[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 46096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18852]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health 
Preparedness and Response (BSC, OPHPR)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned 
committee:

    Times and Dates:
    9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., August 21, 2012; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., August 22, 
2012.
    Place: CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Roybal Campus, Building 19, 
Auditorium B2, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.
    Status: Open to the public limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room will accommodate up to 30 people. Public 
participants should pre-register for the meeting as described in 
Additional Information for Public Participants.
    Purpose: This Board is charged with providing advice and 
guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS), the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), the Director, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Director, 
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), 
concerning strategies and goals for the programs and research within 
OPHPR, monitoring the overall strategic direction and focus of the 
OPHPR Divisions and Offices, and administration and oversight of 
peer review of OPHPR scientific programs. For additional information 
about the Board, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/science/counselors.htm.
    Matters to be Discussed: Agenda items for this meeting include: 
(1) Briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: OPHPR 
International Activities; National Health Security Preparedness 
Index Update; update on the activities of the joint BSC-National 
Biodefense Science Board Strategic National Stockpile ad hoc working 
group; CDC's response to laboratory biosafety issues; Public Health 
Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise (PHEMCE) and CDC's 
smallpox vaccine program; OPHPR's national policy initiatives; 
history and overview of the Preparedness and Emergency Response 
Learning Centers; update on CDC's biosurveillance and situational 
awareness activities; (2) BSC liaison representative updates to the 
Board highlighting organizational activities relevant to the OPHPR 
mission.
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Additional Information for Public Participants: Members of the 
public that wish to attend this meeting should pre-register by 
submitting the following information by email, facsimile, or phone 
(see Contact Person for More Information) no later than 12 noon 
(EDT) on Monday, August 13, 2012:
     Full Name,
     Organizational Affiliation,
     Complete Mailing Address,
     Citizenship, and
     Phone Number or Email Address.
    Contact Person for More Information: Marquita Black, Office of 
Science and Public Health Practice Executive Assistant, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D-
44, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 639-7325; facsimile 
(404) 639-7977; email: OPHPR.BSC.Questions@cdc.gov.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, 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.

    Dated: July 27, 2012.
Catherine Ramadei,
Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-18852 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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