[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 80 (Tuesday, April 28, 2009)]
[Page 19231]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9643]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2009-N-0664]

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 programs.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009, 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Addresses: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.
    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, 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 meeting.
    Agenda: The Science Board will hear about and discuss updates 
from the following subcommittees: (1) The review of each Center's 
projects within scientific priority areas, (2) the review of 
research at the Center for Veterinary Medicine, and (3) the review 
of FDA's scientific information technology infrastructure 
modernization initiatives. The Science Board will also hear updates 
on rapid detection of Salmonella in foods and the handling of 
biospecimens used for genomic and proteomic analyses.
    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://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on the year 2009 and scroll down to the 
appropriate advisory committee link.
    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 11, 2009. 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 7, 2009. 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 8, 2009.
    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 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://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).

    Dated: April 22, 2009.
Randall W. Lutter,
Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-9643 Filed 4-27-09; 8:45 am]