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September 27, 2010 Meeting of the Menthol Subcommittee of TPSAC Meeting Announcement

Date: September 27, 2010       
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.       

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


On September 27, 2010, the subcommittee will receive a presentation 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

No background materials were provided to the Subcommittee Members for this 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 September 17, 2010.  Please send 20 paper copies, and one electronic copy,  of your submission to:

Cristi Stark
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 September 17, 2010.

  • Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately

10 a.m. and 11 a.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 September 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 September 10, 2010.


Contact Information

• Cristi Stark
  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:  cristi.stark@fda.hhs.gov 

• FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
  (301-443-0572 in the Washington DC area)
  Code: 8732110002
  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 Website and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

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 Cristi Stark at (240) 276-3992 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).

Federal Register Notice: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-20953.pdf