In accordance with section 10 (a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting. This TRC's charge is to provide review of contract proposals and recommendations to the Director, AHRQ, regarding the technical merit of proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFPs) to “Maintain and Expand the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)”. The RFP was published in the Commerce Business Daily on March 30, 2000.
The upcoming TRC meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2, implementing regulations, and procurement regulations, 41 CFR 101-6.1023 and 48 CFR section 315.604(d). The discussions at this meeting of contract proposals submitted in response to the above-referenced RFP are likely to reveal proprietary and personal information concerning Start Printed Page 34473individuals associated with the proposals. Such information is exempt from disclosure under the above-cited FACA provision that protects the the free exchange of candid views, and under the procurement rules that prevent undue interference with Committee and Department operations.
Name of TRC: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality— “Maintain and Expand the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)”.
Date: June 14, 2000 (Closed to the public).
Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6010 Executive Blvd, 4th Floor Conference Center, Room D, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain information regarding this meeting should contact Jenny Schnaier, Center for Organizaton and Delivery Systems, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2102 East Jefferson Street, Suite 605, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, 301-594-6827.Start Signature
Dated: May 22, 2000.
John M. Eisenberg,
[FR Doc. 00-13378 Filed 5-26-00; 8:45 am]
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