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VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HIT Policy Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Two-Day Meeting AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS. ACTION: Notice of meeting. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: HIT Policy Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to the National Coordinator on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that permits the electronic exchange and use of health information as is consistent with the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and that includes recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria are needed. Date and Time: The two-day meeting will be held on October 27 and October 28, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m./ Eastern Time on October 27th, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time on October 28th. Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., Washington, DC. The hotel telephone number is 202– 234–0700. Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 330 C PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50211 Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202–205–4528, Fax: 202–690–6079, email: judy.sparrow@hhs.gov. Please call the contact person for up-to-date information on this meeting. 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. Agenda: The committee will hear presentations from the Meaningful Use, Certification/Adoption, and Information Exchange Workgroups. In addition, invited experts will provide testimony on the mapping of core Meaningful Use objectives and existing measures to medical specialties, small practices, and small hospitals. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than two (2) business days prior to the meeting. If ONC is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, it will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posed on ONC’s Web site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov. 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 18, 2009. Oral comments from the pubic will be scheduled approximately 5 p.m./Eastern Time on October 27th, and 12:30 p.m./ Eastern Time on October 28th. Time allotted for each public comment is limited to two minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, ONC will take written comments after the meeting until close of business. Persons attending ONC’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings. Seating is limited at the location, and ONC will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Judy Sparrow at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. ONC is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://healthit.hhs.gov for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings. 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The TMER includes the report of an international independent scientific peer review panel (hereafter, Panel) and the final rLLNA background review document (BRD). The BRD provides the data and analyses used to evaluate the current validation status of the rLLNA test method for assessing the ACD potential of chemicals and products. ICCVAM concluded that the scientific validity of the rLLNA has been adequately evaluated and that the performance of the rLLNA, when conducted in accordance with the ICCVAM-recommended LLNA test method protocol, is sufficient to distinguish between skin sensitizers and non-sensitizers. ICCVAM also concluded that the rLLNA would reduce animal use by 40% for each test compared to the traditional, multi-dose LLNA. Accordingly, ICCVAM recommends that the rLLNA test method should be routinely considered before conducting the traditional, multidose LLNA, and used where appropriate as the initial test to determine the potential of chemicals and products to produce ACD. For testing situations that require dose-response information, rLLNA-positive substances will need to be tested with the traditional multi-dose LLNA. This testing should be done using the updated ICCVAMrecommended test method protocol, which reduces animal use by 20% compared to the original ICCVAMrecommended test method protocol by decreasing the minimum number of animals per dose group from five to four. NICEATM also announces availability of the ICCVAM Recommended Performance Standards: Murine Local Lymph Node Assay (NIH Publication 09–7357). The ICCVAM recommends that LLNA test method performance standards can be used to efficiently evaluate the validity of modified versions of the LLNA that are mechanistically and functionally similar to the traditional LLNA. The traditional LLNA test method is the reference test method used as the basis for establishing the LLNA performance standards. The performance standards specify the essential test method components that must be included in a modified LLNA in order to use the performance standards to evaluate the validity of the modified test method. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The performance standards also specify a minimum list of reference substances to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the modified test method, and the accuracy and reliability values that must be achieved in order for the modified test method to be considered equal to or better than the traditional LLNA. Electronic copies of the ICCVAM rLLNA TMER and the report on ICCVAM-recommended LLNA performance standards are available from the NICEATM–ICCVAM Web site at http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov or by contacting NICEATM (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The two reports have been forwarded to U.S. Federal agencies for regulatory and other acceptance considerations, where applicable. Responses will be posted on the NICEATM–ICCVAM website as they are received. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William S. Stokes, Director, NICEATM, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, Mail Stop: K2– 16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (telephone) 919–541–2384, (fax) 919– 541–0947, (e-mail) niceatm@niehs.nih.gov. Courier address: NICEATM, NIEHS, Room 2034, 530 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) nominated several new versions and applications of the LLNA to ICCVAM in 2007 for evaluation of their scientific validity (http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/methods/ immunotox/llnadocs/ CPSC_LLNA_nom.pdf). The nomination requested that ICCVAM assess the validation status of: (1) the LLNA limit dose procedure (i.e., the rLLNA); (2) three modified LLNA test method protocols that do not require the use of radioactive materials; (3) the use of the LLNA to test mixtures, aqueous solutions, and metals (applicability domain for the LLNA); and (4) the use of the LLNA to determine ACD potency categories for hazard classification. NICEATM published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 27815) requesting public comments on the appropriateness and relative priority of the CPSC-nominated LLNA activities, the development of test method performance standards for the LLNA, the nomination of scientists to serve on the Panel, and the submission of data from LLNA testing that related to the CPSC-nominated LLNA activities, as well as corresponding data from human and other animal studies. After considering public comments and comments from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50211-50212]
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[FR Doc No: E9-23460]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology


HIT Policy Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Two-Day Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology (ONC). The meeting will be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: HIT Policy Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to 
the National Coordinator on a policy framework for the development and 
adoption of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure 
that permits the electronic exchange and use of health information as 
is consistent with the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and that 
includes recommendations on the areas in which standards, 
implementation specifications, and certification criteria are needed.
    Date and Time: The two-day meeting will be held on October 27 and 
October 28, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m./Eastern Time on October 
27th, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time on October 28th.
    Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. The hotel telephone number is 202-234-0700.
    Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National Coordinator, 
HHS, 330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-4528, Fax: 202-
690-6079, e-mail: judy.sparrow@hhs.gov. Please call the contact person 
for up-to-date information on this meeting. 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.
    Agenda: The committee will hear presentations from the Meaningful 
Use, Certification/Adoption, and Information Exchange Workgroups. In 
addition, invited experts will provide testimony on the mapping of core 
Meaningful Use objectives and existing measures to medical specialties, 
small practices, and small hospitals. ONC intends to make background 
material available to the public no later than two (2) business days 
prior to the meeting. If ONC is unable to post the background material 
on its Web site prior to the meeting, it will be made publicly 
available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the 
background material will be posed on ONC's Web site after the meeting, 
at http://healthit.hhs.gov.
    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 18, 2009. Oral comments from the pubic will be scheduled 
approximately 5 p.m./Eastern Time on October 27th, and 12:30 p.m./
Eastern Time on October 28th. Time allotted for each public comment is 
limited to two minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment 
is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled 
open public hearing session, ONC will take written comments after the 
meeting until close of business.
    Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
outlets.
    ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings. Seating is limited at the location, and ONC will make every 
effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special 
needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, 
please contact Judy Sparrow at least seven (7) days in advance of the 
meeting.
    ONC is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://healthit.hhs.gov for 
procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.

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    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Dated: September 24, 2009.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-23460 Filed 9-29-09; 8:45 am]
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