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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 August 2, 2016. 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FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this document. The docket number is FDA–2016–N–1660. The docket will close on September 16, 2016. Comments received on or before July 26, 2016, will be provided to the committee. Comments received after that date will be taken into consideration by the Agency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Jun 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 42363 For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Media Affairs at fdaoma@ fda.hhs.gov or 301–796–4540. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact Artair Mallett, at Artair.Mallett.Mallett@fda.hhs.gov or 301–796–9638 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. 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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows: Dated: June 23, 2016. Jill Hartzler Warner, Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs. Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to http:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 125 (Wednesday, June 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42362-42363]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15362]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2016-N-1660]


Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory 
Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request 
for Comments

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice; establishment of a public docket; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces a forthcoming 
public advisory committee meeting of the Microbiology Devices Panel of 
the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. The general function of the 
committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on 
FDA's regulatory issues. The meeting will be open to the public. FDA is 
establishing a docket for public comment on this document.

DATES: The meeting will be held on August 16, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 6 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 
Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503), Silver Spring, MD 20993-
0002. Answers to commonly asked questions including information 
regarding special accommodations due to a disability, visitor parking, 
and transportation may be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/AboutAdvisoryCommittees/ucm408555.htm. You may 
submit comments as follows:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments, to http://www.regulations.gov 
will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be 
made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment 
does not include any confidential information that you or a third party 
may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone 
else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, 
such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your 
name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in 
the body of your comments, that information will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner 
detailed (see ``Written/Paper Submissions'' and ``Instructions'').

Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper 
submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of 
Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any 
attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, 
as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ``Instructions.''
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. 
FDA-2016-N-1660 for ``Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices 
Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public 
Docket; Request for Comments.'' Received comments will be placed in the 
docket and, except for those submitted as ``Confidential Submissions,'' 
publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of 
Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with 
confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly 
available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You 
should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information 
you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states 
``THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.'' The Agency will 
review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in 
its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the 
claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be 
available for public viewing and posted on http://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit both copies to the Division of Dockets Management. If you do not 
wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, 
you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body 
of your comments and you must identify this information as 
``confidential.'' Any information marked as ``confidential'' will not 
be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other 
applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA's posting of 
comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or 
access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/dockets/default.htm.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in 
the heading of this document, into the ``Search'' box and follow the 
prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers 
Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanika Craig, Center for Devices and 
Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire 
Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 1613, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-6639, 
Shanika.Craig@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Agenda: On August 16, 2016, the committee will discuss and make 
recommendations regarding the appropriateness of clearing or approving 
of over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic tests for the detection of 
pathogens causing infectious diseases, focusing on respiratory and 
sexually transmitted infections (STI). Currently, there are no OTC 
diagnostic tests for infectious diseases cleared or approved by CDRH. 
The committee will evaluate the risks and benefits to individual 
patients and to public health associated with clearing or approving OTC 
diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. Serious risks such as false 
negative results, false positive results, patient loss to medical 
followup, and the impact on surveillance of reportable infections will

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be addressed. Potential benefits such as reduction of infection 
transmission and increased access to testing will be discussed as well. 
The committee will also make recommendations on clinical study design, 
analytical study design, and acceptable performance criteria applicable 
to respiratory and STI diagnostic devices.
    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 
August 2, 2016. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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 July 15, 2016. 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 July 21, 2016.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the Agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
outlets.
    FDA is establishing a docket for public comment on this document. 
The docket number is FDA-2016-N-1660. The docket will close on 
September 16, 2016. Comments received on or before July 26, 2016, will 
be provided to the committee. Comments received after that date will be 
taken into consideration by the Agency.
    For press inquiries, please contact the Office of Media Affairs at 
fdaoma@fda.hhs.gov or 301-796-4540.
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
disabilities. If you require accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact Artair Mallett, at Artair.Mallett.Mallett@fda.hhs.gov or 301-
796-9638 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: June 23, 2016.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2016-15362 Filed 6-28-16; 8:45 am]
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