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Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

The meeting will be open to the public, 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.

Name of Committee: Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.

Date: September 9-10, 2008.

Time: September 9, 2008, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee will review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols as well as related data management activities. Please check the meeting agenda at http://www4.od.nih.gov/​oba/​RAC/​meeting.htm for more information.

Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Rooms E1 & E2, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Time: September 10, 2008, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agenda: The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee will review and discuss selected human gene transfer protocols. There will be a discussion of the review process for single subject protocols and a discussion of biosafety containment and practices for recombinant work with non-contemporary strains of influenza and the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1. http://www.4od.nih.gov/​oba/​RAC/​meeting.htm.

Place: National Institutes of Health, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Rooms E1 & E2, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Contact Person: Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, JD, MD, Executive Secretary, Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, Office of Biotechnology Activites, OSP, OD, Rockledge 1, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-435-2151, corrigaja@od.nih.gov.

Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance onto the NIH campus. All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel, and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: http://www4.od.nih.gov/​oba/​, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.

OMB's “Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance Program Announcements” (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a statement concerning the official government programs contained in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in its announcements the number and title of affected individual programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in this notice covers virtually every NIH and Federal research program in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as well as private organizations, both national and international, have elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual program listing, NIH invites readers to direct questions to the information address above about whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are affected.

(Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.14, Intramural Research Training Award; 93.22, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; 93.232, Loan Repayment Program for Research Generally; 93.39, Academic Research Enhancement Award; 93.936, NIH Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Research Loan Repayment Program; 93.187, Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, National Institutes of Health, HHS)

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Dated: August 8, 2008.

Anna Snouffer,

Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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[FR Doc. E8-18875 Filed 8-15-08; 8:45 am]

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