[Federal Register: May 8, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 90)]
[Page 26121]
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Food and Drug Administration

Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration; Notice of 

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: Science Board to the Food and Drug 
Administration (Science Board).
    General Function of the Committee: The Science Board provides 
advice primarily to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other 
appropriate officials on specific complex and technical issues as well 
as emerging issues within the scientific community in industry and 
academia. Additionally, the Science Board provides advice to the agency 
on keeping pace with technical and scientific evolutions in the fields 
of regulatory science, on formulating an appropriate research agenda, 
and on upgrading its scientific and research facilities to keep pace 
with these changes. It will also provide the means for critical review 
of agency sponsored intramural and extramural scientific research 
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008, 
from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Location: Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Pkwy., 
Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Salons A, B, and C.
    Contact Person: Carlos Pe[ntilde]a, Office of the Commissioner, 
Food and Drug Administration (HF-33), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 
20857, 301-827-6687, carlos.pe[ntilde]a@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory 
Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the 
Washington, DC area), code 3014512603. 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 
    Agenda: The Science Board will hear about and discuss a 
subcommittee review of the National Center for Toxicological Research 
and Office of Regulatory Affairs. The Science Board will discuss 
keeping pace with technical and scientific evolutions in the fields of 
regulatory science. The Science Board will also hear about and discuss 
updates on a subcommittee review of the agency's science programs and 
infrastructure from the June 14, 2007, and December 3, 2007, Science 
Board meetings.
    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://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on 
the year 2008 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee 
    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 May 
23, 2008. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 1 p.m. and 2 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 May 15, 2008. 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 May 16, 
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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 Dr. Carlos 
Pe[ntilde]a 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://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/default.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee 
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: May 1, 2008.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-10257 Filed 5-7-08; 8:45 am]