[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 7, 2010)]
[Page 39028]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16387]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned 

    Times and Dates:
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., September 1, 2010.
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., September 2, 2010.
    Place: CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Tom Harkin Global 
Communications Center, Building 19, Room 232, Auditorium B, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30333.
    Online Registration Required: In order to expedite the security 
clearance process at the CDC Roybal Campus located on Clifton Road, 
all CLIAC attendees are required to register for the meeting online 
at least 14 days in advance at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/cliac/default.aspx by clicking the ``Register for a Meeting'' link and 
completing all forms according to the instructions given. Please 
complete all the required fields before submitting your registration 
and submit no later than August 17, 2010.
    Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. 
The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people.
    Purpose: This Committee is charged with providing scientific and 
technical advice and guidance to the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Director, CDC, 
regarding the need for, and the nature of, revisions to the 
standards under which clinical laboratories are regulated; the 
impact on medical and laboratory practice of proposed revisions to 
the standards; and the modification of the standards to accommodate 
technological advances.
    Matters to be Discussed: The agenda will include agency updates 
from the CDC, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the 
Food and Drug Administration. Reports and Committee discussion will 
address issues pertaining to cytology testing and workload 
recording; the electronic exchange of laboratory information; and 
consideration of proposals from the CLIAC proficiency testing 
workgroup. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Providing Oral or Written Comments: It is the policy of CLIAC to 
accept written public comments and provide a brief period for oral 
public comments whenever possible.
    Oral Comments: In general, each individual or group requesting 
to make an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five 
minutes (unless otherwise indicated). Speakers must also submit 
their comments in writing for inclusion in the meeting's Summary 
Report. To assure adequate time is scheduled for public comments, 
individuals or groups planning to make an oral presentation should, 
when possible, notify the contact person below at least one week 
prior to the meeting date.
    Written Comments: For individuals or groups unable to attend the 
meeting, CLIAC accepts written comments until the date of the 
meeting (unless otherwise stated). However, the comments should be 
received at least one week prior to the meeting date so that the 
comments may be made available to the Committee for their 
consideration and public distribution. Written comments, one hard 
copy with original signature, should be provided to the contact 
person below. Written comments will be included in the meeting's 
Summary Report.
    Contact Person for Additional Information: Nancy Anderson, 
Chief, Laboratory Practice Standards Branch, Division of Laboratory 
Science and Standards (proposed), Laboratory Science, Policy and 
Practice Program Office (LSPPPO) (proposed), Office of Surveillance, 
Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (proposed), Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop F-11, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone (404) 498-2741; fax (404) 498-
2219; or via e-mail at [email protected].
    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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease 

    Dated: June 28, 2010.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2010-16387 Filed 7-6-10; 8:45 am]