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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).


Notice of meeting.


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 38 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 November 29, 2018, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., MST and on November 30, 2018, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. MST.


University of Arizona, ENR2 Building, Room S215, 1064 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 United States.

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

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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 agenda will include discussions on mining safety and health research projects and outcomes, including real-time DPM monitor; industrial minerals sector research priorities; MSHRAC metal mine automation workgroup report; cemented backfill research; recent research in coal mine explosion and fire prevention; engaging in the miner health program; stability evaluation of active gas wells in longwall abutment pillars; and durable support for western US underground metal mines. The meeting will also include updates from the NIOSH Associate Director for Mining, the Spokane Mining Research Division, and the Pittsburgh Mining Research Division. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.

The Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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 Berger,

Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2018-22988 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]