[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 9 (Thursday, January 13, 2011)]
[Pages 2397-2398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-635]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002]

Menthol Report Subcommittee of the Tobacco Products Scientific 
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). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Menthol Report Subcommittee of the Tobacco 
Products Scientific 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 on February 11, 2011, from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Center for Tobacco Products, 9200 Corporate Blvd, 
Rockville, MD, 20850. The telephone number is 1-877-287-1373.
    Contact Person: Caryn Cohen, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco 
Products, Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, 
MD 20850, 1-877-287-1373 (choose Option 4), e-mail: [email protected] 
or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-
0572 in the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to the desired 
center or product area. 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 February 11, 2011, the subcommittee will receive 
presentations and discuss the timelines and structure of the Tobacco 
Products Scientific Advisory Committee's required report to the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the impact of use of 
menthol in cigarettes on the public health.
    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: 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 
January 28, 2011. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 11 a.m. and 12 noon on February 11, 2011. Those 
individuals interested in making 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 
January 20, 2011. 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 January 21, 
    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 Caryn Cohen 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/

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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: January 6, 2011.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2011-635 Filed 1-12-11; 8:45 am]