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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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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) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned committee:

Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., December 4, 2008.

Place: Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 50 people. Teleconference available toll-free; please dial (866) 700-6634, Participant Pass Code 3756066.

Purpose: The Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and by delegation the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are authorized under Sections 301 and 308 of the Public Health Service Act to conduct directly or by grants or contracts, research, experiments, and demonstrations relating to occupational safety and health and to mine health. The Board of Scientific Counselors shall provide guidance to the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on research and prevention programs. Specifically, the Board shall provide guidance on the Institute's research activities related to developing and evaluating hypotheses, systematically documenting findings and disseminating results. The Board shall evaluate the degree to which the activities of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: (1) Conform to appropriate scientific standards, (2) address current, relevant needs, and (3) produce intended results.

Matters To Be Discussed: Agenda items include a Report by the Acting Director of NIOSH; National Academies (NA) Recommendations for NIOSH Programs; Implementation of NA Recommendations in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Needs; NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Strategic Plan; National Occupational Research Agenda; Future Meetings and Closing Remarks.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Contact Person for More Information: Roger Rosa, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 395 E Street, SW., Suite 9200, Patriots Plaza Building, Washington, DC 20201, telephone (202) 245-0655, fax (202) 245-0664.

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 the CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: November 6, 2008.

Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. E8-27052 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]