[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2011)]
[Page 3918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1244]



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: February 10, 2011.
    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 on 
NSABB Working Group activities on Codes of Conduct; Culture of 
Responsibility; International Engagement; Journal Review Policies; 
and Outreach and Education activities, including as well as possible 
Board review/approval of Working Group reports; (2) planning for 
future NSABB meetings and activities; and (3) other business of the 
    Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Center Drive, 
6th Floor, Conference Room 6, 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 the authority of 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, 
please contact the person listed under Contact Person at least 10 
days in advance of the meeting, to allow NIH as much time as 
possible to process your request.
    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 or contact the 
person listed under Contact Person.
    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 should submit, their name, professional title, name of 
the organization represented, and the topic of their oral comments. 
Only one representative of an organization will be permitted to 
present oral comments. Presenters should submit to OBA both printed 
and electronic copies of their comments. In addition, any interested 
person may file written comments relevant to the mission of the 
NSABB. In order to be distributed to Board members in advance of the 
meeting, written comments must be received at least 10 days in 
advance of the meeting and should be sent via e-mail to 
[email protected] with ``NSABB Public Comment'' as the subject line 
or by regular mail to the person listed on this Federal Register 

    Dated: January 14, 2011.
Jennifer S. Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

[FR Doc. 2011-1244 Filed 1-20-11; 8:45 am]