[Federal Register: August 8, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 152)]
[Page 45057]
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Food and Drug Administration

Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological 
Research; 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). At least one 
portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
    Name of Committee: Science Advisory Board (SAB) to the National 
Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).
    General Function of the Committee: The Board advises the Director, 
NCTR, in establishing, implementing, and evaluating the research 
programs that assist the Commissioner of Food and Drugs in fulfilling 
his regulatory responsibilities. The Board provides an extra-agency 
review in ensuring that the research programs at NCTR are 
scientifically sound and pertinent.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on August 29, 2006 from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on August 30, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
    Location: August 29, 2006: NCTR SAB Conference Room B-12, 3900 NCTR 
Dr., Jefferson, AR 72079. August 30, 2006: University of Arkansas for 
Medical Sciences, Stephens Spine Center, Hamlin Board Room, 501 Jack 
Stephens Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.
    Contact Person: Leonard Schechtman, Executive Secretary, National 
Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration, 5600 
Fishers Lane, rm. 16-85, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6696, or FDA 
Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in 
the Washington, DC area), code 3014512559. Please call the Information 
Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: On August 29, 2006, the SAB will hear presentations from 
the NCTR Divisions that will update them on ongoing research 
activities. The SAB will be presented with a response to the evaluation 
of the Division of Neurotoxicology. The evaluation was the product of a 
site visit team that conducted an on-site review of the Division in 
January 2004. The response will address the issues raised and 
recommendations made by the site visit team. On August 30, 2006, the 
NCTR Director will provide a Center-wide update on scientific endeavors 
and will discuss the NCTR realignment and strategic focus.
    Procedure: On August 29, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 
August 30, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the meeting is open to the 
public. 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 August 14, 
2006. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled on August 
29, 2006, between approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Time allotted 
for each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal 
oral presentations should likewise 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 August 14, 2006.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On August 29, 2006, from 
approximately 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the meeting will be closed to 
permit discussion where disclosure would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6)). This 
portion of the meeting will be closed to permit discussion of 
information concerning individuals associated with the research 
programs at NCTR.
    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 the office of the 
Executive Secretary 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: August 2, 2006.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E6-12863 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]