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Department of Justice.


Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. Request for public comment.


The National Commission on Forensic Science will hold meeting thirteen at the time and location listed below.


Public Hearing. The meeting will be held on April 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and April 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Written Public Comment. Written public comment regarding National Commission on Forensic Science meeting materials can be submitted through starting on March 27, 2017. Any comments should be posted to no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) April 12, 2017.


Office of Justice Programs, 3rd Floor Main Conference Room, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531.

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Jonathan McGrath, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst at the National Institute of Justice and NCFS Designated Federal Officer, 810 7th Street NW., Washington, DC 20531, by email at or by phone at (202) 514-6277.

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Agenda: The Commission will receive subcommittee status updates and briefings. A final agenda will be posted to the Commission's Web site in advance of the meeting.

Meeting Accessibility: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and the availability of space, the meeting scheduled for April 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and April 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Office of Justice Programs is open to the public and webcast. Seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Media representatives are also encouraged to register in advance.

Written Comments: Pursuant to section 10(a)(3) of the FACA and 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments to the Commission in response to the stated agenda and meeting material. Meeting material, including work products, will be made available on the Commission's Web site:​ncfs.

Oral Comments: In addition to written statements, members of the public may present oral comments at 4:45 p.m. on April 10, 2017 and at 3:15 p.m. on April 11, 2017. Those individuals interested in making oral comments should indicate their intent through the on-line registration form and time will be allocated on a first-come, first-served Start Printed Page 13138basis. Time allotted for an individual's comment period will be limited to no more than 3 minutes. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled public comment periods, written comments can be submitted through in lieu of oral comments.

Registration: Individuals and entities who wish to attend the public meeting are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the meeting on-line by clicking the registration link found at:​ncfs/​term-2-meetings-8-15#s13. Online registration for the meeting must be completed on or before 5:00 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Additional Information: The Department of Justice welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations, please indicate your requirements on the online registration form.

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Dated: March 3, 2017.

Jonathan McGrath,

Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on Forensic Science.

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[FR Doc. 2017-04695 Filed 3-8-17; 8:45 am]