[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 43094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18026]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Public Comment Period Extension for the Final Supplementary Risk 
Assessment for the Boston University (BU) National Emerging Infectious 
Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)

SUMMARY: A Notice of Availability for the Final Supplementary Risk 
Assessment for the Boston University (BU) National Emerging Infectious 
Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) was published in the Federal Register on 
July 6, 2012. Upon the publication of the Notice of Availability, a 
required comment period of at least 30 day began in which the National 
Institutes of Health would accept and consider comments from the public 
on the final supplementary risk assessment. This comment period was set 
to end on August, 6, 2012. In order to provide the public with 
additional time to review and comment on the final supplementary risk 
assessment, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to 
extend the public comment period for the final supplementary risk 
assessment until August 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on the final supplementary risk assessment 
must be postmarked no later than August 24, 2012. Comments should be 
sent to The National Institutes of Health, Office of Biotechnology 
Activities, Attn: NEIDL Risk Assessment, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 
750, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892. Email comments should be sent to NIH_BRP@od.nih.gov. Please note that comments sent by email must be 
received by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the comment period, August 
24, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: National Institutes of Health Office 
of Biotechnology Activities, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, 
Maryland, 20892. Telephone number: (301) 496-9838. Electronic mail 
address: NIH_BRP@od.nih.gov.
    Availabilty of Copies and Electronic Access: Copies of the Final 
Supplementary Risk Assessment for the Boston University National 
Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory and the accompanying reader's 
guide may be obtained at no cost by calling (301) 496-9838, or by 
emailing requests to NIH_BRP@od.nih.gov. The documents are also 
available electronically at: http://nihblueribbonpanel-bumc-neidl.od.nih.gov/default.asp.
    A copy of the final supplementary risk assessment and the reader's 
guide has also been made available for review at each of the following 
locations: Central Branch of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston 
Street, Boston, MA; South End Library, 685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA; 
Grove Hall Library, 42 Geneva Avenue; and Dudley Library, 65 Warren 
Street, Boston, MA.

    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Ryan T. Bayha,
Science Policy Analyst, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes 
of Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-18026 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]
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