[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 151 (Friday, August 5, 2016)]
[Pages 51917-51918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18560]



Food and Drug Administration

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

Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies 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 Cellular, Tissue, and Gene 
Therapies 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 

DATES: The meeting will be held on September 7, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 4 

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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janie Kim or Denise Royster, Center 
for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
796-9016 or 240-402-8158, [email protected] or 
[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 link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting. For those unable to attend in person, the meeting will 
also be available via Webcast. The Webcast will be available at the 
following link: https://collaboration.fda.gov/ctgtac0916/.

    Agenda: On September 7, 2016, the committee will meet by 
teleconference. In open session, the committee will hear updates of 
research programs in the Gene Transfer and Immunogenicity Branch, 
Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies, Office of Cellular, Tissue, 
and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
    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 September 7, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 2:20 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 August 23, 2016. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 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 
August 15, 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 August 16, 2016.
    Closed Committee Deliberations: On September 7, 2016, from 3:20 
p.m. to 4 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 reports of 
intramural research programs and make recommendations regarding 
personnel staffing decisions.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the

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Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets.
    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 Janie Kim 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: August 1, 2016.
Janice M. Soreth,
Acting Associate Commissioner, Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-18560 Filed 8-4-16; 8:45 am]