[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 17, 2010)]
[Page 12768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5814]

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Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0001]

Blood Products Advisory 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). At least one 
portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.
    Name of Committee: Blood Products Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held by teleconference on April 
12, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Location: National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 
29, conference rm. 121, Bethesda, MD, 20892. The public is welcome to 
attend the meeting at the specified location where a speakerphone will 
be provided. Public participation in the meeting is limited to the use 
of the speakerphone in the conference room. Important information about 
transportation and directions to the NIH campus, parking, and security 
procedures is available on the Internet at http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm. (FDA has verified the Web site address, but FDA is 
not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this 
document publishes in the Federal Register.) Visitors must show two 
forms of identification, one of which must be a Government-issued photo 
identification such as a Federal employee badge, driver's license, 
passport, green card, etc. Detailed information about security 
procedures is located at http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm. 
Due to the limited available parking, visitors are encouraged to use 
public transportation.
    Contact Person: Bryan Emery or Pearline K. Muckelvene, Center for 
Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) (HFM-71), Food and Drug 
Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-0314, 
or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-
0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014519516. 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: On April 12, 2010, the committee will meet in open session 
to hear updates on the research programs of the Laboratory of Cellular 
Hematology and the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Vascular Biology, 
Division of Hematology, Office of Blood Research and Review, CBER, FDA.
    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/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link.
    Procedure: On April 12, 2010, from 1 p.m. to approximately 4:15 
p.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 April 7, 2010. Oral presentations from the public 
will be scheduled between approximately 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 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 March 30, 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 March 31, 2010.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On April 12, 2010, from 
approximately 4:15 p.m. to approximately 5:30 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)). The 
committee will discuss the site visit report of the intramural research 
programs and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing 
    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 Bryan Emery or 
Pearline Muckelvene 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/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.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: March 11, 2010.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2010-5814 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]