[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72809-72810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25497]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

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


Request for Nominations for Voting Members on a Public Advisory 
Committee; Food Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting 
nominations for voting members to serve on the Food Advisory Committee 
(the Committee), Office of Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences, 
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
    FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all 
racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities 
on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of 
appropriately qualified candidates from these groups.

DATES: Nominations received on or before December 20, 2016, will be 
given first consideration for membership on the Food Advisory 
Committee. Nominations received after December 20, 2016, will be 
considered for nomination to the committee as later vacancies occur.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be sent electronically 
by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership Nomination 
Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management 
Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 
32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regarding all nomination questions for 
membership, the primary contact is: Karen Strambler, 5001 Campus Drive, 
Rm. 1C-008, College Park, MD 20740, email: karen.strambler@fda.hhs.gov, 
240-402-2589, Fax: 301-436-2367.
    Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee 
can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site by using the following 
link: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is requesting nomination for voting 
members on the Committee.

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

    The Committee reviews and evaluates emerging food safety, 
nutrition, and other food- or cosmetic-related health issues that FDA 
considers of primary importance for its food and cosmetics programs. 
The Committee may be charged with reviewing and evaluating available 
data and making recommendations on matters such as those relating to: 
(1) Broad scientific and technical food- or cosmetic-related issues, 
(2) the safety of food ingredients and new foods, (3) labeling of foods 
and cosmetics, (4) nutrient needs and nutritional adequacy, and (5) 
safe exposure limits for food contaminants. The Committee may also be 
asked to provide advice and make recommendations on ways of 
communicating to the public the potential risks associated with these 
issues and on approaches that might be considered for addressing the 
issues.

II. Criteria for Voting Members

    The Committee consists of a core of 15 voting members including the 
Chair. Members and the Chair are selected by the Commissioner of Food 
and Drugs (the Commissioner) designee from among authorities 
knowledgeable in the fields of physical sciences, biological and life 
sciences, food science, risk assessment, nutrition, food technology, 
molecular biology, epidemiology and other relevant scientific and 
technical disciplines. Members will be invited to serve for overlapping 
terms of up to 4 years. Almost all non-Federal members of this 
Committee serve as Special Government Employees. The core of voting 
members may include two technically qualified member(s), selected by 
the Commissioner or designee, who are identified with consumer 
interests and are recommended by either a consortium of consumer-
oriented organizations or other interested persons. In addition to the 
voting members, the Committee may include two non-voting member(s) who 
are identified with industry interests.

III. Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified 
individuals for membership on the advisory committee. Self-nominations 
are also accepted. Nominations must include a current, complete 
r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for each nominee, including 
current business address and/or home address, telephone number, and 
email address if available. Nominations must also

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specify the advisory committee for which the nominee recommended. 
Nominations must also acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the 
nomination unless self-nominated. FDA will ask potential candidates to 
provide detailed information concerning such matters related to 
financial holdings, employment, and research grants and/or contracts to 
permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest.
    This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Janice M. Soreth,
Acting Associate Commissioner, Special Medical Programs.
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