Additional Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition and Removal of Character Limit for Comments


Notice Number:  NOT-OD-11-066

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates

Release Date:  April 21, 2011  

Related Notices

NOT-OD-11-056: Extended Comment Period on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
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 on NIH’s proposed adoption and implementation of the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) has been extended an additional 30 days to maximize the opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide comments to NIH. Additionally, character limits on the comment form fields have been removed. If the character limit prevented you from submitting your entire comment, please re-submit by the deadline in order to be considered. The comment period will now close on May 24, 2011. This notice 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, closing March 24, 2011. At the request of the public, the original comment period was extended an additional 30 days, closing April 24, 2011, as published in a Federal Register Notice (PDF).

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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