Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 75924 [2013-29747]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 75924 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2013 / Notices Name: Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting and 10th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session Times and Dates: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., February 18, 2014 (TAC Meeting); 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., February 19, 2014 (10th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session). Place: The TAC Meeting and Tribal Consultation Session will be held at CDC Headquarters, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Global Communications Center, Auditorium B3, Atlanta, Georgia 30333. Status: The meetings are being hosted by CDC/ATSDR and are open to the public. Purpose: In 2011–2012, CDC began revising its existing Tribal Consultation Policy (issued in 2005) with the primary purpose of providing guidance across the agency to work effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, communities, and organizations to enhance AI/AN access to CDC resources and programs. Within the CDC Consultation Policy, it is stated that CDC will conduct government-to-government consultation with elected tribal officials or their authorized representatives before taking actions and/or making decisions that affect them. Consultation is an enhanced form of communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding and comprehension. CDC believes that consultation is integral to a deliberative process that results in effective collaboration and informed decision making with the ultimate goal of reaching consensus on issues. Although formal responsibility for the agency’s overall government-togovernment consultation activities rests within the CDC Office of the Director (OD), other CDC Center, Institute, and Office (CIO) leadership shall actively participate in TAC meetings and HHS-sponsored regional and national tribal consultation sessions as frequently as possible. Matters To Be Discussed: The TAC and CDC leaders will discuss the following public health issue topics identified by tribal leaders: Native specimens, behavioral risk factors, and disease-specific topics; however, discussion is not limited to these topics. During the 10th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session, tribes and CDC leaders will engage in a listening session with CDC’s director and roundtable discussions with CDC senior leadership, and tribes will have an opportunity to present testimony on tribal health issues. Tribal Leaders are encouraged to submit written testimony by 12:00 a.m., EST on January 24, 2014, to April R. Taylor, Public Health Analyst for the Tribal Support Unit, or CAPT Craig Wilkins, Acting Director for the Tribal Support Unit, CDC/OSTLTS, via mail to 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS E–70, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or email to tribalsupport@cdc.gov. Depending on the time available, it may be necessary to limit the time of each presenter. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Information about the TAC, CDC’s Tribal Consultation Policy, and previous meetings may be referenced on the following web link: http://www.cdc.gov/tribal. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:32 Dec 12, 2013 Jkt 232001 Contact Person For More Information: April R. Taylor, Public Health Analyst, CDC/ OSTLTS, via mail to 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS E–70, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or email to ARTaylor@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. 2013–29746 Filed 12–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). CDC provides subject-matter 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. The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in fields related to mining safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary, HHS. The committee advises the NIOSH Director on mining safety and health research and prevention programs. The committee also provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of mining safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of reports or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during MSHRAC meetings. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the committee’s mission. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of mining safety and health, such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional training and background, points of view represented, and the committee’s function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items: • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, email address) • A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the candidate. Nomination materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and sent to: Jeffery L. Kohler, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, telephone (412) 386–5301. 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. 2013–29747 Filed 12–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Mine Safety 
and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the 
Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
    CDC provides subject-matter 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.
    The MSHRAC consists of 13 experts in fields related to mining 
safety and health. The members are selected by the Secretary, HHS. The 
committee advises the NIOSH Director on mining safety and health 
research and prevention programs. The committee also provides advice on 
standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of 
mining safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of 
research findings. This advice may take the form of reports or verbal 
communications to the NIOSH Director during MSHRAC meetings.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the 
committee's mission.
    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of mining 
safety and health, such as mining engineering, industrial hygiene, 
occupational safety and health engineering, chemistry, safety and 
health education, ergonomics, epidemiology, statistics, and psychology.
    Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members 
may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that 
committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional 
training and background, points of view represented, and the 
committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, 
consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic 
and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be 
U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. 
Government.
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, 
email address)
     A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of 
the candidate.
    Nomination materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and 
sent to: Jeffery L. Kohler, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, MSHRAC, NIOSH, 
CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
15236, telephone (412) 386-5301.
    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. 2013-29747 Filed 12-12-13; 8:45 am]
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