In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), the CDC, National Center for
Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
(NCEH/ATSDR) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned
Time and Date
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., EST, February 23, 2016
Place: This meeting will be held by teleconference. To participate in
the teleconference, please dial 1-888-390-3409 Passcode: 7621651
Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the
conference lines available. The public is welcome to participate during
the public comment period, which is tentatively scheduled from 1:15
p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This Federal Register Notice is being published less than 15 days
before the meeting due to the recent public health crisis involving the
Flint, Michigan water contamination with lead. CDC is convening a
meeting of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Subcommittee of the BSC, NCEH/
ATSDR for a discussion of public health measures and assessments needed
in response to this event.
The subcommittee will propose strategies and options to the Board
of Scientific Counselors (BSC) on ways to prioritize NCEH/ATSDR's
activities, improve health outcomes, and address health disparities as
it relates to lead exposures. The subcommittee will deliberate on ways
to evaluate lead exposure and how to best conduct health evaluations
through exposure and epidemiologic studies. Subcommittee proposals on
lead prevention practices and national lead poisoning prevention
efforts will be provided to the Board of Scientific Counselors for
deliberation and possible adoption as formal recommendations to NCEH/
Matters for Discussion: Agenda items will include the following: A
discussion on the blood lead testing and health surveillance strategies
for the residents of Flint, Michigan.
Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
Contact Person for More Information: Sandra Malcom, Committee
Management Specialist, NCEH/ATSDR, 4770 Buford Highway, Mail Stop F-45,
Chamblee, Georgia 30345; telephone 770/488-0575, Fax: 770/488-3377;
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 both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.