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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will meet on November 17, 2008, in room 230 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public and it will start at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12 p.m.

The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on proposed research studies, research plans and research strategies relating to the health consequences of military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Gulf War.

The Committee will present their 2008 Report and recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Additionally, there will be a presentation and discussion on pesticide exposure and cognition.

The meeting will include time reserved for public comments. A sign-up sheet for five-minute comments will be available at the meeting. Individuals who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the Committee's review to Dr. Roberta White, Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St., T2E, Boston, MA 02118.

Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Dr. William Goldberg, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 461-1667, or Dr. White, Scientific Director, at (617) 638-4620.

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Dated: October 24, 2008.

By direction of the Secretary.

E. Philip Riggin,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-26065 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]

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