Health and Human Services

  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is hereby giving notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Advisory Council). The meeting will be open to the public; a public comment session will be held during the meeting. Pre-registration is required for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and who wish to participate in the public comment session. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting and/or send in their public comment via email should send an email to CARB@hhs.gov. Registration information is available on the Web site http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ and must be completed by September 5, 2017; all in-person attendees must pre-register by this date. Additional information about registering for the meeting and providing public comment can be obtained at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ on the Meetings page.

    DATES: The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 13, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, and September 14, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (times are tentative and subject to change). The confirmed times and agenda items for the meeting will be posted on the Web site for the Advisory Council at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/ when this information becomes available. Pre-registration for attending the meeting in person is required to be completed no later than September 5, 2017; public attendance at the meeting is limited to the available space.

    ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201.

    The meeting can also be accessed through a live webcast on the day of the meeting. For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/ash/carb/.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jomana Musmar, Acting Designated Federal Officer, Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic- Resistant Bacteria, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 715H, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5566; email: CARB@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-16/html/2017-17322.htm

  • Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods; Announcement of Meeting; Request for Comments

    SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM). SACATM advises the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), and the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and NTP regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM. The meeting is open to the public, and registration is requested for both public attendance and oral comment and required to access the webcast. Information about the meeting and registration is available at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/32822.

    DATES:

    Meeting: September 18-19, 2017; it begins 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) each day and continues until adjournment.

    Written Public Comment Submissions: Deadline is September 11, 2017.

    Registration for Oral Comments: Deadline is September 11, 2017.

    Registration for the meeting and to View Webcast: Deadline is September 19, 2017.

    Registration to view the meeting via the webcast is required.

    ADDRESSES:

    Meeting Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Room E1 & E2, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20984.

    Meeting Web page: The preliminary agenda, registration information, and background materials should be posted at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/32822 by August 15, 2017.

    Webcast: The meeting will be webcast; the URL will be provided to those who register for viewing.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary Wolfe, Designated Federal Official for SACATM, Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review, Division of NTP, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, K2-03, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Phone: 919-541-7539, fax: 301-451-6890, email: wolfe@niehs.nih.gov. Hand Deliver/Courier address: 530 Davis Drive, Room K2130, Morrisville, NC 27560.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-14/html/2017-17036.htm

  • Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group; Amendment

    AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

    ACTION: Notice; amendment.


    SUMMARY: A notice was published in the Federal Register on Monday, July 17, 2017 (Vol. 82, No. 135, pages 32711-32712), to solicit nominations of individuals who are interested in being considered for appointment to the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group). The nomination period is scheduled to end close of business on August 16, 2017. The notice is being amended to extend the solicitation period for one week to allow more time for interested individuals to submit nominations.

    DATES: The solicitation period has been extended. All nominations are due to be submitted on or before August 23, 2017.

    ADDRESSES: All nominations should be sent to: CAPT Richard Henry; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; Department of Health and Human Services; 330 C Street SW., Suite L100, Washington, DC 20024. Nomination materials, including attachments, also may be submitted electronically to tickbornedisease@hhs.gov.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT Richard Henry, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; Department of Health and Human Services; Telephone: (202) 795-7615; Email address: richard.henry@hhs.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-16/html/2017-17323.htm

  • Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request Chimpanzee Research Use Form (Office of the Director)

    AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25609) and allowed 60 days for public comment. The NIH received no requests to view the form and one comment expressing the opinion that chimpanzee research should be discontinued but did not receive any public comments on the form itself. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

    DATES: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.

    ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: The Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, OD, NIH, Building 1, Room 260, 1 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; or call non-toll-free number 301-402-9852; or email your request, including your address, to dpcpsi@od.nih.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-17/html/2017-17411.htm

  • Interior

  • Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Teleconference

    AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

    ACTION: Notice of teleconference.


    SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public teleconference of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, sporting conservation organizations, states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting.

    DATES: Meeting: Wednesday August 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). For deadlines and directions on registering to participate, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see Public Input under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated Federal Officer, by U.S. mail at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; by telephone at (703) 358-2639; or by email at joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-14/html/2017-16841.htm

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