Announcement of Intent To Establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Working Group Membership, 32711-32712 [2017-14965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 135 / Monday, July 17, 2017 / Notices Dated: July 10, 2017. Mary Lazare, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. [FR Doc. 2017–14960 Filed 7–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Announcement of Intent To Establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Working Group Membership Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces establishment of the Working Group. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring the conduct of and support for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research related to vectorborne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. The Working Group will assist in this effort. The Working Group will consist of representatives of appropriate federal agencies and non-federal entities who represent diverse scientific disciplines and views. The Working Group will provide expertise and review all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services related to all tick-borne diseases, to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap, and to examine research priorities. This notice also will serve to announce that HHS is seeking nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Working Group. Resumes or curricula vitae from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a member of the Working Group are currently being accepted. DATES: Nominations must be received no later than close of business August 16, 2017. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be sent to: CAPT Richard Henry, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street SW., Room L001 Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Richard Henry, Office of HIV/ AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy; asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Jul 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Telephone: (202) 795–7615; Fax: (202) 691–2101; Email address: richard.henry@hhs.gov. When the charter for the Working Group has been filed with the appropriate Congressional committees and the Library of Congress, this document will be made available online. Web site information about activities of the Working Group will be provided when the URL has been identified. The charter will include detailed information about the purpose, function, and structure of the Working Group. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures Act authorizes establishment of the TickBorne Disease Working Group (Working Group). The Working Group will be governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. The 21st Century Cures Act is intended to advance the research and development of new therapies and diagnostics and make substantial federal investments in a wide range of health priorities. Under Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures Act, it is mandated that the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish the Working Group. The Working Group will be comprised of representatives of appropriate federal agencies and non-federal entities. The Working Group membership will represent diverse scientific disciplines and views. The charter for the Working Group has been drafted. When the charter is approved, it will be filed with the appropriate Congressional committees and the Library of Congress; hard copies of this document will be made available upon request. The approved charter also will be accessible on line. The Working Group will be established as a nondiscretionary federal advisory committee. Objectives and Scope of Activities. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is responsible for ensuring the conduct of and support for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research related to vectorborne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. The Working Group will provide assistance for this effort. The Working Group membership will provide expertise and will review all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services related to all tickborne diseases, to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize overlap, and to examine research priorities. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32711 Membership and Designation. The Working Group will consist of 14 voting members who represent diverse scientific disciplines and views. The composition will include seven federal members and seven non-federal public members. The federal members will consist of one or more representatives of each of the following: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. The non-federal public members will consist of representatives of the following categories: Physicians and other medical providers with experience in diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases; scientists or researchers with expertise; patients and their family members; nonprofit organizations that advocate for patients with respect to tick-borne disease. Individuals who are appointed to represent federal entities will be classified as regular government employees. The non-federal public members will be classified as special government employees. Invitations of membership will be extended to other agencies and offices of the Department of Health and Human Services and other individuals as determined by the Secretary to be appropriate and beneficial for accomplishing the mission of the Working Group. The federal members will be appointed to serve for the duration of time that the Working Group is authorized to operate. Participation of the appointed federal members will be at the discretion of their respective agency head. The non-federal public members will be invited to serve overlapping terms of up to four years. Any non-federal public member who is appointed to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term will be appointed to serve for the remainder of that term. A non-federal public member may serve after the expiration of their term until their successor has taken office, but no longer than 180 days. Terms of more than two years are contingent upon renewal of the charter of the Working Group. Pursuant to advance written agreement, non-federal public members of the Working Group will receive no stipend for the advisory service that they render as members of the Working Group. However, non-federal public members will receive per diem and reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in relation to performing duties for the Working Group, as authorized by law under 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons who are employed intermittently to perform services for the federal E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 32712 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 135 / Monday, July 17, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES government and in accordance with federal travel regulations. Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The Working Group will meet not less than twice a year. The meetings will be open to the public, except as determined otherwise by the Secretary, or another official to whom authority has been delegated, in accordance with the guidelines under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). Nominations: Nominations, including self-nominations, of individuals who have the specified expertise and knowledge will be considered for appointment as public voting members of the Working Group. A nomination should include, at a minimum, the following for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination, and a statement from the nominee that indicates that the individual is willing to serve as a member of the Working Group, if selected; (2) the nominator’s name, address, and daytime telephone number, and the address, telephone number, and email address of the individual being nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume, which should be limited to no more than 10 pages. Every effort will be made to ensure that the Working Group is a diverse group of individuals with representation from various geographic locations, racial and ethnic minorities, all genders, and persons living with disabilities. Individuals being considered for appointment as public voting members will be required to complete and submit a report of their financial holdings. An ethics review must be conducted to ensure that individuals appointed as public voting members of the Working Group are not involved in any activity that may pose a potential conflict of interest for the official duties that are to be performed. This is a federal ethics requirement that must be satisfied upon entering the position and annually throughout the established term of appointment on the Working Group. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License: Development, Commercial Application and Use of Fulvestrant in Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Cancers Dated: July 12, 2017. Donald Wright, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health. [FR Doc. 2017–14857 Filed 7–14–17; 8:45 am] Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34). Date: July 31, 2017. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Jay R. Radke, Ph.D., AIDS Review Branch, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, Room #3G11B, National Institutes of Health, NIAID, 5601 Fishers Lane MSC–9823, Bethesda, MD 20892–9823, (240) 669–5046, jay.radke@ nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the urgent need to meet timing limitations imposed by the intramural research review cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: July 10, 2017. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 135 (Monday, July 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32711-32712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-14965]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Announcement of Intent To Establish the Tick-Borne Disease 
Working Group and Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the 
Working Group Membership

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the 
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
announces establishment of the Working Group. The Secretary of Health 
and Human Services is responsible for ensuring the conduct of and 
support for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical 
research related to vector-borne diseases, including tick-borne 
diseases.
    The Working Group will assist in this effort. The Working Group 
will consist of representatives of appropriate federal agencies and 
non-federal entities who represent diverse scientific disciplines and 
views. The Working Group will provide expertise and review all efforts 
within the Department of Health and Human Services related to all tick-
borne diseases, to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize 
overlap, and to examine research priorities.
    This notice also will serve to announce that HHS is seeking 
nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for 
appointment to the Working Group. Resumes or curricula vitae from 
qualified individuals who wish to be considered for appointment as a 
member of the Working Group are currently being accepted.

DATES: Nominations must be received no later than close of business 
August 16, 2017.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be sent to: CAPT Richard Henry, 
Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, 330 C Street SW., Room L001 Switzer Building, Washington, DC 
20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Richard Henry, Office of HIV/AIDS 
and Infectious Disease Policy; Telephone: (202) 795-7615; Fax: (202) 
691-2101; Email address: richard.henry@hhs.gov. When the charter for 
the Working Group has been filed with the appropriate Congressional 
committees and the Library of Congress, this document will be made 
available online. Web site information about activities of the Working 
Group will be provided when the URL has been identified. The charter 
will include detailed information about the purpose, function, and 
structure of the Working Group.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures Act 
authorizes establishment of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 
(Working Group). The Working Group will be governed by provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of 
federal advisory committees.
    The 21st Century Cures Act is intended to advance the research and 
development of new therapies and diagnostics and make substantial 
federal investments in a wide range of health priorities.
    Under Section 2062 of the 21st Century Cures Act, it is mandated 
that the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish the Working 
Group. The Working Group will be comprised of representatives of 
appropriate federal agencies and non-federal entities. The Working 
Group membership will represent diverse scientific disciplines and 
views.
    The charter for the Working Group has been drafted. When the 
charter is approved, it will be filed with the appropriate 
Congressional committees and the Library of Congress; hard copies of 
this document will be made available upon request. The approved charter 
also will be accessible on line. The Working Group will be established 
as a non-discretionary federal advisory committee.
    Objectives and Scope of Activities. The Secretary of Health and 
Human Services is responsible for ensuring the conduct of and support 
for epidemiological, basic, translational, and clinical research 
related to vector-borne diseases, including tick-borne diseases. The 
Working Group will provide assistance for this effort. The Working 
Group membership will provide expertise and will review all efforts 
within the Department of Health and Human Services related to all tick-
borne diseases, to help ensure interagency coordination and minimize 
overlap, and to examine research priorities.
    Membership and Designation. The Working Group will consist of 14 
voting members who represent diverse scientific disciplines and views. 
The composition will include seven federal members and seven non-
federal public members. The federal members will consist of one or more 
representatives of each of the following: Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health. 
The non-federal public members will consist of representatives of the 
following categories: Physicians and other medical providers with 
experience in diagnosing and treating tick-borne diseases; scientists 
or researchers with expertise; patients and their family members; 
nonprofit organizations that advocate for patients with respect to 
tick-borne disease. Individuals who are appointed to represent federal 
entities will be classified as regular government employees. The non-
federal public members will be classified as special government 
employees. Invitations of membership will be extended to other agencies 
and offices of the Department of Health and Human Services and other 
individuals as determined by the Secretary to be appropriate and 
beneficial for accomplishing the mission of the Working Group.
    The federal members will be appointed to serve for the duration of 
time that the Working Group is authorized to operate. Participation of 
the appointed federal members will be at the discretion of their 
respective agency head. The non-federal public members will be invited 
to serve overlapping terms of up to four years. Any non-federal public 
member who is appointed to fill the vacancy of an unexpired term will 
be appointed to serve for the remainder of that term. A non-federal 
public member may serve after the expiration of their term until their 
successor has taken office, but no longer than 180 days. Terms of more 
than two years are contingent upon renewal of the charter of the 
Working Group.
    Pursuant to advance written agreement, non-federal public members 
of the Working Group will receive no stipend for the advisory service 
that they render as members of the Working Group. However, non-federal 
public members will receive per diem and reimbursement for travel 
expenses incurred in relation to performing duties for the Working 
Group, as authorized by law under 5 U.S.C. 5703 for persons who are 
employed intermittently to perform services for the federal

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government and in accordance with federal travel regulations.
    Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The Working Group will 
meet not less than twice a year. The meetings will be open to the 
public, except as determined otherwise by the Secretary, or another 
official to whom authority has been delegated, in accordance with the 
guidelines under Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c).
    Nominations: Nominations, including self-nominations, of 
individuals who have the specified expertise and knowledge will be 
considered for appointment as public voting members of the Working 
Group. A nomination should include, at a minimum, the following for 
each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name 
and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination, and a 
statement from the nominee that indicates that the individual is 
willing to serve as a member of the Working Group, if selected; (2) the 
nominator's name, address, and daytime telephone number, and the 
address, telephone number, and email address of the individual being 
nominated; and (3) a current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae or 
resume, which should be limited to no more than 10 pages.
    Every effort will be made to ensure that the Working Group is a 
diverse group of individuals with representation from various 
geographic locations, racial and ethnic minorities, all genders, and 
persons living with disabilities.
    Individuals being considered for appointment as public voting 
members will be required to complete and submit a report of their 
financial holdings. An ethics review must be conducted to ensure that 
individuals appointed as public voting members of the Working Group are 
not involved in any activity that may pose a potential conflict of 
interest for the official duties that are to be performed. This is a 
federal ethics requirement that must be satisfied upon entering the 
position and annually throughout the established term of appointment on 
the Working Group.

    Dated: July 12, 2017.
Donald Wright,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-14965 Filed 7-14-17; 8:45 am]
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