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February 11, 2011: TPSAC Menthol Report Subcommittee Meeting Announcement

Date:   February 11, 2011

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 
Center for Tobacco Products
9200 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD   20850

Agenda:

On February 11, 2011, the subcommittee will receive presentations and discuss the timelines and structure of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee’s required report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the impact of use of menthol in cigarettes on the public health.

Meeting Materials:
 
Links to meeting materials will be added as they become available.  FDA intends to make the complete 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.

Public Participation Information:

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 January 28, 2011.  Please send 20 paper copies, and one electronic copy,  of your submission to:
Caryn Cohen, M.S.
Office of Science
Center for Tobacco Products
Food and Drug Administration
9200 Corporate Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850

Copies must be received by 4 p.m. (Eastern) on January 28, 2011.

• Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately
3 and 4 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 January 20, 2011.

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 January 21, 2011.

Contact Information:

• Caryn Cohen, M.S.
 Center for Tobacco Products
 Food and Drug Administration
 9200 Corporate Boulevard
 Rockville, MD 20850

 Phone:  1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 4) 
 FAX:  240-276-3761 
 Email:  TPSAC@fda.hhs.gov 

• FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
 1-800-741-8138
 (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
 Code: 8732110002
 Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.

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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.

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 Caryn Cohen 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/oc/advisory/default.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).