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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following committee meeting:

Name: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH).

Time and Date: 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., October 21, 2004.

Place: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001, telephone (202) 638-1616, fax (202) 347-1813.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 50 people.

Purpose: The Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and by delegation the Director, CDC, are authorized under Sections 301 and 308 of the Public Health Service Act to conduct directly or by grants or contracts, research, experiments, and demonstrations relating to occupational safety and health and to mine health. The Board of Scientific Counselors, NIOSH shall provide guidance to the Director, NIOSH on research and preventions programs. Specifically, the Board shall provide guidance on the Institute's research activities related to developing and evaluating hypotheses, systematically documenting findings and disseminating results. The Board shall evaluate the degree to which the activities of the NIOSH:

(1) Conform to appropriate scientific standards;

(2) Address current, relevant needs; and

(3) Produce intended results.

Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items include orientation for new Board members; report from the Director of NIOSH; the CDC Futures Initiative; NIOSH program assessment; the NIOSH research to practice initiative; the NIOSH nanotechnology initiative; and closing remarks.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

For Further Information Contact: Roger Rosa, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 715H, Washington, DC 20201, telephone (202) 205-7856, fax (202) 260-4464.

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.

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Dated: September 13, 2004.

Alvin Hall,

Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 04-21169 Filed 9-20-04; 8:45 am]