[Federal Register: September 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 175)]
[Page 53385]
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Food and Drug Administration

Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards 
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: Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety 
Standards Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice on technical 
feasibility, reasonableness, and practicality of performance standards 
for electronic products to control the emission of radiation under 21 
U.S.C. 360kk(f).
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on October 1, 2003, from 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, Salons A and B, 
620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD.
    Contact Person: Richard Kaczmarek, Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health (HFZ-240), Food and Drug Administration, 1350 
Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-0865, or FDA Advisory 
Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the 
Washington, DC area), code 12399. Please call the Information Line for 
up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The committee will hear an informal review of ongoing 
activities associated with electronic products.
    Following the overview, FDA will discuss proposed amendments to the 
U.S. performance standard for sunlamp products (21 CFR 1040.20) and 
certain initiatives of international standards organizations concerning 
sunlamp products.
    In the afternoon, there will be a presentation regarding proposed 
amendments to the diagnostic x-ray system performance standard (21 CFR 
1020.30). Following this, the final topic will be public health 
considerations of x-ray security screening systems and the development 
of policies for safe use of these systems.
    Background information on the discussion topics will be posted 
under the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards 
Committee (TEPRSSC) Docket site 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 2003 and scroll down to TEPRSSC.)
    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 by September 19, 
2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and between 3 p.m. and 3:45 
p.m. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring 
to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person 
before September 19, 2003, 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.
    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 Shirley Meeks, 
Conference Management Staff, at 301-594-1283, ext. 105, at least 7 days 
in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: September 3, 2003.
Peter J. Pitts,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 03-22961 Filed 9-9-03; 8:45 am]