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Notice of Meeting; National Commission on Children and Disasters

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Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.


Notice of Meeting.


The meeting will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Administration for Children and Families, 901 D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024. To attend either in person or via teleconference, please register by 5 p.m., Eastern Time, November 10, 2010. To register, please e-mail with “Meeting Registration” in the subject line, or call (202) 205-9560. Registration must include your name, affiliation, and phone number. If you require a sign language interpreter or other special assistance, please call Jacqueline Officer at (202) 205-9560 or e-mail as soon as possible and no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time, November 1, 2010.

Agenda: The Commission will: (1) Discuss a recommendation to establish a National Resource Center on Children and Disasters; (2) Discuss implementation strategies for recommendations published in the 2010 Report to the President and Congress; and (3) Discuss potential issues for future study and changes to subcommittee structure.

Written comments may be submitted electronically to with “Public Comment” in the subject line. The Commission recommends that you include your name, mailing address and an e-mail address or other contact information in the body of your comment. This ensures that you can be identified as the submitter of the comment, and it allows the Commission to contact you if further information on the substance of the comment is needed or if your comment cannot be read due to technical difficulties. The Commission's policy is that the Commission will not edit your comment, and any identifying or contact information provided in the body of a comment will be included as part of the comment placed in the official record.

The Commission will provide an opportunity for public comments during the public meeting on November 15, 2010. Those wishing to speak will be limited to three minutes each; speakers are encouraged to submit their remarks in writing in advance to ensure their comment is received in case there is inadequate time for all comments to be heard on November 15, 2010.

Additional Information: Contact CAPT Juliana Sadovich, RN, PhD Director, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, e-mail or call (202) 401-9306.

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The National Commission on Children and Disasters is an independent Commission directed to conduct a comprehensive study to examine and assess the needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, building upon the evaluations of other entities and avoiding unnecessary duplication by reviewing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of these entities. The Commission submitted reports to the President and the Congress on the Commission's independent and specific findings, conclusions, and recommendations to address the needs of children as they relate to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all hazards, including major disasters and emergencies.

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Dated: October 13, 2010.

David A. Hansell,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.

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[FR Doc. 2010-26231 Filed 10-18-10; 8:45 am]