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Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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ACTION:

Meeting notice.

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces (subsequently referred to as the Task Force) will take place.

DATES:

Monday, January 14, 2013 and Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, each day.

ADDRESSES:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC—Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 (in the Washington Room).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mail Delivery service through Recovering Warrior Task Force, Hoffman Building II, 200 Stovall St, Alexandria, VA 22332-0021 “Mark as Time Sensitive for January Meeting”. Emails to rwtf@wso.whs.mil. Denise F. Dailey, Designated Federal Officer; Telephone (703) 325-6640. Fax (703) 325-6710.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for the Task Force Members to convene and gather data from panels and briefers on the Task Force's topics of inquiry.

Agenda: (Refer to http://dtf.defense.gov/rwtf/meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting information)

Day One: Monday, January 14, 2013

8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Welcome and Planning

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) Updates

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Vision Center of Excellence (VCE) Updates

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Traumatic Extremity and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) Updates

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Interagency Program Office (IPO)

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Briefing

4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Wrap Up

Day Two: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Public Forum

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Site Visit Debrief

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command TBI Research Efforts Briefing

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Veteran Affairs VR&E Service Briefing

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Break for Lunch

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Veteran Affairs Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP)

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (HA)

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Defense Centers of Health on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE PH and TBI) Updates

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Wrap Up

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Pursuant to 41 CFR §§ 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces about its mission and functions. If individuals are interested in making an oral statement during the Public Forum time period, a written statement for a presentation of two minutes must be submitted as below and must identify it is being submitted for an oral presentation by the person making the submission. Identification information must be provided and at a minimum must include a name and a phone number. Individuals may visit the Task Force Web site at http://dtf.defense.gov/rwtf/ to view the Charter. Individuals making presentations will be notified by Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Oral presentations will be permitted only on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. EDT before the Task Force. The number of oral presentations will not exceed ten, with one minute of questions available to the Task Force members per presenter. Presenters should not exceed their two minutes.

Written statements in which the author does not wish to present orally may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces.

All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Task Force through the contact information in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration.

Statements, either oral or written, being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, January 7, 2013 which is the subject of this notice. Statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Task Force until its next meeting. Please mark mail correspondence as “Time Sensitive for January Meeting.”

The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to all members of the Task Force before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for those individuals with disabilities who request them. Requests for additional services should be directed to Ms. Heather Moore, (703) 325-6640, by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, January 7, 2013.

Dated: December 14, 2012.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

[FR Doc. 2012-30522 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]

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