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Arthritis 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.

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 December 7, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: CDER Advisory Committee conference room 1066, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD.

Contact: Kathleen Reedy or LaNise Giles, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (HFD-21), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, (for express delivery, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1093) Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-7001, FAX: 301-827-6776 or e-mail: reedyk@cder.fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12532. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: The meeting will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., unless public participation does not last that long, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion and review of trade secret and/or confidential information.

Procedure: On December 7, 2001, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., the meeting will 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 November 17, 2001. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before November 17, 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.

FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior to the December 7, 2001, Arthritis Advisory Committee meeting. Because the agency believes there is some urgency to bring this issue to public discussion and qualified members of the Arthritis Advisory Committee were available at this time, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs concluded that it was in the public interest to hold this meeting even if there was not sufficient time for the customary 15-day public notice.

Closed Committee Deliberations: On December 7, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit Start Printed Page 58746discussion and review of trade secret and/or confidential information (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)).

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

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Dated: November 15, 2001.

Linda A. Suydam,

Senior Associate Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 01-29225 Filed 11-21-01; 8:45 am]

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