31 July 2002
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[Federal Register: July 31, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 147)]
[Page 49691-49692]
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Meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and 

ACTION: Emergency notice of public advisory committee 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 
    Dates and Place: August 5, 2002, at 1 pm. This meeting will take 
place via a telephone conference call. In light of the short notice of 
this meeting, OSTP will undertake to make this meeting available to the 
public through the following call-in number: 1-800-260-0712, access 
code: 647402. Any interested member of the public may call this number 
and listen to the meeting. To ensure the agency secures an appropriate 
number of lines, however, such persons are asked to register with OSTP 
by calling Cynthia Chase at (202) 456-6010 by 4 pm on Friday, August 2, 
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST) is tentatively scheduled to meet in 
open session on Monday, August 5, 2002, at approximately 1 pm, to 
discuss (and, pending the discussion, approve) a draft report to the 
President on maximizing the contribution of science and

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technology within the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This 
session will end at approximately 1:30 pm.
    Public Comments: Written public comments are welcome at any time 
prior to the meeting. Please fax your comments to (202) 456-6021. In 
light of the compressed notice period for this meeting, public comments 
are also welcome for an additional three days after the meeting (i.e., 
up to close of business Thursday, August 8, 2002). Please fax such 
comments to the same fax number noted above. The transcript of the 
meeting will be posted on the PCAST web site as soon as possible 
following the meeting. Moreover, any person may listen to a recording 
of the meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2002, from 8 am to 5 pm, by 
calling 1-800-475-6701, access code: 647402.
    Reason for Emergency Notice: Pursuant to 41 CFR Part 102-3.150(b), 
less than 15 days notice is being given for this meeting because of the 
exigencies involved in providing timely and relevant advice to the 
President on the matters to be discussed. Legislation to establish the 
DHS is moving extremely swiftly through Congress, and negotiations 
between Congress and the Administration on the structure of the new 
Department (including the DHS research and development enterprise) have 
already begun. In light of these exceptional circumstances, regular 
notice and meeting procedures would prevent PCAST from rendering advice 
pertinent to these current events in a timely fashion.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Information on this meeting will be published 
on the PCAST Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/pcast.html. The 
draft report to be discussed during the call will be posted on this web 
site at the earliest possible opportunity. Any updates on the 
scheduling of the conference call will also be posted. For additional 
information, please call Cynthia Chase at (202) 456-6010.

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.

Barbara Ann Ferguson,
Assistant Director for Budget and Administration, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy.
[FR Doc. 02-19445 Filed 7-30-02; 8:45 am]