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

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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 of the aforementioned committee:

Times and Dates:

8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., May 18, 2011.

8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m., May 19, 2011.

Place: CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 75 people.

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 items for the BSC Meeting on May 18-19, 2011 will include NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director updates; Program Response to BSC Program Peer Review of the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects; presentation on NCEH/ATSDR Internal Clearance and External Peer Review Policies and Procedures on Scientific Documents; presentation on Public Health Priority Level [GAO Table 2]; an update on The National Conversation; an overview of CDC's public health activities related to imported drywall; a review of literature for Toxicological Profiles; a presentation on experimental approaches to risk assessment, and an update on CDC's Response to earthquake, tsunami and radiation release in Japan.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

Supplementary Information: The public comment period is scheduled on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 4:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 2:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Contact Person for More Information: Sandra Malcom, Committee Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F-61, Chamblee, Georgia 30345; telephone 770/488-0575, Fax: 770/488-3377; E-mail: The deadline for notification of attendance is May 9, 2011.

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: April 21, 2011.

Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-10393 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]