Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting, 31018 [2011-13128]

Download as PDF 31018 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2011 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES public meeting of the ACT will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Internal Revenue Service; 1111 Constitution Ave., NW.; Room 3313; Washington, DC. Issues to be discussed relate to Employee Plans, Exempt Organizations, and Government Entities. Reports from five ACT subgroups cover the following topics: Tax Exempt Bonds: —The Role of Conduit Issuers in Tax Compliance. Federal, State and Local Governments: —Review of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congressional Requesters Entitled ‘‘Social Security Administration— Management Oversight Needed to Ensure Accurate Treatment of State and Local Government Employees.’’ —Evaluation of, and Recommendations for Improvement to, the Federal, State and Local Governments (FSLG) Web site. Indian Tribal Governments: —Supplemental Report on the Implementation of Tribal Economic Development Bonds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. —Survey of Issues Requiring Administrative Guidance in the Wake of Enactment of Section 906 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Exempt Organizations: —Group Exemptions: Creating a Higher Degree of Transparency, Accountability, and Responsibility. Employee Plans: —Recommendations Regarding Pension Outreach to the Small Business Community. Last minute agenda changes may preclude advance notice. Due to limited seating and security requirements, attendees must call Cynthia PhillipsGrady to confirm their attendance. Ms. PhillipsGrady can be reached at (202) 283–9954. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 May 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the meeting begins to allow sufficient time for security clearance. Photo identification must be presented. Please use the main entrance at 1111 Constitution Ave., NW., to enter the building. Should you wish the ACT to consider a written statement, please call (202) 283–8868, or write to: Internal Revenue Service; 1111 Constitution Ave., NW.; SE:T:CL–Penn Bldg; Washington, DC 20224, or e-mail Roberta.B.Zarin@irs.gov. Dated: May 20, 2011. Roberta B. Zarin, Designated Federal Official, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. [FR Doc. 2011–13125 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses will meet on June 27–28, 2011. On June 27, the meeting will be held in room 230 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. On June 28, the meeting will be held in room 1143 at the Lafayette Building, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will begin at 8 a.m. each day and adjourn at 5 p.m. on June 27 and at 12:30 p.m. on June 28. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans and research PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War. The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research published since the last Committee meeting. The session on June 27 will be devoted to presentations and discussion of background information on the Gulf War and Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses, immune function and system activation in Gulf War illness, genomics modeling and etiologic factors of Gulf War illness, and possible therapies and treatments for ill Veterans. The session on June 28 will include discussion of Committee business and activities. On both days of the meeting, presentations will be made related to ongoing VA and National Institute for Health research programs. The meeting will include time reserved for public comments at the end of each day. A sign-up sheet for fiveminute comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1–2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee’s review to Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director, at rwhite@bu.edu. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. White at (617) 278– 4517 or Dr. William Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443–5698. Dated: May 23, 2011. By Direction of the Secretary. Vivian Drake, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–13128 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-13128]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; 
Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory 
Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on June 27-28, 
2011. On June 27, the meeting will be held in room 230 at the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC. On June 28, the meeting will be held in room 1143 at the Lafayette 
Building, 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The sessions will 
begin at 8 a.m. each day and adjourn at 5 p.m. on June 27 and at 12:30 
p.m. on June 28. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed 
research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to 
the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia 
theater of operations during the Gulf War.
    The Committee will review VA program activities related to Gulf War 
Veterans' illnesses and updates on relevant scientific research 
published since the last Committee meeting. The session on June 27 will 
be devoted to presentations and discussion of background information on 
the Gulf War and Gulf War Veterans' illnesses, immune function and 
system activation in Gulf War illness, genomics modeling and etiologic 
factors of Gulf War illness, and possible therapies and treatments for 
ill Veterans. The session on June 28 will include discussion of 
Committee business and activities. On both days of the meeting, 
presentations will be made related to ongoing VA and National Institute 
for Health research programs.
    The meeting will include time reserved for public comments at the 
end of each day. A sign-up sheet for five-minute comments will be 
available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 
1-2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for 
inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may 
also submit written statements for the Committee's review to Dr. 
Roberta White, Scientific Director, at rwhite@bu.edu. Any member of the 
public seeking additional information should contact Dr. White at (617) 
278-4517 or Dr. William Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 
443-5698.

    Dated: May 23, 2011.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
Vivian Drake,
Acting Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-13128 Filed 5-26-11; 8:45 am]
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