[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 165 (Friday, August 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 51537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20930]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meetings 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 closed 
session under exemption 9(B) of the Government in Sunshine Act, 5 
U.S.C. section 552b(c).

DATES: The closed session of the NBSB will take place on September 17, 
2012, and is tentatively scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The 
agenda and time for the session are subject to change as priorities 
dictate. Please check the NBSB Web site for the most up-to-date 
information.

ADDRESSES: The closed session will be held by teleconference and/or 
webinar and will not be open to the public as stipulated under 
exemption 9(B) of the Government in Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. section 
552b(c).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The National Biodefense Science Board 
mailbox: 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 (HHS) 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 (ASPR) on other matters related 
to public health emergency preparedness and response.
    Background: The NBSB continues to review and evaluate the 2012 
Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) 
Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP). Therefore, the Board's 
deliberations on the PHEMCE SIP task are being conducted in closed 
sessions in accordance with provisions set forth under exemption 9(B) 
of the Government in Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. section 552b(c), and with 
approval by the ASPR. For a full description for the basis for closing 
this session, please see the previous meeting notice published at 77 FR 
13129 (2012).
    Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda and materials will be 
posted on the NBSB Web site at www.PHE.GOV/NBSB.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: All written comments should 
be sent by email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with ``NBSB Public Comment'' as the 
subject line.

    Dated: August 20, 2012.
Nicole Lurie,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2012-20930 Filed 8-23-12; 8:45 am]
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