[Federal Register: November 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 225)]
[Page 58502-58503]
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Food and Drug Administration

Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Veterinary Medicine 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 January 22, 23, and 24, 
2002, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: The DoubleTree Hotel, Plaza Rooms I and II, 1750 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
    Contact: Aleta Sindelar, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) (HFV-
3), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 
20855, 301-827-4515, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-
741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 12546. Please 
call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: On January 22, 23 and 24, 2002, the committee will seek 
recommendations on the issues of import tolerances under the provisions 
of the Animal Drug Availability Act of

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1996, and the antimicrobial drug effects on pathogen load in food-
producing animals as pathogen load relates to the preapproval process 
of new animal drug applications (NADAs). Information concerning the 
discussion of import tolerances can be found in the August 13, 2001, 
CVM Update at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm/index/updates/importol.htm and in 
the Federal Register advance notice of proposed rulemaking of August 
10, 2001 (66 FR 42167). Information concerning the issues of pathogen 
load will be made publicly available to the Veterinary Medicine 
Advisory Committee members and the public in advance of the meeting and 
posted on the CVM home page at: http://www.fda.gov/cvm. A limited 
number of paper copies of the background information will be available 
at the meeting.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on the issues pending before the 
committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person by 
January 4, 2002. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on January 22, and between 
approximately 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on January 24, 2002. The time allotted 
for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make oral 
presentations should notify the contact person before January 4, 2002, 
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. You will be notified of your allotted time 
prior to the meeting. Your entire statement should be submitted for the 
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: November 8, 2001.
Linda A. Suydam,
Senior Associate Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 01-29003 Filed 11-20-01; 8:45 am]