[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 6, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26105-26106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11613]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)

    In accordance with Presidential Executive Order No. 13175, November 
6, 2000, and the Presidential Memorandum of November 5, 2009, and 
September 23, 2004, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal 
Governments, CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry 
(ATSDR), announces the following meeting and Tribal Consultation 
Session:
    Name: CDC/ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting and 17th 
Biannual Tribal Consultation Session.
    Dates And Times:
    August 8, 2017

 8:00-9:00 a.m., CDT--Tribal Caucus (Open only to elected 
tribal leaders and by invitation)
 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., CDT--TAC Meeting (Open to the public)
    August 9, 2017
 8:00-9:00 a.m., EDT--Tribal Caucus (Open only to elected 
tribal leaders and by invitation)
 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., CDT--TAC Meeting (Open to the public)
 3:00-5:00 p.m., CDT--Tribal Consultation Session (Open to the 
public).

    Please note that the TAC reserves the right to call a tribal caucus 
at any time during the public portions of the TAC meeting, and those 
who are not elected tribal leaders will be asked to step out of the 
meeting room during any ad hoc caucus periods.
    Place: The CDC/ATSDR TAC Meeting and Biannual Tribal Consultation 
Session will be held at the Artesian Hotel, 1001 W. 1st Street, 
Sulphur, OK 73086.
    Status: The meeting and consultation session are in-person only and 
open to the public except during tribal caucus as described in the time 
and date section. Attendees must pre-register for the TAC meeting and/
or Tribal Consultation Session by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, July 7, 
2017, at the following link: www.cdc.gov/tribal/meetings.html.
    Purpose: The purpose of the TAC and consultation meetings is to 
advance CDC/ATSDR support for and collaboration with American Indian 
and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and to improve the health of AI/AN 
tribes by pursuing goals that include assisting in eliminating the 
health disparities faced by AI/AN tribes; ensuring that access to 
critical health and human services and public health services is 
maximized to advance or enhance the social, physical, and economic 
status of AI/ANs; and promoting health equity for all Indian people and 
communities. To advance these goals, CDC/ATSDR conducts government-to-
government consultations with elected tribal officials or their 
authorized representatives. Consultation is an enhanced form of 
communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared 
responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and 
opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding.
    Matters for Discussion: This TAC Meeting and Biannual Tribal 
Consultation Session will provide opportunities for tribal leaders to 
speak openly about the public health issues affecting their tribes. 
These meetings will include discussions about tribal

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priorities for the CDC/ATSDR, public health capacity in Indian Country, 
AI/AN public health concerns, budget and funding opportunities, and 
programmatic highlights, among other topics. The discussion topics are 
subject to revision as priorities change.
    Tribes also will have an opportunity to present testimony about 
tribal health issues during the Tribal Consultation Session. All tribal 
leaders are encouraged to submit written testimony by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) 
Friday, July 7, 2017, to Captain Carmen Clelland, Associate Director 
for the Tribal Support Unit, OSTLTS, via mail to 4770 Buford Highway 
NE., MS E-70, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717, or email to 
[email protected]. Tribal leaders can find guidance to assist in 
developing tribal testimony for CDC/ATSDR at www.cdc.gov/tribal/consultation/index.html.
    Based on the number of tribal leaders giving testimony and the time 
available, it may be necessary to limit the time for each presenter. 
However, all submitted and written testimony will be entered in to the 
record.
    Information about the TAC, CDC/ATSDR's Tribal Consultation Policy, 
and previous meetings can be found at www.cdc.gov/tribal.
    Contact person for more information: Captain Carmen Clelland, 
Associate Director, Tribal Support Unit, at [email protected] or 
404.498.2205.
    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. 2017-11613 Filed 6-5-17; 8:45 am]
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