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Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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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). At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

Name of Committee: Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA’s regulatory issues.

Date and Time: The meeting will be held on July 20, 2001, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Corporate Bldg., conference room 020B, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD.

Contact: Sara M. Thornton, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-460), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-2053, SMT@CDRH.FDA.GOV, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12396. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for soft contact lenses for the optical correction of refractive ametropia in phakic or aphakic persons with nondiseased eyes with up to approximately 1.50 diopters of astigmatism. The lenses may be prescribed for extended wear for up to 30 nights of continuous wear between removals for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal of the lens, as recommended by the eye care professional. Background information, including the agenda and questions for the committee, will be made available to the public on July 19, 2001, on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/​cdrh/​panelmtg.html.

Procedure: On July 20, 2001, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the meeting is open to the public. 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 by July 13, 2001. Formal oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Near the end of the committee deliberations on the PMA, a 30-minute open public session will be conducted for interested persons to address issues specific to the submission before the committee. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before July 13, 2001, 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.

Closed Committee Deliberations: On July 20, 2001, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit FDA to present to the committee trade secret and/or confidential commercial information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)) Start Printed Page 33546regarding pending issues and applications.

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

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Dated: June 14, 2001.

Linda A. Suydam,

Senior Associate Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 01-15667 Filed 6-21-01; 8:45 am]

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