[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 23, 2018)]
[Pages 3193-3194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01067]



National Nanotechnology Initiative Meetings

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


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 facilitate stakeholder discussion of 
targeted nanotechnology topics through workshops, webinars, and 
Community of Interest meetings between the publication date of this 
Notice and December 31, 2018.

DATES: The NNCO will hold one or more workshops, webinars, networks, 
and Community of Interest teleconferences between the publication date 
of this Notice and December 31, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Attendance information, including addresses, will be posted 
on nano.gov. For information about upcoming workshops and webinars, 
please visit http://www.nano.gov/meetings-workshops and http://www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars. For more information on the Communities of 
Interest, please visit http://www.nano.gov/Communities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice, 
please contact Marlowe Newman at [email protected] or (202) 517-1050 
ext. 107.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These public meetings address the charge in 
the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act for NNCO 
to provide ``for public input and outreach . . . by the convening of 
regular and ongoing public discussions''. Workshop and webinar topics 
may include technical subjects; environmental, health, and safety 
issues related to nanomaterials (nanoEHS); business case studies; or 
other areas of potential interest to the nanotechnology community. 
Areas of focus for the Communities of Interest may include research on 
nanoEHS; nanotechnology education; nanomedicine; nanomanufacturing; or 
other areas of potential interest to the nanotechnology community. For 
example, the

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longstanding U.S.-EU NanoEHS Communities of Research provide a platform 
for scientists to develop a shared repertoire of protocols and methods 
to overcome research gaps and barriers in nanosafety-specific focus 
areas such as human toxicity or risk assessment. The Communities of 
Interest are not intended to provide any government agency with advice 
or recommendations; such action is outside of their purview.
    Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for 
workshops is required. Workshop registration is on a first-come, first-
served basis, and will be capped as space limitations dictate. 
Registration information will be available at http://www.nano.gov/meetings-workshops. Registration for the webinars will open 
approximately two weeks prior to each event and will be capped at 500 
participants or as space limitations dictate. Individuals planning to 
attend a webinar can find registration information at http://www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars. Written notices of participation for 
workshops, webinars, or Communities of Interest should be sent to by 
email to [email protected].
    Meeting Accommodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access any of these public events should contact [email protected] 
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. 2018-01067 Filed 1-22-18; 8:45 am]