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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-19099]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health 
Statistics

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 
announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates: 11:00 a.m.--5:30 p.m., September 19, 2013; 8:30 a.m.--
1:00 p.m., September 20, 2013.

Place:  NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 
20782

Status:  This meeting is open to the public; however, visitors must be 
processed in accordance with established federal policies and 
procedures. For foreign nationals or non-US citizens, pre-approval is 
required (please contact Gwen Mustaf, 301-458-4500, glm4@cdc.gov or 
Virginia Cain, vcain@cdc.gov at least 10 days in advance for 
requirements). All visitors are required to present a valid form of 
picture identification issued by a state, federal or international

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government. As required by the Federal Property Management Regulations, 
Title 41, Code of Federal Regulation, Subpart 101-20.301, all persons 
entering in or on Federal controlled property and their packages, 
briefcases, and other containers in their immediate possession are 
subject to being x-rayed and inspected. Federal law prohibits the 
knowing possession or the causing to be present of firearms, explosives 
and other dangerous weapons and illegal substances. The meeting room 
accommodates approximately 100 people.

Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice and making 
recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human 
Services; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NCHS, regarding the 
scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and 
priorities of NCHS.

Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include welcome remarks by the 
Acting Director, NCHS; Demo of the NHIS Online Analytic Real-time 
System (OARS); initiation of Office of Analysis and Epidemiology 
review.
    Requests to make oral presentations should be submitted in writing 
to the contact person listed below. All requests must contain the name, 
address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation of the 
presenter.
    Written comments should not exceed five single-spaced typed pages 
in length and must be received by September 4, 2013.
    The agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: Virginia S. Cain, Ph.D., Director 
of Extramural Research, NCHS/CDC, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7208, 
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4500, fax (301) 458-
4020.
    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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Elaine L. Baker,
Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-19099 Filed 8-6-13; 8:45 am]
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