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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Substantial Evidence of Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the proposed collection of information listed below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Submit written comments on the collection of information by December 18, 2000.


Submit written comments on the collection of information to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW., rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Wendy Taylor, Desk Officer for FDA.

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Denver Presley, Office of Information Resources Management (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1472.

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In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance. Start Printed Page 69318

Substantial Evidence of Effectiveness of New Animal Drugs—21 CFR Part 514—(OMB Control No. 0910-0356)—Extension

Description: Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 (ADAA) (Public Law 104-250) on October 9, 1996. As directed by the ADAA, FDA published a final rule July 28, 1999 (64 FR 40746), amending part 514 (21 CFR part 514) to further define substantial evidence in a manner that encourages the submission of new animal drug applications (NADA's), supplemental NADA's and encourages dose range labeling. Substantial evidence is the standard that a sponsor must meet to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new animal drug for its intended uses under the conditions of use suggested in its proposed labeling. It is defined as evidence consisting of one or more adequate and well-controlled studies, such as a study in a target species, study in laboratory animals, field study, bioequivalence study, or an in vitro study, on the basis of which it could fairly and reasonably be concluded by qualified experts that the new animal drug will have the effect it purports or is represented to have under the conditions of use prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the labeling or proposed labeling thereof. The provisions of § 514.4(a) provide the agency with greater flexibility to make case-specific scientific determinations regarding the number and types of adequate and well-controlled studies that will provide, in an efficient manner, substantial evidence that a new animal drug is effective. The agency believes this regulation over time, will reduce the number of adequate and well-controlled studies necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain combination new animal drugs, will eliminate the need for an adequate and well-controlled dose titration study, and may, in limited instances, reduce or eliminate the number of adequate and well-controlled field investigations necessary to demonstrate by substantial evidence the effectiveness of a new animal drug.

Description of Respondents: Respondents to this collection of information are persons and businesses, including small businesses. In the Federal Register of August 16, 2000 (65 FR 49989), the FDA published a 60-day notice concerning the proposed extension of this collection of information and requested comments. No comments were received on the estimated annual reporting burden. We therefore believe the total burden estimate of 544,036 hours for the annual reporting and recordkeeping burden should remain unchanged.

FDA estimates the burden of the collection of information as follows:

Table 1.—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

21 CFR sectionNo. of ­respondentsAnnual ­frequency per ­responseTotal annual responsesHours per ­responseTotal hours
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

The estimated annual reporting burden is based on consultation by the Center for Veterinary Medicine with several of the major research and development firms that conduct the majority of studies submitted to establish substantial evidence of effectiveness of new animal drugs and agency records.

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Dated: November 9, 2000.

Margaret M. Dotzel,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 00-29325 Filed 11-15-00; 8:45 am]