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[FR Doc. 2014–20482 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51343 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2014–N–0001] Risk Communications Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: Risk Communications Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA’s regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on November 3 and 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; under the heading ‘‘Resources for You,’’ click on ‘‘Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak Campus.’’ Please note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter through Building 1. Contact Person: Luis G. Bravo, Office of Planning, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 3274, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 240–402–5274, FAX: 301–847–8609, email: RCAC@ fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800– 741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area). 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. Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s Web site at http:// www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to watch the free Webcast. Visit the Risk Communication Advisory Committee Web site at http:// E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51344 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/ CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Risk CommunicationAdvisoryCommittee/ default.htm. The link will become active shortly before the open session begins at 9 a.m. Interested persons can also log on to https://collaboration.fda.gov/rcac/ to see and hear the proceedings. Agenda: On November 3 and 4, 2014, the Risk Communication Advisory Committee will discuss methods for effective risk communication with a focus on messages about the importance of eating adequate amounts of fish, while avoiding certain fish with higher amounts of methyl-mercury. These messages are especially important for women who are pregnant or nursing, or for anyone who prepares food for young children. FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/ default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting link. 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 20, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on November 3 and 4, 2014. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before October 10, 2014. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by October 14, 2014. Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Luis G. Bravo at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisory Committees/ucm111462.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: August 25, 2014. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–20481 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Scoping Meeting In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for the Assure/Expand Chilled Water Capacity project located on the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Campus, Bethesda, Maryland. DATES: The Scoping Meeting is planned for 6:00 p.m., formal presentation to begin at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday September 24, 2014. Scoping comments must be postmarked no later than October 18, 2014 to ensure they are considered. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. In order to fulfill and uphold this mission the infrastructure of the NIH Bethesda Campus must be able to support the NIH’s biomedical research programs. Chilled water is a critical utility for the Bethesda Campus. The campus chilled water demand has exceeded the design capacity several times during the previous years. Expansion of the chilled water capacity is necessary. The NIH has also become increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of the local water utility system, and the risk of reliably delivering water to the NIH Bethesda Campus infrastructure. A reliable water supply is vital to the NIH mission. The NIH proposes to address these concerns by construction of water storage structures to expand the Bethesda Campus chilled water capacity and to assure the availability of chilled water and potable water during a water emergency. In addition, NIH desires to improve sustainability, energy conservation, and to reduce the operating cost on the campus. In accordance with 40 CFR 1500–1508 and DHHS environmental procedures, NIH will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed project. The EIS will evaluate the impacts of the alternatives should development occur as proposed. Among the items the EIS will examine are the implications of the project on community infrastructure, including, but not limited to, utilities, storm water management, traffic and transportation, and other public services. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51343-51344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20481]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0001]


Risk Communications Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Risk Communications Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the Agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on November 3 and 4, 2014, 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002. Information regarding special accommodations due to a disability, 
visitor parking, and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm; under the heading 
``Resources for You,'' click on ``Public Meetings at the FDA White Oak 
Campus.'' Please note that visitors to the White Oak Campus must enter 
through Building 1.
    Contact Person: Luis G. Bravo, Office of Planning, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 3274, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-5274, FAX: 301-847-8609, email: 
RCAC@fda.hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-
741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC area). 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. Therefore, you 
should always check the Agency's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm and scroll down to the appropriate 
advisory committee meeting link, or call the advisory committee 
information line to learn about possible modifications before coming to 
the meeting.
    If you are unable to join us in person, we encourage you to watch 
the free Webcast. Visit the Risk Communication Advisory Committee Web 
site at http://

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www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/
RiskCommunicationAdvisoryCommittee/default.htm. The link will become 
active shortly before the open session begins at 9 a.m.
    Interested persons can also log on to https://collaboration.fda.gov/rcac/ to see and hear the proceedings.
    Agenda: On November 3 and 4, 2014, the Risk Communication Advisory 
Committee will discuss methods for effective risk communication with a 
focus on messages about the importance of eating adequate amounts of 
fish, while avoiding certain fish with higher amounts of methyl-
mercury. These messages are especially important for women who are 
pregnant or nursing, or for anyone who prepares food for young 
children.
    FDA intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post 
the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the 
background material will be made publicly available at the location of 
the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on FDA's Web site after the meeting. Background material is 
available at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default.htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee meeting 
link.
    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 20, 2014. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on November 3 and 4, 2014. 
Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should 
notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general 
nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and 
addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the 
approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before 
October 10, 2014. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. 
If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be 
reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing 
session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the 
scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify 
interested persons regarding their request to speak by October 14, 
2014.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
outlets.
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Luis G. Bravo at 
least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee 
meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm111462.htm for procedures 
on public conduct during advisory committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: August 25, 2014.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-20481 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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