ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on
behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET)
Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and
Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a workshop on September 10-11,
2013, to engage stakeholders in discussion of perspectives on the
perception, assessment, and management of the potential risks of
nanotechnology. Representatives of the U.S. research community,
industry, non-governmental organizations, and interested members
of the general public are invited to participate. This workshop aims to
facilitate: understanding of the state of practice for the
consideration of risk used by industry, academia, and the general
public; analysis of the role of comparative risk assessment in these
evaluations, including decision analysis tools and gap analysis tools;
identification, through case study presentations, of stakeholder values
and risk perceptions that inform their decision making, and the
potential integration of these values and perceptions that guide
effective risk communication; current risk management practices in
technology development communities; and determination of steps to
improve the linkage of risk assessment to risk management and risk
DATES: September 10, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and September
11, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture Conference & Training Center, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E
Street SW., Washington, DC 20024.
Type of Meeting: Public.
Registration: Due to space limitations, pre-registration for the
workshop is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served
basis until capacity is reached. Registration will open on August 2,
2013, and remain open until September 3, 2013, or until capacity is
reached. Individuals planning to attend the workshop should register
online at www.nano.gov/r3workshop. Please provide your full name,
title, affiliation, and email or mailing address when registering.
Those interested in presenting 3-5 minutes of public comments at
the meeting must be registered and must be granted approval to present.
Please submit your request to present at www.nano.gov/r3workshop or by
mail to Tarek Fadel, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405,
Arlington, VA 22230. All requests to present must be received by
midnight on August 23, 2013.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Notice,
please contact Tarek Fadel at National Nanotechnology Coordination
Office, by telephone (703-292-7926) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Updates to this Notice and additional information about the
meeting, including the agenda, is posted at www.nano.gov/r3workshop.
Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation
to access this public meeting should contact Tarek Fadel (telephone
703-292-7926) or Cheryl David-Fordyce (703-292-2424) at least ten
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can