[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2012)]
[Pages 3780-3781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1456]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0001]

Vaccines and Related Biological 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: Vaccines and Related Biological 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 on February 28, 2012, from 
approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and February 29, 2012, from 
approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (rm. 1503), Silver Spring MD 20993-
0002. Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, 
visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; under the heading 
``Resources for You'', click on ``Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak 
Campus.'' Please note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter 
through Building 1.
    For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be 
webcast. The link for the webcast is available at: https://collaboration.fda.gov/cberac.
    Contact Person: Donald W. Jehn or Denise Royster, Center for 
Biologics Evaluation and Research (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), and follow the

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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 28, 2012, the committee will meet in open 
session to hear an overview of the research program in the Laboratory 
of Mycobacterial Diseases and Cellular Immunology, Division of 
Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products, Office of Vaccines 
Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA. 
The committee will then discuss and make recommendations on the 
selection of strains to be included in the influenza virus vaccine for 
the 2012 to 2013 influenza season. On February 29, 2012, the committee 
will discuss licensure pathways for pandemic influenza vaccines.
    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 February 28, 2012, between approximately 8 a.m. and 
9:45 a.m. and between approximately 10:15 p.m. and 4 p.m., the meeting 
is open to the public. On February 29, 2012, the entire 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 
February 21, 2012. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 2:40 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. on February 28, 2012, and 
between approximately 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. on February 29, 2012. 
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 
February 13, 2012. 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 February 14, 
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On February 28, 2012, between 
approximately 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.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 report of the intramural research programs 
and make recommendations regarding personnel staffing decisions.
    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 Donald W. Jehn or 
Denise Royster 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: January 17, 2012.
Leslie Kux,
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2012-1456 Filed 1-24-12; 8:45 am]