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Dental Products 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: Dental Products 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 May 22, 2003, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Walker/Whetstone Rooms, Two Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.

Contact Person: Michael E. Adjodha, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-480), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, via e-mail at mea@cdrh.fda.gov, or by phone: 301-827-5283, ext. 123. Please call the FDA Advisory Committee Information Line at 800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12518, for updated information on this meeting.

Agenda: The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a petition to reclassify tricalcium phosphate granules for dental bone repair (21 CFR 872.3930) from class III to class II (special controls). Background information, including the agenda and questions for the committee, will be available to the public 1 business day before the meeting on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/​cdrh/​panelmtg.html. Material will be posted on May 21, 2003.

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 May 7, 2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled for approximately 60 minutes at the beginning of committee deliberations. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before May 7, 2003, 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 May 22, 2003, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to the public to permit FDA to present to the committee trade secret and/or confidential commercial information regarding pending and future agency issues (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)).

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 AnnMarie Williams, Conference Management Staff, 301-594-1283, ext. 113, 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: April 21, 2003.

Peter J. Pitts,

Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. 03-10299 Filed 4-25-03; 8:45 am]

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