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Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the Blood Products Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

DATES:

The meeting will be held on June 22, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

Great Room A, Building 31, FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993. Answers to commonly asked questions including information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: https://www.fda.gov/​AdvisoryCommittees/​AboutAdvisoryCommittees/​ucm408555.htm.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bryan Emery or Joanne Lipkind, Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, Bldg. 71, Rm. 6132, at 240-402-8054, bryan.emery@fda.hhs.gov and Rm. 6270, at 240-402-8106, joanne.lipkind@fda.hhs.gov, respectively, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). 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 website at https://www.fda.gov/​AdvisoryCommittees/​default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be available via webcast. The webcast will be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/​bpac0618/​.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Agenda: On June 22, 2018, in the morning open session, under Topic 1, the Committee will hear presentations on the research programs in the Laboratory of Emerging Pathogens (LEP), Laboratory of bacterial and TSE Agents (LBTSE), and from the Laboratory of Molecular Virology (LMV) in the Division of Emerging Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases (DETTD), Office of Blood Research and Review (OBRR), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA. After the conclusion of the open session, the meeting will be closed to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).

In the afternoon, in open session, under Topic II, the Committee will hear presentations on the research program in the Hemostasis Branch (HB), in the Division of Plasma Protein Therapeutics (DPPT), Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA. After the open session, the meeting will be closed to the public to permit discussion where disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552.b(c)(6).

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 website prior to the meeting, the background material will Start Printed Page 23467be made publicly available at the venue of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA's website after the meeting. Background material will be available at http://www.fda.gov/​AdvisoryCommittees/​Calendar/​default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link.

Procedure: On June 22, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. to 3:45 p.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 June 15, 2018. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 12:25 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on June 22, 2018. Those individuals interested in making 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 June 7, 2018. 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 June 8, 2018.

Closed Committee Deliberations: On June 22, 2018 between 12:55 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. and between 3:45 p.m. and 4:20 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)). During the closed sessions, the Committee will discuss the research progress made by staff involved in the intramural research programs and make recommendations regarding personnel actions and staffing.

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 disabilities. If you require 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 website at https://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).

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Dated: May 15, 2018.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2018-10734 Filed 5-18-18; 8:45 am]

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