Closed Portion of the Meeting:PCAST may hold a closed meeting of approximately one hour with the President on November 30, 2012, which must take place in the White House for the President's scheduling convenience and to maintain Secret Service protection. This meeting will be closed to the public because such portion of the meeting is likely to disclose matters that are to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1).
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 November 30, 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. (EST) on November 23, 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 speakers register 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. (EST) on November 23, 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. Amber Hartman Scholz at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Issued in Washington, DC, on November 5, 2012.
LaTanya R. Butler,
Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer .