[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 6, 2011)]
[Page 39405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16859]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002]

Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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: Blood 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 August 2, 2011, from 
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on August 3, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC North Gaithersburg, 620 
Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-977-8900. For those unable to 
attend in person, the meeting will also be Web cast. The Web cast will 
be available at the following links.
    Blood Products Advisory Committee Day 1: http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Viewer/?peid=b6ce0d080a594ddf9d362a0b1815b4491d.
    Blood Products Advisory Committee Day 2: http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Viewer/?peid=68d4630cf50847c5aaec06b1720f205f1d.
    Contact Person: Bryan Emery or Rosanna Harvey, 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), and follow the prompts to the desired center or 
product area. 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: On August 2, 2011, the committee will discuss a study on 
the incidence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in blood donors and its 
implications for selective testing of blood donors. On August 3, 2011, 
the committee will discuss measures to preserve the blood supply during 
a severe emergency. In the afternoon, the committee will hear the 
following updates: Summary of the June 7-8, 2011, Health and Human 
Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability meeting; 
summary of the May 17-18, 2011, public workshop on risk mitigation 
strategies to address procoagulant activity in immune globulin 
products; and summary of the August 1-2, 2011, Transmissible Spongiform 
Encephalopathies Advisory Committee meeting.
    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 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 July 
26, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled on 
August 2, 2011, between approximately 3:30 and 4 p.m. and on August 3, 
2011, between approximately 11 and 11:30 a.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 July 18, 2011. 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 July 19, 2011.
    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 Bryan Emery or 
Rosanna Harvey 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: June 30, 2011.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-16859 Filed 7-5-11; 8:45 am]