Meeting of the National Preparedness and Response Science Board, 72684 [2014-28722]

Download as PDF 72684 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 235 / Monday, December 8, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Preparedness and Response Science Board Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that the National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB), also known as the National Biodefense Science Board will be holding a public meeting on January 30, 2015. DATES: The January 30, 2015, NPRSB public meeting is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Please check the NPRSB Web site, located at WWW.PHE.GOV/NPRSB, for the most up-to-date information on the meeting. ADDRESSES: Thomas P. O’Neil Federal Office Building, 200 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. To attend via teleconference, call toll-free 888–946– 7304, international dial-in 1–212–547– 0362, pass-code 7491964. Please call 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the conference call to facilitate attendance. Pre-registration is required for public attendance. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in person should submit an inquiry via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/ NPRSBComments. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit an inquiry via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/ NPRSBComments. Pursuant to section 319M of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d–7f) and section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), HHS established the NPRSB. The Board shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to HHS regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. The Board may also provide advice and guidance to the Secretary and/or the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response on other matters related to public health emergency preparedness and response. Background: This public meeting will be dedicated to swearing in the six new voting members who will replace the members whose 3-year terms will expire on December 31, 2014, and the re- mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Dec 05, 2014 Jkt 235001 appointment of two current members. Subsequent agenda topics will be added as priorities dictate. Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda and materials will be posted on the NPRSB Web site at www.phe.gov/ nprsb prior to the meeting. Procedures for Providing Public Input: All written comments must be received prior to January 30, 2015. Please submit comments via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/ NPRSBComments. Individuals who plan to attend in-person and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should submit a request via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/ NPRSBcomments. Dated: December 1, 2014. Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. [FR Doc. 2014–28722 Filed 12–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announces the following committee meeting: Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1–866–659–0537 and the pass code is 9933701. Status: Open to the public. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA tollfree, dial-in number, 1–866–659–0537 and the passcode is 9933701. Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines, which PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule; advice on methods of dose reconstruction, which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule; advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program; and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, most recently, August 3, 2013, and will expire on August 3, 2015. Purpose: This Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS, advising the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. Matters For Discussion: The agenda for the conference call includes: Work Group and Subcommittee Reports; SEC Petitions Update for the March 2014 Advisory Board Meeting; Plans for the March 2015 Advisory Board Meeting; and Advisory Board Correspondence. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop: E–20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1–800–CDC–INFO, Email ocas@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. 2014–28636 Filed 12–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 235 (Monday, December 8, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the National Preparedness and Response Science Board

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice 
that the National Preparedness and Response Science Board (NPRSB), also 
known as the National Biodefense Science Board will be holding a public 
meeting on January 30, 2015.

DATES: The January 30, 2015, NPRSB public meeting is scheduled from 
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST. The agenda is subject to change as 
priorities dictate. Please check the NPRSB Web site, located at 
WWW.PHE.GOV/NPRSB, for the most up-to-date information on the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Thomas P. O'Neil Federal Office Building, 200 C Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20024. To attend via teleconference, call toll-free 888-
946-7304, international dial-in 1-212-547-0362, pass-code 7491964. 
Please call 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the conference call to 
facilitate attendance. Pre-registration is required for public 
attendance. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting in person should 
submit an inquiry via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/NPRSBComments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please submit an inquiry via the NPRSB 
Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/NPRSBComments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 319M of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7f) and section 222 of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), HHS established the NPRSB. The 
Board shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on 
scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to HHS 
regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and 
radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or 
deliberate. The Board may also provide advice and guidance to the 
Secretary and/or the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
on other matters related to public health emergency preparedness and 
response.
    Background: This public meeting will be dedicated to swearing in 
the six new voting members who will replace the members whose 3-year 
terms will expire on December 31, 2014, and the re-appointment of two 
current members. Subsequent agenda topics will be added as priorities 
dictate.
    Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda and materials will be 
posted on the NPRSB Web site at www.phe.gov/nprsb prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: All written comments must be 
received prior to January 30, 2015. Please submit comments via the 
NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/NPRSBComments. Individuals 
who plan to attend in-person and need special assistance, such as sign 
language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should 
submit a request via the NPRSB Contact Form located at www.phe.gov/
NPRSBcomments.

     Dated: December 1, 2014.
Nicole Lurie,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2014-28722 Filed 12-5-14; 8:45 am]
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