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 July 26, 2010, from 8 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. and July 27, 2010, from 8 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m.
Location: Hilton Washington DC/North, 620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD.
Contact Person: Bryan Emery or Pearline Muckelvene, Center for Biologics 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. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency's Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.
Agenda: On July 26, 2010, in the morning session, the committee will hear updates on the following topics: June 10 and 11, 2010, meeting of the Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability; December 14 and 15, 2009, FDA workshop on emerging arboviruses; May 11 and 12, 2010, FDA workshop on emerging infectious diseases; and the Q fever epidemic in the Netherlands. The committee will also hear informational presentations on Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus. In the Start Printed Page 35495afternoon session, the committee will discuss issues related to the risk of Babesia infection by blood transfusions and the status of laboratory tests. On July 27, 2010, the committee will discuss blood donor hemoglobin/hematocrit qualifications standards, iron status, and interdonation interval.
FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days 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/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. 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 July 19, 2010. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and between 4 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on July 26, 2010, and between approximately 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on July 27, 2010. 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 July 9, 2010. 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 hearing 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 July 12, 2010.
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 Bryan Emery at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).Start Signature
Dated: June 15, 2010.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-15018 Filed 6-21-10; 8:45 am]
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