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Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR)

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In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), CDC and BSC, NCEH/ATSDR announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., May 27, 2010. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., May 28, 2010.

Place: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Chamblee, Georgia 30341.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 75 people. The public comment period is scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2010 from 8:45 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Purpose: The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and by delegation, the Director, CDC and Administrator, NCEH/ATSDR, are authorized under Section 301 (42 U.S.C. 241) and Section 311 (42 U.S.C. 243) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, to: (1) Conduct, encourage, cooperate with, and assist other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases and other impairments; (2) assist States and their political subdivisions in the prevention of infectious diseases and other preventable conditions and in the promotion of health and well being; and (3) train State and local personnel in health work. The BSC, NCEH/ATSDR provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, CDC and Administrator, ATSDR; and the Director, NCEH/ATSDR, regarding program goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities in fulfillment of the agency's mission to protect and promote people's health. The board provides advice and guidance that will assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring scientific quality, timeliness, utility, and dissemination of results. The board also provides guidance to help NCEH/ATSDR work more efficiently and effectively with its various constituents and to fulfill its mission in protecting America's health.

Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include an update on NCEH/ATSDR's Office of the Director; an overview of the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS); a presentation of DLS programs to the BSC peer review breakout groups; a presentation by the BSC peer review breakout groups of the key findings of DLS programs and activities; discussion of outstanding BSC Issues; Program Response to BSC Program Peer Review by NCEH/ATSDR Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (EHHE); an overview of the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects; and presentations by EHHE Branches.

Agenda items are tentative and subject to change.

Contact Person for More Information: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F-61, Chamblee, Georgia 30341; telephone 770/488-0575, Fax 770/488-3377; E-mail: The deadline for notification of attendance is May 25, 2010.

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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Dated: May 4, 2010.

Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-10971 Filed 5-7-10; 8:45 am]