[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 160 (Thursday, August 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 51369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21163]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that 
the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public 
meeting. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on September 22, 2011 from 9 
a.m. to 5 p.m. E.S.T. The agenda is subject to change as priorities 
dictate.

ADDRESSES: Almas Temple--Sphinx Grand Ballroom; 1315 K Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005 (adjacent to the Hamilton Crowne Plaza 
Washington). To attend by teleconference, please check the NBSB 
September meeting webpage, http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/nbsb/meetings/Pages/110922meeting.aspx. Individuals who wish to 
attend the meeting in person should send an e-mail to NBSB@HHS.GOV with 
``NBSB Registration'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: e-mail: NBSB@HHS.GOV

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 319M of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7f) and section 222 of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), the Department of Health and Human 
Services established the National Biodefense Science Board. The Board 
shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on 
scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to the 
Department of Health and Human Services regarding current and future 
chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether 
naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. The Board may also 
provide advice and guidance to the Secretary and/or the Assistant 
Secretary for Preparedness and Response on other matters related to 
public health emergency preparedness and response.
    Background: The majority of this public meeting will be dedicated 
to a discussion of the findings of the NBSB's Anthrax Vaccine Working 
Group. Subsequent agenda topics will be added as priorities dictate. 
Any additional agenda topics will be available on the Board's September 
meeting webpage prior to the public meeting.
    Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda and materials will be 
posted prior to the meeting on the September meeting webpage at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/legal/boards/nbsb/meetings/Pages/110922meeting.aspx.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Any member of the public 
providing oral comments at the meeting must sign-in at the registration 
desk and provide his/her name, address, and affiliation. All written 
comments must be received prior to September 21, 2011 and should be 
sent by e-mail to NBSB@HHS.GOV with ``NBSB Public Comment'' as the 
subject line. Individuals who plan to attend and need special 
assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable 
accommodations, should e-mail nbsb@hhs.gov.

    Dated: August 8, 2011.
Nicole Lurie,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2011-21163 Filed 8-17-11; 8:45 am]
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