[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Pages 45992-45993]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18217]



National Science and Technology Council; Notice of Meeting: Open 
Meeting of the National Science and Technology Council; Committee on 
Technology; Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee 
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on 
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and 
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on September 10-11, 
2013, to engage stakeholders in discussion of perspectives on the 
perception, assessment, and management of the potential risks of 
nanotechnology. Representatives of the U.S. research community, 
industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members

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of the general public are invited to participate. This workshop aims to 
facilitate: understanding of the state of practice for the 
consideration of risk used by industry, academia, and the general 
public; analysis of the role of comparative risk assessment in these 
evaluations, including decision analysis tools and gap analysis tools; 
identification, through case study presentations, of stakeholder values 
and risk perceptions that inform their decision making, and the 
potential integration of these values and perceptions that guide 
effective risk communication; current risk management practices in 
technology development communities; and determination of steps to 
improve the linkage of risk assessment to risk management and risk 

DATES: September 10, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and September 
11, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20024.
    Type of Meeting: Public.
    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the 
workshop is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served 
basis until capacity is reached. Registration will open on August 2, 
2013, and remain open until September 3, 2013, or until capacity is 
reached. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should register 
online at www.nano.gov/r3workshop. Please provide your full name, 
title, affiliation, and email or mailing address when registering.
    Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at 
the meeting must be registered and must be granted approval to present. 
Please submit your request to present at www.nano.gov/r3workshop or by 
mail to Tarek Fadel, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, 
Arlington, VA 22230. All requests to present must be received by 
midnight on August 23, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact Tarek Fadel at National Nanotechnology Coordination 
Office, by telephone (703-292-7926) or email: [email protected] or 
[email protected].
    Updates to this Notice and additional information about the 
meeting, including the agenda, is posted at www.nano.gov/r3workshop.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should contact Tarek Fadel (telephone 
703-292-7926) or Cheryl David-Fordyce (703-292-2424) at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-18217 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]