[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78449-78450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30516]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

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


Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; 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). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Science Board to the Food and Drug 
Administration (Science Board).

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    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 the 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, input into the 
Agency's research agenda, 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 March 4, 2015, from 8:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 
31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503 B and C) Silver Spring, 
MD 20993-0002. 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/sb315/. 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, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 1, Rm. 3309, 
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-4627, martha.monser@fda.hhs.gov, 
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: The Science Board will be provided with a progress report 
or a final draft report the Commissioner's Fellowship Program 
Evaluation subcommittee and will hear a progress report from Science 
Moving Forward subcommittee. The Science Board will be asked to provide 
feedback on FDA's public access policy. FDA will seek the Science 
Board's input regarding approaches to regulatory science training 
coordination. The Science Board will be provided with a follow up on 
FDA's activities regarding the re-introduction of bovine heparin and 
will hear an overview of science-related activities from one of the 
centers. A recipient of one of the Fiscal Year 2014 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 meeting 
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 
February 25, 2015. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 1:30 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 February 17, 2015. 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 18, 2015.
    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 Ms. 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.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: December 23, 2014.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
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