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Download as PDF 16292 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 30, 2005 / Notices for health claims on food labels that do not meet a standard of significant scientific agreement (SSA). These claims, referred to as ‘‘qualified health claims,’’ are assigned a specific level of scientific support according to an interim evidence-based ranking system for scientific data. The report also identified the need for consumer research to examine ways to communicate the level of scientific support associated with health claims that do not meet the traditional SSA standard. In the fall of 2004, FDA issued letters of enforcement discretion for two qualified health claims. The claims relate to the reduction of risk of coronary heart disease from the consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids from olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids. The qualified health claims appear below: 1. Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product [Name of food] contains [x] grams of olive oil. 2. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of [name of food] provides [x] grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. [See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol content.] The study proposed here is part of an ongoing effort by FDA to collect data concerning qualified health claims and their impact on consumer perceptions and behavior. Previous FDA studies have examined hypothetical qualified health claims to evaluate ways to communicate the strength of scientific evidence supporting a claim. This study will examine two issued health claims to evaluate whether consumers comprehend the information contained within the claim and whether consumers understand the relative significance of the information in the context of a total diet. In addition, the study will broaden FDA’s understanding about how consumers interpret qualified health claims, particularly as they pertain to the level of scientific evidence conveyed by the message and to any differences there may be between qualified health claims on dietary supplements versus foods. The experimental study data will be collected using participants of an Internet panel of approximately 600,000 people. Participation in the experimental study is voluntary. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN1 Annual Frequency per Response No. of Respondents 30 (Pre-test) 1,600 (Experiment) Total 1There Total Annual Responses 1 1 Hours per Response 30 1,600 Total Hours .167 .167 5 267 272 are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. FDA’s burden estimate is based on prior experience with internet panel experiments similar to the study proposed here. Minority Health to the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, and revises the functional statement as follows: Dated: March 21, 2005. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6203 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (RA9) BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (61 FR 65062–65065, December 10, 1996 and as last amended at 62 FR 27614–27615, dated May 20, 1997). This notice is to amend the functions of a component of the Office of the Administrator. Specifically, this notice changes the name of the Office of VerDate jul<14>2003 15:07 Mar 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Serves as the principal advisor and coordinator to the agency for the special needs of minority and disadvantaged populations including: (1) Providing leadership and direction to address HHS and HRSA Strategic Plan goals and objectives related to improving minority health and eliminating health disparities; (2) establishing and managing an agency-wide data collection system for minority health activities and initiatives including the White House Initiatives for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Departmental Initiatives; (3) implementing activities to increase the availability of data to monitor the impact of agency programs in improving minority health and eliminating health disparities; (4) participating in the formulation of HRSA’s goals, policies, legislative PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposals, priorities, and strategies as they affect health professional organizations and institutions of higher education and others involved in or concerned with the delivery of culturally-appropriate, quality health services to minorities and disadvantaged populations; (5) consulting with Federal agencies and other public and private sector agencies and organizations to collaborate in addressing minority health and health disparities issues, including enhancing cultural competence in health service providers; (6) establishing short-term and long-range objectives; and (7) participating in the focus of activities and objectives in assuring equity in access to resources and health careers for minorities and the disadvantaged. Section RA–30 Authority Delegation of All delegations of authority which were in effect immediately prior to the effective date hereof have been continued in effect in them or their successors pending further redelegation. I hereby ratify and affirm all actions taken by any DHHS official which involved the exercise of these E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 30, 2005 / Notices 16293 authorities prior to the effective date of this delegation. This reorganization is effective upon the date of signature. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Health Dated: March 21, 2005. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–6205 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meeting National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Emphasis Panel, Loan Repayment Program Review. Date: April 13, 2005. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Two Democracy Plaza, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Laurie Friedman Donze, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 401, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–402–1030, donzel@mail.nih.gov. Dated: March 22, 2005. LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6216 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] Name of Committee: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, Patient-Oriented Career Training Grant Review. Date: April 5, 2005. Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone conference call.) Contact Person: Roy L. White, PHD, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 7202, MSC 7924, Division of Extramural Affairs; Review Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. 301–435–0310. whiterl@mail.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.233, National Center for Sleep Disorders Research; 93.837, Heart and Vascular Diseases Research; 93.838, Lung Diseases Research; 93.839, Blood Diseases and Resources Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 22, 2005. LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6219 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, Loan Repayment Program. Date: April 27, 2005. Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Adriana Costero, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Scientific Review Program, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS, 6700B Rockledge Drive, MSC–7616, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451–4573, acostero@niaid.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel, Loan Repayment Program. Date: April 28, 2005. Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Adriana Costero, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Scientific Review Program, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS, 6700B Rockledge Drive, MSC–7616, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451–4573, acostero@niaid.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) LaVerne Y. Stringfield, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6210 Filed 3–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M BILLING CODE 4140–01–M VerDate jul<14>2003 15:07 Mar 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16292-16293]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6205]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Statement of Organization, Functions and Delegations of Authority

    This notice amends Part R of the Statement of Organization, 
Functions and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) (61 FR 65062-65065, December 10, 1996 and as last amended at 62 
FR 27614-27615, dated May 20, 1997).
    This notice is to amend the functions of a component of the Office 
of the Administrator. Specifically, this notice changes the name of the 
Office of Minority Health to the Office of Minority Health and Health 
Disparities, and revises the functional statement as follows:

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (RA9)

    Serves as the principal advisor and coordinator to the agency for 
the special needs of minority and disadvantaged populations including: 
(1) Providing leadership and direction to address HHS and HRSA 
Strategic Plan goals and objectives related to improving minority 
health and eliminating health disparities; (2) establishing and 
managing an agency-wide data collection system for minority health 
activities and initiatives including the White House Initiatives for 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Educational Excellence 
for Hispanic Americans, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Asian 
Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Departmental Initiatives; (3) 
implementing activities to increase the availability of data to monitor 
the impact of agency programs in improving minority health and 
eliminating health disparities; (4) participating in the formulation of 
HRSA's goals, policies, legislative proposals, priorities, and 
strategies as they affect health professional organizations and 
institutions of higher education and others involved in or concerned 
with the delivery of culturally-appropriate, quality health services to 
minorities and disadvantaged populations; (5) consulting with Federal 
agencies and other public and private sector agencies and organizations 
to collaborate in addressing minority health and health disparities 
issues, including enhancing cultural competence in health service 
providers; (6) establishing short-term and long-range objectives; and 
(7) participating in the focus of activities and objectives in assuring 
equity in access to resources and health careers for minorities and the 
disadvantaged.

Section RA-30 Delegation of Authority

    All delegations of authority which were in effect immediately prior 
to the effective date hereof have been continued in effect in them or 
their successors pending further redelegation. I hereby ratify and 
affirm all actions taken by any DHHS official which involved the 
exercise of these

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authorities prior to the effective date of this delegation.
    This reorganization is effective upon the date of signature.

    Dated: March 21, 2005.
Elizabeth M. Duke,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-6205 Filed 3-29-05; 8:45 am]
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