[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 131 (Monday, July 9, 2012)]
[Pages 40365-40366]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16636]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ATSDR)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for membership on the BSC, NCEH/
ATSDR. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR consists of 16 experts knowledgeable in the 
field of environmental public health or in related disciplines, who are 
selected by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS). The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the 
Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, 
regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in 
fulfillment of the agencies' mission to protect and promote people's 
health. The Board provides advice and guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work 
more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to 
fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the 
Board's objectives. Nominees will be selected from experts having 
experience in preventing human diseases and disabilities caused by 
environmental conditions. Experts in the disciplines of toxicology, 
epidemiology, environmental or occupational medicine, behavioral 
science, risk assessment, exposure assessment, and experts in public 
health and other related disciplines will be considered. Members may be 
invited to serve up to four-year terms.
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates 
that committee membership be balanced in

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terms of points of view represented and the board's function. 
Consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., as well as gender, race, ethnicity, persons with 
disabilities, and several factors including: (1) The committee's 
mission; (2) the geographic, ethnic, social, economic, or scientific 
impact of the advisory committee's recommendations; (3) the types of 
specific perspectives required, for example, those of consumers, 
technical experts, the public at-large, academia, business, or other 
sectors; (4) the need to obtain divergent points of view on the issues 
before the advisory committee; and (5) the relevance of State, local, 
or tribal governments to the development of the advisory committee's 
recommendations. Nominees must be U.S. citizens.
    The following information must be submitted for each candidate: 
Name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and current curriculum 
vitae. Email addresses are requested if available. Nominations should 
be sent, in writing, and postmarked by September 30, 2012, to: Sandra 
Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, CDC, 4770 Buford 
Highway (MS-F61), Chamblee, Georgia 30341, Email address: sym6@CDC.GOV. 
Telephone and facsimile submissions cannot be accepted.
    Candidates invited to serve will be asked to submit the 
``Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE Form 450) for Special 
Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.'' This form allows CDC to 
determine whether there is a statutory conflict between that person's 
public responsibilities as a Special Government Employee and private 
interests and activities, or the appearance of a lack of impartiality, 
as defined by Federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded 
at http://www.usoge.gov/forms/oge450_pdf/oge450_accessible.pdf.
    This form should not be submitted as part of a nomination.
    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 the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: June 28, 2012.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2012-16636 Filed 7-6-12; 8:45 am]