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The meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. each day and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on January 7 and at 12:30 p.m. on January 8. All sessions will be 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 research presentations on January 7 will involve gender differences related to Gulf War Veterans’ illnesses and treatments guided by systems biology. There will also be Committee training and updates on the Department of Defense and VA Gulf War research initiatives. A Committee report and other Committee business will be discussed on both days. The meeting will include time reserved for public comments on both days. A sign-up sheet for 5-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 at rwhite@bu.edu. Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo I.D. must be presented at the Guard’s Desk as part of the clearance process. Therefore, any person intending to attend should allow an additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Roberta White, Scientific Director, at (617) 638– 4620 or Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443–5682. Dated: December 17, 2013. Jeffrey M. 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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 January 7-8, 
2014. The meeting will be held in room 230, 810 Vermont Avenue, 
Washington, DC, at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The meeting will 
start at 8:00 a.m. each day and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on January 7 
and at 12:30 p.m. on January 8. All sessions will be 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 research presentations 
on January 7 will involve gender differences related to Gulf War 
Veterans' illnesses and treatments guided by systems biology. There 
will also be Committee training and updates on the Department of 
Defense and VA Gulf War research initiatives. A Committee report and 
other Committee business will be discussed on both days.
    The meeting will include time reserved for public comments on both 
days. A sign-up sheet for 5-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 at 
rwhite@bu.edu.
    Because the meeting is being held in a government building, a photo 
I.D. must be presented at the Guard's Desk as part of the clearance 
process. Therefore, any person intending to attend should allow an 
additional 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Any member of the 
public seeking additional information should contact Dr. Roberta White, 
Scientific Director, at (617) 638-4620 or Dr. Victor Kalasinsky, 
Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 443-5682.

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Jeffrey M. Martin,
Office Manager, Regulation Policy and Management, Office of the General 
Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-30342 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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