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Download as PDF 67840 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 222 / Monday, November 17, 2008 / Notices regulations by the manufacturer or private labeler. based on outcomes of the laboratory’s conformity assessments. The Commission will accept the accreditation of a governmental laboratory if it meets the baseline accreditation requirements of section I.A and meets the conditions stated here. To obtain this assurance, CPSC staff will engage the governmental entities relevant to the accreditation request. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. How Does a Laboratory Apply for Acceptance of Its Accreditation? The Commission has established an electronic accreditation acceptance and registration system accessed via the Commission’s Internet site at http:// www.cpsc.gov/businfo/labaccred.html. 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Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents (hereafter referred to as the Panel). The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee established under the authority of section 1082 of Public Law 110–181 and 41 CFR 102– 3.50(a) to carry out an assessment of the capabilities of the Department of Defense to provide support to U.S. civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or highyield explosive incident. The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents is required by statute to submit a report within 12 months of its findings and recommendations. The report will be submitted to the Secretary of Defense and the Committees on Armed Services on the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents shall be composed of a chairperson and no more than nineteen additional members who have expertise in the legal, operational, and organizational aspects of the management of the consequences of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident. Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not fulltime or permanent part-time employees of the federal government, shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109 and, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, they shall serve without compensation. These experts and consultants shall serve as special government employees. The Department of Defense intends to authorize the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents to establish and use subcommittees, and the Panel, to include any subcommittees, will operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR, Parts 102–3 through 102–3.185. Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 67841 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 222 / Monday, November 17, 2008 / Notices decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Panel Members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–601–6128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel shall meet at the call of the Panel’s Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Panel’s chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.105(j) and 102–3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents membership about the Panel’s mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents. All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents’ Designated Federal Officer, once appointed, may be obtained from the GSA’s FACA Database—https:// www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question. Dated: November 7, 2008. Patricia L. Toppings, OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. E8–27193 Filed 11–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review Advisory Committee Department of Defense. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. paragraph 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR paragraph 102– 3.150, the Department of Defense announces the following Federal Advisory Committee meetings of the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Comprehensive Review Advisory Committee will take place. DATES: December 3, 2008 (0830–1630), and December 4, 2008 (0830–1700). ADDRESSES: Pentagon Conference Center. Mr. William L. Jones, (703) 681–8681, U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Support Staff (NSS), Skyline 3, 5201 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500, Falls Church, Virginia 22041. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purposes of the Meetings: For the Federal Advisory Committee to be provided reports of the findings and recommendations of each of its twelve Research Groups. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENDA Time Topic Presenter December 3, 2008—Pentagon Conference Center 8:30 a.m. ........................................ 8:45 a.m. ........................................ 9:45 a.m. ........................................ 10:45 a.m. ...................................... 11 a.m. ........................................... 12 p.m. ........................................... 1 p.m. ............................................. 2 p.m. ............................................. 3:15 p.m. ........................................ 3:30 p.m. ........................................ 4:30 p.m. ........................................ Administrative Remarks ........................................................................ Physical and Personnel Security. Recapture/Recovery. Break. Accident/Incident Response. Lunch. Warhead and Stockpile Management. Information Assurance. Break. Weapons Delivery. Adjourn. CAPT Budney, USN (NSS). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES December 4, 2008—Pentagon Conference Center 8:30 a.m. ........................................ 8:45 a.m. ........................................ 9:45 a.m. ........................................ 10:45 a.m. ...................................... 11 a.m. ........................................... 12 p.m. ........................................... 1 p.m. ............................................. 2 p.m. ............................................. 3:15 p.m. ........................................ 3:30 p.m. ........................................ 4:30 p.m. ........................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Nov 14, 2008 Administrative Remarks ........................................................................ Force Planning. Force Management and Direction. Break. Situational Awareness/ITW/AA. Lunch. Communications. Threat/Intelligence. Break. Crisis Support (closed session). Executive Session—Final Report Outline ............................................ Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM CAPT Budney, USN (NSS). Dr. Weinstein. 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 222 (Monday, November 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67840-67841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-27193]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary of Defense


Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory 
Committees

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice; Establishment of Federal Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of section 1082 of Public Law 110-181, 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as 
amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as 
amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice 
that it is establishing the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense 
Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents 
(hereafter referred to as the Panel).
    The Panel is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee 
established under the authority of section 1082 of Public Law 110-181 
and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a) to carry out an assessment of the capabilities 
of the Department of Defense to provide support to U.S. civil 
authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, 
nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident.
    The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for 
Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents is required by 
statute to submit a report within 12 months of its findings and 
recommendations. The report will be submitted to the Secretary of 
Defense and the Committees on Armed Services on the Senate and the 
House of Representatives.
    The Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for 
Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents shall be composed 
of a chairperson and no more than nineteen additional members who have 
expertise in the legal, operational, and organizational aspects of the 
management of the consequences of a chemical, biological, radiological, 
nuclear, or high-yield explosive incident.
    Panel members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not 
full-time or permanent part-time employees of the federal government, 
shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and, with the exception of travel and per diem for official 
travel, they shall serve without compensation. These experts and 
consultants shall serve as special government employees.
    The Department of Defense intends to authorize the Advisory Panel 
on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities 
After Certain Incidents to establish and use subcommittees, and the 
Panel, to include any subcommittees, will operate under the provisions 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Sunshine in the 
Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR, Parts 
102-3 through 102-3.185.
    Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of 
the chartered Panel, and shall report all their recommendations and 
advice to the Panel for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees 
or workgroups have no authority to make

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decisions on behalf of the chartered Panel nor can they report directly 
to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who 
are not Panel Members.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee 
Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-6128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Panel shall meet at the call of the 
Panel's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Panel's 
chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, 
shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be 
appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. 
The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated 
Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee 
meetings.
    Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or 
interested organizations may submit written statements to the Advisory 
Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil 
Authorities After Certain Incidents membership about the Panel's 
mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time 
or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Advisory 
Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil 
Authorities After Certain Incidents.
    All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal 
Officer for the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities 
for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents, and this 
individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the 
membership for their consideration. Contact information for the 
Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Capabilities for Support of 
Civil Authorities After Certain Incidents' Designated Federal Officer, 
once appointed, may be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database--https://
www.fido.gov/facadatabase/public.asp.
    The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will 
announce planned meetings of the Advisory Panel on Department of 
Defense Capabilities for Support of Civil Authorities After Certain 
Incidents. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide 
additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in 
response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question.

    Dated: November 7, 2008.
Patricia L. Toppings,
OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
 [FR Doc. E8-27193 Filed 11-14-08; 8:45 am]
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