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 January 17, 2003.
Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, New Executive Office Bldg., 725 17th St. NW., rm. 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Stuart Shapiro, Desk Officer for FDA.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
JonnaLynn P. Capezzuto, Office of Information Resources Management (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-4659.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance.
General Administrative Procedures: Citizen Petitions; Petition for Reconsideration or Stay of Action; Advisory Opinions (OMB Control Number 0910-0183)—Extension
The Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553(e)) provides that every agency shall give an interested person the right to petition for issuance, amendment, or repeal of a rule. Section 10.30 (21 CFR 10.30) sets forth the format and procedures by which an interested person may submit to FDA, in accordance with § 10.20 (21 CFR 10.20) (submission of documents to the Dockets Management Branch), a citizen petition requesting the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (Commissioner) to issue, amend, or revoke a regulation or order, or to take or refrain from taking any other form of administrative action. The Commissioner may grant or deny such a petition, in whole or in part, and may grant such other relief or take other action as the petition warrants. Respondents are individuals or households, State or local governments, not-for profit institutions and businesses or other for-profit institutions or groups. Section 10.33 (21 CFR 10.33) issued under section 701(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 371(a)), sets forth the format and procedures by which an interested person may request reconsideration of part or all of a decision of the Commissioner on a petition submitted under § 10.25 (21 CFR 10.25) (initiation of administrative proceedings). A petition for reconsideration must contain a full statement in a well organized format of the factual and legal grounds upon which the petition relies. The grounds must demonstrate that relevant information and views contained in the administrative record were not previously or not adequately considered by the Commissioner. The respondent must submit a petition no later than 30 days after the decision involved. However, the Commissioner may, for good cause, permit a petition to be filed after 30 days. An interested Start Printed Page 77499person who wishes to rely on information or views not included in the administrative record shall submit them with a new petition to modify the decision. FDA uses the information provided in the request to determine whether to grant the petition for reconsideration. Respondents to this collection of information are individuals of households, State or local governments, not-for-profit institutions, and businesses or other for-profit instructions who are requesting from the Commissioner a reconsideration of a matter. Section 10.35 (21 CFR 10.35) issued under section 701(a) of the act, sets forth the format and procedures by which an interested person may request, in accordance with § 10.20 (submission of documents to the Dockets Management Branch), the Commissioner to stay the effective date of any administrative action. Such a petition must: (1) Identify the decision involved, (2) state the action requested including the length of time for which a stay is requested, and (3) include a statement of the factual and legal grounds on which the interested person relies in seeking the stay. FDA uses the information provided in the request to determine whether to grant the petition for stay of action. Respondents to this information collection are interested persons who choose to file a petition for an administrative stay of action. Section 10.85 (21 CFR 10.85), issued under section 701(a) of the act, sets forth the format and procedures by which an interested person may request, in accordance with § 10.20 (submission of documents to the Dockets Management Branch), an advisory opinion from the Commissioner on a matter of general applicability. An advisory opinion represents the formal position of FDA on a matter of general applicability. When making a request, the petitioner must provide a concise statement of the issues and questions on which an opinion is requested, and, a full statement of the facts and legal points relevant to the request. Respondents to this collection of information are interested persons seeking an advisory opinion from the Commissioner on the agency's formal position for matters of general applicability.
In the Federal Register of July 9, 2002 (67 FR 45525), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the information collection provisions. No comments were received.
FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows:
|21 CFR Section||No. of Respondents||Annual Frequency per Response||Total Annual Responses||Hours per Response||Total Hours|
|1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.|
The burden estimates for this collection of information is based on agency records and experience over the past 3 years. Agency personnel handling the petitions for § 10.30 estimate 150 (citizen petitions) received by the agency annually, each requiring an average of 12 hours preparation time. Agency personnel handling the petitions for § 10.33 (administrative reconsideration of an action) estimate 10 requests are received by the agency annually, each requiring an average of 10 hours preparation time. Agency personnel handling the petitions for § 10.35 (administrative stay of an action) estimate 13 requests are received by the agency annually, each requiring an average of 10 hours preparation time. Agency personnel handling the petitions for § 10.85 (advisory opinions) estimate three requests are received by the agency annually, each requiring an average of 16 hours preparation time.Start Signature
Dated: December 6, 2002.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 02-31722 Filed 12-17-02; 8:45 am]
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