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Medical Devices; Hearing Aids; Technical Data Amendments; Confirmation of Effective Date

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the effective date of March 17, 2000, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of November 3, 1999 (64 FR 59618). The direct final rule amends regulations governing hearing aid labeling to reference the most recent version of the consensus standard used to determine technical data to be included in labeling for hearing aids. This amendment allows manufacturers to use state-of-the-art methods to address technical data in labeling for hearing aids. This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.


Effective date confirmed: March 17, 2000.

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David A. Segerson, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (HFZ-460), Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-594-2080.

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In the Federal Register of November 3, 1999 (64 FR 59618), FDA solicited comments concerning the direct final rule for a 75-day period ending January 17, 2000. FDA stated that the effective date of the direct final rule would be on March 17, 2000, 60 days after the end of the comment period, unless any significant adverse comment was submitted to FDA during the comment period. FDA did not receive any significant adverse comments.

Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, notice is given that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in response to the November 3, 1999, direct final rule. Accordingly, the amendments issued thereby are effective.

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Dated: February 17, 2000.

William K. Hubbard,

Senior Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Legislation.

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[FR Doc. 00-4404 Filed 2-24-00; 8:45 am]