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Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BSC, NIOSH)

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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 for the aforementioned committee:

Time and Date: 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m., September 18, 2013.

Place: Patriots Plaza I, 395 E Street SW., Room 9200, Washington, DC 20201.

Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 33 people. If you wish to attend in person or by webcast, please see the NIOSH Web site to register (​niosh/​bsc/​) or call (202) 245-0625 or (202) 245-0626 for building access information. Teleconference is available toll-free; please dial (877) 328-2816, Participant Pass Code 6558291.

Purpose: The Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and by delegation the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are authorized under Sections 301 and 308 of the Public Health Service Act to conduct directly or by grants or contracts, research, experiments, and demonstrations relating to occupational safety and health and to mine health. The Board of Scientific Counselors shall provide guidance to the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on research and prevention programs. Specifically, the Board shall provide guidance on the Institute's research activities related to developing and evaluating hypotheses, systematically documenting findings and disseminating results. The Board shall evaluate the degree to which the activities of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: (1) Conform to appropriate scientific standards, (2) address current, relevant needs, and (3) produce intended results.

Matters to be Discussed: NIOSH Director Update, Labor-Management Participation in Research Partnerships, Hydraulic Fracturing: Opportunities for Research and Challenges in Protecting the Workforce, the Safe, Skilled, and Ready Workforce Concept, Evaluation of the Second Decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda, and the NIOSH Center for Workers' Compensation Studies.

Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

An agenda is also posted on the NIOSH Web site (​niosh/​bsc/​).

Contact Person for More Information: John Decker, Executive Secretary, BSC, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-E20, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, Telephone: (404) 498-2500, Fax: (404) 498-2526

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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Elaine L. Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-20305 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]