National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments, 55903-55904 [2018-24472]

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The preliminary agenda, roster of BSC members, background materials, public comments, and any additional information, when available, will be posted on the BSC meeting website (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or may be requested in hardcopy from the Designated Federal Official for the BSC. Following the meeting, summary minutes will be prepared and made available on the BSC meeting website. Meeting Attendance Registration: The meeting is open to the public with time set aside for oral public comment; inperson attendance at the NIEHS is limited by the space available (∼100 attendees). Registration for in-person attendance is on a first-come, firstserved basis, and registrants will be assigned a number in their confirmation email. After the first 100 registrants, persons will be placed on a wait list and notified should an opening become available. Registration to attend the meeting in-in person or view the webcast is by December 12, 2018 at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165. 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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: Scheduled for December 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to adjournment on December 12, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is December 3, 2018. Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is December 3, 2018. Registration to Attend Meeting Inperson or to View Webcast: Deadline is December 12, 2018. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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

AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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: Scheduled for December 11, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. to 
adjournment on December 12, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time (EST).
    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is December 3, 2018.
    Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is December 3, 2018.
    Registration to Attend Meeting In-person or to View Webcast: 
Deadline is December 12, 2018.
    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 URL for viewing the meeting webcast will be provided 
to registrants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal 
Official 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: 984-287-3209, Fax: 301-451-5759, email: [email protected]. 
Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2130, Morrisville, 
NC 27560.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BSC will provide input to the NTP on 
programmatic activities and issues. The agenda on December 11 will 
recognize NTP's 40th anniversary with the theme ``Celebrate the Past, 
and Embrace the Future,'' and on December 12, several talks will focus 
on translation as a scientific framework. Please see the preliminary 
agenda for information about the specific presentations. The 
preliminary agenda, roster of BSC members, background materials, public 
comments, and any additional information, when available, will be 
posted on the BSC meeting website (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or 
may be requested in hardcopy from the Designated Federal Official for 
the BSC. Following the meeting, summary minutes will be prepared and 
made available on the BSC meeting website.
    Meeting Attendance Registration: The meeting is open to the public 
with time set aside for oral public comment; in-person attendance at 
the NIEHS is limited by the space available (~100 attendees). 
Registration for in-person attendance is on a first-come, first-served 
basis, and registrants will be assigned a number in their confirmation 
email. After the first 100 registrants, persons will be placed on a 
wait list and notified should an opening become available. Registration 
to attend the meeting in-in person or view the webcast is by December 
12, 2018 at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165. Registration is required 
to view the webcast; the URL for the webcast will be provided in the 
email confirming registration. 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: (984) 
287-3136 or email: [email protected]. TTY users should contact the 
Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests should be made at

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least five business days in advance of the event.
    Written Public Comments: NTP invites written public comments. 
Guidelines for public comments are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/guidelines_public_comments_508.pdf.
    The deadline for submission of written comments is December 3, 
2018. Written public comments should be submitted through the meeting 
website. Persons submitting written comments should include name, 
affiliation, mailing address, phone, email, and sponsoring organization 
(if any). Written comments received in response to this notice will be 
posted on the NTP website, and the submitter will be identified by 
name, affiliation, and sponsoring organization (if any).
    Oral Public Comment Registration: The agenda allows for two public 
comment periods: The first comment period on the CLARITY-BPA Research 
Program: Integration Report Strategy (5 commenters, up to 5 minutes per 
speaker) and the second comment period on the peer review of the Draft 
Report on Carcinogens Monograph on Night Shift Work and Light at Night 
(5 commenters, up to 5 minutes per speaker); oral comments may be 
presented in person at NIEHS or by teleconference line. Registration 
for oral comments is on or before December 3, 2018, at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165. Registration is on a first-come, first-served 
basis, and registrants will be assigned a number in their confirmation 
email. Each organization is allowed one time slot per comment period. 
After the maximum number of speakers per comment period is exceeded, 
individuals registered to provide oral comment will be placed on a wait 
list and notified should an opening become available. Commenters will 
be notified after December 3, 2018, about the actual time allotted per 
speaker, and the teleconference number will be sent to those registered 
to give oral comments by teleconference line.
    If possible, oral public commenters should send a copy of their 
slides and/or statement or talking points to [email protected] by 
December 3, 2018.
    Meeting Materials: The preliminary meeting agenda is available on 
the meeting web page (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) and will be 
updated one week before the meeting. Individuals are encouraged to 
access the meeting web page to stay abreast of the most current 
information regarding the meeting.
    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, 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: October 31, 2018.
Brian R. Berridge,
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-24472 Filed 11-7-18; 8:45 am]
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