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

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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: September 11, 2007, Washington, DC. The meeting will be held in Room 100 at the Keck Center of the National Academies at 500 5th St. NW., Washington DC.

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 (PCAST) is scheduled to meet in open session on Tuesday September 11, 2007, at approximately 9 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to include three panels, with presentations and discussion. The PCAST is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on partnerships between universities and non-government entities in support of research. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on nanotechnology, including presentations on biomedical aspects of nanotechnology research and current Government activities supporting risk assessment and risk management. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene a panel on personalized medicine as part of the Council's study of policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of scientific and technological advances in this area. This session will end at approximately 5 p.m. Additional information 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 Dr. 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:

Information regarding agenda, time, and location is available at the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/​PCAST/​pcast.html. Questions about the meeting should be directed to PCAST Executive Director Dr. Celia Merzbacher at (202) 456-7116, prior to 3 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2007. 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,

CAST Executive Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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[FR Doc. E7-16726 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]

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