[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 143 (Tuesday, July 28, 2009)]
[Page 37232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-17961]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0664]

Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; Notice of 

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


    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 
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 17, 2009, 
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Addresses: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Contact Person: Carlos Pe[ntilde]a, Office of the Commissioner, 
Food and Drug Administration (HF-33), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 
20857, 301-827-6687, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-
741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512603. 
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: The Science Board will hear about and discuss reports from 
its subcommittees on the following: (1) The review of research at the 
Center for Veterinary Medicine, and (2) the review of FDA's scientific 
information technology infrastructure modernization initiatives. The 
Science Board will hear about plans to establish an additional 
subcommittee for the review of research at the Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition. The Science board will also hear about and 
discuss updates from the agency regarding the continued assessment of 
Bisphenol-A (BPA) in FDA-regulated products.
    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, click on the year 2009 and 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 
August 10, 2009. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those desiring to make 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 August 3, 2009. 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 August 4, 
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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 Carlos Pe[ntilde]a 
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: July 22, 2009.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-17961 Filed 7-27-09; 8:45 am]