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The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows:


National Science Board.


Monday, September 22, 2008, at 8 a.m.


University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elvey Building, Globe Room, Fairbanks, AK 99775.


Some portions open, some portions closed.

Open Sessions

September 22, 2008

8 a.m.-8:10 a.m.

8:10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Closed Sessions

September 22, 2008

1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.


Dr. Robert E. Webber,, (703) 292-7000,​nsb/​.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Open Session: 8 a.m.-8:10 a.m.

Chairman's Introduction and University of Alaska Fairbanks Welcome.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Open Session: 8:10 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

  • Approval of August 2008 CPP Minutes.
  • Committee Chairman's Remarks.
  • Task Force on Sustainable Energy (SE).

 ○ SE Task Force Co-Chairmen's Remarks.

 ○ Discussion and Summary of September 4, 2008 Roundtable Discussion.

 ○ Discussion of Possible Recommendations for Inclusion in a Draft Report.

 ○ Discussion of Upcoming Task Force Activities.

  • NSB Information Item: National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN).
  • Review of NSF Major Research Facilities and the Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) Process.
  • Major Research Facilities and Facility Plan: Horizon Projects; Maintenance and Operations Planning for Large Facilities; and Policy Issues.
  • Review of MREFC Process
  • Discussion

Plenary Open

Open Session: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Approval of August 2008 Minutes.
  • Resolution to Close December 2008 Meeting.
  • Chairman's Report.
  • Director's Report.
  • Open Committee Report.

Committee on Programs and Plans (CPP)

Closed Session: 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

  • Chairman's Remarks.
  • NSB Information Item: National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC).
  • NSB Action Item: Management and Operations of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the National Solar Observatory.

Plenary Closed

Closed Session: 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Approval of August 2008 Minutes.
  • Awards and Agreements.
  • Closed Committee Reports.
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Ann Ferrante,

Technical Writer/Editor.

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[FR Doc. E8-21400 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]