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Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




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.

General Function of the Committee: The board shall provide advice primarily to the agency's Senior Science Advisor and, as needed, to the Commissioner and other appropriate officials on specific complex and technical issues as well as emerging issues within the scientific community in industry and academia. Additionally, the board will provide advice to the agency on keeping pace with technical and scientific evolutions in the fields of regulatory science; on formulating an appropriate research agenda; and on upgrading its scientific and research facilities to keep pace with these changes. It will also provide the means for critical review of agency-sponsored intramural and extramural scientific research programs.

Date and Time: The meeting will be held on April 9, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1066, Rockville, MD 20852.

Contact: Susan Bond, Office of the Commissioner (HF-33), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 17-35, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6687, or e-mail, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12603. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: Open committee discussion, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; open public hearing, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; open committee discussion, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The board will hear and discuss emerging issues in antimicrobial resistance, process analytical technologies (followup), and biomaterials innovation; and discuss the external science review for FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs.

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 by April 3, 2002. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before April 3, 2002, 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.

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 Susan Bond at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.

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

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Dated: March 15, 2002.

Bonnie Malkin,

Acting Senior Associate Commissioner for Communications and Constituent Relations.

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[FR Doc. 02-6994 Filed 3-21-02; 8:45 am]