Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the effective date of June 11, 2001, for the direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of December 12, 2000 (65 FR 77497). The direct final rule rule amends the biologics regulations applicable to microbiological controls for licensed Anti-Human Globulin and Blood Grouping Reagents by removing the requirement that these products be sterile. This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.
Effective date confirmed: June 11, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephen M. Ripley, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM-17), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1448, 301-827-6210.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In the Federal Register of December 12, 2000 (65 FR 77497), FDA solicited comments concerning the direct final rule for a 75-Start Printed Page 20403day period ending February 26, 2001. FDA stated that the effective date of the direct final rule would be on June 11, 2001, 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, the amendments issued thereby will go into effect on June 11, 2001.Start Signature
Dated: April 13, 2001.
William K. Hubbard,
Senior Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Legislation.
[FR Doc. 01-9873 Filed 4-20-01; 8:45 am]
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