[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 17, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28442-28443]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12046]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Notice of 
Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the 
Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.
    The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to 
space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special 
assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in 
advance of the meeting.

    Name of Committee: Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.
    Date: June 7-9, 2011.
    Time: June 7, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will 
review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols, and 
discuss related data management activities as well as a review of 
biocontainment for experiments with a defective Lassa virus. Please 
check the meeting agenda at http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna_rac/rac_meetings.html for more information.
    Place: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, 
Bethesda, MD 20817.
    Time: June 8, 2011, 8 a.m. to 5:35 p.m.
    Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will 
review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols, including 
a protocol for severe obesity in subjects who either have a mutation 
in the melanocortin 4 receptor or Prader-Willi syndrome, and discuss 
related data management activities. Please check the meeting agenda 
at http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna_rac/rac_meetings.html for more 
information.
    Place: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, 
Bethesda, MD 20817.
    Time: June 9, 2011, 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
    Agenda: The NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) will 
review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols, and 
discuss related data management activities including proposed 
revisions to the NIH Guidelines for Research with Recombinant DNA 
Molecules for work with partial viral genomes in tissue culture 
(Section III-E-1). Please check the meeting agenda at http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna_rac/rac_meetings.html.
    Place: Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Boulevard, 
Bethesda, MD 20817.
    Contact Person: Chezelle George, Office of Biotechnology 
Activities, Office of Science Policy/OD, National Institutes of 
Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-
9838, georgec@od.nih.gov.

    Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home 
page: http://oba.od.nih.gov/rdna/rdna.html, where an agenda and any 
additional information for the meeting will be posted when 
available.

OMB's ``Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance 
Program Announcements'' (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a 
statement concerning the official government programs contained in 
the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in 
its announcements the number and title of affected individual 
programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in 
this notice covers virtually every NIH and Federal research program 
in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has 
been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest 
to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require 
several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that 
every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as 
well as private organizations, both national and international, have 
elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual 
program listing, NIH invites

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readers to direct questions to the information address above about 
whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance are affected.
(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, 
Intramural Research Training Award; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan 
Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 
93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, 
Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired 
Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan Repayment Program; 93.187, 
Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged 
Backgrounds, National Institutes of Health, HHS)

    Dated: May 10, 2011.
Jennifer S. Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-12046 Filed 5-16-11; 8:45 am]
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