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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics

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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), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) announces the following committee meeting.

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Times and Dates: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., September 14, 2006.

Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201.

8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., September 15, 2006.

Place: NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people.

Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice and making recommendations to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NCHS, regarding the scientific and technical program goals and objectives, strategies, and priorities of NCHS.

Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include welcome remarks by the Director, NCHS; introductions of members and key NCHS staff; scientific presentations and discussions on the National Survey of Family Growth, implications of confidentiality requirements in natality and mortality vital statistics, and re-engineering the vital statistics system and role of health information technology; and an open session for comments from the public.

Requests to make oral presentations should be submitted in writing to the contact person listed below by September 8, 2006. All requests must contain the name, address, telephone number, and organizational affiliation of the presenter.

Written comments should not exceed five single-spaced typed pages in length and must be received by September 8, 2006.

The agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Due to programmatic matters, this Federal Register notice is being published on less than 15 calendar days notice to the public (41 CFR 102-3.150(b)).

Contact Person for More Information: Virginia S. Cain, Ph.D., Director of Extramural Research, NCHS/CDC, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7211, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4500, fax (301) 458-4020.

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: August 28, 2006.

Alvin Hall,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-14629 Filed 8-31-06; 8:45 am]