Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC or the Committee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 35036-35037 [2013-13739]

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[FR Doc. 2013–13736 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC or the Committee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Scientific/ Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–347) was enacted on January 2, 2011, amending the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) by adding Title XXXIII establishing the WTC Health Program within HHS (Title XXXIII of the PHS Act is codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm–61). Section 3302(a) of the PHS Act established the WTC Health Program Scientific/ Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees in the Executive Branch. PHS Act Section 3302(a)(1) establishes that the STAC will: Review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations to the [WTC Program] Administrator on additional WTC Program eligibility criteria and on additional WTC-related health conditions. The committee may be consulted for other matters as related to and outlined in the Act at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator. Agency or Official to Whom the Committee Reports Section 3302(a)(1) instructs the committee to provide advice to the WTC Program Administrator. In accordance with Section 3302(a)(2) of the PHS Act, the WTC Program Administrator will appoint the members of the committee, which must include at least: • 4 occupational physicians, at least two of whom have experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers; • 1 physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine; • 2 environmental medicine or environmental health specialists; • 2 representatives of WTC responders; • 2 representatives of certifiedeligible WTC survivors; • 1 industrial hygienist; PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 1 toxicologist; • 1 epidemiologist; and • 1 mental health professional. At this time the Administrator is seeking nominations for members fulfilling the following categories: • occupational physician; • physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine; • environmental medicine or environmental health specialist; • representative of WTC responders; • representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors; Other members may be appointed at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator. A STAC member’s term appointment may last 3 years. If a vacancy occurs, the WTC Program Administrator may appoint a new member who represents the same interest as the predecessor. STAC members may be appointed to successive terms. The frequency of committee meetings shall be determined by the WTC Program Administrator based on program needs. Meetings may occur up to four times a year. Members are paid the Special Government Employee rate of $250 per day, and travel costs and per diem are included and based on the Federal Travel Regulations. Any interested person or organization may self-nominate or nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations must include the following information: • The nominee’s contact information and current occupation or position; • The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae, including prior or current membership on other National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, or HHS advisory committees or other relevant organizations, associations, and committees; • The category of membership (occupational, pulmonary or environmental medicine physician, environmental health specialist, representative of responder or survivor beneficiaries) that the candidate is qualified to represent; • A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that demonstrates the nominee’s suitability for the nominated membership category; • Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that indicate the nominee’s knowledge and experience in relevant subject categories; and • A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is willing to regularly attend and participate in STAC meetings, and has no known conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on the Committee. E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / Notices STAC members will be selected upon the basis of their relevant experience and competence in their respective categorical fields. The information received through this nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will assist the WTC Program Administrator in appointing members to serve on the STAC. In selecting members, the WTC Program Administrator will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register notice as well as other qualified individuals. The CDC is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from all races, genders, ages, and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Nominees must be U.S. citizens. Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Report,’’ OGE Form 450. This form is used by CDC to determine whether there is a financial conflict between that person’s private interests and activities and their public responsibilities as a Special Government Employee as well as any appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded at http:// www.oge.gov/Forms-Library/OGE-Form450—Confidential-Financial-DisclosureReport/. This form should not be submitted as part of a nomination. Submissions must be electronic or by mail. Submissions should reference docket #229–A. Electronic submissions: You may electronically submit nominations, including attachments, to nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Attachments in Microsoft Word are preferred. Regular, Express, or Overnight Mail: Written nominations may be submitted (one original and two copies) to the following address only: NIOSH Docket 229–A c/o Zaida Burgos, Committee Management Specialist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S E–20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted. For further information contact: Paul Middendorf, Senior Health Scientist, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., MS: E– 20, Atlanta, GA 30239; telephone (404)498–2500 (this is not a toll-free number); email pmiddendorf@cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:13 Jun 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–13739 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of the Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR). CDC provides technical assistance and resources to state and local public health agencies to support their efforts to build prepared and resilient communities. CDC provides subjectmatter expertise and assistance for domestic and global surveillance, laboratory, occupational health and epidemiology functions, and health threats including anthrax, smallpox, influenza and other infectious diseases, food-borne illness, and radiation, among others. OPHPR leads the agency’s preparedness and response activities by providing strategic direction, support, and coordination for activities across CDC as well as with local, state, tribal, national, territorial, and international public health partners. The BSC (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/ science/counselors.htm) provides advice and guidance to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Director, CDC, and the Director, OPHPR, concerning strategies and goals for the programs within OPHPR’s divisions; conducts peerreview of scientific programs; and monitors the overall strategic direction and focus of the divisions. The BSC, OPHPR may perform second-level peer review of applications for grants-in-aid for research and research training activities, cooperative agreements, and research contract proposals relating to the broad areas within the office. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the OPHPR’s PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 35037 objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/). Nominees will be selected based upon expertise in fields relevant to the issues addressed by divisions within the coordinating office, including emergency preparedness and response; medicine, epidemiology, laboratory science, informatics, behavioral science, social science, engineering, business, and crisis leadership. Whenever possible, nominees should be acknowledged experts in their fields whose credibility is beyond question. All nominees should have demonstrated skills in critical evaluation of data and communication skills necessary to promote efficient and effective deliberations. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve up to four-year terms. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in terms of professional training and background, points of view represented, and the board’s function. Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with equitable representation of gender, ethnic and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens. The following information must be submitted for each candidate: Name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and current curriculum vitae. Email addresses are requested if available. Nominations should be sent by November 15, 2013 to: CDR Christye Brown, BSC Coordinator, Office of Science and Public Health Practice, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, via email to ophpr.bsc.questions@cdc.gov. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–13737 Filed 6–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the World Trade 
Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (the STAC 
or the Committee), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Department of Health and Human Services

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the World Trade 
Center (WTC) Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee 
(STAC).
    Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 
2010 (Pub. L. 111-347) was enacted on January 2, 2011, amending the 
Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) by adding Title XXXIII establishing 
the WTC Health Program within HHS (Title XXXIII of the PHS Act is 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm-61). Section 3302(a) of the PHS 
Act established the WTC Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory 
Committee (STAC). The STAC is governed by the provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App.), 
which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory 
committees in the Executive Branch. PHS Act Section 3302(a)(1) 
establishes that the STAC will: Review scientific and medical evidence 
and to make recommendations to the [WTC Program] Administrator on 
additional WTC Program eligibility criteria and on additional WTC-
related health conditions.
    The committee may be consulted for other matters as related to and 
outlined in the Act at the discretion of the WTC Program Administrator. 
Agency or Official to Whom the Committee Reports Section 3302(a)(1) 
instructs the committee to provide advice to the WTC Program 
Administrator. In accordance with Section 3302(a)(2) of the PHS Act, 
the WTC Program Administrator will appoint the members of the 
committee, which must include at least:
     4 occupational physicians, at least two of whom have 
experience treating WTC rescue and recovery workers;
     1 physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
     2 environmental medicine or environmental health 
specialists;
     2 representatives of WTC responders;
     2 representatives of certified-eligible WTC survivors;
     1 industrial hygienist;
     1 toxicologist;
     1 epidemiologist; and
     1 mental health professional.
    At this time the Administrator is seeking nominations for members 
fulfilling the following categories:
     occupational physician;
     physician with expertise in pulmonary medicine;
     environmental medicine or environmental health specialist;
     representative of WTC responders;
     representative of certified-eligible WTC survivors;
    Other members may be appointed at the discretion of the WTC Program 
Administrator.
    A STAC member's term appointment may last 3 years. If a vacancy 
occurs, the WTC Program Administrator may appoint a new member who 
represents the same interest as the predecessor. STAC members may be 
appointed to successive terms. The frequency of committee meetings 
shall be determined by the WTC Program Administrator based on program 
needs. Meetings may occur up to four times a year. Members are paid the 
Special Government Employee rate of $250 per day, and travel costs and 
per diem are included and based on the Federal Travel Regulations.
    Any interested person or organization may self-nominate or nominate 
one or more qualified persons for membership.
    Nominations must include the following information:
     The nominee's contact information and current occupation 
or position;
     The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
or current membership on other National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH), CDC, or HHS advisory committees or other 
relevant organizations, associations, and committees;
     The category of membership (occupational, pulmonary or 
environmental medicine physician, environmental health specialist, 
representative of responder or survivor beneficiaries) that the 
candidate is qualified to represent;
     A summary of the background, experience, and 
qualifications that demonstrates the nominee's suitability for the 
nominated membership category;
     Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge and experience in relevant subject 
categories; and
     A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, 
is willing to regularly attend and participate in STAC meetings, and 
has no known conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
the Committee.

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    STAC members will be selected upon the basis of their relevant 
experience and competence in their respective categorical fields. The 
information received through this nomination process, in addition to 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the WTC Program 
Administrator in appointing members to serve on the STAC. In selecting 
members, the WTC Program Administrator will consider individuals 
nominated in response to this Federal Register notice as well as other 
qualified individuals.
    The CDC is committed to bringing greater diversity of thought, 
perspective and experience to its advisory committees. Nominees from 
all races, genders, ages, and persons living with disabilities are 
encouraged to apply. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Report,'' OGE Form 450. This form 
is used by CDC to determine whether there is a financial conflict 
between that person's private interests and activities and their public 
responsibilities as a Special Government Employee as well as any 
appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by Federal regulation. 
The form may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.oge.gov/Forms-
Library/OGE-Form-450--Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-Report/. This 
form should not be submitted as part of a nomination.
    Submissions must be electronic or by mail. Submissions should 
reference docket 229-A. Electronic submissions: You may 
electronically submit nominations, including attachments, to 
nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Attachments in Microsoft Word are preferred. 
Regular, Express, or Overnight Mail: Written nominations may be 
submitted (one original and two copies) to the following address only: 
NIOSH Docket 229-A c/o Zaida Burgos, Committee Management Specialist, 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for 
Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., M/S E-20, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be 
accepted. For further information contact: Paul Middendorf, Senior 
Health Scientist, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE., MS: E-20, Atlanta, GA 30239; 
telephone (404)498-2500 (this is not a toll-free number); email 
pmiddendorf@cdc.gov.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been 
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to 
announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for 
both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-13739 Filed 6-10-13; 8:45 am]
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