[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 185 (Friday, September 24, 2010)]
[Page 58410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23947]



National Institutes of Health

Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of Science Policy, 
Office of the Director; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the meeting of the 
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

    Name of Committee: National Science Advisory Board for 
    Date: October 19, 2010.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (Times are 
approximate and subject to change).
    Agenda: Presentations and discussions regarding: (1) Update of 
Federal activities relevant to the mission of the NSABB; (2) 
activities of NSABB Working Groups on Codes of Conduct; Culture of 
Responsibility; International Engagement; Journal Review Policies; 
and Outreach and Education; (3) consideration of advances in 
synthetic biology in relation to NSABB recommendations regarding 
biosecurity concerns raised by this field; (4) planning for future 
NSABB meetings and activities; and (5) other business of the Board.
    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Center Drive, 
C-Wing, 6th Floor, Conference Room 10, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.
    Contact Person: Ronna Hill, NSABB Program Assistant, NIH Office 
of Biotechnology Activities, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20892, (301) 496-9838, [email protected].
    Under authority 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health 
Service Act, as amended, the Department of Health and Human Services 
established the NSABB to provide advice, guidance and leadership 
regarding federal oversight of dual use research, defined as 
biological research that generates information and technologies that 
could be misused to pose a biological threat to public health and/or 
national security.
    The meeting will be open to the public, however pre-registration 
is strongly recommended due to space limitations. Persons planning 
to attend should register online at: http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/biosecurity_meetings.html or by calling Palladian 
Partners, Inc. (Contact: Joel Yaccarino at 301-650-8660.) 
Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as 
sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, 
should indicate these requirements upon registration.
    This meeting will also be webcast. To access the webcast, as 
well as the draft meeting agenda and pre-registration information, 
connect to: http://oba.od.nih.gov/biosecurity/biosecurity_meetings.html. Please check this site for updates.
    Any member of the public interested in presenting oral comments 
relevant to the mission of the NSABB at the meeting may notify the 
Contact Person listed on this notice at least 10 days in advance of 
the meeting. Interested individuals and representatives of an 
organization may submit a letter of intent, a brief description of 
the organization represented, and a short description of the oral 
presentation. Only one representative of an organization may be 
allowed to present oral comments. Both printed and electronic copies 
are requested for the record. In addition, any interested person may 
file written comments relevant to the mission of the NSABB. All 
written comments must be received by October 12, 2010 and should be 
sent via e-mail to [email protected] with ``NSABB Public Comment'' as 
the subject line or by regular mail to 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 
750, Bethesda, MD 20892, Attention: Ronna Hill. The statement should 
include the name, address, telephone number and, when applicable, 
the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

    Dated: September 20, 2010.
Jennifer S. Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2010-23947 Filed 9-23-10; 8:45 am]