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[FR Doc. 2016–30260 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Health Services Research and Development Service, Scientific Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Health Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board will conduct in-person and teleconference meetings of its seven Health Services Research (HSR) subcommittees on the dates below from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise listed) at the Hilton Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal City, VA, 22202 (unless otherwise listed): • HSR 1—Health Care and Clinical Management on March 7–8, 2017; • HSR 2—Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Determinants of Health and Care on March 7–8, 2017; • HSR 3—Healthcare Informatics on March 7–8, 2017; • HSR 4—Mental and Behavioral Health on March 7–8, 2017; • HSR 5—Health Care System Organization and Delivery on March 8– 9, 2017; • HSR 6—Post-acute and Long-term Care on March 9, 2017; • HSR 8—Randomized Program Evaluations on March 8, 2017; • CDA—Career Development Award Meeting on March 9–10, 2017; and • NRI—Nursing Research Initiative from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017. The purpose of the Board is to review health services research and PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 91249 development applications involving: the measurement and evaluation of health care services; the testing of new methods of health care delivery and management; and nursing research. Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit, mission relevance, and the protection of human and animal subjects. Recommendations regarding funding are submitted to the Chief Research and Development Officer. Each subcommittee meeting of the Board will be open to the public the first day for approximately one half-hour at the start of the meeting on March 7–8 (HSR 1, 2, 3, 4), March 8 (HSR 8), March 8–9 (HSR 5), March 9 (HSR 6), March 9–10 (CDA), and March 10 (NRI) to cover administrative matters and to discuss the general status of the program. Members of the public who wish to attend the open portion of the subcommittee meetings may dial 1 (800) 767–1750, participant code 10443#. The remaining portion of each subcommittee meeting will be closed for the discussion, examination, reference to, and oral review of the intramural research proposals and critiques. During the closed portion of each subcommittee meeting, discussion and recommendations will include qualifications of the personnel conducting the studies (the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy), as well as research information (the premature disclosure of which would likely compromise significantly the implementation of proposed agency action regarding such research projects). As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the meeting is in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). No oral or written comments will be accepted from the public for either portion of the meetings. Those who plan to participate during the open portion of a subcommittee meeting should contact Ms. Liza Catucci, Administrative Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service (10P9H), 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC, 20420, or by email at Liza.Catucci@ va.gov. For further information, please call Ms. Catucci at (202) 443–5797. Dated: December 13, 2016. LaTonya L. Small, Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–30334 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Health Services Research and Development Service, Scientific 
Merit Review Board; Notice of Meetings

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Health 
Services Research and Development Service Scientific Merit Review Board 
will conduct in-person and teleconference meetings of its seven Health 
Services Research (HSR) subcommittees on the dates below from 8:00 a.m. 
to approximately 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise listed) at the Hilton 
Crystal City, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal City, VA, 22202 
(unless otherwise listed):
     HSR 1--Health Care and Clinical Management on March 7-8, 
2017;
     HSR 2--Behavioral, Social, and Cultural Determinants of 
Health and Care on March 7-8, 2017;
     HSR 3--Healthcare Informatics on March 7-8, 2017;
     HSR 4--Mental and Behavioral Health on March 7-8, 2017;
     HSR 5--Health Care System Organization and Delivery on 
March 8-9, 2017;
     HSR 6--Post-acute and Long-term Care on March 9, 2017;
     HSR 8--Randomized Program Evaluations on March 8, 2017;
     CDA--Career Development Award Meeting on March 9-10, 2017; 
and
     NRI--Nursing Research Initiative from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 
p.m. on March 10, 2017.
    The purpose of the Board is to review health services research and 
development applications involving: the measurement and evaluation of 
health care services; the testing of new methods of health care 
delivery and management; and nursing research. Applications are 
reviewed for scientific and technical merit, mission relevance, and the 
protection of human and animal subjects. Recommendations regarding 
funding are submitted to the Chief Research and Development Officer.
    Each subcommittee meeting of the Board will be open to the public 
the first day for approximately one half-hour at the start of the 
meeting on March 7-8 (HSR 1, 2, 3, 4), March 8 (HSR 8), March 8-9 (HSR 
5), March 9 (HSR 6), March 9-10 (CDA), and March 10 (NRI) to cover 
administrative matters and to discuss the general status of the 
program. Members of the public who wish to attend the open portion of 
the subcommittee meetings may dial 1 (800) 767-1750, participant code 
10443#.
    The remaining portion of each subcommittee meeting will be closed 
for the discussion, examination, reference to, and oral review of the 
intramural research proposals and critiques. During the closed portion 
of each subcommittee meeting, discussion and recommendations will 
include qualifications of the personnel conducting the studies (the 
disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of 
personal privacy), as well as research information (the premature 
disclosure of which would likely compromise significantly the 
implementation of proposed agency action regarding such research 
projects). As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463, as 
amended by Public Law 94-409, closing the meeting is in accordance with 
5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B).
    No oral or written comments will be accepted from the public for 
either portion of the meetings. Those who plan to participate during 
the open portion of a subcommittee meeting should contact Ms. Liza 
Catucci, Administrative Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health 
Services Research and Development Service (10P9H), 810 Vermont Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC, 20420, or by email at Liza.Catucci@va.gov. For 
further information, please call Ms. Catucci at (202) 443-5797.

    Dated: December 13, 2016.
LaTonya L. Small,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-30334 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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