[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 30 (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6199-6200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02922]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2018-N-0417]


Request for Nominations on the National Mammography Quality 
Assurance Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any 
industry organizations interested in participating in the selection of 
nonvoting industry representatives to serve on the National Mammography 
Quality Assurance Advisory Committee in the Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health notify FDA in writing. FDA is also requesting 
nominations for a nonvoting industry representative to serve on the 
National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. A nominee 
may either be self-nominated or nominated by an organization to serve 
as a nonvoting industry representative. Nominations will be accepted 
for an upcoming vacancy effective with this notice.

DATES: Any industry organization interested in participating in the 
selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry 
interests must send a letter stating that interest to FDA by March 15, 
2018 (see sections I and II of this document for further details). 
Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be 
sent to FDA by March 15, 2018.

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ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from industry organizations 
interested in participating in the selection process of nonvoting 
industry representative nomination should be sent to Margaret Ames (see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). All nominations for a nonvoting 
industry representative should be submitted electronically by accessing 
the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm or by mail 
to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002. Information about becoming a member of an FDA 
advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's website at 
https://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Ames, Division of Workforce 
Management, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 5264, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-5960, Fax: 301-847-8505, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agency is requesting nominations for a 
nonvoting industry representative on the National Mammography Quality 
Assurance Advisory Committee:

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

    The Committee shall advise FDA on: (1) Developing appropriate 
quality standards and regulations for mammography facilities; (2) 
developing appropriate standards and regulations for bodies accrediting 
mammography facilities under this program; (3) developing regulations 
with respect to sanctions; (4) developing procedures for monitoring 
compliance with standards; (5) establishing a mechanism to investigate 
consumer complaints; (6) reporting new developments concerning breast 
imaging that should be considered in the oversight of mammography 
facilities; (7) determining whether there exists a shortage of 
mammography facilities in rural and health professional shortage areas 
and determining the effects of personnel on access to the services of 
such facilities in these areas; (8) determining whether there will 
exist a sufficient number of medical physicists after October 1, 1999; 
and (9) determining the costs and benefits of compliance with these 
requirements.

II. Selection Procedure

    Any industry organization interested in participating in the 
selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry 
interests should send a letter stating that interest to the FDA contact 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) within 30 days of publication of 
this document (see DATES). Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will send 
a letter to each organization that has expressed an interest, attaching 
a complete list of all such organizations; and a list of all nominees 
along with their current r[eacute]sum[eacute]s. The letter will also 
state that it is the responsibility of the interested organizations to 
confer with one another and to select a candidate, within 60 days after 
the receipt of the FDA letter, to serve as the nonvoting member to 
represent industry interests for the committee. The interested 
organizations are not bound by the list of nominees in selecting a 
candidate. However, if no individual is selected within 60 days, the 
Commissioner will select the nonvoting member to represent industry 
interests.

III. Nomination Procedure

    Individuals may self-nominate and/or an organization may nominate 
one or more individuals to serve as a nonvoting industry 
representative. Nominations must include a current, complete 
r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for each nominee and a signed 
copy of the Acknowledgement and Consent form available at the FDA 
Advisory Nomination Portal (see ADDRESSES). Nominations must also 
specify the advisory committee for which the nominee is recommended. 
Nominations must also acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the 
nomination unless self-nominated. FDA will forward all nominations to 
the organizations expressing interest in participating in the selection 
process for the committee. (Persons who nominate themselves as 
nonvoting industry representatives will not participate in the 
selection process.)
    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. Specifically, in 
this document, nominations for a nonvoting representative of industry 
interests are encouraged from the mammography manufacturing industry.
    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: February 7, 2018.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2018-02922 Filed 2-12-18; 8:45 am]
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