[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Pages 77240-77241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31833]



National Institutes of Health

Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of Science Policy, 
Office of the Director; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the 
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).
    The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the 
provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(9)(b), Title 5 U.S.C. as 
amended. Under authority 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public 
Health Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human 
Services established the NSABB to provide advice, guidance and 
leadership regarding federal oversight of dual use research, defined as 
biological research that generates information and technologies that 
could be misused to pose a biological threat to public health and/or 
national security.
    The meeting will be open to the public via teleconference. Persons 
planning to participate in this teleconference should refer to the 
Call-in Information listed on this notice. For information about the 
open meeting connect to: http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/biosecurity_meetings.html. Please check this site for updates.

    Name of Committee: National Science Advisory Board for 
    Date: December 15, 2011.
    Closed: December 15, 2011, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Agenda: To review confidential information.
    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (Telephone Conference Call).
    Open: December 15, 2011, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Agenda: Presentations and discussions regarding: (1) Review of 
proposed NSABB Codes of Conduct Working Group Draft Report: 
``Enhancing Responsible Science Considerations for the Development 
and Dissemination of Codes of Conduct for Dual Use Research;'' (2) 
planning for future NSABB meetings; and (3) other business of the 
    Place: National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892 (Telephone Conference Call).
    Call-in Information: Toll-Free Number: 1-(888) 989-9721 
Participant Passcode: 7857009.
    Contact Person: Ronna Hill, NSABB Program Assistant, NIH Office 
of Biotechnology Activities, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (301) 496-9838, [email protected].

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    This notice is being published less than 15 days before it is 
held because NIH was asked by the Department of Health and Human 
Services to convene the NSABB as soon as possible due to the time-
sensitive nature of the matter for review.
    Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments 
relevant to the mission of the NSABB at the open meeting should 
notify the Contact Person listed on this notice. Interested 
individuals and representatives of an organization may submit a 
letter of intent, a brief description of the organization 
represented, and a short description of the oral presentation. Only 
one representative of an organization may be allowed to present oral 
comments. Both printed and electronic copies are requested for the 
record. In addition, any interested person may file written comments 
relevant to the mission of the NSABB. All written comments should be 
sent via email to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The 
written comments should include the name, address, telephone number 
and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of 
the interested person.

    Dated: December 6, 2011.
Jennifer Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-31833 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]