Department of Health and Human Services October 6, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-21855
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Development and Commercialization of T Cell Therapies for Mesothelin-Expressing Cancers
Document Number: 2021-21846
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an Exclusive Patent License to practice the inventions embodied in the Patents and Patent Applications listed in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice to Ares Immunotherapy, Inc. (``Ares''), a Delaware corporation.
Prospective Grant of an Exclusive Patent License: Personalized Tumor Vaccine and Use Thereof for Cancer Immunotherapy
Document Number: 2021-21845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
The National Cancer Institute, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, is contemplating the grant of an Exclusive Patent License to practice the inventions embodied in the (U.S.) Patents and Patent Applications listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice to NE1 Inc, located at 515 Madison Avenue, 8th Fl. Suite 8096, New York, NY 10022.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-21839
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2021-21836
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Issuance of Priority Review Voucher; Rare Pediatric Disease Product; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-21823
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing the notice that published in the Federal Register of September 30, 2021, that announced the issuance of a priority review voucher to the sponsor of a rare pediatric disease product application. The Federal Register notice was published in error and is being withdrawn.
Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-21807
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Lead Exposure and Prevention Advisory Committee (LEPAC). This meeting is open to the public by teleconference but advance registration by November 19, 2021 is needed to receive the information to join the meeting. The registration link is https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_qeMSB7npRJ23PTV6t 1KMtQ.
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
Document Number: 2021-21806
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the CDC announces the following meeting for the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). This virtual meeting is open to the public, limited only by audio and web conference lines (300 audio and web conference lines are available). Registration is required. To register for this web conference, please go to: www.cdc.gov/hicpac. All registered participants will receive the meeting link and instructions shortly before the meeting.
Guidance Documents Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019; Availability
Document Number: 2021-21798
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of FDA guidance documents related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE). This notice of availability (NOA) is pursuant to the process that FDA announced, in the Federal Register of March 25, 2020, for making available to the public COVID-19-related guidances. The guidances identified in this notice address issues related to the COVID-19 PHE and have been issued in accordance with the process announced in the March 25, 2020, notice. The guidances have been implemented without prior comment, but they remain subject to comment in accordance with the Agency's good guidance practices. FDA is also announcing the withdrawal of two FDA guidance documents related to the COVID-19 PHE.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2021-21793
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Silver Nitrate
Document Number: 2021-21755
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of silver nitrate as a color additive in professional-use only cosmetics to color eyebrows and eyelashes. This action is in response to a color additive petition (CAP) filed by GW Cosmetics GmbH.
Adaptive and Other Innovative Designs for Effectiveness Studies of New Animal Drugs; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2021-21689
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry (GFI) #268 entitled ``Adaptive and Other Innovative Designs for Effectiveness Studies of New Animal Drugs.'' The guidance describes FDA's current thinking with respect to assisting sponsors in incorporating complex adaptive and other novel investigation designs into proposed clinical investigation protocols and applications for new animal drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Studies To Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2021-21688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry (GFI) #267 entitled ``Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Studies to Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs.'' The guidance describes FDA's current thinking with respect to incorporating biomarkers and surrogate endpoints into proposed clinical investigational protocols and applications for new animal drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Use of Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence To Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2021-21687
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry (GFI) #266 entitled ``Use of Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence to Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs.'' The guidance describes FDA's current thinking with respect to assisting sponsors in incorporating real-world data and real-world evidence (including ongoing surveillance activities, observational studies, and registry data) into proposed clinical investigation protocols and applications for new animal drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
Use of Data From Foreign Investigational Studies To Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs; Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2021-21686
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry #265 entitled ``Use of Data from Foreign Investigational Studies to Support Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs.'' The guidance describes FDA's current thinking with respect to assisting sponsors in incorporating data from foreign countries into proposed clinical investigational protocols and applications for new animal drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Flexibility for Head Start Designation Renewals in Certain Emergencies
Document Number: 2021-19786
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
This rule adopts as final the provision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) to establish parameters by which ACF may make designation renewal determinations during a federally declared major disaster, emergency, or public health emergency (PHE) and in the absence of all normally required data.