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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) regarding “Bioterrorism Initiative”. The RFP was published in the Commerce Business Daily on May 30, 2000.

The upcoming TRC meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with Start Printed Page 43765the 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 individuals associated with the proposals. Such information is exempt from disclosure under the above-cited FACA provision that protects 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—“Bioterrorism Initiative”.

Date: August 8, 2000 (Closed to the public).

Place: Agency for Healthcare and Quality, 6010 Executive Blvd., 3rd Floor, Conference Room A, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain information regarding this meeting should contact William Baine, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852, 301-594-0524.

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Dated: July 7, 2000.

John M. Eisenberg,


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[FR Doc. 00-17809 Filed 7-13-00; 8:45 am]