[Federal Register: September 12, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 175)]
[Page 53798-53799]
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Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2005N-0218]

Vision 2006--A Conversation With the American Public; Notice of 
Public Meetings on Specific Food and Drug Administration Issues; Notice 
of Postponement of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) previously announced 
three public meetings entitled ``Vision 2006--A Conversation With the 
American Public.'' These meetings are a forum where consumers can 
interact directly with FDA's leadership to discuss issues of public 
interest. Due to our need to focus on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, 
we are postponing the meeting that was scheduled on September 13, 2005 
in Miami, FL. We will reschedule the Miami meeting at a later date.

DATES:  See table 1 of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document for revised meeting dates and times.

ADDRESSES:  See table 1 of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this document for meeting locations.

    For information regarding this document: Philip L. Chao, Food and 
Drug Administration (HF-23), 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 
301-827-0587, FAX: 301 827-4774, e-mail: philip.chao@fda.hhs.gov.
    For information regarding registration: Isabelle Howes, Graduate 
School, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 490 L'Enfant Plaza, Promenade 
Level, suite 710, Washington, DC 20024, 202-314-

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4713, FAX: 202-479-6801, e-mail: Isabelle_Howes@grad.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of August 16, 2005 
(70 FR 48160), we announced a series of public meetings entitled 
``Vision 2006--Conversation with the American Public.'' The meetings 
would be held in three cities, Miami, FL, Boston, MA, and Phoenix, AZ, 
and they would be an open forum where consumers could interact with 
FDA's leadership. The meetings would also be an opportunity for FDA to 
update the public on current agency programs, engage the public in 
discussions, and obtain consumer input on specific issues.
    On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit several states bordering 
the Gulf of Mexico, causing massive flooding and devastation. The 
Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Levitt, subsequently 
declared a public health emergency to exist in the States of Florida, 
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and FDA has been working on 
relief efforts. Given our need to focus our attention on those relief 
efforts, we are postponing the meeting that was originally scheduled 
for Miami, FL, on September 13, 2005. We will reschedule that meeting 
at a later date, and we are contacting persons who have already 
registered for the Miami meeting to inform them that the meeting has 
been postponed.
    The meeting dates for the Boston, MA, and Phoenix, AZ, locations 
remain the same.
    The revised meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows:

                                  Table 1.--Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations
        Location                           Meeting Site Address                        Meeting Date and Time
Boston, MA                Boston Marriott Cambridge, 2 Cambridge Center           November 2, 2005, 10 a.m. to 4
                           (Broadway and 3d St.), Cambridge, MA 02142              p.m.
Miami, FL                 Site to be determined at a later date                   POSTPONED--We will reschedule
                                                                                   this meeting at a later date
Phoenix, AZ               Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th St.,          November 30, 2005, 10 a.m. to
                           Phoenix, AZ 85008                                       4 p.m.

    Dated: September 7, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-18069 Filed 9-8-05; 10:59 am]