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The Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR).

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) and the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) announce the following committee meeting:

Name: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., May 19, 2005. 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., May 20, 2005.

Place: CDC facility, 1825 Century Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30345.

Status: Open to the public for observation, limited only by the space available. The meeting room Start Printed Page 22052accommodates approximately 100 people.

Purpose: The Secretary, and by delegation, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Administrator of the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, are authorized under section 301(42 U.S.C. 241) and section 311 (42 U.S.C. 243) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to (1) conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases and other impairments; (2) assist states and their political subdivisions in the prevention of infectious diseases and other preventable conditions and in the promotion of health and well being; and (3) train state and local personnel in health work. The Board of Scientific Counselors, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and Priorities in fulfillment of the agencies' mission to protect and promote people's health. The Board provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The Board also provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

Matters to be Discussed: The agenda items for the meeting on May 19-20, 2004, will include but are not limited to an update on future initiatives for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention; presentation on Places Goals and Research Agenda; an update on the state of NCEH/ATSDR; review of the ATSDR Draft Dioxin Soil Policy Guideline; presentation on asbestos; discussion on the criteria for “De-Listing” chemicals from the CDC's National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals; a discussion on the 3rd National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and upates by the subcommittees and workgroup.

Agenda items are tentative and subject to change.

Contact Person for More Information: Individuals interested in attending the meeting, please contact Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 1600 Clifton Road, Mail Stop E-28, Atlanta, GA 30303; telephone (404) 498-0003, Fax (404) 498-0059; e-mail: smalcom@cdc.gov. The deadline for notification of attendance is May 13, 2005.

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 National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: April 21, 2005.

B. Kathy Skipper,

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

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[FR Doc. 05-8497 Filed 4-27-05; 8:45 am]

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