[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 98 (Friday, May 20, 2016)]
[Pages 31946-31947]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11854]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2016-N-0001]

Blood Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming 
public advisory committee meeting of the Blood Products Advisory 
Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice 
and recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues. At least 
one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.

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DATES: The meeting will be held on June 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 

ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD, 20993-
0002. Answers to commonly asked questions including information 
regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, 
and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm. For those 
unable to attend in person, the meeting will also be Webcast and will 
be available at the following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/bpac2016/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Emery or Joanne Lipkind, 
Division of Scientific Advisors and Consultants, Center for Biologics 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6132, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-
402-8054, [email protected], and 240-402-8106, 
[email protected], respectively; or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area). 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 at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.

    Agenda: On June 20, 2016, the Committee members will participate in 
the meeting via teleconference. In open session, the Committee will 
discuss the research programs in the Laboratory of Plasma Derivatives 
in the Division of Hematology Research and Review, Office of Blood 
Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 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 meeting 
    Procedure: On June 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 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 June 6, 2016. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on June 20, 
2016. 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 June 
3, 2016. 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 June 6, 2016.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On June 20, 2016, from 12:20 p.m. 
to 1 p.m., the meeting will be closed to the public 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 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 
disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact Bryan Emery 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: May 16, 2016.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-11854 Filed 5-19-16; 8:45 am]