Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meeting, 3325 [08-127]

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Scientific Merit 
Review Board; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 
92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Rehabilitation 
Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will 
meet from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. each day as indicated below:

February 20-21, 2008--Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
February 28-29, 2008--Westin Washington, DC City Center Hotel, 
Washington, DC.

    The purpose of the Board is to review rehabilitation research and 
development applications for scientific and technical merit and to make 
recommendations to the Director, Rehabilitation Research and 
Development Service, regarding their funding.
    The meetings will be open to the public for the February 20 and 
February 28, sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the discussion of 
administrative matters, the general status of the program and the 
administrative details of the review process. The meetings will be 
closed as follows for the Board's review of research and development 
applications:

February 20--from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 21--from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 28--from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 29--from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The reviews involves oral comments, discussion of site visits, 
staff and consultant critiques of proposed research protocols, and 
similar analytical documents that necessitate the consideration of the 
personal qualifications, performance would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Disclosure would also reveal 
research proposals and research underway which could lead to the loss 
of these projects to third parties and thereby frustrate future agency 
research efforts. Thus, the closing is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(6), and (c)(9)(B) and the determination of the Secretary of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs under sections 10(d) of Public Law 92-
463 as amended by section 5(c) of Public Law 94-409.
    Those who plan to attend the open sessions should contact Terrilynn 
Carlton, Federal Designated Officer, Portfolio Manager, Rehabilitation 
Research and Development Service (122P), Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 254-
0265.

    Dated: January 10, 2008.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 08-127 Filed 1-16-08; 8:45 am]
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