Appendix Tables (Volume 2)
    [cir] Plans for Indicators Digest
    [cir] Subcommittee Chairman's Summary
Committee on Strategy and Budget (CSB)
    Open Session: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
     Approval of CSB Minutes, August 12, 2008
     Committee Chairman's Remarks
     CSB Task Force on Cost Sharing (CS)
    [cir] Approval of Minutes
    [cir] Task Force Chairman's Remarks
    [cir] Discussion of Federal Register Request for Public Comments
    [cir] Discussion of Draft Second Report on Cost Sharing
     Long Range Planning Presentation
     Investment Priorities from the 2006 NSF Strategic Plan

    Closed Session: 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

     Status of NSF FY 2010 Budget Development
Executive Committee
    Open Session: 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

     Approval of Minutes for the August 2008 Meeting
     Executive Committee Chairman's Remarks
     Updates or New Business from Committee Members
Plenary Executive Closed
    Closed Session: 1 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

     Approval of September 2008 Minutes
     Approval of Honorary Awards Recipients
Plenary Closed
    Closed Session: 1:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

     Approval of September 2008 Minutes
     Awards and Agreements
     Closed Committee Reports
Plenary Open
    Open Session: 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

     Approval of September 2008 Minutes
     Resolution to Close February 2009 Meeting
     Presentation by Mr. Jeffrey Nesbit
     Chairman's Report
     Director's Report
     Open Committee Reports

Ann Ferrante,
Technical Writer/Editor.
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