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Who is going to the CFSAC June 13th/14th?

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Denise, May 26, 2012.

  1. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

    Who is going to be there?

    The DHHS and CFSAC are trying to streamline things. This time around, as with many new implementation of procedures, there seem to be a few glitches.... (Suggest ways to them to improve the procedures.)

    There is now registration for attendance (a link takes you to the attendance registration form)
    there is registration for public comment (a link takes you to that form).

    Registration and Public Comment Sign up Instructions for 2012 CFSAC Spring Meeting

    CFSAC Registration
    Public attendance is welcome, but due to limited space advance registration is required. Individuals who plan to attend should register at the following link by Friday, June 8, 2012: Members of the media will also need to register.
    All attendees will be required to show government-issued picture identification for entry into the federal building. Attendees will receive a wrist band that must be worn the entire time. Security requires all non-federal employees to be escorted the entire time they are in the building. Upon leaving the building for any reason all persons will be required to follow the security steps mentioned above and receive a new wrist band. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide public comments at the meeting or via telephone. International calls cannot be accommodated.
    Public Comment Sign Up
    A separate sign-up process for requesting time for public comment must be completed by Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the following link:
    Individuals wishing to provide public comment must also submit an electronic copy of their testimony in advance to: by Wednesday, June 6, 2012. We require that you email a document (5 pages or less) in MS WORD format that is single-spaced, 12-point font.
    Note: PDF files, hand-written notes and photographs will not be accepted. Requests for public comment and written testimony will not be accepted through the CFSAC mailbox. Also, the CFSAC mailbox will not respond to questions about specific public comment requests.
    All public comment becomes part of the public record, available for viewing and posted on the CFSAC website. All testimony and printed material submitted for the meeting are part of the official meeting record and will be uploaded to the CFSAC website and made available for public inspection. Testimony and materials submitted should not include sensitive personal information, such as social security number, birthdates, driver’s license number, state identification or foreign country equivalent, passport number, financial account number, or credit or debit card number. Sensitive health information, or non-public corporate or trade association information, such as trade secrets or other proprietary information should be excluded from any materials submitted. If you wish to remain anonymous the document must specify this.
    We will confirm your time for public comment via email by Monday, June 11, 2012. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes per speaker; no exceptions will be made. We will give priority to individuals who have not provided public comment within the previous year.
    Persons who wish to distribute printed materials to CFSAC members should submit one copy to Designated Federal Officer at, prior to Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Submissions are limited to 5 typewritten pages.

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