Request for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting Consumer Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels and Request for Notification From Consumer Organizations Interested in Participating in the Selection Process for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting Consumer Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels, 12331-12334 [2013-04059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FDA determine the product’s regulatory review period. FDA has determined that the applicable regulatory review period for SAPIEN TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE is 2,473 days. Of this time, 2,106 days occurred during the testing phase of the regulatory review period, while 367 days occurred during the approval phase. These periods of time were derived from the following dates: 1. The date an exemption under section 520(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 360j(g)) involving this device became effective: January 26, 2005. The applicant claims that the investigational device exemption (IDE) required under section 520(g) of the FD&C Act for human tests to begin became effective on March 24, 2003. However, FDA records indicate that the IDE was determined substantially complete for clinical studies to have begun on January 26, 2005, which represents the IDE effective date. 2. The date an application was initially submitted with respect to the device under section 515 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360e): November 1, 2010. The applicant claims October 29, 2010, as the date the premarket approval application (PMA) for SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve (PMA P100041) was initially submitted. However, FDA records indicate that PMA P100041 was submitted on November 1, 2010. 3. The date the application was approved: November 2, 2011. FDA has verified the applicant’s claim that PMA P100041 was approved on November 2, 2011. This determination of the regulatory review period establishes the maximum potential length of a patent extension. However, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office applies several statutory limitations in its calculations of the actual period for patent extension. In its application for patent extension, this applicant seeks 1,757 days of patent term extension. Anyone with knowledge that any of the dates as published are incorrect may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) either electronic or written comments and ask for a redetermination by April 23, 2013. Furthermore, any interested person may petition FDA for a determination regarding whether the applicant for extension acted with due diligence during the regulatory review period by August 21, 2013. To meet its burden, the petition must contain sufficient facts to merit an FDA investigation. (See H. Rept. 857, part 1, 98th Cong., 2d sess., pp. 41–42, 1984.) Petitions should be in the format specified in 21 CFR 10.30. Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) electronic or written comments and written petitions. It is only necessary to send one set of comments. However, if you submit a written petition, you must submit three copies of the petition. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Comments and petitions that have not been made publicly available on http://www.regulations.gov may be viewed in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dated: February 15, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–04016 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–0001] Request for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting Consumer Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels and Request for Notification From Consumer Organizations Interested in Participating in the Selection Process for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting Consumer Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its advisory committees or panels notify FDA in SUMMARY: writing. FDA is also requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer representative may either be selfnominated or may be nominated by a consumer organization. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December 2013. DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a letter or email stating that interest to FDA by March 25, 2013, for vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently, nomination materials for prospective candidates should be sent to FDA by March 25, 2013. All statements of interest from consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection process and consumer representative nominations should be sent electronically to CV@OC.FDA.GOV, by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5129, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, or by fax to 301–847–8640. Information about becoming a member of an FDA advisory committee can be obtained by visiting FDA’s Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dornette Spell-LeSane, Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5129, Silver Spring, MD 20993– 0002, 301–796–8224, dornette.spelllesane@fda.hhs.gov. For questions relating to specific advisory committees or panels, contact the appropriate person listed in table 1 in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For questions relating to specific advisory committees or panels, contact the appropriate person listed in table 1 of this document. ADDRESSES: TABLE 1—ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONTACTS Contact person Committee/panel Diane Goyette, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–9014, FAX: 301–847–8533, Diane.Goyette@fda.hhs.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12331 Anti-Infective Drugs. E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12332 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices TABLE 1—ADVISORY COMMITTEE CONTACTS—Continued Contact person Committee/panel Kristina Toliver, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0063, FAX: 301–847–8533, Kristina.Tolliver@fda.hhs.gov. Diem-Kieu Ngo, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–9001 X9021, FAX: 301–847–8533, Diem.Ngo@fda.hhs.gov. Glendolynn Johnson, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2434, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–9001, FAX: 301–847–8533, Glendolynn.Johnson@fda.hhs.gov. Cindy Hong, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2528, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–0889, FAX: 301– 847–8533, Cindy.Hong@fda.hhs.gov. Karen Strambler, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., Rm. 1C016, College Park, MD 20740, 240–402–2589, FAX: 301–436–2657. FoodAdvisoryCommittee@fda.hhs.gov. Donald Jehn, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 1401 Rockville Pike (HFM–71), Rockville, MD 20852, 301–827–1293, FAX: 301–827–0294, Donald.Jehn@fda.hhs.gov. Jamie Waterhouse, Center for Devices and Radiological Devices, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1611, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–3063, FAX: 301–847–8116, Jamie.Waterhouse@fda.hhs.gov. Shanika Craig, Center for Devices and Radiological Devices, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1613, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 301–796–6639, FAX: 301–847–8121, Shanika.Craig@fda.hhs.gov. Sara J. Anderson, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1544, Silver Spring, MD 20903, 301–796–7047, FAX: 301–847–8121, Sara.Anderson@fda.hhs.gov. FDA is requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs. Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs. Nonprescription Drugs and Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs. Pulmonary Allergy Drugs. Food Advisory Committee. Vaccines and Related Biological Products. Circulatory System Devices and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices Panel. Microbiology Devices Panel. Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel. representatives for the vacancies listed in table 2 of this document: TABLE 2—COMMITTEE/PANEL VACANCIES Current and upcoming vacancies Approximate date needed 1-Voting ........................ December 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ July 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ July 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ July 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ Immediately. 1-Voting ........................ June 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ July 1, 2013. 1-Voting ........................ Immediately. 1-Nonvoting .................. July 1, 2013. 1-Nonvoting .................. Immediately. 1-Nonvoting .................. Immediately. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Committee/panel/areas of expertise needed Anti-Infective Drugs ........................................................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the fields of infectious disease, internal medicine, microbiology, pediatrics, epidemiology or statistics, and related specialties Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs ...................................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the fields of cardiology, hypertension, arrhythmia, angina, congestive heart failure, diuresis, and biostatistics. Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs ................................................................................................. Reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and efficacy of marketed and investigational human drugs products for use in the treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders. Nonprescription Drugs ....................................................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the fields of internal medicine, family practice, clinical toxicology, clinical pharmacology, pharmacy, dentistry, and related specialties. Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs ................................................................................ Knowledgeable in the fields of neurology, neuropharmacology, neuropathology, otolaryngology, epidemiology or statistics, and related specialties Pulmonary Allergy Drugs ................................................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the fields of pulmonary medicine, allergy, clinical immunology, and epidemiology or statistics Food Committee ................................................................................................................................ Knowledgeable in the areas of food technology, pediatric development, nutrition, food microbiology and toxicology Vaccines and Related Biological Products ....................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the fields of immunology, molecular biology, rDNA, virology, bacteriology, epidemiology or biostatistics, allergy, preventive medicine, infectious diseases, pediatrics, microbiology, and biochemistry Circulatory System Devices Panel .................................................................................................... Knowledgeable in the safety and effectiveness of marked and investigational devices for use in the circulatory and vascular systems. Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices Panel .............................................................................................. Knowledgeable in the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational ear, nose and throat devices Microbiology Devices Panel .............................................................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12333 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices TABLE 2—COMMITTEE/PANEL VACANCIES—Continued Current and upcoming vacancies Committee/panel/areas of expertise needed Knowledgeable in data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including microbiology, virology, and infectious disease and makes appropriate recommendations Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel ................................................................................. 1-Nonvoting .................. Approximate date needed September 1, 2013. Knowledgeable in data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational orthopaedic and rehabilitation devices I. Functions A. Anti-Infective Drugs The committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of infectious diseases and disorders and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. B. Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of cardiovascular and renal disorders and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. C. Nonprescription Drugs The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter (nonprescription) human drug products, or any other FDA-regulated product, for use in the treatment of a broad spectrum of human symptoms and diseases and advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs either on the issuance of monographs establishing conditions under which these drugs are generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded or on the approval of new drug applications for such drugs. The Committee will serve as a forum for the exchange of views regarding the prescription and nonprescription status, including switches from one status to another, of these various drug products and combinations thereof. The Committee may also conduct peer review of Agency sponsored intramural VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 and extramural scientific biomedical programs in support of FDA’s mission and regulatory responsibilities. D. Peripheral and Central Nervous system Drugs The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of neurologic diseases and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. E. Pulmonary Allergy Drugs The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of pulmonary disease and diseases with allergic and/ or immunologic mechanisms and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. F. Food Advisory Committee The Committee provides advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other appropriate officials, on emerging food safety, food science, nutrition, and other food-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 new foods and food ingredients, (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. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 G. Vaccines and Related Biologic Products The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines and related biological products which are intended for use in the prevention, treatment, or diagnosis of human diseases, and, as required, any other products for which FDA has regulatory responsibility. The Committee also considers the quality and relevance of FDA’s research program which provides scientific support for the regulation of these products and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs. H. Certain Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee The Committee reviews and evaluates data on the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices and makes recommendations for their regulation. With the exception of the Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel, each panel, according to its specialty area; advises on the classification or reclassification of devices into one of three regulatory categories; advises on any possible risks to health associated with the use of devices; advises on formulation of product development protocols; reviews premarket approval applications for medical devices; reviews guidelines and guidance documents; recommends exemption of certain devices from the application of portions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; advises on the necessity to ban a device; and responds to requests from the Agency to review and make recommendations on specific issues or problems concerning the safety and effectiveness of devices. With the exception of the Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel, each panel, according to its specialty area, may also make appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues relating to the design of clinical studies regarding E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 12334 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2013 / Notices the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices. II. Criteria for Members Persons nominated for membership as consumer representatives on the committees or panels should meet the following criteria: (1) Demonstrate ties to consumer and community-based organizations, (2) be able to analyze technical data, (3) understand research design, (4) discuss benefits and risks, and (5) evaluate the safety and efficacy of products under review. The consumer representative should be able to represent the consumer perspective on issues and actions before the advisory committee; serve as a liaison between the committee and interested consumers, associations, coalitions, and consumer organizations; and facilitate dialogue with the advisory committees on scientific issues that affect consumers. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Selection Procedures Selection of members representing consumer interests is conducted through procedures that include the use of organizations representing the public interest and public advocacy groups. These organizations recommend nominees for the Agency’s selection. Representatives from the consumer health branches of Federal, State, and local governments also may participate in the selection process. Any consumer organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests should send a letter stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) within 30 days of publication of this document. Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will compile a list of consumer organizations that will participate in the selection process and will forward to each such organization a ballot listing three to five qualified nominees selected by the Agency based on the nominations received, together with each nominee’s current curriculum vitae or resume. Ballots are to be filled out and returned to FDA within 30 days. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes ordinarily will be selected to serve as the member representing consumer interests for that particular advisory committee or panel. IV. Nomination Procedures Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons to represent consumer interests on the Agency’s advisory committees or panels. Self-nominations are also accepted. Potential candidates will be required to provide detailed information VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:18 Feb 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 concerning such matters as financial holdings, employment, and research grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. All nominations should include: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae or resume that includes the nominee’s office address, telephone number, and email address; and a list of consumer or community-based organizations for which the candidate can demonstrate active participation. Nominations also should specify the advisory committee(s) or panel(s) for which the nominee is recommended. In addition, nominations should include confirmation that the nominee is aware of the nomination and is willing to serve as a member of the advisory committee or panel if selected. The term of office is up to 4 years. FDA will review all nominations received within the specified timeframes and prepare a ballot containing the names of qualified nominees. Names not selected will remain on a list of eligible nominees and be reviewed periodically by FDA to determine continued interest. Upon selecting qualified nominees for the ballot, FDA will provide those consumer organizations that are participating in the selection process with the opportunity to vote on the listed nominees. Only organizations vote in the selection process. Persons who nominate themselves to serve as voting or nonvoting consumer representatives will not participate in the selection process. 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. 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: February 15, 2013. Jill Hartzler Warner, Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–04059 Filed 2–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System Data Access Request In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project, obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, or to submit written comments, contact Rebecca L. Frederick, Office of Science Policy and Planning, OSPP, NINDS, NIH, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 8A03, Bethesda, MD 20892; call 301–496–9271; or Email: rebecca.frederick@nih.gov. Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60-days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) Informatics System Data Access Request. Need and Use of Information Collection: The FITBIR Informatics System Data Access Request form is necessary for ‘‘Recipient’’ Principal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0001]


Request for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting Consumer 
Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels and Request for 
Notification From Consumer Organizations Interested in Participating in 
the Selection Process for Nominations for Voting and/or Nonvoting 
Consumer Representatives on Public Advisory Committees or Panels

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting that any 
consumer organizations interested in participating in the selection of 
voting and/or nonvoting consumer representatives to serve on its 
advisory committees or panels notify FDA in writing. FDA is also 
requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer 
representatives to serve on advisory committees and/or panels for which 
vacancies currently exist or are expected to occur in the near future. 
Nominees recommended to serve as a voting or nonvoting consumer 
representative may either be self-nominated or may be nominated by a 
consumer organization. Nominations will be accepted for current 
vacancies and for those that will or may occur through December 2013.

DATES: Any consumer organization interested in participating in the 
selection of an appropriate voting or nonvoting member to represent 
consumer interests on an FDA advisory committee or panel may send a 
letter or email stating that interest to FDA by March 25, 2013, for 
vacancies listed in this notice. Concurrently, nomination materials for 
prospective candidates should be sent to FDA by March 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: All statements of interest from consumer organizations 
interested in participating in the selection process and consumer 
representative nominations should be sent electronically to 
CV@OC.FDA.GOV, by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management 
Staff, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5129, Silver Spring, MD 
20993-0002, or by fax to 301-847-8640. Information about becoming a 
member of an FDA advisory committee can be obtained by visiting FDA's 
Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Dornette Spell-LeSane, Advisory 
Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5129, Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002, 301-796-8224, dornette.spelllesane@fda.hhs.gov.
    For questions relating to specific advisory committees or panels, 
contact the appropriate person listed in table 1 in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    For questions relating to specific advisory committees or panels, 
contact the appropriate person listed in table 1 of this document.

                                      Table 1--Advisory Committee Contacts
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                  Contact person                                           Committee/panel
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Diane Goyette, Center for Drug Evaluation and       Anti-Infective Drugs.
 Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-9014, FAX: 301-847-
 8533, Diane.Goyette@fda.hhs.gov.

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Kristina Toliver, Center for Drug Evaluation and    Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs.
 Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-0063, FAX: 301-847-
 8533, Kristina.Tolliver@fda.hhs.gov.
Diem-Kieu Ngo, Center for Drug Evaluation and       Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs.
 Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2408, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-9001 X9021, FAX:
 301-847-8533, Diem.Ngo@fda.hhs.gov.
Glendolynn Johnson, Center for Drug Evaluation and  Nonprescription Drugs and Peripheral and Central Nervous
 Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New   System Drugs.
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2434, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-9001, FAX: 301-847-
 8533, Glendolynn.Johnson@fda.hhs.gov.
Cindy Hong, Center for Drug Evaluation and          Pulmonary Allergy Drugs.
 Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31, Rm. 2528, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-0889, FAX: 301-847-
 8533, Cindy.Hong@fda.hhs.gov.
Karen Strambler, Center for Food Safety and         Food Advisory Committee.
 Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration,
 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., Rm. 1C016, College Park,
 MD 20740, 240-402-2589, FAX: 301-436-2657.
 FoodAdvisoryCommittee@fda.hhs.gov.
Donald Jehn, Center for Biologics Evaluation and    Vaccines and Related Biological Products.
 Research, 1401 Rockville Pike (HFM-71),
 Rockville, MD 20852, 301-827-1293, FAX: 301-827-
 0294, Donald.Jehn@fda.hhs.gov.
Jamie Waterhouse, Center for Devices and            Circulatory System Devices and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices
 Radiological Devices, Food and Drug                 Panel.
 Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg.
 66, Rm. 1611, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-
 796-3063, FAX: 301-847-8116,
 Jamie.Waterhouse@fda.hhs.gov.
Shanika Craig, Center for Devices and Radiological  Microbiology Devices Panel.
 Devices, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New
 Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1613, Silver
 Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-6639, FAX: 301-847-
 8121, Shanika.Craig@fda.hhs.gov.
Sara J. Anderson, Center for Devices and            Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel.
 Radiological Health, 10903 New Hampshire Ave.,
 Bldg. 66, Rm. 1544, Silver Spring, MD 20903, 301-
 796-7047, FAX: 301-847-8121,
 Sara.Anderson@fda.hhs.gov.
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    FDA is requesting nominations for voting and/or nonvoting consumer 
representatives for the vacancies listed in table 2 of this document:

                                       Table 2--Committee/Panel Vacancies
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                                                      Current and  upcoming
     Committee/panel/areas of expertise needed              vacancies               Approximate date needed
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Anti-Infective Drugs..............................  1-Voting.................  December 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of infectious
     disease, internal medicine, microbiology,
     pediatrics, epidemiology or statistics, and
     related specialties
Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs....................  1-Voting.................  July 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of cardiology,
     hypertension, arrhythmia, angina, congestive
     heart failure, diuresis, and biostatistics.
Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs................  1-Voting.................  July 1, 2013.
    Reviews and evaluates data concerning the
     safety and efficacy of marketed and
     investigational human drugs products for use
     in the treatment of endocrine and metabolic
     disorders.
Nonprescription Drugs.............................  1-Voting.................  July 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of internal
     medicine, family practice, clinical
     toxicology, clinical pharmacology, pharmacy,
     dentistry, and related specialties.
Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs.......  1-Voting.................  Immediately.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of neurology,
     neuropharmacology, neuropathology,
     otolaryngology, epidemiology or statistics,
     and related specialties
Pulmonary Allergy Drugs...........................  1-Voting.................  June 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of pulmonary
     medicine, allergy, clinical immunology, and
     epidemiology or statistics
Food Committee....................................  1-Voting.................  July 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the areas of food technology,
     pediatric development, nutrition, food
     microbiology and toxicology
Vaccines and Related Biological Products..........  1-Voting.................  Immediately.
    Knowledgeable in the fields of immunology,
     molecular biology, rDNA, virology,
     bacteriology, epidemiology or biostatistics,
     allergy, preventive medicine, infectious
     diseases, pediatrics, microbiology, and
     biochemistry
Circulatory System Devices Panel..................  1-Nonvoting..............  July 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in the safety and effectiveness
     of marked and investigational devices for use
     in the circulatory and vascular systems.
Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices Panel...............  1-Nonvoting..............  Immediately.
    Knowledgeable in the safety and effectiveness
     of marketed and investigational ear, nose and
     throat devices
Microbiology Devices Panel........................  1-Nonvoting..............  Immediately.

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    Knowledgeable in data concerning the safety
     and effectiveness of marketed and
     investigational in vitro devices for use in
     clinical laboratory medicine including
     microbiology, virology, and infectious
     disease and makes appropriate recommendations
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel......  1-Nonvoting..............  September 1, 2013.
    Knowledgeable in data concerning the safety
     and effectiveness of marketed and
     investigational orthopaedic and
     rehabilitation devices
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I. Functions

A. Anti-Infective Drugs

    The committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the 
safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug 
products for use in the treatment of infectious diseases and disorders 
and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and 
Drugs.

B. Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs

    The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the 
safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug 
products for use in the treatment of cardiovascular and renal disorders 
and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and 
Drugs.

B. Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs

    The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and 
effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for 
use in the treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders and makes 
appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

C. Nonprescription Drugs

    The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the 
safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter (nonprescription) human 
drug products, or any other FDA-regulated product, for use in the 
treatment of a broad spectrum of human symptoms and diseases and 
advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs either on the issuance of 
monographs establishing conditions under which these drugs are 
generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded or on the 
approval of new drug applications for such drugs. The Committee will 
serve as a forum for the exchange of views regarding the prescription 
and nonprescription status, including switches from one status to 
another, of these various drug products and combinations thereof. The 
Committee may also conduct peer review of Agency sponsored intramural 
and extramural scientific biomedical programs in support of FDA's 
mission and regulatory responsibilities.

D. Peripheral and Central Nervous system Drugs

    The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and 
effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for 
use in the treatment of neurologic diseases and makes appropriate 
recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

E. Pulmonary Allergy Drugs

    The Committee reviews and evaluates available data concerning the 
safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug 
products for use in the treatment of pulmonary disease and diseases 
with allergic and/or immunologic mechanisms and makes appropriate 
recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

F. Food Advisory Committee

    The Committee provides advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs 
and other appropriate officials, on emerging food safety, food science, 
nutrition, and other food-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 new foods and food ingredients, (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.

G. Vaccines and Related Biologic Products

    The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety, 
effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines and related biological 
products which are intended for use in the prevention, treatment, or 
diagnosis of human diseases, and, as required, any other products for 
which FDA has regulatory responsibility. The Committee also considers 
the quality and relevance of FDA's research program which provides 
scientific support for the regulation of these products and makes 
appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

H. Certain Panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

    The Committee reviews and evaluates data on the safety and 
effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices and makes 
recommendations for their regulation. With the exception of the Medical 
Devices Dispute Resolution Panel, each panel, according to its 
specialty area; advises on the classification or reclassification of 
devices into one of three regulatory categories; advises on any 
possible risks to health associated with the use of devices; advises on 
formulation of product development protocols; reviews premarket 
approval applications for medical devices; reviews guidelines and 
guidance documents; recommends exemption of certain devices from the 
application of portions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; 
advises on the necessity to ban a device; and responds to requests from 
the Agency to review and make recommendations on specific issues or 
problems concerning the safety and effectiveness of devices. With the 
exception of the Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel, each panel, 
according to its specialty area, may also make appropriate 
recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues 
relating to the design of clinical studies regarding

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the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational devices.

II. Criteria for Members

    Persons nominated for membership as consumer representatives on the 
committees or panels should meet the following criteria: (1) 
Demonstrate ties to consumer and community-based organizations, (2) be 
able to analyze technical data, (3) understand research design, (4) 
discuss benefits and risks, and (5) evaluate the safety and efficacy of 
products under review. The consumer representative should be able to 
represent the consumer perspective on issues and actions before the 
advisory committee; serve as a liaison between the committee and 
interested consumers, associations, coalitions, and consumer 
organizations; and facilitate dialogue with the advisory committees on 
scientific issues that affect consumers.

III. Selection Procedures

    Selection of members representing consumer interests is conducted 
through procedures that include the use of organizations representing 
the public interest and public advocacy groups. These organizations 
recommend nominees for the Agency's selection. Representatives from the 
consumer health branches of Federal, State, and local governments also 
may participate in the selection process. Any consumer organization 
interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate voting 
or nonvoting member to represent consumer interests should send a 
letter stating that interest to FDA (see ADDRESSES) within 30 days of 
publication of this document.
    Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will compile a list of consumer 
organizations that will participate in the selection process and will 
forward to each such organization a ballot listing three to five 
qualified nominees selected by the Agency based on the nominations 
received, together with each nominee's current curriculum vitae or 
resume. Ballots are to be filled out and returned to FDA within 30 
days. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes ordinarily will 
be selected to serve as the member representing consumer interests for 
that particular advisory committee or panel.

IV. Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons to represent consumer interests on the Agency's 
advisory committees or panels. Self-nominations are also accepted. 
Potential candidates will be required to provide detailed information 
concerning such matters as financial holdings, employment, and research 
grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of 
conflicts of interest.
    All nominations should include: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae 
or resume that includes the nominee's office address, telephone number, 
and email address; and a list of consumer or community-based 
organizations for which the candidate can demonstrate active 
participation.
    Nominations also should specify the advisory committee(s) or 
panel(s) for which the nominee is recommended. In addition, nominations 
should include confirmation that the nominee is aware of the nomination 
and is willing to serve as a member of the advisory committee or panel 
if selected.
    The term of office is up to 4 years. FDA will review all 
nominations received within the specified timeframes and prepare a 
ballot containing the names of qualified nominees. Names not selected 
will remain on a list of eligible nominees and be reviewed periodically 
by FDA to determine continued interest. Upon selecting qualified 
nominees for the ballot, FDA will provide those consumer organizations 
that are participating in the selection process with the opportunity to 
vote on the listed nominees. Only organizations vote in the selection 
process. Persons who nominate themselves to serve as voting or 
nonvoting consumer representatives will not participate in the 
selection process.
    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.
    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: February 15, 2013.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Acting Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-04059 Filed 2-21-13; 8:45 am]
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