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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices comprised of representatives from academia, industry, and government. Webinar and Registration: The webinars are open to the public, free of charge, with attendance limited only by available webcasting capacity. Individuals who plan to attend the first webinar should register at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/zfweb-2017 by February 2, 2017. Subsequent webinars will be presented on February 16 and March 2; registration for any webinar will automatically register the participant for all subsequent webinars. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/zfweb2017 to stay abreast of the most current information about the webinar series. Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in this event should contact Dr. Elizabeth Maull at telephone: (919) 316–4668 or email: maull@niehs.nih.gov. 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[FR Doc. 2016–31567 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods Communities of Practice Webinar on Incorporating Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing; Notice of Public Webinar; Registration Information The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) announces a public webinar ‘‘Incorporating Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing.’’ The webinar is organized on behalf of ICCVAM by the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Computational SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 96025 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 96026 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices Toxicology. 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To address these goals, ICCVAM will hold a Communities of Practice webinar on ‘‘Incorporating Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing.’’ This webinar will emphasize the importance of understanding the structural and functional diversity of chemicals used in developing and validating alternative approaches to traditional in vivo toxicology test methods. It will also feature next generation chemoinformatics techniques, which are being used to fully characterize chemical lists, and highlight case studies where such techniques have been successfully applied. The ICCVAM webinar will feature presentations by two experts on characterizing the domain of applicability for validation of high throughput test methods and strategies. The preliminary agenda and additional information about presentations will be posted at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ commprac-2017 as available. 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ICCVAM acts to ensure that new and revised test methods are validated to meet the needs of federal agencies, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of federal agency test method review, and optimize utilization of scientific expertise outside the federal government. Additional information about ICCVAM can be found at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvam. NICEATM administers ICCVAM, provides scientific and operational support for ICCVAM-related activities, and conducts and publishes analyses and evaluations of data from new, revised, and alternative testing approaches. NICEATM and ICCVAM work collaboratively to evaluate new and improved testing approaches applicable to the needs of U.S. federal agencies. NICEATM and ICCVAM welcome the public nomination of new, revised, and alternative test methods and strategies for validation studies and technical evaluations. Additional information about NICEATM can be found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ niceatm. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Institutes of Health


Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of 
Alternative Methods Communities of Practice Webinar on Incorporating 
Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the 
Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing; Notice of 
Public Webinar; Registration Information

SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of 
Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) announces a public webinar ``Incorporating 
Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the 
Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing.'' The 
webinar is organized on behalf of ICCVAM by the National Toxicology 
Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative 
Toxicological Methods (NICEATM), National Institute of Environmental 
Health Sciences, and hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency's National Center for Computational

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Toxicology. Interested persons may participate via Adobe Connect. Time 
will be allotted for questions from the audience.

DATES: Webinar: January 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time (EST).
    Registration for Webinar: Registration is open through 2:30 p.m. on 
January 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Webinar Web page: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/commprac-2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Warren Casey, Director, NICEATM; 
email: warren.casey@nih.gov; telephone: (919) 316-4729.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: ICCVAM promotes the development and validation of 
toxicity testing methods that protect human health and the environment 
while replacing, reducing, or refining animal use. ICCVAM also provides 
guidance to test method developers and facilitates collaborations that 
promote the development of new test methods. To address these goals, 
ICCVAM will hold a Communities of Practice webinar on ``Incorporating 
Chemical Information: Resources, Limitations, and Characterizing the 
Domain of Applicability for 21st Century Toxicity Testing.''
    This webinar will emphasize the importance of understanding the 
structural and functional diversity of chemicals used in developing and 
validating alternative approaches to traditional in vivo toxicology 
test methods. It will also feature next generation chemoinformatics 
techniques, which are being used to fully characterize chemical lists, 
and highlight case studies where such techniques have been successfully 
applied.
    The ICCVAM webinar will feature presentations by two experts on 
characterizing the domain of applicability for validation of high 
throughput test methods and strategies. The preliminary agenda and 
additional information about presentations will be posted at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/commprac-2017 as available.
    Webinar and Registration: This webinar is open to the public with 
time scheduled for questions by participants following each 
presentation. Registration for the webinar is required and is open 
through 2:30 p.m. on January 24, 2017. Registration is available at 
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/commprac-2017. Registrants will receive 
instructions on how to access and participate in the webinar in the 
email confirming their registration. Interested individuals are 
encouraged to visit this Web page to stay abreast of the most current 
webinar information.
    Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate 
in this event should contact Cameron Clark at phone: (919) 541-4086 or 
email: clark.cameron@epa.gov. TTY users should contact the Federal TTY 
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Requests should be made at least five 
business days in advance of the event.
    Background Information on ICCVAM and NICEATM: ICCVAM is an 
interagency committee composed of representatives from 15 federal 
regulatory and research agencies that require, use, generate, or 
disseminate toxicological and safety testing information. ICCVAM 
conducts technical evaluations of new, revised, and alternative safety 
testing methods and integrated testing strategies with regulatory 
applicability and promotes the scientific validation and regulatory 
acceptance of testing methods that more accurately assess the safety 
and hazards of chemicals and products and replace, reduce, or refine 
(enhance animal well-being and lessen or avoid pain and distress) 
animal use. The ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l-3) 
establishes ICCVAM as a permanent interagency committee of the National 
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and provides the authority 
for ICCVAM involvement in activities relevant to the development of 
alternative test methods. ICCVAM acts to ensure that new and revised 
test methods are validated to meet the needs of federal agencies, 
increase the efficiency and effectiveness of federal agency test method 
review, and optimize utilization of scientific expertise outside the 
federal government. Additional information about ICCVAM can be found at 
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvam.
    NICEATM administers ICCVAM, provides scientific and operational 
support for ICCVAM-related activities, and conducts and publishes 
analyses and evaluations of data from new, revised, and alternative 
testing approaches. NICEATM and ICCVAM work collaboratively to evaluate 
new and improved testing approaches applicable to the needs of U.S. 
federal agencies. NICEATM and ICCVAM welcome the public nomination of 
new, revised, and alternative test methods and strategies for 
validation studies and technical evaluations. Additional information 
about NICEATM can be found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/niceatm.

    Dated: December 19, 2016.
John R. Bucher,
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-31439 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
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