[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Page 76626]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30106]



Meeting of the National Biodefense Science Board

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

ACTION: Notice.


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 January 10, 2014, 
tentatively scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 

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), HHS established the NBSB. The NBSB 
provides 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 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise 
(PHEMCE) Strategic Preparedness Goals Working Group. Subsequent agenda 
topics will be added as priorities dictate. Any additional agenda 
topics will be available on the NBSB's January 10, 2014, 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 January 10 meeting Web page at 
    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 January 10, 2014, 
and should be sent by email to NBSB@HHS.GOV with ``NBSB Public 
Comment'' as the subject line. Public comments received by close of 
business one week prior to each teleconference will be distributed to 
the NBSB in advance.

    Dated: December 6, 2013.
Nicole Lurie,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2013-30106 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]