[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5439-5440]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01979]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0001]


Vaccines and Related Biological 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). At least one 
portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
    Name of Committee: Vaccines and Related Biological 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 February 28, 2014, from 
approximately 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (rm. 1503 B and C), 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.
    For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be 
webcast. The link for the webcast is available at https://collaboration.fda.gov/vrbpac/
    Contact Person: Prabhakara Atreya or Denise Royster, Center for 
Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-71), Food and Drug 
Administration, 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). 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.
    Agenda: On February 28, 2014, the committee will meet in open 
session to hear an overview of the research program in the Laboratory 
of Respiratory Viral Diseases, Division of Viral Products, Office of 
Vaccines Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research, FDA. The committee will then discuss and make recommendations 
on the selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus 
vaccine for the 2014 to 2015 influenza season.

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    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: On February 28, 2014, between approximately 8 a.m. and 
9:30 a.m. and between approximately 10 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., the meeting 
is open to the public. 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 February 21, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 2:20 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. on February 28, 
2014. 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 
February 13, 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 February 14, 
2014.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On February 28, 2014, between 
approximately 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., the meeting will be closed to 
permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). The 
committee will discuss the report of the intramural research programs 
and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing decisions.
    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 Prabhakara Atreya or 
Denise Royster 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: January 27, 2014.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-01979 Filed 1-30-14; 8:45 am]
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