[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 6 (Thursday, January 9, 2014)]
[Pages 1645-1646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00157]



Food and Drug Administration

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

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 scientific and technical 
issues important to FDA and its mission, including emerging issues 
within the scientific community. Additionally, the Science Board 
provides advice to the Agency on keeping pace with technical and 
scientific developments including in regulatory science; and input into 
the Agency's research agenda; and on upgrading its scientific and 
research facilities and training opportunities. It will also provide, 
where requested, expert review of Agency sponsored intramural and 
extramural scientific research programs.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on February 5, 2014, from 
approximately 8:30 a.m. until 12:45 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: Martha Monser, Office of the Commissioner, Food and 
Drug Administration, Bldg. 32, Rm. 4286, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., 
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-4627, [email protected], 
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 5, 2014, the Science Board will discuss the 
draft final report from the Global Health subcommittee. The Center for 
Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) will present a response to the 
CDRH Research Review subcommittee's report that was accepted by the 
Science Board at its June 24, 2013, meeting. The Science Board will 
hear a progress update from the Center for Biologics Evaluation and 
Research Post-Marketing Safety Review subcommittee. Finally, a 
recipient of one of the FY 2013 Scientific Achievement Awards (selected 
by the Science Board) will provide an overview of the activities for 
which the award was given. 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 
January 29, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 12:10 p.m. and 12:40 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 21, 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 22, 2014.
    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 Martha Monser 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.

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    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: January 6, 2014.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-00157 Filed 1-8-14; 8:45 am]