[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6186-6187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02828]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Board of 
Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (BSC, NCEH/ATSDR)

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is 
seeking nominations for membership on the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR. The BSC, 
NCEH/ATSDR consists of 16 experts in fields associated with 
environmental public health or in related disciplines (e.g., 
environmental law, preventive medicine, epidemiology, occupational and 
environmental health, environmental toxicology, environmental justice, 
laboratory sciences, risk assessment, public policy, behavioral social 
science, and health economics). 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 based on expertise in the fields of environmental 
public health or related disciplines (e.g., environmental law, 
preventive medicine, epidemiology, occupational and environmental 
health, environmental toxicology, environmental justice, laboratory 
sciences, risk assessment, public policy, behavioral social science, 
and health economics). Federal employees will not be considered for 
membership. Members may be invited to serve for up to four-year terms. 
Selection of members is based on candidates' qualifications to 
contribute to the accomplishment of BSC, NCEH/ATSDR objectives https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/science/.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the BSC, NCEH/ATSDR must be 
received no later than April 29, 2018. Packages received after this 
time will not be considered for the current membership cycle.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to Shirley Little, Program 
Analyst, NCEH/ATSDR, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway (MS-F45), Atlanta, 
Georgia 30341, Email addresses: [email protected]. Telephone and 
facsimile submissions cannot be accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shirley Little, NCEH/ATSDR Program 
Analyst, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway,

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Atlanta, Georgia 30341, telephone (770) 488-0577; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services policy stipulates that committee membership be balanced in 
terms of points of view represented, and the committee's function. 
Appointments shall be made without discrimination on the basis of age, 
race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV 
status, disability, and cultural, religious, or socioeconomic status. 
Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees of 
the U.S. Government. Current participation on federal workgroups or 
prior experience serving on a federal advisory committee does not 
disqualify a candidate; however, HHS policy is to avoid excessive 
individual service on advisory committees and multiple committee 
memberships. Committee members are Special Government Employees, 
requiring the filing of financial disclosure reports at the beginning 
and annually during their terms. CDC reviews potential candidates for 
BSC, NCEH/ATSDR membership each year, and provides a slate of nominees 
for consideration to the Secretary of HHS for final selection. HHS 
notifies selected candidates of their appointment near the start of the 
term in June, or as soon as the HHS selection process is completed. 
Note that the need for different expertise varies from year to year and 
a candidate who is not selected in one year may be reconsidered in a 
subsequent year.
    Nominees must be U.S. citizens, and cannot be full-time employees 
of the U.S. Government. Candidates should submit the following items:
    [ssquf] Current curriculum vitae, including complete contact 
information (telephone numbers, mailing address, email address)
    [ssquf] At least one letter of recommendation from person(s) not 
employed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 
(Candidates may submit letter(s) from current HHS employees if they 
wish, but at least one letter must be submitted by a person not 
employed by an HHS agency (e.g., CDC, NIH, FDA, etc.).
    Nominations may be submitted by the candidate him- or herself, or 
by the person/organization recommending the candidate.
    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 CDC 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. 2018-02828 Filed 2-12-18; 8:45 am]
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