[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 34 (Monday, February 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8093-8094]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3786]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0664]


Allergenic Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY:  Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Allergenic Products Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on March 18, 2009, from 8 
a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation 
and Research, Advisory Committee Conference Room, rm. 1066, 5630 
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD.
    Contact Person: Gail Dapolito or Jane Brown, Food and Drug 
Administration (HFM-71), 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-
827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 
(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512388. Please call 
the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A 
notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that 
impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always 
be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you 
should always check the agency's Web site and call the appropriate 
advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible 
modifications before coming to the meeting.
    Agenda: On March 18, 2009, the committee will discuss (1) a 
proposed change of potency assay for short ragweed pollen and cat 
allergen extracts from radial immunodiffusion assay to an enzyme-linked 
immunosorbent assay and (2) structured product labeling. The committee 
will also receive an update on research programs in the Laboratory of 
Immunobiochemistry, Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic 
Products, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research, FDA.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on 
the year 2009 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee 
link.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before 
March 11, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Those desiring to make 
formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a 
brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they 
wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and 
an indication of the approximate time requested to make their 
presentation on or before March 3, 2009. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to 
speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the 
scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to 
determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. 
The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their 
request to speak by March 4, 2009.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the

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agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Gail Dapolito at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/
default.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee 
meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: February 12, 2009.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-3786 Filed 2-20-09; 8:45 am]
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