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Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research; 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: Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).

General Function of the Committee: The Board advises the Director, NCTR, in establishing, implementing, and evaluating the research programs that assist the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in fulfilling his regulatory responsibilities. The Board provides an extra-agency review in ensuring that the research programs at NCTR are scientifically sound and pertinent.

Date and Time: The meeting will be held on August 29, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on August 30, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Location: August 29, 2006: NCTR SAB Conference Room B-12, 3900 NCTR Dr., Jefferson, AR 72079. August 30, 2006: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Stephens Spine Center, Hamlin Board Room, 501 Jack Stephens Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Contact Person: Leonard Schechtman, Executive Secretary, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 16-85, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6696, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512559. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Agenda: On August 29, 2006, the SAB will hear presentations from the NCTR Divisions that will update them on ongoing research activities. The SAB will be presented with a response to the evaluation of the Division of Neurotoxicology. The evaluation was the product of a site visit team that conducted an on-site review of the Division in January 2004. The response will address the issues raised and recommendations made by the site visit team. On August 30, 2006, the NCTR Director will provide a Center-wide update on scientific endeavors and will discuss the NCTR realignment and strategic focus.

Procedure: On August 29, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and August 30, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.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 on or before August 14, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled on August 29, 2006, between approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should likewise notify the contact person 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 on or before August 14, 2006.

Closed Committee Deliberations: On August 29, 2006, from approximately 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). This portion of the meeting will be closed to permit discussion of information concerning individuals associated with the research programs at NCTR.

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 the office of the Executive Secretary 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: August 2, 2006.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. E6-12863 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]

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