Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR), 9479-9480 [2016-03931]

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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. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–03928 Filed 2–24–16; 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 Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the BSC, OPHPR. The BSC, OPHPR consists of 11 experts in the fields associated with public health preparedness and response. This board provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Director, CDC, and the Director, OPHPR, concerning strategies and goals for the programs within the divisions; conducts peer-review of scientific programs; and monitors the overall strategic direction and focus of the divisions. The BSC, OPHPR may perform second-level peer review of applications for grants-in-aid for research and research training activities, cooperative agreements, and research contract proposals relating to the broad areas within the office (http:// www.cdc.gov/phpr/science/ counselors.htm). Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise and PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9479 qualifications necessary to contribute to accomplishment of the board’s objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the fields relevant to the issues addressed by the divisions within the coordinating office, including: business, crisis leadership, emergency response and management, engineering, epidemiology, health policy and management, informatics, laboratory science, medicine, mental and behavioral health, public health law, public health practice, risk communication, and social science. 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 be balanced in terms of professional training and background, points of view represented, and the board’s function. Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas within the U.S., with equitable representation of gender, all ethnic and racial groups, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. citizens. The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the spring of 2016, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will end on September 30, 2016. Selection of members is based on candidates’ qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of OPHPR objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/ about.htm). Candidates should submit the following items: D Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address) D At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The deadline for receipt of all application materials (for consideration for term beginning October 1, 2016) is April 15, 2016. All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: CDR Christye Brown, c/o BSC OPHPR Coordinator, email: cbrown12@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 E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 9480 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 37 / Thursday, February 25, 2016 / Notices Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Claudette Grant, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Service Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–03931 Filed 2–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number CDC–2016–0016; NIOSH 248–D] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory Committee), 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 (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m., March 22, 2016 (All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Place: This meeting will be available via telephone and Web Conference. Audio will be available by telephone only and visuals will be available by Web Conference only. The USA tollfree, dial-in number is 1–800–988–0221. To be connected to the meeting, you will need to provide the following participant code to the operator: 4534900. To obtain further instructions on how to access the meeting online through Web Conference, see the instructions at the Committee’s meeting Web site: To view the Web conference, enter the following Web address in your Web browser: https:// odniosh.adobeconnect.com/wtcstac/. Public Comment Time and Date: 1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT, March 22, 2016. Please note that the public comment period ends at the time indicated above or following the last call for comments, whichever is earlier. Members of the public who want to comment must sign up by providing their name by mail, email, or telephone, at the addresses provided below by March 18, 2016. Each commenter will be provided up to five minutes for comment. A limited number of time slots are available and will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. Written comments will also be accepted from those unable to attend the public session. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 Feb 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Status: Open to the public, limited only by the number of telephone lines. The conference line will accommodate up to 50 callers; therefore it is suggested that those interested in calling in to listen to the committee meeting share a line when possible. Background: The Advisory Committee was established by Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Public Law 111–347 (Jan. 2, 2011), amended by Public Law 114– 113 (Dec. 18, 2015), adding Title XXXIII to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300mm to 300mm–61). Purpose: The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to review scientific and medical evidence and to make recommendations to the World Trade Center (WTC) Program Administrator regarding additional WTC Health Program eligibility criteria, potential additions to the list of covered WTCrelated health conditions, and research regarding certain health conditions related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Title XXXIII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) established the WTC Health Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The WTC Health Program provides medical monitoring and treatment benefits to eligible firefighters and related personnel, law enforcement officers, and rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (responders), and to eligible persons who were present in the dust or dust cloud on September 11, 2001 or who worked, resided, or attended school, childcare, or adult daycare in the New York City disaster area (survivors). Certain specific activities of the WTC Program Administrator are reserved to the Secretary, HHS, to delegate at her discretion; other WTC Program Administrator duties not explicitly reserved to the Secretary, HHS, are assigned to the Director, NIOSH. The administration of the Advisory Committee is left to the Director of NIOSH in his role as WTC Program Administrator. CDC and NIOSH provide funding, staffing, and administrative support services for the Advisory Committee. The charter was reissued on May 12, 2015, and will expire on May 12, 2017. Matters for Discussion: The agenda for the Advisory Committee meeting includes a discussion of the Chair’s report on establishing control groups for WTC health research, a presentation of a report by the Children’s Research Workgroup report and developing PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 recommendations on children’s research. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. To view the notice, visit http:// www.regulations.gov and enter CDC– 2016–0016 in the search field and click ‘‘Search.’’ Public Comment Sign-up and Submissions to the Docket: To sign up to provide public comments or to submit comments to the docket, send information to the NIOSH Docket Office by one of the following means: Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, MS–C–34, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. Email: nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Telephone: (513) 533–8611. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted. The comments should be limited to two pages and submitted through http://www.regulations.gov by March 18, 2016. Efforts will be made to provide the two-page written comments received by the deadline above to the committee members before the meeting. Comments in excess of two pages will be made publicly available at http:// www.regulations.gov. To view background information and previous submissions go to NIOSH docket http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docket/archive/ docket248-D.html and http://www.cdc. gov/niosh/docket/archive/docket248A.html. Policy on Redaction of Committee Meeting Transcripts (Public Comment): Transcripts will be prepared and posted to http://www.regulations.gov within 60 days after the meeting. If a person making a comment gives his or her name, no attempt will be made to redact that name. NIOSH will take reasonable steps to ensure that individuals making public comments are aware of the fact that their comments (including their name, if provided) will appear in a transcript of the meeting posted on a public Web site. Such reasonable steps include a statement read at the start of the meeting stating that transcripts will be posted and names of speakers will not be redacted. If individuals in making a statement reveal personal information (e.g., medical information) about themselves, that information will not usually be redacted. The CDC Freedom of Information Act coordinator will, however, review such revelations in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and, if deemed appropriate, will redact such information. Disclosures of information concerning third party medical information will be redacted. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 37 (Thursday, February 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03931]


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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 Board of 
Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and 
Response (BSC, OPHPR)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting 
nominations for possible membership on the BSC, OPHPR. The BSC, OPHPR 
consists of 11 experts in the fields associated with public health 
preparedness and response. This board provides advice and guidance to 
the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the 
Director, CDC, and the Director, OPHPR, concerning strategies and goals 
for the programs within the divisions; conducts peer-review of 
scientific programs; and monitors the overall strategic direction and 
focus of the divisions. The BSC, OPHPR may perform second-level peer 
review of applications for grants-in-aid for research and research 
training activities, cooperative agreements, and research contract 
proposals relating to the broad areas within the office (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/science/counselors.htm).
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have the expertise 
and qualifications necessary to contribute to accomplishment of the 
board's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the 
fields relevant to the issues addressed by the divisions within the 
coordinating office, including: business, crisis leadership, emergency 
response and management, engineering, epidemiology, health policy and 
management, informatics, laboratory science, medicine, mental and 
behavioral health, public health law, public health practice, risk 
communication, and social science. 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 be balanced in terms of professional training 
and background, points of view represented, and the board's function. 
Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., with equitable representation of gender, all ethnic 
and racial groups, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be U.S. 
citizens.
    The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the spring 
of 2016, for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose 
terms will end on September 30, 2016.
    Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to 
contribute to the accomplishment of OPHPR objectives (http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/about.htm).
    Candidates should submit the following items:
    [ssquf] Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address)
    [ssquf] At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not 
employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    The deadline for receipt of all application materials (for 
consideration for term beginning October 1, 2016) is April 15, 2016. 
All files must be submitted electronically as email attachments to: CDR 
Christye Brown, c/o BSC OPHPR Coordinator, email: cbrown12@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

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Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Claudette Grant,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Service Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2016-03931 Filed 2-24-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P