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: Blood Products 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 December 14, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Crown Plaza Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD. The hotel telephone number is 301-589-0800.
Contact Person: Donald W. Jehn, or Pearline K. Muckelvene, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-71), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-0314, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014519516. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
Agenda: On December 14, 2006, the committee will hear an update summary of the October 11, 2006, Public Hearing on Emergency Research. The committee will then discuss pre-clinical and clinical studies of the hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier, bovine polymerized hemoglobin (HBOC-201). In addition, the committee will discuss an emergency research study of HBOC-201, proposed by the Naval Medical Research Center. FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than one business day before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on the year 2006 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.
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 on or before December 11, 2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should 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 December 6, 2006. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by December 7, 2006.
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 Donald W. Jehn or Pearline K. Muckelvene at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
FDA regrets that it was unable to publish this notice 15 days prior to the December 14, 2006, Blood Products Advisory Committee meeting. Because the agency believes there is some urgency to bring this issue to public discussion and qualified members of the Blood Products 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.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).Start Signature
Dated: November 22, 2006.
Randall W. Lutter,
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.
[FR Doc. E6-20265 Filed 11-29-06; 8:45 am]
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