[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29748]

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS)

    The CDC is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the 
Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
    CDC provides subject-matter expertise and assistance for domestic 
and global surveillance, laboratory, occupational health and 
epidemiology functions, and health threats including anthrax, smallpox, 
influenza and other infectious diseases, food-borne illness, and 
radiation, among others.
    The BSC, NIOSH consists of 15 experts in fields related to 
occupational safety and health. The members are selected by the 
Secretary, HHS. The board advises the NIOSH Director on occupational 
safety and health research and prevention programs. The board also 
provides advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in 
the field of occupational safety and health, and the applicability and 
dissemination of research findings. This advice may take the form of 
reports or verbal communications to the NIOSH Director during BSC 
    Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and 
qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishment of the 
board's mission. More information is available on the BSC, NIOSH Web 
site: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/BSC/default.html
    Nominees will be selected based on expertise in the field 
occupational safety and health, such as occupational medicine, 
occupational nursing, industrial hygiene, occupational safety and 
health engineering, toxicology, chemistry, safety and health education, 
ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and psychology.
    Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members 
may be invited to serve for terms of up to four years. The U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services policy stipulates that 
committee membership shall be balanced in terms of professional 
training and background, points of view represented, and the 
committee's function. In addition to a broad range of expertise, 
consideration is given to a broad representation of geographic areas 
within the U.S., with diverse representation of both genders, ethnic 
and racial minorities, and persons with disabilities. Nominees must be 
U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of the U.S. 
    Candidates should submit the following items:
     Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, 
email address)
     A letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of 
the candidate.
    Nomination materials must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and 
sent to: John Decker, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop E-20, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 498-2500.
    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.

Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-29748 Filed 12-12-13; 8:45 am]