[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 30, 2009)]
[Page 31280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15441]



National Biodefense Science Board; Notification of a Public 

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. 
Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that 
the National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will be holding a public 
teleconference. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The NBSB will hold a public teleconference on July 17, 2009. The 
teleconference will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: The conference will be conducted by phone. Public Conference 
Call-in Number is available by emailing [email protected]. Participants 
should call in 15 minutes prior to the call and will be asked to 
provide their name, title, and organization.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing to 
obtain general information concerning this public teleconference should 
contact [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 319M of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7f) and section 222 of the Public 
Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 217a), the Department of Health and Human 
Services established the National Biodefense Science Board. The Board 
shall provide expert advice and guidance to the Secretary on 
scientific, technical, and other matters of special interest to the 
Department of Health and Human Services regarding current and future 
chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether 
naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate. The Board may also 
provide advice and guidance to the Secretary on other matters related 
to public health emergency preparedness and response.
    Background: The purpose of the July 17, 2009 teleconference is for 
the Board to learn about and comment on the findings from the June 18-
19, 2009 H1N1 Countermeasures Strategy and Decision Making Forum hosted 
by the Pandemic Influenza Working Group of the National Biodefense 
Science Board. The public teleconference is being convened to assure 
that the public is given the opportunity to hear the deliberations and 
to provide comments on the findings of the proposed report. There will 
be time for members of the public to present their comments to the 
Board on this subject matter.
    Availability of Materials: The meeting agenda, report, and other 
materials will be posted on the NBSB Web site at http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/omsph/nbsb/index.html prior to the meeting.
    Procedures for Providing Public Input: Interested members of the 
public may submit relevant written or oral information for the NBSB to 
consider. All written comments must be received prior to July 10, 2009 
and should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] with ``NBSB Public 
Comment'' as the subject line or mailed to Leigh Sawyer, 330 C Street, 
SW., Switzer Building Room 5127, Washington, DC 20447.
    Oral Statements: In general, individuals or groups requesting an 
oral presentation at a public NBSB teleconference will be limited to 
three minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 20 minutes for 
all speakers. To be placed on the public participant list, you should 
notify the operator when you enter the call-in number.

    Dated: June 24, 2009.
William C. Vanderwagen,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. E9-15441 Filed 6-29-09; 8:45 am]