Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET), 66026 [2016-23052]

Download as PDF 66026 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Notices Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–23094 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–70–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for membership on ACET. The ACET consists of 10 experts in fields associated with public Health, epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, pulmonary disease, pediatrics, tuberculosis, microbiology, or preventive health care delivery, who are selected by the Secretary of the United State Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACET provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary, HHS; the Assistant Secretary of Health; and the Director, CDC, regarding program policies, strategies, objectives, and priorities; address the development and application of new technologies; provide guidance and review on CDC’s Tuberculosis prevention research portfolio and program priorities; and review the extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating tuberculosis. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee’s objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field of epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, pulmonary disease, pediatrics, tuberculosis, microbiology, preventive health care delivery, and experts in public health. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-year terms. The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the Fall of 2016 for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms will end on June 30, 2018. Selection of members is based on candidates’ qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of ACET objectives. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 terms of points of view represented, and the committee’s function. Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees, requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for ACET membership each year, and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. HHS notifies selected candidates of their appointment near the start of the term in July 1, 2018, or as soon as the HHS selection process is completed. Note that the need for different expertise varies from year to year and a candidate who is not selected in one year may be reconsidered in a subsequent year. Candidates should submit the following items. The deadline for receipt of materials for the 2017 term is October 31, 2016: • Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address). • At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.). The deadline for receipts of all application materials for consideration for term beginning July 1, 2018 is due October 31, 2016 electronically or in writing, and must be postmarked by October 31, 2016. Regular, Express or Overnight Mail to: Margie Scott-Cseh, Committee Management Specialist, NCHHSTP, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop: E07, Atlanta, GA 30329 Electronic submissions may be sent to: zkr7@cdc.gov. Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate or by the person/organization recommending the candidate. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 CDC 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. 2016–23052 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–16–16AMV] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. 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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 Advisory 
Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting 
nominations for membership on ACET. The ACET consists of 10 experts in 
fields associated with public Health, epidemiology, immunology, 
infectious diseases, pulmonary disease, pediatrics, tuberculosis, 
microbiology, or preventive health care delivery, who are selected by 
the Secretary of the United State Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS). ACET provides advice and recommendations to the 
Secretary, HHS; the Assistant Secretary of Health; and the Director, 
CDC, regarding program policies, strategies, objectives, and 
priorities; address the development and application of new 
technologies; provide guidance and review on CDC's Tuberculosis 
prevention research portfolio and program priorities; and review the 
extent to which progress has been made toward eliminating tuberculosis.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the 
committee's objectives. Nominees will be selected based on expertise in 
the field of epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, pulmonary 
disease, pediatrics, tuberculosis, microbiology, preventive health care 
delivery, and experts in public health. Federal employees will not be 
considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for four-
year terms.
    The next cycle of selection of candidates will begin in the Fall of 
2016 for selection of potential nominees to replace members whose terms 
will end on June 30, 2018. Selection of members is based on candidates' 
qualifications to contribute to the accomplishment of ACET objectives.
    The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates 
that committee membership be balanced in terms of points of view 
represented, and the committee's function. Appointments shall be made 
without discrimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, 
sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, disability, and 
cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. Nominees must be U.S. 
citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. Government. 
Current participation on federal workgroups or prior experience serving 
on a federal advisory committee does not disqualify a candidate; 
however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive individual service on 
advisory committees and multiple committee memberships. Committee 
members are Special Government Employees, requiring the filing of 
financial disclosure reports at the beginning and annually during their 
terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for ACET membership each year, 
and provides a slate of nominees for consideration to the Secretary of 
HHS for final selection. HHS notifies selected candidates of their 
appointment near the start of the term in July 1, 2018, or as soon as 
the HHS selection process is completed. Note that the need for 
different expertise varies from year to year and a candidate who is not 
selected in one year may be reconsidered in a subsequent year.
    Candidates should submit the following items. The deadline for 
receipt of materials for the 2017 term is October 31, 2016:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address).
     At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not 
employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they 
wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not 
employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.).
    The deadline for receipts of all application materials for 
consideration for term beginning July 1, 2018 is due October 31, 2016 
electronically or in writing, and must be postmarked by October 31, 
2016.
    Regular, Express or Overnight Mail to: Margie Scott-Cseh, Committee 
Management Specialist, NCHHSTP, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop: 
E07, Atlanta, GA 30329
    Electronic submissions may be sent to: zkr7@cdc.gov.
    Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted. Nominations 
may be submitted by the candidate or by the person/organization 
recommending the candidate.
    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 CDC 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. 2016-23052 Filed 9-23-16; 8:45 am]
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