[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 27, 2016)]
[Pages 49224-49225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17729]



Food and Drug Administration

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

Vaccines and Related Biological 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 Vaccines and Related 
Biological Products Advisory Committee. The general function of the 
committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on 
FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public to 
attend in person at the FDA White Oak campus in Silver Spring, MD. 
Members will participate via teleconference.

DATES: The meeting will be held on October 13, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m.

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/vrbpac101316/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sujata Vijh or Rosanna Harvey, Center 
for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 6128, Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002, at 240-402-7107, [email protected] and 240-402-8072, 
[email protected], 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

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link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about 
possible modifications before coming to the meeting.

    Agenda: On October 13, 2016, the committee will meet in open 
session to discuss and make recommendations on the selection of strains 
to be included in an influenza virus vaccine for the 2017 southern 
hemisphere influenza season.
    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: 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 
October 3, 2016. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 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 September 23, 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 September 26, 2016.
    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 Sujata Vijh 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: July 21, 2016.
Janice M. Soreth,
Acting Associate Commissioner, Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-17729 Filed 7-26-16; 8:45 am]