[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Page 29757]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12071]



Food and Drug Administration

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

Request for Nominations for Voting Members on Public Advisory 
Panels or Committees

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting 
nominations for voting members on the Food Advisory Committee with 
expertise in microbiology, nutrition, food science, food technology, 
pediatric development, or nanotechnology in food. Nominations will be 
accepted for current vacancies and those that will or may occur through 
June 30, 2013.
    FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all 
racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities 
on its advisory committees, and therefore encourages nominations of 
appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.

DATES: Nominations received on or before July 22, 2013 will be given 
first consideration for membership on the Food Advisory Committee. 
Nominations received after July 22, 2013 will be considered for 
nomination to the committee if nominees are still needed.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be sent electronically 
to [email protected], or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight & 
Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, 
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Information about becoming a member on a 
FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site 
by using the following link http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Strambler, Center of Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch 
Ave., Room 1C-016, College Park, MD 20740, 240-402-1913, FAX: 301-436-
2657, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is requesting nomination for voting 
members on the Food Advisory Committee.

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

    The Committee provides advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs 
and other appropriate officials, on emerging food safety, food science, 
nutrition, and other food-related health issues that the FDA considers 
of primary importance for its food and cosmetics programs.
    The Committee may be charged with reviewing and evaluating 
available data and making recommendations on matters such as those 
relating to: (1) Broad scientific and technical food- or cosmetic-
related issues; (2) the safety of new foods and food ingredients; (3) 
labeling of foods and cosmetics; (4) nutrient needs and nutritional 
adequacy; and (5) safe exposure limits for food contaminants.
    The Committee may also be asked to provide advice and make 
recommendations on ways of communicating to the public the potential 
risks associated with these issues and on approaches that might be 
considered for addressing the issues.

II. Criteria for Voting Members

    Members and the Chair are selected by the Commissioner or designee 
from among individuals knowledgeable in the fields of physical 
sciences, biological and life sciences, food science, risk assessment, 
nutrition, food technology, molecular biology, and other relevant 
scientific and technical disciplines.
    Members will be invited to serve for terms of up to 4 years. The 
Committee consists of 17 standing members; of that 15 are voting 
members, which 2 are technically qualified members identified with 
consumer interest. In addition to the voting members the Committee has 
two nonvoting members who are identified with industry interests.

III. Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified 
individuals for membership on the advisory committee. Self-nominations 
are also accepted. Nominations must include a current, complete resume 
or curriculum vitae for each nominee, including current business 
address and/or home address, telephone number, and email address if 
available. Nominations must also specify the advisory committee for 
which the nominee recommended. Nominations must also acknowledge that 
the nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-nominated. FDA will 
ask potential candidates to provide detailed information concerning 
such matters related to financial holdings, employment, and research 
grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of 
conflicts of interest.
    This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

    Dated: May 15, 2013.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-12071 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]