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Federal Register: October 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 208)]
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Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans; Notice of Meeting

Meeting: November 19-20, 2008 in Washington, DC.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law
92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee
on Gulf War Veterans will hold a meeting on November 19-20, 2008. On
November 19, the meeting will be in Room 2A104 at the VA Medical
Center, 10 North Greene Street, Baltimore, MD, from 10 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. On November 20, the meeting will be at the St. Regis Hotel, 16th
and K Streets, NW., Washington, DC, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The
meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and
recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on issues that are
unique to veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of
operations during the 1990-1991 period of the Gulf War.
    On November 19, the Committee will meet with the officials from the
State of Maryland Office of Veterans Affairs to discuss veteran
outreach. The Director of the Depleted Uranium Program at the Baltimore
VA Medical Center will discuss VA's research in depleted uranium and
how it relates to the health effects in Gulf War veterans.
Additionally, the Committee will meet with a panel of Gulf War veterans
who reside in the Baltimore area. Gulf War veterans living in the
Baltimore area who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations
during 1990-1991 wishing to participate in the panel should contact
Lelia Jackson at (202) 461-5758 or via e-mail at
    On November 20, a representative from the Research Advisory
Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses will discuss its recently
released report. Subject matter experts from the Veterans Health
Administration will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military
Sexual Trauma in women veterans, and research specifically related to
veterans and family members of veterans who served in the Southwest
Asia theater of operations of the Gulf War from 1990-1991.
    Public comments will be received on November 19, from 1 p.m. until
1:30 p.m. and on November 20, from 11:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Individuals wishing to speak must register not later than November 14
by contacting Ms. Jackson and by submitting 1-2 page summary of their
comments for inclusion in the official record. Public comments will be
limited to five minutes each. A sign-in sheet will be available each
day. Members of the public may also submit written statements for the
Committee's review to the Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans,
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave., NW., Washington, DC
    Interested parties may also listen in by teleconferencing into the
meeting. The toll-free teleconference line will be open from 10 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. on November 19 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on November
20. To register for the teleconference, contact Ms. Jackson.
    Any member of the public seeking additional information should
contact Laura O'Shea, Designated Federal Officer, at (202) 461-5765.

    Dated: October 21, 2008.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-25556 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am]