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Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


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In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee (MSHRAC). This meeting is 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 phone, please contact Marie Chovanec by email at or by phone at 412-386-5302 at least 5 business days in advance of the meeting.


The meeting will be held on May 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., EDT and May 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT.


Patriots Plaza 1, 395 E Street SW, Room 9000, Washington, DC 20201.

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Jeffrey H. Welsh, Designated Federal Officer, MSHRAC, NIOSH, CDC, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, telephone 412-386-4040, fax 412-386-6614.

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Purpose: This committee is charged with providing advice to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Director, CDC; and the Director, NIOSH, on priorities in mine safety and health research, including grants and contracts for such research, 30 U.S.C. 812(b)(2), Section 102(b)(2).

Matters to be Considered: The meeting will focus on mining safety and health research projects and outcomes, including end-of-shift silica monitor; iLOTO iFund project; miner health program; research & practice to protect miners' hearing health; stone, sand, & gravel sector research priorities; mining program collaborations; and mining innovations research initiative update. The meeting will also include updates from the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory and the Respiratory Health Division. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

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 Baker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-07761 Filed 4-13-18; 8:45 am]