President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities; Notice of Meeting, 62297-62298 [E8-24798]

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E8–24843 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4150–37–P PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration for Children and Families President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities; Notice of Meeting President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). ACTION: Notice of Quarterly Meeting. AGENCY: November 19, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST; and November 20, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 9.a.m. The meeting will be open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 705A of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20201. Individuals who would like to participate via conference call may do so by dialing 888–603– 6970, passcode: PCPID. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., sign language interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative formats such as large print or Braille) should notify MJ Karimi via email at Madjid.KarimieAsl@ACF.hhs.gov, or via telephone at 202–619–0634, no later than November 12, 2008. PCPID will attempt to meet requests made after that date, but cannot guarantee availability. All meeting sites are barrier free. Agenda: PCPID will meet to continue work on the 2009 Annual Report to the President. Additional Information: For further information, please contact Sally D. Atwater, Executive Director, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, The Aerospace Center, Second Floor West, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: 202–619–0634. Fax: 202–205–9591. E-mail: satwater@acf.hhs.gov. DATES: PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics relating to programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities. PCPID, by Executive Order, is responsible for evaluating the adequacy of current practices in programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities, and for reviewing legislative proposals that impact the quality of life experienced by citizens with intellectual disabilities and their families. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62298 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 203 / Monday, October 20, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 8, 2008. Sally D. Atwater, Executive Director, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. [FR Doc. E8–24798 Filed 10–17–08; 8:45 am] Food and Drug Administration obtained by mail by calling CBER at 1– 800–835–4709 or 301–827–1800. 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The draft guidance may also be VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 David Roeder, Office of Antimicrobial Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration (WO–22), rm. 6410, 0903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0799,or Stephen Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM–17), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852–1448, 301– 827–6210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Tropical Disease Priority Review Vouchers.’’ Section 1102 of FDAAA adds new section 524 to the act. Section 524 is designed to encourage development of new drug or biological products for prevention and treatment of certain tropical diseases affecting millions of people throughout the world. By enacting section 524, Congress intends to stimulate new drug development for drugs to treat certain tropical diseases for which there are no or few available treatments by offering additional incentives for obtaining FDA approval for pharmaceutical treatments for these diseases. Under section 524, a sponsor of a human drug application for a qualified tropical disease may be eligible for a voucher that can be used to obtain a priority review for any application submitted under section 505(b)(1) of the act or section 351 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. The draft guidance also provides information on using the priority review vouchers and on transferring priority review vouchers to other sponsors. This draft guidance is being issued consistent with FDA’s good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The draft guidance, when finalized, will represent the agency’s current thinking on obtaining tropical disease priority review vouchers. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register for each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. 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Under the draft guidance, sponsors of certain tropical disease drug product applications submitted under section 505(b)(1) of the act and section 351 of the PHS Act may request a priority review voucher. Based on the inquiries FDA has received on section 524 and related discussions with sponsors, we estimate that we will receive annually approximately five requests from five sponsors, and that each request will take approximately 8 hours to prepare and submit to FDA. The draft guidance also states that sponsors should notify FDA of their intent to use a priority review voucher, including the date on which the sponsor intends to submit the application, at least 1 year before use. We estimate that we will receive annually approximately five notifications of intent to use a voucher from five sponsors, and that E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 203 (Monday, October 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62297-62298]
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[FR Doc No: E8-24798]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


President's Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities; 
Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities 
(PCPID).

ACTION: Notice of Quarterly Meeting.

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DATES: November 19, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST; and November 
20, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 9.a.m. The meeting will be open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 705A of the Hubert H. 
Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20201. 
Individuals who would like to participate via conference call may do so 
by dialing 888-603-6970, passcode: PCPID. Individuals who will need 
accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., 
sign language interpreting services, assistive listening devices, 
materials in alternative formats such as large print or Braille) should 
notify MJ Karimi via e-mail at Madjid.KarimieAsl@ACF.hhs.gov, or via 
telephone at 202-619-0634, no later than November 12, 2008. PCPID will 
attempt to meet requests made after that date, but cannot guarantee 
availability. All meeting sites are barrier free.
    Agenda: PCPID will meet to continue work on the 2009 Annual Report 
to the President.
    Additional Information: For further information, please contact 
Sally D. Atwater, Executive Director, President's Committee for People 
with Intellectual Disabilities, The Aerospace Center, Second Floor 
West, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: 
202-619-0634. Fax: 202-205-9591. E-mail: satwater@acf.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PCPID acts in an advisory capacity to the 
President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad 
range of topics relating to programs, services and supports for persons 
with intellectual disabilities. PCPID, by Executive Order, is 
responsible for evaluating the adequacy of current practices in 
programs, services and supports for persons with intellectual 
disabilities, and for reviewing legislative proposals that impact the 
quality of life experienced by citizens with intellectual disabilities 
and their families.


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    Dated: October 8, 2008.
Sally D. Atwater,
Executive Director, President's Committee for People with Intellectual 
Disabilities.
 [FR Doc. E8-24798 Filed 10-17-08; 8:45 am]
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