[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62634-62635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24620]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

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

ACTION: Notice.

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

DATES: The NBSB will hold a public meeting on October 31, 2013, 
tentatively, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. The agenda is subject to 
change as priorities dictate.

ADDRESSES: Individuals who wish to participate should send an email to 
NBSB@HHS.GOV with ``NBSB Registration'' in the subject line. The 
meeting will occur by teleconference. To attend via teleconference and 
for further instructions, please visit the NBSB Web site at 
WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB.

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 NBSB 
shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on 
scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to HHS 
regarding current and future chemical, biological, nuclear, and 
radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or 
deliberate. The NBSB 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: This public meeting via teleconference will be 
dedicated to the NBSB's deliberation and vote on the findings from the 
NBSB's Situational Awareness Working Group, and the NBSB's National 
Health Security Working Group. Subsequent agenda topics will be added 
as priorities dictate. Any additional agenda topics will be available 
on the NBSB's October 31, 2013, meeting Web page, available at 
WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB.
    Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda and materials will be 
posted prior to the meeting on the October meeting Web page at 
WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Members of the public are 
invited to attend by teleconference via a toll-free call-in phone 
number which is available on the NBSB Web site at WWW.PHE.GOV/NBSB. All 
members of the public are encouraged to provide written comment to the 
NBSB. All written comments must be received prior to October 31, 2013, 
and should be sent by email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with ``NBSB Public 
Comment'' as the subject

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line. Public comments received by close of business one week prior to 
each teleconference will be distributed to the NBSB in advance.

    Dated: September 30, 2013.
Nicole Lurie,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2013-24620 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]
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