[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 47 (Monday, March 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 15369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05561]


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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:
    April 2, 2013 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (BSC, OPHPR meeting)
    April 3, 2013 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Joint meeting of the BSC, OPHPR 
and the National Biodefense Science Board [NBSB])
    Place: CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Roybal Campus, Building 19, Room 
256 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: Public Health 
Preparedness and Response Policy Updates; improving critical 
information sharing across CDC; biosecurity risk evaluation software; 
measuring operational readiness; (2) BSC liaison representative updates 
to the Board highlighting organizational activities relevant to the 
OPHPR mission. Day 2 of the meeting will include a joint Federal 
Advisory Committee briefing with NBSB, deliberation and vote on the 
recommendations and report written by the joint BSC, OPHPR-NBSB 
Strategic National Stockpile ad hoc working group. [The National 
Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) was created under the authority of the 
Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, signed into law on December 
19, 2006. The Board is a FACA committee utilized by the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The NBSB was 
established to provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary of 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on scientific, 
technical, and other matters of special interest to HHS regarding 
activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to adverse health 
effects of public health emergencies resulting from chemical, 
biological, nuclear, and radiological events, whether naturally 
occurring, accidental, or deliberate.]
    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 12:00 noon (EDT) on 
Monday, March 25, 2013:
     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 Agency for 
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-05561 Filed 3-8-13; 8:45 am]
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