[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 138 (Tuesday, July 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42714-42715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18063]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002]


Science Board 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: Science Board to the Food and Drug 
Administration (Science Board).
    General Function of the Committee: The Science Board provides 
advice primarily to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other 
appropriate officials on specific complex and technical issues, as well 
as emerging issues within the scientific community in industry and 
academia. Additionally, the Science Board provides advice to the Agency 
on keeping pace with technical and scientific evolutions in the fields 
of regulatory science, on formulating an appropriate research agenda, 
and on upgrading its scientific and research facilities to keep pace 
with these changes. It will also provide the means for critical review 
of Agency-sponsored intramural and extramural scientific research 
programs.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011, 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 
31 Conference Center, the Great Room (rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 
20993-0002. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also 
be Web cast. The link for the Web cast is available at https://collaboration.fda.gov/scienceboard/. Information regarding special 
accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation 
may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; 
under the heading ``Resources for You,'' click on ``Public Meetings at 
the FDA White Oak Campus.'' Please note that visitors to the White Oak 
Campus must enter through Building 1.
    Contact Person: Martha Monser, Office of the Chief Scientist, 
Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 4286, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
796-4627, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 
(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to 
the desired center or product area. 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 August 19, 2011, the Science Board will discuss the 
FDA's draft Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science. The Board will be 
provided with an update on the FDA's Medical Countermeasures Initiative 
program plans. The Board will also initiate the charges to the 
subcommittees for: (1) A science review of the Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health, and (2) a Medical and Biological Engineering 
review.
    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/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. 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 
Friday, August 12, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 1 and 2 p.m. Those individuals 
interested in making 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 Thursday, August 4, 
2011. 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 Friday, August 5, 2011.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the 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 Martha Monser, at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

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    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: July 12, 2011.
Leslie Kux,
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-18063 Filed 7-18-11; 8:45 am]
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