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Department of Defense.


Notice of meeting.


Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, and in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of Public Law, the following meeting of the Defense Health Board (DHB) is announced:


December 15, 2008 (8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Open Session)) and December 16, 2008 (8 a.m.-9 a.m. (Open Session)).


Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.

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Colonel Roger L. Gibson, Executive Secretary, Defense Health Board, Five Skyline Place, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Suite 810, Falls Church, Virginia 22041-3206, (703) 681-8448, EXT. 1228, Fax: (703) 681-3317,

Additional information, agenda updates, and meeting registration are available online at the Defense Health Board Web site,​dhb. The public is encouraged to register for the meeting. If special accommodations are required to attend (sign language, wheelchair accessibility) please contact Ms. Lisa Jarrett at (703) 681-8448 ext. 1280 by December 5, 2008. Written statements may be mailed to the above address, e-mailed to or faxed to (703) 681-3317.

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Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide briefings and updates for Board members on topics related to ongoing Board business.

Agenda: On December 15-16, 2008, the Board will receive updates on the activities from the following Defense Health Board subcommittees: Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver's Panel Update, Traumatic Brain Injury External Advisory Subcommittee, Psychological Health Subcommittee, Military Occupational/Environmental Health & Medical Surveillance Subcommittee, DHB Task Force on the Review of the DoD Biological Defense Research Program, Health Care Delivery Subcommittee, DHB Review Panel for the Establishment of the Joint Pathology Center, and the National Capital Region Base Realignment and Closure (NCR BRAC) Advisory Panel. The Board will also hold an administrative session in concert with the meeting.

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended, and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and subject availability of space, the Defense Health Board meeting from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 15, 2008 and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on December 16, 2008 is open to the public. Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the Defense Health Board should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR 102-3.140(C) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and the procedures described in this notice. Written statement should be not longer than two type-written pages and must address the following detail: The issue, discussion, and a recommended course of action. Supporting documentation may also be included as needed to establish the appropriate historical context and to provide any necessary background information.

Individuals desiring to submit a written statement may do so through the Board's Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any point. However, if the written statement is not received at least 10 calendar days prior to the meeting, which is subject to this notice, then it may not be provided to or considered by the Defense Health Board until the next open meeting.

The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Defense Health Board Chairperson, and ensure they are provided to members of the Defense Health Board before the meeting that is subject to this notice. After reviewing the written comments, the Chairperson and the Designated Federal Officer may choose to invite the submitter of the comments to orally present their issue during an open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting.

The Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Defense Health Board Chairperson, may, if desired, allot a specific amount of time for members of the public to present their issues for review and discussion by the Defense Health Board.

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Dated: November 19, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-28146 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]