[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 246 (Thursday, December 21, 2000)]
[Page 80445]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-32594]



National Institutes of Health

Notice of Meeting: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating 

    In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a 
meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee.

    Name: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee (CFSCC).
    Time and Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Place: WestCoast Grant Hotel Seattle, 1415 Fifth Avenue, 
Seattle, WA 98101.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room will accommodate approximately 100 people. 
Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as 
sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, 
should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the 
    Purpose: The Committee is charged with providing advice to the 
Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Commissioner, 
Social Security Administration (SSA), to assure interagency 
coordination and communication regarding chronic fatigue syndrome 
(CFS) research and other related issues; facilitating increased DHHS 
and agency awareness of CFS research and educational needs; 
developing complementary research programs that minimize overlap; 
identifying opportunities for collaborative and/or coordinated 
efforts in research and education; and developing informed responses 
to constituency groups regarding DHHS and SSA efforts and progress.
    Matters to be Discussed: The meeting will include disability 
issues and CFS as a primary focus, with a presentation by 
representatives from the Northwest Disability and Business Technical 
Assistance Center at the Washington State Governor's Committee on 
Disability Issues and Employment. Other matters to be discussed will 
include; progress reports from the Name Change Working Group and 
other working groups of the CFSCC; update on current Federal 
activities; and identification of areas for future focus for the 
CFSCC. Public comments will be received at the meeting from no more 
than 6 individuals on the designated topic of disability and CFS, 
specifically, obstacles in the process of applying for disability 
benefits; obstacles faced in the workplace by those disabled with 
CFS; and employment issues and reasonable accommodation in the 
workplace. Priority will be given to members of the public from the 
region (Western United States) who have never had the opportunity to 
provide formal public comments at meetings of the CFSCC since its 
inception in May 1997. Persons wishing to make oral comments on the 
topic above should notify the contact person listed below no later 
than COB on January 12, 2001. Five minutes will be allotted for each 
statement; both printed and electronic copies are requested for the 
record. Individuals designated to present comments will be notified 
no later than January 16, 2001.

    Contact Person for More Information: Janice C. Ramsden, 
Executive Secretary, CFSCC, Office of the Principal Deputy Director, 
NIH, Building 1, Room 333, 1 Center Drive MSC 0159, Bethesda, 
Maryland 20892-0159, e-mail jr52h@nih.gov or telephone 301-496-0959.

    Dated: December 14, 2000.
LaVerne Stringfield,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 00-32594 Filed 12-20-00; 8:45 am]