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Public comment is requested on the development of a five-year plan for the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) and the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM). In a Nov. 13 Federal Register notice, the National Institute of Environmental & Health Sciences solicits input on the highest priority areas for the development of alternatives to the use of animals in safety testing. The public is asked to consider the R&D and validation activities likely to have the greatest impact on alternative testing within the next five years, as well as appropriate measures for evaluating the progress of the alternative methods initiative. Comments should be submitted through the NICEATM/ICCVAM Web site by Dec. 31, 2006. Comments will also be accepted at the Nov. 30 meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods in Research Triangle Park, N.C...



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