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In accordance with Presidential Executive Order No. 13175, November 6, 2000, and the Presidential Memorandum of November 5, 2009, and September 23, 2004, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), announces the following meeting and Tribal Consultation Session:

Name: Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting and 11th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session

Times and Dates:

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., C.D.T., August 12, 2014 (TAC Meeting)

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., C.D.T., August 13, 2014 (11th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session)

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., C.D.T., August 14, 2014 (TAC Meeting, continued)

Place: The TAC Meeting and Tribal Consultation Session will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Michigan AB Meeting Room, Acme, Michigan 49610.

Status: The meetings are being hosted by CDC/ATSDR and are open to the public. Attendees must pre-register before July 11, 2014, at the following Web link:​tribal/​meetings.html.

Purpose: During 2011-2013, CDC revised its existing Tribal Consultation Policy (issued in 2005) with the primary purpose of providing guidance across the agency to work effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, communities, and organizations to enhance AI/AN access to CDC resources and programs. Within the CDC Consultation Policy, it is stated that CDC will conduct government-to-government consultation with elected tribal officials or their authorized representatives before taking actions and/or making decisions that affect them. Consultation is an enhanced form of communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding and comprehension. CDC believes that consultation is integral to a deliberative process that results in effective collaboration and informed decision making with the ultimate goal of reaching consensus on issues. Although formal responsibility for the agency's overall government-to-government consultation activities rests within the CDC Office of the Director, leaders in other CDC Centers, Institute, and Offices shall actively participate in TAC meetings and HHS-sponsored regional and national tribal consultation sessions as frequently as possible.

Matters for Discussion: The TAC and CDC leaders will discuss the following public health issue topics identified by tribal leaders: Traditional foods, environmental health, and other disease-specific topics; however, discussion is not limited to these topics. The TAC Meeting will also include site visits to area tribes.

During the 11th Biannual Tribal Consultation Session, tribes and CDC leaders will engage in consultation on Native specimens and the National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank, and tribes will have an opportunity to present formal testimony on tribal health issues.

Tribal leaders are encouraged to submit written testimony by 11:59 p.m., EDT, on July 16, 2014, to April R. Taylor, Public Health Analyst, Tribal Support Unit, or CAPT Craig Wilkins, Acting Director for the Tribal Support Unit, CDC/OSTLTS, by mail to 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS E-70, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, or by email to

Depending on the time available, it may be necessary to limit the presentation time of each presenter.

The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate.

Information about the TAC, CDC's Tribal Consultation Policy, and previous meetings may be referenced on the following Web link:​tribal.

Contact Person for More Information: April R. Taylor, Public Health Analyst, CDC/OSTLTS, by mail to 4770 Buford Highway NE., MS E-70, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, or by email to

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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Gary J. Johnson,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-12025 Filed 5-22-14; 8:45 am]