Extended Comment Period on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition


Notice Number:  NOT-OD-11-056

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Key Dates

Release Date:  March 18, 2011  

Related Notices

NOT-OD-11-042: Public Comment Period Open on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
NOT-OD-10-102: Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This notice is to announce that the comment period originally identified in a February 24, 2011 Federal Register Notice (PDF) has been extended for 30 days to maximize the opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide comments to NIH. The comment period will now close on April 24, 2011. This notice of extension of the comment period will also be published as an update in the Federal Register.

All comments should be entered at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/2011guidecomments/add.htm.

Background

On February 24, 2011, the NIH published a Federal Register Notice (PDF) to seek public comments on (1) NIH’s adoption of the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) as a basis for evaluation of institutional programs receiving or proposing to receive Public Health Service support for activities involving animals and (2) if NIH decides to adopt the eighth edition of the Guide, NIH’s proposed implementation plan which would require that institutions complete at least one semiannual program and facility evaluation using the eighth edition of the Guide as the basis for evaluation by March 31, 2012. A 30 day comment period was established upon publication of that notice.

Inquiries

For questions or further information, contact:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-496-7163
E-mail: olaw@mail.nih.gov
Web: http://olaw.nih.gov/


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