[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 14, 2021)]
[Page 51160]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19789]



National Biodefense Science Board

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
(ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB or the Board) is 
authorized under Section 319M of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 
as added by Section 402 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness 
Act of 2006 and amended by Section 404 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards 
Preparedness Reauthorization Act. The Board is governed by the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, which sets forth standards for the formation 
and use of advisory committees. The NBSB provides expert advice and 
guidance on scientific, technical, and other matters of special 
interest to the Department regarding current and future chemical, 
biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally 
occurring, accidental, or deliberate.

DATES: The NBSB will meet in public (virtually) on September 28, 2021, 
to discuss high priority issues related to national public health 
emergency preparedness and response. A more detailed agenda will be 
available on the NBSB meeting website https://www.phe.gov/nbsb.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public may attend the meeting via a toll-free 
phone number or Zoom teleconference, which requires pre-registration. 
The meeting link to pre-register will be posted on https://www.phe.gov/nbsb. Members of the public may provide written comments or submit 
questions for consideration by the NBSB at any time via email to 
[email protected]. Members of the public are also encouraged to provide 
comments after the meeting.

NBSB Designated Federal Officer, Washington, DC, Office, 202-401-5837, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NBSB invites those who are involved in 
or represent a relevant industry, academia, health profession, health 
care consumer organization, or state, Tribal, territorial or local 
government to request up to seven minutes to address the board in 
person via Zoom. Requests to provide remarks to the NBSB during the 
public meeting must be sent to [email protected] at least 15 days prior to 
the meeting along with a brief description of the topic. We would 
specifically like to request inputs from the public on challenges, 
opportunities, and strategic priorities for national health security 
and biodefense. Presenters who are selected for the public meeting will 
have audio only during the meeting. Slides, documents, and other 
presentation material sent along with the request to speak will be 
provided to the board members separately. Please indicate additionally 
whether the presenter will be willing to take questions from the board 
members (at their discretion) immediately following their presentation 
(for up to seven additional minutes).

Dawn O'Connell,
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
[FR Doc. 2021-19789 Filed 9-13-21; 8:45 am]