[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31486]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0001]


Risk Communications 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: Risk Communications 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 February 3 and 4, 2014, 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002. 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: Luis G. Bravo, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 
New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 3274, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 
240-402-5274, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-
8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). 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 at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm 
and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or 
call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible 
modifications before coming to the meeting.
    If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to watch 
the Webcast. Visit the Risk Communication Advisory Committee Web site 
at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/RiskCommunicationAdvisoryCommittee/default.htm. The link will become 
active shortly before the open session begins at 9 a.m.
    Agenda: On February 3 and 4, 2014, the committee will meet to 
discuss methods for identifying the impact and increasing the reach of 
communications on topics of interest to consumers. The discussion will 
also address how FDA can evaluate whether its ``Consumer Updates'' 
(http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/default.htm) are 
reaching the targeted population, and whether they are increasing 
awareness and understanding of the key risk messages. The discussion 
will also assess whether the communications are having the intended 
impact on knowledge, behaviors, or outcomes.
    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 meeting 
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 
January 27, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. 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 January 17, 2014. 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 January 21, 2014.
    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 Luis G. Bravo 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/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.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: December 30, 2013.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-31486 Filed 1-2-14; 8:45 am]
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