Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board Notice of Meetings-December 2015 and January 2016, 66123-66124 [2015-27337]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Notices issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and interim trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by November 9, 2015. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by November 17, 2015, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to applicant’s representative: William A. Mullins, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSR has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by November 2, 2015. 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Decided: By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2015–27422 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board Notice of Meetings—December 2015 and January 2016 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the subcommittees of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below (unless otherwise listed): Date Epidemiology .................................................................... Immunology-A ................................................................... Neurobiology-C ................................................................. Oncology-A ....................................................................... Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences-A ....................... Cardiovascular Studies-A ................................................. Endocrinology-B ................................................................ Pulmonary Medicine ......................................................... Oncology-B ....................................................................... Clinical Trials-A ................................................................. Neurobiology-A ................................................................. Neurobiology-E ................................................................. Oncology-D ....................................................................... Oncology-C ....................................................................... Special Emphasis on Genomics ....................................... Aging and Clinical Geriatrics ............................................ Endocrinology-A ................................................................ Neurobiology-R ................................................................. Oncology-E ....................................................................... Clinical Trials-B ................................................................. Neurobiology-B ................................................................. Neurobiology-F ................................................................. Cardiovascular Studies-B ................................................. Gastroenterology .............................................................. Special Emphasis on Million Veteran Program Projects .. Neurobiology-D ................................................................. Gulf War Research ........................................................... Eligibility ............................................................................ JBL/CS SMRB .................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Subcommittee 66123 Location * VA Central Office. Hilton Garden Inn—DC/US Capitol. American College of Surgeons. * VA Central Office. Corporation for Enterprise Development. Hilton Garden Inn—DC/US Capitol. VA Central Office. National Postal Museum, Blount Center. * VA Central Office. Corporation for Enterprise. Development. VA Central Office. US Access Board. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. US Access Board. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. US Access Board. * VA Central Office. Corporation for Enterprise Development. American College of Surgeons . VA Central Office. Corporation for Enterprise Development. * VA Central Office. Corporation for Enterprise Development. * VA Central Office (3:00 p.m. ET). The addresses of the meeting sites are: American College of Surgeons, 20 F Street NW., Washington, DC; Corporation for Enterprise Development, 1200 G Street NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC; Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/US Capitol, 1225 First Street NE., Washington, DC; US Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC; National Postal Museum, Blount Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC; VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE., Suite 600, Washington, DC. * Teleconference. 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 66124 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include diverse medical specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral and clinical science research. The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research proposals. However, the JBL/CS SMRB teleconference meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend the open JBL/CS SMRB teleconference may dial 1–800–767– 1750, participant code 95562. Members of the public who wish to make a statement at the JBL/CS SMRB meeting must notify Dr. Alex Chiu via email at alex.chiu@va.gov by January 21, 2016. The closed subcommittee meetings involve discussion, examination, and reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action regarding the research proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) and (9)(B). Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members should contact Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 443–5672 or email at alex.chiu@va.gov. Dated: October 22, 2015. Rebecca Schiller, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–27337 Filed 10–27–15; 08:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (herein-after in this section referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’). The Committee was established pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 2401 to advise the Secretary of VA with respect to the administration of VA national cemeteries, soldiers’ lots and plots, which are the responsibility of the Secretary, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits. Nominations of qualified candidates are being sought to fill upcoming vacancies on the Committee. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on November 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. (43A2), Washington, DC 20420, or faxed to (202) 632–7910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Nacincik, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. (43A2), Washington, DC 20420, telephone (202) 632–8013. A copy of Committee charter and list of the current membership can be obtained by contacting Mr. Nacincik or by accessing the Web site managed by NCA at: http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ about/advisory_committee.asp. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Cemeteries and Memorials (ACCM) was established pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 2401 to advise the Secretary of VA with respect to the administration of VA national cemeteries, soldiers’ lots and plots, which are the responsibility of the Secretary, the erection of appropriate memorials and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits. The Committee responsibilities include: (1) Advising the Secretary on VA’s administration of burial benefits and the selection of cemetery sites, the erection of appropriate memorials, and the adequacy of Federal burial benefits; (2) Providing to the Secretary and Congress periodic reports outlining SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations, concerns, and observations on VA’s delivery of these benefits and services to Veterans; (3) Meeting with VA officials, Veteran Service Organizations, and other stakeholders to assess the Department’s efforts in providing burial benefits and outreach on these benefits to Veterans and their dependents; (4) Undertaking assignments to conduct research and assess existing burial and memorial programs; to examine potential revisions or expansion of burial and memorial programs and services; and to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary based on this research. NCA is requesting nominations for upcoming vacancies on the Committee. The Committee is currently composed of nine members, in addition to exofficio members. The members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs from the general public, including but not limited to: (1) Veterans or other individuals who are recognized authorities in fields pertinent to the needs of Veterans; (2) Veterans who have experience in a military theater of operations; (3) Recently separated veterans; and (4) Officials from Government, nonGovernment organizations (NGOs) and industry partners in the provision of memorial benefits and services, and outreach information to VA beneficiaries. The Secretary shall determine the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of members of the Committee appointed by the Secretary, except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed four years. The Secretary may reappoint any such member for additional terms of service. To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have diverse professional and personal qualifications, including but not limited to prior military experience and military deployments, experience working with Veterans and in large and complex organizations, and subject matter expertise in the subject areas described above. We ask that nominations include information of this type so that VA can ensure a balanced Committee membership. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical 
Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board 
Notice of Meetings--December 2015 and January 2016

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the subcommittees 
of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and 
Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit 
Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 
dates indicated below (unless otherwise listed):

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         Subcommittee                  Date               Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Epidemiology..................   December 2, 2015  * VA Central Office.
Immunology-A..................  December 2, 2015.  Hilton Garden Inn--DC/
                                                    US Capitol.
Neurobiology-C................  December 2, 2015.  American College of
                                                    Surgeons.
Oncology-A....................  December 2, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Mental Health and Behavioral    December 3, 2015.  Corporation for
 Sciences-A.                                        Enterprise
                                                    Development.
Cardiovascular Studies-A......  December 3, 2015.  Hilton Garden Inn--DC/
                                                    US Capitol.
Endocrinology-B...............  December 3, 2015.  VA Central Office.
Pulmonary Medicine............  December 3, 2015.  National Postal
                                                    Museum, Blount
                                                    Center.
Oncology-B....................  December 3, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Clinical Trials-A.............  December 4, 2015.  Corporation for
                                                    Enterprise.
                                                    Development.
Neurobiology-A................  December 4, 2015.  VA Central Office.
Neurobiology-E................  December 4, 2015.  US Access Board.
Oncology-D....................  December 4, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Oncology-C....................  December 4, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Special Emphasis on Genomics..  December 4, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Aging and Clinical Geriatrics.  December 7, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Endocrinology-A...............  December 7, 2015.  US Access Board.
Neurobiology-R................  December 7, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Oncology-E....................  December 7, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Clinical Trials-B.............  December 8, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Neurobiology-B................  December 8, 2015.  US Access Board.
Neurobiology-F................  December 9, 2015.  * VA Central Office.
Cardiovascular Studies-B......  December 10, 2015  Corporation for
                                                    Enterprise
                                                    Development.
Gastroenterology..............  December 10, 2015  American College of
                                                    Surgeons .
Special Emphasis on Million     December 10, 2015  VA Central Office.
 Veteran Program Projects.
Neurobiology-D................  December 11, 2015  Corporation for
                                                    Enterprise
                                                    Development.
Gulf War Research.............  December 11, 2015  * VA Central Office.
Eligibility...................  January 15, 2015.  Corporation for
                                                    Enterprise
                                                    Development.
JBL/CS SMRB...................  January 28, 2016.  * VA Central Office
                                                    (3:00 p.m. ET).
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The addresses of the meeting sites are:
American College of Surgeons, 20 F Street NW., Washington, DC;
Corporation for Enterprise Development, 1200 G Street NW., Suite 400,
  Washington, DC;
Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/US Capitol, 1225 First Street NE.,
  Washington, DC;
US Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC;
National Postal Museum, Blount Center, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE.,
  Washington, DC;
VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE., Suite 600, Washington, DC.
* Teleconference.


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    The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the 
scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of 
investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review 
evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include diverse medical 
specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral and 
clinical science research.
    The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the 
review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research 
proposals. However, the JBL/CS SMRB teleconference meeting will be open 
to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend the open JBL/CS 
SMRB teleconference may dial 1-800-767-1750, participant code 95562. 
Members of the public who wish to make a statement at the JBL/CS SMRB 
meeting must notify Dr. Alex Chiu via email at alex.chiu@va.gov by 
January 21, 2016.
    The closed subcommittee meetings involve discussion, examination, 
and reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. 
Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and 
qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of 
which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information 
could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action 
regarding the research proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of 
Public Law 92-463, as amended by Public Law 94-409, closing the 
subcommittee meetings is in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (6) 
and (9)(B).
    Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the 
closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members 
should contact Alex Chiu, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420, at (202) 443-5672 or email at alex.chiu@va.gov.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
Rebecca Schiller,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-27337 Filed 10-27-15; 08:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P