[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 29371]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11895]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention's Import Permit Program; Public Webcast

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of public webcast.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a public 
webcast that will address the new import permit regulations for 
infectious biological agents, standards, and vectors; import permit 
inspections; and import permit exemptions. The purpose of this notice 
is to inform all interested parties, including those individuals and 
entities already possessing an import permit of the webcast.

DATES: The webcast will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 
5 p.m. EST. Those wishing to join the webcast are encouraged to 
register by July 5, 2013. Registration instructions are found on the 
HHS/CDC's Import Permit Program Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/od/eaipp/index.htm.

ADDRESSES: The webcast will be broadcast from the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30329.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Von McClee, Division of Select Agents 
and Toxins, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS A-46, 
Atlanta, GA 30333; phone: 404-718-2000; email: lrsat@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 4, 2013, the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) published a final rule (78 FR 7674) amending etiological 
importation regulations to (1) clarify import permit regulatory 
definitions, (2) increase oversight by implementing inspections, (3) 
address exemptions and (4) describe the appeal process.
    This webcast is an opportunity for the regulated community (i.e., 
academic institutions and biomedical centers, commercial manufacturing 
facilities, federal, state, and local laboratories, including clinical 
and diagnostic laboratories, research facilities, exhibition 
facilities, and educational facilities) and other interested 
individuals to obtain specific regulatory guidance and information 
regarding the newly amended regulations. The webcast will also provide 
assistance to those interested in applying for an etiological agent 
import permit. Representatives from HHS/CDC will be present during the 
webcast to address questions and concerns from the web participants.
    Topics to be discussed during the webcast include: The new import 
permit regulations for infectious biological agents, standards, and 
vectors; import permit inspections; and import permit exemptions. A 
question and answer session will take place after each topic.
    Individuals wishing to join the webcast are encouraged to register 
by July 5, 2013. Instructions for registration are found on the HHS/
CDC's Import Permit Program Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/od/eaipp/index.htm. This is a webcast only event and there will be no on-site 
participation at the HHS/CDC broadcast facility. In-person 
participation cannot be accommodated. Closed-captioning video of the 
webcast will be available at http://www.cdc.gov/od/eaipp/index.htm 
after the webcast.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
Tanja Popovic,
Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-11895 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]
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