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Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, (BSC, OPHPR)

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, (BSC, OPHPR). This meeting is open to the public, limited only by 1,500 web conference lines. Public participants should pre-register for the meeting as described below.

The public is welcome to view/listen to the meeting via Adobe Connect. Pre-Start Printed Page 35005registration is required by clicking the links below.

Web ID: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/​e3pmwd6fhge/​event/​registration.html.

Dial in number: 888-790-3293 (100 seats).

Participant code: 3762458.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on August 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., EDT.

ADDRESSES:

Web Conference.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dometa Ouisley, Office of Science and Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop D-44, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (404) 639-7450; Fax: (404) 471-8772; Email: OPHPR.BSC.Questions@cdc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose: This Board is charged with providing advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), concerning strategies and goals for the programs and research within OPHPR, monitoring the overall strategic direction and focus of the OPHPR Divisions and Offices, and administration and oversight of peer review for OPHPR scientific programs. For additional information about the Board, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/​phpr/​science/​counselors.htm.

Matters to be considered: The agenda will include briefings and BSC deliberation on the following topics: Interval updates from OPHPR Divisions and Offices including responses to issues raised by the Board during the May 2018 in-person BSC meeting; updates from the Biological Agent Containment working group; and proposed agenda items for the October 29-30 2018 in-person BSC meeting. 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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Sherri A. Berger,

Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2018-15781 Filed 7-23-18; 8:45 am]

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