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

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), CDC and NCEH/ATSDR announce the following committee meeting:

Name: Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), NCEH/ATSDR.

Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., May 29, 2008; 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., May 30, 2008.

Place: Marriott Century Center Hotel, 2000 Century Boulevard, Chamblee, Georgia 30341.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 75 people. Start Printed Page 24293

Purpose: The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and by delegation, the Director, CDC, and Administrator, NCEH/ATSDR, 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 BSC, 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 agency's 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: An update on NCEH/ATSDR's Office of the Director; update on formaldehyde and FEMA Trailers; report on ATSDR's Great Lakes areas of concern; discussion on the draft Report by the BSC's Peer Review Workgroup for the NCEH/ATSDR Preparedness and Emergency Response Program; discussion on the proposed BSC Program Peer Review of NCEH/ATSDR's internal clearance and external peer review process; update on NCEH/ATSDR Climate Change Initiatives; update on industry challenges to NCEH/ATSDR programs; and updates on public health issues.

Agenda items are tentative and subject to change.

Contact Person for More Information: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F-61, Chamblee, Georgia 30345; telephone 770/488-0575, fax 770/488-3377; E-mail: smalcom@cdc.gov. The deadline for notification of attendance is May 21, 2008.

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: April 28, 2008.

Diane Allen,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-9668 Filed 5-1-08; 8:45 am]

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