[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69991-69992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27854]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 14

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1380]


Advisory Committee; Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee; 
Termination

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 
termination of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee. This 
document removes the Veterinary Advisory Committee from the Agency's 
list of standing advisory committees.

DATES: This rule is effective November 22, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Ortwerth, Advisory Committee 
Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drugs Administration, 10903 
New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5129, Silver Spring MD 20993-0002, 
FAX: 301-847-8640, or email at Michael.Ortwerth@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Veterinary Medicine Committee was 
established on April 24, 1984 (49 FR 20809; May 17, 1984). The purpose 
of the Committee was to review and evaluate available data concerning 
safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational new animal 
drugs, feeds, and devices for use in the treatment and prevention of 
animal diseases and increased animal production. The Committee is no 
longer needed and was terminated on September 24, 2013.
    Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) and (d) and 21 CFR 10.40 (d) and (e), 
the Agency finds good cause to dispense with notice and public comment 
procedures and to proceed to an immediate effective date on this rule. 
Notice and public comment and a delayed effective date are unnecessary 
and are not in the public interest as this final rule merely removes 
the name of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee from the list of 
FDA's standing advisory committees in 21 CFR 14.100.
    Therefore, the Agency is amending 21 CFR 14.100(f) as set forth in 
the regulatory text of this document.

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 14

    Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Color 
additives, Drugs, Radiation protection.


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    Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under 
authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 21 CFR part 
14 is amended as follows:

PART 14--PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

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1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 14 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. App. 2; 15 U.S.C. 1451-1461, 21 U.S.C. 41-
50, 141-149, 321-394, 467f, 679, 821, 1034; 28 U.S.C. 2112; 42 
U.S.C. 201, 262, 263b, 264; Pub. L. 107-109; Pub. L. 108-155.


Sec.  14.100  [Amended]

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2. Section 14.100 is amended by removing paragraph (f) and 
redesignating paragraph (g) as paragraph (f).

    Dated: November 14, 2013.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-27854 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]
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