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Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; 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). The meeting will be open to the public.

Name of Committee: Science Board to FDA.

General Function of the Committee: The Board shall provide advice primarily to the agency's Senior Science Advisor and, as needed, to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs 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 November 4, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Washington Room, Holiday Inn Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Contact Person: Jan Johannessen, Office of the Commissioner (HF-33), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6687, jjohannessen@fda.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512603. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: The Science Board will hear about and discuss the following topics: (1) An update on activities of the Drug Safety Oversight Board, (2) the agency's Bioresearch Monitoring Initiative, and (3) the Board's science peer review activities, including presentation of the Board's peer review of the Office of Regulatory Affairs' pesticide monitoring program.

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 October 28, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person before October 28, 2005, 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 Jan Johannessen 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: October 14, 2005.

Jason Brodsky,

Acting Associate Commissioner for External Relations.

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[FR Doc. 05-21036 Filed 10-20-05; 8:45 am]

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