[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 135 (Friday, July 15, 2022)]
[Pages 42450-42451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-15151]



President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of partially-closed virtual meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a partially-closed meeting of the 
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Due 
to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually for 
members of the public and in-person for PCAST members. The Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that public notice of these 
meetings be announced in the Federal Register.

DATES: Thursday, July 28, 2022; 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

ADDRESSES: Information to participate virtually can be found on the 
PCAST website closer to the meeting at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST/meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sarah Domnitz, Designated Federal 
Officer, PCAST, email: [email protected]; or telephone: (202) 881-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PCAST is an advisory group of the nation's 
leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment 
the science and technology advice available to him from the White 
House, cabinet departments, and other Federal agencies. PCAST is 
consulted on and provides analyses and recommendations concerning a 
wide range of issues where understanding of science, technology, and 
innovation may bear on the policy choices before the President. The 
Designated Federal Officer is Dr. Sarah Domnitz. Information about 
PCAST can be found at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST.

Tentative Agenda

    Open Portion of the Meeting: PCAST will hear from invited speakers 
on and discuss science and innovation activities at the Department of 
Energy. Additional information and the meeting agenda, including any 
changes that arise, will be posted on the PCAST website at: 
    Closed Portion of the Meeting: PCAST may hold a closed meeting of 
approximately one hour with the President on July 28, 2022 or July 29, 
2022, which must take place in the White House for scheduling 
convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting 
will be closed to the public because a 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 Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The 
meeting will be held virtually for members of the public.
    It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments no 
longer than 10 pages 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 
    The public comment period for this meeting will take place on July 
28, 2022, at a time specified in the meeting agenda. This public 
comment period is designed only for substantive commentary on PCAST's 
work, not for business marketing purposes.
    Oral Comments: To be considered for the public speaker list at the 
meeting, interested parties should register to speak at 
[email protected], no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 21, 
2022. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public 
comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total 
public comment period of up to 10 minutes. If more speakers register 
than there is space available on the agenda, PCAST will select speakers 
on a first-come, first-served basis from those who registered. Those 
not able to present oral comments may file written comments with the 
    Written Comments: Although written comments are accepted 
continuously, written comments should be submitted to 
[email protected] no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 21, 
2022, so that the comments can be made available to the PCAST members 
for their consideration prior to this meeting.
    Because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, all public 
comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and 
will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on 

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website at: www.whitehouse.gov/PCAST/meetings.
    Minutes: Minutes will be available within 45 days at: 

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 12, 2022.
LaTanya Butler,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-15151 Filed 7-14-22; 8:45 am]