National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, HHS.
Meeting announcement and request for comments.
Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC is a Federally chartered, external advisory group composed of scientists from the public and private sectors that provides primary scientific oversight to the NTP Director and evaluates the scientific merit of the NTP's intramural and collaborative programs.
The BSC meeting will be held on May 10, 2010. The deadline for submission of written comments is April 26, 2010, and for pre-registration to attend the meeting, including registering to present oral comments, is May 3, 2010. Persons needing interpreting services in order to attend should contact 301-402-8180 (voice) or 301-435-1908 (TTY). For other accommodations while on the NIEHS campus, contact 919-541-2475 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least 7 business days in advance of the event.
The BSC meeting will be held in the Rodbell Auditorium, Rall Building at the NIEHS, 111 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Public comments on all agenda topics and any other correspondence should be submitted to Dr. Lori White, Designated Federal Officer for the BSC, NTP Office of Liaison, Policy and Review, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; telephone: 919-541-9834; fax: 919-541-0295; e-mail: email@example.com. Courier address: NIEHS, 530 Davis Drive, Room K2136, Morrisville, NC 27560.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Lori D. White (telephone: 919-541-9834 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Preliminary Agenda Topics and Availability of Meeting Materials
The preliminary agenda topics for this meeting are (1) Peer review of the draft NTP Brief on Soy Infant Formula, (2) a research concept for NTP studies on soy infant formula, (3) a concept on the approach for the Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction evaluation of low-level lead. (An evaluation of low-level lead was discussed by the BSC at a meeting in December 2007; minutes available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/9741), and (4) the Technical Reports Review Subcommittee report for the meeting held on November 19, 2009.
The preliminary agenda, roster of BSC members, background materials, public comments, and any additional information, when available, will be posted on the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) or may be requested in hardcopy from the Designated Federal Officer for the BSC (see ADDRESSES above). The draft NTP Brief on Soy Infant Formula will be posted on the meeting Web site by March 15, 2010. Updates to the agenda will also be posted to this site. Following the meeting, summary minutes will be prepared and made available on the BSC meeting Web site.
Attendance and Registration
The meeting is scheduled for May 10, 2010, beginning at 8 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and continuing to approximately 4:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public with attendance limited only by the space available. Individuals who plan to attend are encouraged to register online at the BSC meeting Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/165) by May 3, 2010, to facilitate planning for the meeting. Registered attendees are encouraged to access the meeting Web site to stay abreast of the most current information regarding the meeting. The NTP is making plans to videocast the meeting through the Internet at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/video/live.
Request for Comments
Written comments submitted in response to this notice should be received by April 26, 2010. Comments will be posted on the BSC meeting Web site and persons submitting them will be identified by their name and affiliation and/or sponsoring organization, if applicable. Persons submitting written comments should include their name, affiliation (if applicable), phone, e-mail, and sponsoring organization (if any) with the document.
Time will be allotted during the meeting for the public to present oral comments to the BSC on the agenda topics. In addition to in-person oral comments at the meeting at the NIEHS, public comments can be presented by Start Printed Page 12245teleconference line. There will be 50 lines for this call; availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The available lines will be open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on May 10, although public comments will be received only during the formal public comment periods, which will be indicated on the preliminary agenda. Each organization is allowed one time slot per agenda topic. At least 7 minutes will be allotted to each speaker, and if time permits, may be extended to 10 minutes at the discretion of the BSC chair. Persons wishing to present oral comments are encouraged to pre-register on the NTP meeting Web site and indicate whether they will present comments in-person or via the teleconference line. The access number will be provided prior to the meeting. Registration for oral comments will also be available on May 10, although time allowed for presentation by these registrants may be less than that for pre-registered speakers and will be determined by the number of persons who register at the meeting.
Persons registering to make oral comments are asked to send a copy of their statement to the Designated Federal Officer for the BSC (see ADDRESSES above) by May 3, 2010, to enable review by the BSC prior to the meeting. Written statements can supplement and may expand the oral presentation. If registering on-site and reading from written text, please bring 40 copies of the statement for distribution to the BSC and NTP staff and to supplement the record. Registered speakers using PowerPoint slides with their oral comments should send them to the Designated Federal Officer (see ADDRESSES) by May 3, 2010.
Background Information on the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors
The BSC is a technical advisory body comprised of scientists from the public and private sectors that provides primary scientific oversight to the NTP. Specifically, the BSC advises the NTP on matters of scientific program content, both present and future, and conducts periodic review of the program for the purpose of determining and advising on the scientific merit of its activities and their overall scientific quality. Its members are selected from recognized authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology, biochemistry, epidemiology, risk assessment, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, molecular biology, behavioral toxicology, neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, reproductive toxicology or teratology, and biostatistics. Members serve overlapping terms of up to four years. The BSC usually meets biannually.Start Signature
Dated: March 5, 2010.
John R. Bucher,
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-5608 Filed 3-12-10; 8:45 am]
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