FDA-Regulated Products that Contain Bisphenol-A; Request for Information
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting assistance in the identification of types of FDA-regulated products that contain Bisphenol A (BPA), whether as a component of the product or its packaging, and any information relating to the leaching of BPA from the packaging to the product and/or from the product from the product following human administration.
Availability of an Update to the ATSDR Policy Guideline for Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Residential Soil
This notice announces the availability of an Update to the ATSDR Policy Guideline for Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in Residential Soil at: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpro2.html and http:// www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/dioxin/policy.
Availability of Final Toxicological Profile for Perchlorates
This notice announces the availability of the final toxicological profile for perchlorates, which completes the nineteenth set prepared by ATSDR. The announcement of seven toxicological profiles for the nineteenth set was published in the Federal Register on October 25, 2005 (70 FR 61622).
Request for Nominations for Voting Members on Public Advisory Panels or Committees
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for voting members to serve on the Device Good Manufacturing Practice Advisory Committee, certain device panels of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee, and the Technical Electronic Products Radiation Safety Standards Committee in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and those that will or may occur through August 31, 2009. FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of qualified candidates from these groups.
Announcement of the First Meeting of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Written Comments
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services (a) provide notice of the first meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and (b) solicit written comments pertinent to review of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 Including How to Become a Patient Safety Organization: Interim Guidance Availability
AHRQ and OCR are announcing the availability of the guidance entitled ``Implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 Including How to Become a Patient Safety Organization.'' The Interim Guidance document explains how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), how an entity can become a Patient Safety Organization (PSO), and how information may be protected as Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) in the interim period prior to the promulgation of a final regulation. To access the Interim Guidance, visit AHRQ's PSO Web site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov.
International Drug Scheduling; Convention of Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid; Ketamine; Dextromethorphan; N-benzylpiperazine; 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) piperazine; 1-(3-chlorophenyl) piperazine; 1-(4-Methoxyphenyl) piperazine; 1-(3,4-methylenedioxybenzyl) piperazine; Gamma-butyrolactone; 1,4-Butanediol; Reopening of Comment Period
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening until October 20, 2008, the comment period for the notice on ``International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs,'' published in the Federal Register of September 5, 2008 (73 FR 51823), requesting comments on abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of 10 drug substances. FDA is taking this action in response to a request for a reopening of the comment period to allow interested persons additional time to review the notice and submit comments.
Request for Information Regarding Sections 101 Through 104 of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
This document is a request for comments regarding issues under sections 101 through 104 of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) have received inquiries from the public on a number of issues under these provisions and are welcoming public comments in advance of future rulemaking.
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections; Notice of Meetings
Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold its seventeenth meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
National Toxicology Program (NTP); Report on Carcinogens (RoC); Availability of the Draft Background Document for Cobalt-Tungsten Carbide Powders and Hard Metals; Request for Comments on the Draft Background Document; Announcement of the Cobalt-Tungsten Carbide Powders and Hard Metals Expert Panel Meeting
The NTP announces the availability of the draft background document for cobalt-tungsten carbide powders and hard metals by October 10, 2008 on the RoC Web site (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/29679) or in printed text from the RoC (see ADDRESSES below). The NTP invites the submission of public comments on the draft background document for cobalt-tungsten carbide powders and hard metals. The expert panel will meet on December 9-10, 2008, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, One Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 to peer review the draft background document for cobalt-tungsten carbide powders and hard metals and, once completed, make a recommendation regarding the listing status (i.e., known to be a human carcinogen, reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen, or not to list) for cobalt-tungsten carbide powders and hard metals in the 12th Edition of the RoC (12th RoC). The RoC expert panel meeting is open to the public with time scheduled for oral public comments. Attendance is limited only by the available meeting room space. Following the expert panel meeting and completion of the expert panel report, the NTP will post the final background document and the expert-panel peer review report on the RoC Web site.