Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee.
The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Name of Committee: June 14-15, 2001.
Date: June 15-14, 2001.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Agenda: The committee will review selected human gene transfer protocols; NIH policy on serious adverse event reporting; data management activities related to human gene transfer clinical trials; discussion on the risk group designation for E. coli strain B; and other matters to be considered by the Committee.
Place: Natcher Building, Conference Room D, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Contact Person: Amy P. Patterson, MD, Acting Executive Secretary, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838.
Information is also available on the Institute's/Center's home page: www4.od.nih.gov/oba/, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available.
“Mandatory Information Requirements for Federal Assistance Program Announcements” (45 FR 39592, June 11, 1980) requires a statement concerning the official government programs contained in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Normally NIH lists in its announcements the number and title of affected individual programs for the guidance of the public. Because the guidance in this notice covers virtually ever NIH and Federal research program in which DNA recombinant molecule techniques could be used, it has been determined not to be cost effective or in the public interest to attempt to list these programs. Such a list would likely require several additional pages. In addition, NIH could not be certain that every Federal program would be included as many Federal agencies, as well as private organizations, both national and international, have elected to follow the NIH Guidelines. In lieu of the individual program listing, NIH invites readers to direct questions to the information address above about whether individual programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance are affected.Start Signature
Dated: May 17, 2001.
LaVerne Y. Stringfield,
Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.
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