This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting date due to programmatic issues, logistical circumstances, and member's availability.
Public Comments:It is the policy of the PCAST to accept written public comments of any length, 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 statements.
The public comment period for this meeting will take place on September 7, 2012, at a time specified in the meeting agenda posted on the PCAST Web site athttp://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast.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 athttp://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast, no later than 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, August 31, 2012. Phone or email reservations will not be accepted. 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 30 minutes. If more speakersregister than there is space available on the agenda, PCAST will randomly select speakers from among those who applied. Those not selected to present oral comments may always file written comments with the committee. Speakers are requested to bring at least 25 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the PCAST members.
Written Comments:Although written comments are accepted continuously, written comments should be submitted to PCAST no later than 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 31, 2012, so that the comments may be made available to the PCAST members prior to this meeting for their consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available athttp://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcastin the section entitled “Connect with PCAST.”
Please note that 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 the PCAST Web site.
Meeting Accommodations:Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should contact Dr. Stine at least seven business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Issued in Washington, DC on August 22, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.