[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)]
[Page 28793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12269]



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: June 23, 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 of 
Federal activities relevant to the mission of the NSABB; (2) review 
of proposed NSABB Culture of Responsibility Working Group Draft 
Report: ``Guidance for Enhancing Personnel Reliability and 
Strengthening the Culture of Responsibility at the Local Level'' and 
NSABB Outreach and Education Working Group Draft Report: 
``Strategies to Educate Non-Traditional Audiences about Dual Use 
Research in the Life Sciences: Amateur Biologists and Scientists in 
Non-Life Science Disciplines;'' (3) update on activities of NSABB 
Working Groups on Codes of Conduct; International Engagement; and 
Journal Review Policies; (4) planning for future NSABB meetings and 
activities; and (5) other business of the Board.
    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 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 should notify 
the Contact Person listed on this notice. Interested individuals and 
representatives of an organization may submit a letter of intent, a 
brief description of the organization represented, and the short 
description of the oral presentation. Only one representative of an 
organization will be permitted 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 should include the 
name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or 
professional affiliation of the interested person.

    Dated: May 12, 2011.
Jennifer S. Spaeth,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-12269 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]