Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting, 13198-13199 [05-5377]

Download as PDF 13198 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Notices sprawl provides new roosts for bats in homes and buildings while reducing available natural roosts and putting humans in more frequent contact with bats. The largest public health concern with respect to bat exposure is the transmission of rabies virus—about 75% of human rabies deaths are from batassociated rabies variants. The current U.S. guidelines for animal rabies prevention and control recommend that bats be excluded from houses and adjacent structures to prevent direct association with humans. While direct association with bats is certainly a risk factor for rabies transmission, little is known about the effects of indirect association with bats and potential adverse health effects. This is of public health concern because many organizations actually promote interactions between bats and humans, without consideration of public health consequences. The questionnaire will establish bat exposure history, general personal health history including frequency of post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies and knowledge and attitudes pertaining to bat roosts. The Colorado State University/United States Geological Survey (USGS) study provides both a background for bat and rabies virus ecology in the Fort Collins area, and the ability of conservation and health issues to be relayed to the public. We will evaluate health outcomes among household members by administering a survey focused on frequency and nature of hospital/clinic visits, frequency of bat exposure, and frequency of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for rabies. The list of households with roosts is provided by Colorado State University bat researchers, identified through radio-tagging of bats. We plan to improve the knowledge of the ecology of bats and associated rabies transmission by assimilating rabies prevalence data in a bat population with data regarding the roost ecology and bat/human interaction ecology in a rapidly sprawling suburban area, Ft. Collins, Colorado. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. The total annualized burden hours are 178. ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Number of respondents Respondents Households with Bats (n=45) ...................................................................................................... Households without Bats (n=153) ............................................................................................... Dated: March 14, 2005. Betsey Dunaway, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–5384 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration General Notice. Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: Background This notice supplements the summer 2004 HRSA Preview which announced the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 funding for new and competing continuation applications for Healthy Start. Healthy Start, authorized under section 330H of the Public Health Service Act, strengthens communities to effectively address the causes of infant mortality, low birth weight and other poor perinatal outcomes for women and infants. Recently, new guidance became available with regards to funding FY 2005 Healthy Start programs. SUMMARY: Following the Senate Committee’s recommendation, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will give VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Mar 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 funding preference during the FY 2005 competition to current and former Healthy Start grantees, including those whose Healthy Start grant application was approved but not funded in FY 2004. Senate Report 108–345 at 54 (2004) accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Pub. L. 108– 447) states ‘‘The Committee urges HRSA to give preference to current and former grantees with expiring or recently expired project periods. This should include grantees whose grant applications were approved but not funded during fiscal year 2004.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maribeth Badura, Director, Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, Room 18–20, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone (301) 443–0543; e-mail MBadura@hrsa.gov. Dated: March 14, 2005. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–5378 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81 275 Number of responses/respondent Average burden/response (in hours) 1 1 30/60 30/60 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children (ACHDGDNC). Dates and Times: April 21, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 22, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Place: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Status: The meeting will be open to the public with attendance limited to space availability. Purpose: The Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations concerning the grants and projects authorized under the Heritable Disorders Program and technical information to develop policies and priorities for this program that will enhance the ability of the State and local health agencies to provide for newborn and child screening, counseling and health care services for newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders. Specifically, the Advisory Committee shall advise and guide the Secretary regarding the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 52 / Friday, March 18, 2005 / Notices guidelines and programs for effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders. Agenda: Presentations will include a discussion of the report from the American College of Medical Genetics; reports from the Laboratory Standards and Procedures; Education and Training; and Follow-Up Subcommittees; a discussion on the educations process for parents and an assessment system and guidelines for state newborn screening follow-up. Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities indicate. Public Comments: Time will be provided each day for public comment. Individuals who wish to provide public comment or who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the ACHDGDNC Executive Secretary, Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D. (contact information provided below). Contact Person: Anyone interested in obtaining a roster of members or other relevant information should write or contact Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D., Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A–19, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443–1080. Information on the Advisory Committee is available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/genetics/ committee. Dated: March 11, 2005. Tina M. Cheatham, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. 05–5377 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), 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 contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 16:14 Mar 17, 2005 (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.392, Cancer Construction; 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention Research; 93.394, Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research; 93.395, Cancer Treatment Research; 93.396, Cancer Biology Research; 93.397, Cancer Centers Support; 93.398, Cancer Research Manpower; 93.399, Cancer Control, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 11, 2005. LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–5371 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate jul<14>2003 Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel, SBIR Topic 212 Phase I & SBIR Topic 181 Phase II. Date: April 1, 2005. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: C. Michael Kerwin, PhD, MPH, Scientific Review Administrator, Special Review and Logistics Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 8057, MSC 8329, Bethesda, MD 20892–8329, 301–496–7421, kerwinm@mail.nih.gov. This notice notice is being published less than 15 days prior to meeting due to scheduling conflicts. Jkt 205001 Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), 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 contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel, SBIR Topic 211 Phase I. Date: April 1, 2005. Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13199 Contact Person: C. Michael Kerwin, PhD, MPH, Scientific Review Administrator, Special Review and Logistics Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 8057, MSC 8329, Bethesda, MD 20892–8329, 301–496–7421, kerwinm@mail.nih.gov. This meeting is being published less than 15 days prior to meeting due to scheduling conflicts. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.392, Cancer Construction; 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention Research; 93.394, Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Research; 93.395, Cancer Treatment Research; 93.396, Cancer Biology Research; 93.397, Cancer Centers Support; 93.398, Cancer Research Manpower; 93.399, Cancer Control, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 11, 2005. LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–5372 Filed 3–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), 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 Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel, The Center for Repreocutive Biological Research/ Transcription Factors in Reproduction. Date: April 12, 2005. Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 5B01, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone conference call.) Contact Person: Jon M. Ranhand, PhD, Scientist Review Administrator, Division of Scientific Review, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, 6100 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 52 (Friday, March 18, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13198-13199]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in 
Newborns and Children; Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Public Law 92-463), notice is hereby given of the 
following meeting:

    Name: Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic 
Diseases in Newborns and Children (ACHDGDNC).
    Dates and Times: April 21, 2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 22, 
2005, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Place: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public with attendance 
limited to space availability.
    Purpose: The Advisory Committee provides advice and 
recommendations concerning the grants and projects authorized under 
the Heritable Disorders Program and technical information to develop 
policies and priorities for this program that will enhance the 
ability of the State and local health agencies to provide for 
newborn and child screening, counseling and health care services for 
newborns and children having or at risk for heritable disorders. 
Specifically, the Advisory Committee shall advise and guide the 
Secretary regarding the most appropriate application of universal 
newborn screening tests, technologies, policies,

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guidelines and programs for effectively reducing morbidity and 
mortality in newborns and children having or at risk for heritable 
disorders.
    Agenda: Presentations will include a discussion of the report 
from the American College of Medical Genetics; reports from the 
Laboratory Standards and Procedures; Education and Training; and 
Follow-Up Subcommittees; a discussion on the educations process for 
parents and an assessment system and guidelines for state newborn 
screening follow-up.
    Proposed agenda items are subject to change as priorities 
indicate.
    Public Comments: Time will be provided each day for public 
comment. Individuals who wish to provide public comment or who plan 
to attend the meeting and need special assistance, such as sign 
language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should 
notify the ACHDGDNC Executive Secretary, Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, 
M.D., Ph.D. (contact information provided below).
    Contact Person: Anyone interested in obtaining a roster of 
members or other relevant information should write or contact 
Michele A. Lloyd-Puryear, M.D., Ph.D., Maternal and Child Health 
Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A-19, 
Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, 
Telephone (301) 443-1080. Information on the Advisory Committee is 
available at http://mchb.hrsa.gov/programs/genetics/committee.

    Dated: March 11, 2005.
Tina M. Cheatham,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
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