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

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ACTION:

Notice of 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 (FACA).

Dates and Place:

March 28, 2006, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the George Washington University Marvin Center Building, 800 21st St. NW., Washington DC 20052.

Type of Meeting: Open. Further details on the meeting agenda will be posted on the PCAST Web site at http://www.ostp.gov/​PCAST/​pcast.html.

Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday March 28, 2006, at approximately 9 a.m. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to hear a presentation on the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program as part of its review of that program. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to hear presentations relating to its ongoing study of energy technologies and to discuss draft recommendations for a forthcoming report. An update of other PCAST topics (e.g., nanotechnology) and a briefing on the President's American Competitiveness Initiative and the National Science Foundation's 2006 Science and Engineering Indicators report are also tentatively scheduled to occur. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional Start Printed Page 13392information and the final agenda will be posted at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/​PCAST/​pcast.html.

Public Comments: There will be time allocated for the public to speak on the above agenda items. This public comment time is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST's work topics, not for business marketing purposes. Please submit a request for the opportunity to make a public comment five (5) days in advance of the meeting. The time for public comments will be limited to no more than 5 minutes per person. Written comments are also welcome at any time following the meeting. Please notify Celia Merzbacher, PCAST Executive Director, at (202) 456-7116, or fax your request/comments to (202) 456-6021.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information regarding time, place and agenda, please call Celia Merzbacher at (202) 456-7116, prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006. Information will also be available at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/​PCAST/​pcast.html. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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.

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Celia Merzbacher,

PCAST Executive Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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[FR Doc. 06-2542 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]

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