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Download as PDF 160 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 1 / Monday, January 3, 2011 / Notices manufacturer to promote participation. The third factor is that some States have initiated PT requirements, deeming this quality check of sufficient importance to mandate successful participation as a requisite for Medicaid reimbursement. This State-level action illustrates the importance of this PT participation, and may be the beginning of a trend that will serve to increase participation even more. The University of Wisconsin will use these funds to initiate an orderly closeout of HRSA-funded activities which clearly falls within the purview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ‘‘Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children’’ initiative at their National Center for Environmental Health. This extension with funding will also accord the University of Wisconsin and the Center to solicit recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention with respect to future funding for this activity. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Heppel, M.D., Director, Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18A–30, Rockville, MD 20857; 301–443–2250; dheppel@hrsa.gov. Authority: Section 501(c)(1) of the Social Security Act, as amended. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES the U.S., and is unfortunately overrepresented in minority, immigrant, and low socio-economic populations. The proper detection and treatment of lead poisoning relies entirely on the accurate and precise measurement of blood lead concentration. EP is utilized as an adjunct test to indicate the extent and duration of lead exposure, as well as the detection of iron deficiency, another pediatric health issue. Proficiency testing (PT) is a proven method for assuring and improving laboratory test accuracy. This program has costeffectively provided monthly PT and other lab quality improvement tools to nearly 600 laboratories across the U.S. and beyond. Of note, the primary focus of the program over the last few years has been the integration of new and usually inexperienced participants into the program. An enrollment boom has been fueled by proliferation of the CLIAwaived LeadCare II point of care testing instrument. In the three years since its introduction, LeadCare II enrollment has grown from zero to 300 laboratories, comprising approximately 40 percent of all participants. Continued participation increases, and the fact that those increases are nearly totally comprised of LeadCare II users, represent both a public health success and a challenge for this program. Since its introduction in early 2007, over 300 of these laboratories have enrolled for PT, swelling program participation to 800 laboratories. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intended Recipients of the Award: University of Wisconsin, Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison, Wisconsin. Amount of the Non-Competitive Supplemental Funding: $250,000. Health Resources and Services Administration CFDA Number: 93.110. Proposed Project Period: January 1, 2008–October 31, 2011. Justification for Exception to Competition: The participation of large numbers of these labs in voluntary proficiency was by design, and represents a public health success by assuring blood lead screening accuracy where there would otherwise be no evaluation. Three factors contribute to this. First, is the HRSA support of this program, which has been increased to accommodate the additional labs. This support allows laboratories to participate at no cost, a vital consideration for voluntary participants. The second factor is the effort of the NBLPT Program to integrate the new technology shortly after it became available, and collaboration with the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 Dated: December 23, 2010. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–33063 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; Notice of Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), announcement is made of the following National Advisory body scheduled to meet during the month of February 2011. The National Advisory committee on Rural Health will convene its sixtyseventh meeting in the time and place specified below: Name: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Dates and Times: February 23, 2011, 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m. February 24, 2011, 8:45 a.m.–4 p.m. February 25, 2011, 8:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Place: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC 20008. Phone: (202) 234–0700. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary with respect to the delivery, research, development and administration of health and human services in rural areas. Agenda: Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. the meeting will be called to order by the Chairperson of the Committee, the Honorable Ronnie Musgrove. There will be an update from officials from the Department of Health and Human Services. This will be followed by a series of panel presentations on key provisions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Committee will be examining the rural implications of several provisions from the ACA, including health insurance exchanges, the Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visitation program and the Community Living Assistance, Services and Support program. The day will conclude with a period of public comment at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday morning at 9 a.m. the Committee will continue to hear panel presentations on ACA-related provisions and will then break into subcommittees on each of those topics for further discussion. The day will conclude with a period of public comment at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday morning at 9 a.m. the Committee will summarize key findings from the meeting and develop a work plan for the next quarter and the June meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Morris, MPA, Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 10B–45, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone (301) 443–0835, Fax (301) 443–2803. Persons interested in attending any portion of the meeting should contact Tish Scolnick at the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) via Telephone at (301) 443–0835, or by e-mail at nscolnick@hrsa.gov. The Committee meeting agenda will be posted on ORHP’s Web site http:// www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 1 / Monday, January 3, 2011 / Notices Dated: December 27, 2010,, Robert Hendricks, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2010–33062 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting 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 concept meeting, 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting BILLING CODE P Name of Committee: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel. Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network. Date: January 12, 2011. Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate concept review. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2A01, Rockville, MD 20852. (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Sathasiva B. Kandasamy, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Scientific Review, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Md 20892–9304. (301) 435–6680. skandasa@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.864, Population Research; 93.865, Research for Mothers and Children; 93.929, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; 93.209, Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) 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 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 Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel. Date: January 10, 2011. Time: 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate contract proposals. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 2A01, Rockville, MD 20852. (Telephone Conference). Contact Person: Sathasiva B. Kandasamy, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Division of Scientific Review, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20892–9304. (301) 435–6680. skandasa@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.864, Population Research; 93.865, Research for Mothers and Children; 93.929, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; 93.209, Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 27, 2010. Jennifer S. Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–33068 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P Dated: December 27, 2010. Jennifer S. Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–33067 Filed 12–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:48 Dec 30, 2010 Jkt 223001 161 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Current List of Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities Which Meet Minimum Standards To Engage in Urine Drug Testing for Federal Agencies AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notifies Federal agencies of the Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) currently certified to meet the standards of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (Mandatory Guidelines). The Mandatory Guidelines were first published in the Federal Register on April 11, 1988 (53 FR 11970), and subsequently revised in the Federal Register on June 9, 1994 (59 FR 29908); September 30, 1997 (62 FR 51118); April 13, 2004 (69 FR 19644); November 25, 2008 (73 FR 71858); December 10, 2008 (73 FR 75122); and on April 30, 2010 (75 FR 22809). A notice listing all currently certified Laboratories and Instrumented Initial Testing Facilities (IITF) is published in the Federal Register during the first week of each month. If any Laboratory/ IITF’s certification is suspended or revoked, the Laboratory/IITF will be omitted from subsequent lists until such time as it is restored to full certification under the Mandatory Guidelines. If any Laboratory/IITF has withdrawn from the HHS National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP) during the past month, it will be listed at the end and will be omitted from the monthly listing thereafter. This notice is also available on the Internet at http:// www.workplace.samhsa.gov and http:// www.drugfreeworkplace.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Giselle Hersh, Division of Workplace Programs, SAMHSA/CSAP, Room 2– 1042, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, Maryland 20857; 240–276– 2600 (voice), 240–276–2610 (fax). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Mandatory Guidelines were initially developed in accordance with Executive Order 12564 and section 503 of Public Law 100–71. The ‘‘Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs’’, as amended in the revisions listed above, requires {or set} strict standards that Laboratories and E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 1 (Monday, January 3, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services; 
Notice of Meeting

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), announcement is made of the following 
National Advisory body scheduled to meet during the month of February 
2011.
    The National Advisory committee on Rural Health will convene its 
sixty-seventh meeting in the time and place specified below:
    Name: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human 
Services.
    Dates and Times:

February 23, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
February 24, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
February 25, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

    Place: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20008.
    Phone: (202) 234-0700.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public.
    Purpose: The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human 
Services provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary with 
respect to the delivery, research, development and administration of 
health and human services in rural areas.
    Agenda: Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. the meeting will be called to 
order by the Chairperson of the Committee, the Honorable Ronnie 
Musgrove. There will be an update from officials from the Department of 
Health and Human Services. This will be followed by a series of panel 
presentations on key provisions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 
Committee will be examining the rural implications of several 
provisions from the ACA, including health insurance exchanges, the 
Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visitation program and the Community 
Living Assistance, Services and Support program. The day will conclude 
with a period of public comment at approximately 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday morning at 9 a.m. the Committee will continue to hear 
panel presentations on ACA-related provisions and will then break into 
subcommittees on each of those topics for further discussion. The day 
will conclude with a period of public comment at approximately 4:30 
p.m.
    Friday morning at 9 a.m. the Committee will summarize key findings 
from the meeting and develop a work plan for the next quarter and the 
June meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Morris, MPA, Executive 
Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human 
Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn 
Building, Room 10B-45, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 
Telephone (301) 443-0835, Fax (301) 443-2803.
    Persons interested in attending any portion of the meeting should 
contact Tish Scolnick at the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) via 
Telephone at (301) 443-0835, or by e-mail at nscolnick@hrsa.gov. The 
Committee meeting agenda will be posted on ORHP's Web site http://www.ruralhealth.hrsa.gov.


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     Dated: December 27, 2010,,
Robert Hendricks,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
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