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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NACCAM) meeting.

The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

A portion of the meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and/or contract proposals and the discussion could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications and/or contract proposals, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

Name of Committee: National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Date: February 3, 2006.

Closed: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications and/or proposals.

Open: 1:30 p.m. to adjournment.

Agenda: The agenda includes opening Remarks by Director, NCCAM, presentations of research results, and other business of the Council.

Place: Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Conference rooms C/D, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Contact Person: Richard Nahin, PhD, MPH, Executive Secretary, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 496-7801.

The public comments session is scheduled from 4-4:30 p.m., but could change depending on the actual time spent on each agenda item. Each speaker will be permitted 5 minutes for their presentation. Interested individuals and representatives of organizations are requested to notify Dr. Richard Nahin, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, 301-496-6701, Fax: 301-480-9970. Letters of intent to present comments, along with a brief description of the organization represented, should be received no later than 5 p.m. on January 23, 2006. Only one representative of an organization may present oral comments. Any person attending the meeting who does not request an opportunity to speak in advance of the meeting may be considered for oral presentation, if time permits, and at the discretion of the Chairperson. In addition, written comments may be submitted to Dr. Richard Nahin at the address listed above up to ten calendar days (February 13, 2006) following the meeting.

Copies of the meeting agenda and the roster of members will be furnished upon request by contacting Dr. Richard Nahin, Acting Executive Secretary, NACCAM, National Institutes of Health, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, 301-496-7801, Fax: 301-480-9970, or via e-mail at naccames@mail.nih.gov.

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by nongovernment employees. Persons without a government I.D. will need to show a photo I.D. and sign-in at the security desk upon entering the building.

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Dated: January 5, 2006.

Anna Snouffer,

Acting Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 06-306 Filed 1-12-06; 8:45 am]

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