Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC), 53256 [2018-22988]

Download as PDF 53256 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2018 / Notices Dated: October 17, 2018. Sandra Cashman, Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–22991 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 38 people. If you wish to attend in person or by phone, please contact Marie Chovanec by email at MChovanec@ cdc.gov or by phone at 412–386–5302 at least 5 business days in advance of the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on November 29, 2018, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., MST and on November 30, 2018, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. MST. ADDRESSES: University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room S215, 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey H. Welsh, Designated Federal Officer, MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone 412–386–4040; email juw5@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NIOSH, on priorities in mine safety and health research, including grants and contracts for such research, 30 U.S.C. 812(b)(2), Section 102(b)(2). Matters to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on mining safety and health research projects and outcomes, including real-time DPM monitor; industrial minerals sector research priorities; MSHRAC metal mine automation workgroup report; cemented backfill research; recent research in coal mine explosion and fire prevention; engaging in the miner daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 health program; stability evaluation of active gas wells in longwall abutment pillars; and durable support for western US underground metal mines. The meeting will also include updates from the NIOSH Associate Director for Mining, the Spokane Mining Research Division, and the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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. Sherri Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2018–22988 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–19–18UF] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled Assessment of Evidence to Inform Standards that Ensure Turnout Gear Remains Protective Throughout Its Lifecycle to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 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To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project Evidence to Inform Standards that Ensure Turnout Gear Remains Protective Throughout Its Lifecycle— New—National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Turnout gear is a type of personal protective equipment used by the 1.1 million U.S. fire fighters to shield the body from carcinogens, flames, heat, and chemical/biological agents. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC)

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC 
announces the following meeting for the Mine Safety and Health Research 
Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). This meeting is open to the public, 
limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates 
approximately 38 people. If you wish to attend in person or by phone, 
please contact Marie Chovanec by email at [email protected] or by phone 
at 412-386-5302 at least 5 business days in advance of the meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held on November 29, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 
MST and on November 30, 2018, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. MST.

ADDRESSES: University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room S215, 1064 E. 
Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 United States.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey H. Welsh, Designated Federal 
Officer, MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 
15236, telephone 412-386-4040; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice to the 
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; 
and the Director, NIOSH, on priorities in mine safety and health 
research, including grants and contracts for such research, 30 U.S.C. 
812(b)(2), Section 102(b)(2).
    Matters to be Considered: The agenda will include discussions on 
mining safety and health research projects and outcomes, including 
real-time DPM monitor; industrial minerals sector research priorities; 
MSHRAC metal mine automation workgroup report; cemented backfill 
research; recent research in coal mine explosion and fire prevention; 
engaging in the miner health program; stability evaluation of active 
gas wells in longwall abutment pillars; and durable support for western 
US underground metal mines. The meeting will also include updates from 
the NIOSH Associate Director for Mining, the Spokane Mining Research 
Division, and the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division. Agenda items are 
subject to change as priorities dictate.
    The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention, 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.

Sherri Berger,
Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-22988 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]
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