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Record of the proceedings : National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting, November 18-19, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia
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    BSC, NCEH/ATSDR ; Meeting Minutes: NCEH/ATSDR Board of Scientific Counselors ;
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    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) convened a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) on November 18-19, 2014 at the CDC Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The Designated Federal Official (DFO) conducted the meeting in accordance with all rules and regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The DFO verified that the voting members and ex-officio members constituted a quorum for the BSC to conduct its business on both days of the meeting. The DFO announced that BSC meetings are open to the public and all comments made during the proceedings are a matter of public record. The DFO reminded the BSC voting members of their individual responsibility to identify potential conflicts of interest with any of the published agenda items and recuse themselves from participating in or voting on these matters. None of the BSC voting members publicly disclosed any conflicts of interest for the record. The DFO called for public comment at all times noted on the published agenda for the November 18-19, 2014 BSC meeting. NCEH/ATSDR OD Highlights • NCEH/ATSDR’s recent changes in leadership at the OD level • NCEH/ATSDR’s actions to respond to recent Congressional interest in its ongoing environmental public health (EPH) activities: o Participation on the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus o A tour of the Environmental Health Laboratory to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions staff during a site visit to CDC o Meetings with Senate staff to discuss the multi-agency response to the West Virginia MCHM chemical spill, lead and other important EPH topics o A teleconference with the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to discuss ongoing hydraulic fracturing activities o A meeting with Congressional members to discuss Lead Awards o A briefing to Senate staff on the cancer incidence study, soil vapor intrusion investigation and other activities at the Camp Lejeune site • NCEH/ATSDR’s new funding awards: $13.9 million to 23 National Asthma Control Program grantees; $11 million to 35 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention grantees; and $21.4 million to 24 EPH Tracking Network grantees with first-time funding of $1.2 million awarded to Kentucky and Michigan
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