National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments, 24112-24113 [2016-09461]

Download as PDF 24112 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments This notice announces the next meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and registration is requested for both attendance and oral comment and required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration are available at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165. DATES: Meeting: June 15–16, 2016; it begins at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on both days and continues until adjournment. Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is June 1, 2016. Registration for Meeting and/or Oral Comments: Deadline is June 8, 2016. Registration to View Webcast: Deadline is June 16, 2016. Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required. ADDRESSES: Meeting Location: Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Meeting Web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ go/165. Webcast: The meeting will be webcast; the URL will be provided to those who register for viewing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lori White, Designated Federal Officer for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2–03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 919– 541–9834, Fax: 301–480–3272, Email: whiteld@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/ Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2124, Morrisville, NC 27560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meeting and Registration: The meeting is open to the public with time scheduled for oral public comments; attendance at the meeting is limited only by the space available. The BSC will provide input to the NTP on programmatic activities and issues. Preliminary agenda topics asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 include: Reports from the NIEHS/NTP Director and the NTP Associate Director, an update on NTP activities at the National Center for Toxicological Research, a report on the peer review of NTP Technical Reports on antimony trioxide and TRIM® VX, a report on the peer review of the Report on Carcinogens monographs on selected viruses, a research concept on thallium compounds, updates on NTP testing and the synthetic turf/crumb rubber research program, a report on projects utilizing the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit, and reports on three recent workshops (1) In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation for High Throughput Prioritization and Decision Making, (2) Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night, and Circadian Disruption, and (3) Addressing Challenges in the Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety. The preliminary agenda, roster of BSC members, background materials, public comments, and any additional information, when available, will be posted on the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or may be requested in hardcopy from the Designated Federal Officer for the BSC. Following the meeting, summary minutes will be prepared and made available on the BSC meeting Web site. The public may attend the meeting in person or view the webcast. Registration is required to view the webcast; the URL for the webcast will be provided in the email confirming registration. Individuals who plan to provide oral comments (see below) are encouraged to register online at the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) by June 8, 2016, to facilitate planning for the meeting. Individuals are encouraged to access the Web site to stay abreast of the most current information regarding the meeting. Visitor and security information for those attending inperson is available at niehs.nih.gov/ about/visiting/index.cfm. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Ms. Robbin Guy at phone: (919) 541–4363 or email: guyr2@ niehs.nih.gov. TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event. Request for Comments: Written comments submitted in response to this notice should be received by June 1, 2016. Comments will be posted on the BSC meeting Web site and persons submitting them will be identified by their name and affiliation and/or sponsoring organization, if applicable. Persons submitting written comments should include their name, affiliation (if PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 applicable), phone, email, and sponsoring organization (if any) with the document. Guidelines for public comments are at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/ guidelines_public_comments_508.pdf. Time is allotted during the meeting for the public to present oral comments to the BSC on the agenda topics. Public comments can be presented in-person at the meeting or by teleconference line. There are 50 lines for this call; availability is on a first-come, firstserved basis. The lines will be open from 8:30 a.m. until adjournment on June 15 and 16, although the BSC will receive public comments only during the formal public comment periods, which are indicated on the preliminary agenda. Each organization is allowed one time slot per agenda topic. Each speaker is allotted at least 7 minutes, which if time permits, may be extended to 10 minutes at the discretion of the BSC chair. Persons wishing to present oral comments should register on the BSC meeting Web site by June 8, 2016, indicate whether they will present comments in-person or via the teleconference line, and indicate the topic(s) on which they plan to comment. The access number for the teleconference line will be provided to registrants by email prior to the meeting. On-site registration for oral comments will also be available on the meeting day, although time allowed for comments by these registrants may be limited and will be determined by the number of persons who register at the meeting. Persons registering to make oral comments are asked to send a copy of their statement and/or PowerPoint slides to the Designated Federal Officer by June 8, 2016. Written statements can supplement and may expand upon the oral presentation. If registering on-site and reading from written text, please bring 20 copies of the statement for distribution to the BSC and NTP staff and to supplement the record. Background Information on the BSC: The BSC is a technical advisory body comprised of scientists from the public and private sectors that provides primary scientific oversight to the NTP. Specifically, the BSC advises the NTP on matters of scientific program content, both present and future, and conducts periodic review of the program for the purpose of determining and advising on the scientific merit of its activities and their overall scientific quality. Its members are selected from recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 79 / Monday, April 25, 2016 / Notices mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology or teratology, and biostatistics. Members serve overlapping terms of up to four years. The BSC usually meets biannually. The authority for the BSC is provided by 42 U.S.C. 217a, section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS), as amended. The BSC is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. Dated: April 19, 2016. Natasha M. Copeland, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–09466 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2016–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1613] Dated: April 19, 2016. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, NTP. Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations [FR Doc. 2016–09461 Filed 4–22–16; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Closed Meeting asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Special Emphasis Panel—NIDCR SOAR Application Review. Date: June 8, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: NIDCR Conference Room, Conference Room 602, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Guo He Zhang, MPH, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 672, Bethesda, MD 20892, zhanggu@ mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.121, Oral Diseases and Disorders Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Apr 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. SUMMARY: Comments are to be submitted on or before July 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24113 You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–1613, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM and FIS report become effective. The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard information shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard determinations also will be considered before the FIRM and FIS report become effective. Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to communities in support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP only may be exercised after E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; 
Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

SUMMARY: This notice announces the next meeting of the National 
Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC, 
a federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists 
from the public and private sectors, will review and provide advice on 
programmatic activities. The meeting is open to the public and 
registration is requested for both attendance and oral comment and 
required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and 
registration are available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.

DATES: Meeting: June 15-16, 2016; it begins at 8:30 a.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time (EDT) on both days and continues until adjournment.
    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is June 1, 2016.
    Registration for Meeting and/or Oral Comments: Deadline is June 8, 
2016.
    Registration to View Webcast: Deadline is June 16, 2016. 
Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required.

ADDRESSES: 
    Meeting Location: Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building, National 
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 111 T.W. Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
    Meeting Web page: The preliminary agenda, registration, and other 
meeting materials are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165.
    Webcast: The meeting will be webcast; the URL will be provided to 
those who register for viewing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lori White, Designated Federal 
Officer for the BSC, Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, Division of 
NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 
Phone: 919-541-9834, Fax: 301-480-3272, Email: whiteld@niehs.nih.gov. 
Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2124, Morrisville, 
NC 27560.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Meeting and Registration: The meeting is open to the public with 
time scheduled for oral public comments; attendance at the meeting is 
limited only by the space available.
    The BSC will provide input to the NTP on programmatic activities 
and issues. Preliminary agenda topics include: Reports from the NIEHS/
NTP Director and the NTP Associate Director, an update on NTP 
activities at the National Center for Toxicological Research, a report 
on the peer review of NTP Technical Reports on antimony trioxide and 
TRIM[supreg] VX, a report on the peer review of the Report on 
Carcinogens monographs on selected viruses, a research concept on 
thallium compounds, updates on NTP testing and the synthetic turf/crumb 
rubber research program, a report on projects utilizing the NIEHS 
Clinical Research Unit, and reports on three recent workshops (1) In 
Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation for High Throughput Prioritization and 
Decision Making, (2) Shift Work at Night, Artificial Light at Night, 
and Circadian Disruption, and (3) Addressing Challenges in the 
Assessment of Botanical Dietary Supplement Safety.
    The preliminary agenda, roster of BSC members, background 
materials, public comments, and any additional information, when 
available, will be posted on the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or may be requested in hardcopy from the 
Designated Federal Officer for the BSC. Following the meeting, summary 
minutes will be prepared and made available on the BSC meeting Web 
site.
    The public may attend the meeting in person or view the webcast. 
Registration is required to view the webcast; the URL for the webcast 
will be provided in the email confirming registration. Individuals who 
plan to provide oral comments (see below) are encouraged to register 
online at the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) by 
June 8, 2016, to facilitate planning for the meeting. Individuals are 
encouraged to access the Web site to stay abreast of the most current 
information regarding the meeting. Visitor and security information for 
those attending in-person is available at niehs.nih.gov/about/visiting/index.cfm. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to 
participate in this event should contact Ms. Robbin Guy at phone: (919) 
541-4363 or email: guyr2@niehs.nih.gov. TTY users should contact the 
Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at 
least five business days in advance of the event.
    Request for Comments: Written comments submitted in response to 
this notice should be received by June 1, 2016. Comments will be posted 
on the BSC meeting Web site and persons submitting them will be 
identified by their name and affiliation and/or sponsoring 
organization, if applicable. Persons submitting written comments should 
include their name, affiliation (if applicable), phone, email, and 
sponsoring organization (if any) with the document. Guidelines for 
public comments are at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/guidelines_public_comments_508.pdf.
    Time is allotted during the meeting for the public to present oral 
comments to the BSC on the agenda topics. Public comments can be 
presented in-person at the meeting or by teleconference line. There are 
50 lines for this call; availability is on a first-come, first-served 
basis. The lines will be open from 8:30 a.m. until adjournment on June 
15 and 16, although the BSC will receive public comments only during 
the formal public comment periods, which are indicated on the 
preliminary agenda. Each organization is allowed one time slot per 
agenda topic. Each speaker is allotted at least 7 minutes, which if 
time permits, may be extended to 10 minutes at the discretion of the 
BSC chair. Persons wishing to present oral comments should register on 
the BSC meeting Web site by June 8, 2016, indicate whether they will 
present comments in-person or via the teleconference line, and indicate 
the topic(s) on which they plan to comment. The access number for the 
teleconference line will be provided to registrants by email prior to 
the meeting. On-site registration for oral comments will also be 
available on the meeting day, although time allowed for comments by 
these registrants may be limited and will be determined by the number 
of persons who register at the meeting.
    Persons registering to make oral comments are asked to send a copy 
of their statement and/or PowerPoint slides to the Designated Federal 
Officer by June 8, 2016. Written statements can supplement and may 
expand upon the oral presentation. If registering on-site and reading 
from written text, please bring 20 copies of the statement for 
distribution to the BSC and NTP staff and to supplement the record.
    Background Information on the BSC: The BSC is a technical advisory 
body comprised of scientists from the public and private sectors that 
provides primary scientific oversight to the NTP. Specifically, the BSC 
advises the NTP on matters of scientific program content, both present 
and future, and conducts periodic review of the program for the purpose 
of determining and advising on the scientific merit of its activities 
and their overall scientific quality. Its members are selected from 
recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, 
pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, 
carcinogenesis,

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mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, 
immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology or teratology, and 
biostatistics. Members serve overlapping terms of up to four years. The 
BSC usually meets biannually. The authority for the BSC is provided by 
42 U.S.C. 217a, section 222 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS), as 
amended. The BSC is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app.), which sets forth standards 
for the formation and use of advisory committees.

    Dated: April 19, 2016.
John R. Bucher,
Associate Director, NTP.
[FR Doc. 2016-09461 Filed 4-22-16; 8:45 am]
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