By the authority vested in me as President by the Structure and the laws of the United States of The us, and in get to create an advisory council on science, engineering, and innovation, it is hereby requested as follows:
Segment 1. Policy. As directed in the Presidential Memorandum of January 27, 2021 (Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based mostly Policymaking), it is the coverage of my Administration to make evidence-centered conclusions guided by the very best accessible science and details. Officials and workers across my Administration shall look for from researchers, engineers, and other experts the most effective out there scientific and technological information and facts and suggestions.
Sec. 2. Establishment. (a) There is hereby proven the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
(b) The PCAST shall be composed of not far more than 26 members. The Assistant to the President for Science and Technologies (the “Science Advisor”) shall be a member of the PCAST. The Science Advisor, if also serving as the Director of the Workplace of Science and Technological innovation Coverage, may well designate the U.S. Main Technologies Officer as a member. The remaining members shall be distinguished persons and associates from sectors outside of the Federal Govt appointed by the President. These non-Federal associates shall have various perspectives and abilities in science, know-how, and innovation.
(c) The Science Advisor shall serve as a Co-Chair of the PCAST. The President shall also designate at minimum 1, but not additional than two, of the non-Federal users to serve as a Co‑Chair, or Co-Chairs, of the PCAST with the Science Advisor. The Science Advisor may well designate up to three Vice Chairs of the PCAST from between the non-Federal members of the PCAST, to assist the Co-Chairs in the leadership and organization of the PCAST.
Sec. 3. Functions. (a) The PCAST shall recommend the President on issues involving plan affecting science, engineering, and innovation, as nicely as on issues involving scientific and technological information and facts that is necessary to inform public policy relating to the overall economy, worker empowerment, instruction, strength, the surroundings, community overall health, nationwide and homeland stability, racial fairness, and other matters.
(b) The PCAST shall meet up with routinely and shall:
(i) respond to requests from the President or the Science Advisor for details, analysis, evaluation, or tips
(ii) solicit details and ideas from a wide variety of stakeholders, together with the study community the private sector universities national laboratories State, regional, and Tribal governments foundations and nonprofit businesses
(iii) serve as the advisory committee determined in portion 101(b) of the Superior-Overall performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Legislation 102-194), as amended (15 U.S.C. 5511(b)), in which potential the PCAST shall be identified as the President’s Innovation and Technological innovation Advisory Committee and
(iv) serve as the advisory panel determined in portion 4 of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Investigation and Improvement Act (Public Regulation 108-153), as amended (15 U.S.C. 7503), in which potential the PCAST shall be regarded as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel.
(c) The PCAST shall give guidance from the non-Federal sector to the Countrywide Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in response to requests from the NSTC.
Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The heads of govt departments and organizations shall, to the extent permitted by legislation, offer the PCAST with details regarding scientific and technological matters when requested by the PCAST Co-Chairs and as needed for the reason of carrying out the PCAST’s functions.
(b) In session with the Science Advisor, the PCAST is approved to create standing subcommittees and advertisement hoc groups, together with technological advisory groups, to guide the PCAST and give preliminary information directly to the PCAST.
(c) In get to enable the PCAST to give assistance and examination concerning classified issues, the Science Advisor may perhaps ask for that users of the PCAST, its standing subcommittees, or advert hoc teams, who do not keep a current clearance for accessibility to labeled details, receive stability clearance and access determinations pursuant to Govt Get 12968 of August 2, 1995 (Entry to Categorised Information and facts), as amended, or any successor purchase.
(d) The Division of Electricity shall supply these kinds of funding and administrative and technological support as the PCAST may perhaps involve, to the extent permitted by law and in present appropriations.
(e) Members of the PCAST shall provide without having any payment for their perform on the PCAST, but could receive travel costs, including for each diem in lieu of subsistence, as approved by legislation for people serving intermittently in the federal government services (5 U.S.C. 5701–5707).
(f) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), may possibly use to the PCAST, any features of the President beneath that Act, besides that of reporting to the Congress, shall be done by the Secretary of Strength, in accordance with the suggestions and processes founded by the Administrator of General Companies.
Sec. 5. Termination. The PCAST shall terminate 2 decades from the day of this get until prolonged by the President.
Sec. 6. Revocation. Executive Purchase 13895 of October 22, 2019 (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technological innovation), is hereby revoked.
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this purchase shall be construed to impair or otherwise influence:
(i) the authority granted by law to an government section or agency, or the head thereof or
(ii) the features of the Director of the Office environment of Management and Funds relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be executed regular with relevant regulation and subject matter to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This purchase is not supposed to, and does not, develop any suitable or advantage, substantive or procedural, enforceable at legislation or in equity by any get together in opposition to the United States, its departments, businesses, or entities, its officers, staff, or agents, or any other man or woman.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
THE WHITE Property,
January 27, 2021.