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Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Acepromazine Maleate Injection

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of an abbreviated new animal drug application (ANADA) filed by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. The ANADA provides for the veterinary prescription use of acepromazine maleate injectable solution in dogs, cats, and horses as a tranquilizer.

DATES:

This rule is effective June 17, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lonnie W. Luther, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-104), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-8549, e-mail: lluther@cvm.fda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., 2621 North Belt Hwy., St. Joseph, MO 64506-2002, filed ANADA 200-361 that provides for the veterinary prescription use of Acepromazine Maleate (acepromazine maleate) Injection in dogs, cats, and horses as a tranquilizer. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica's Acepromazine Maleate Injection is approved as a generic copy of Fort Dodge Animal Health's PROMACE Injectable approved under NADA 15-030. The ANADA is approved as of April 14, 2004, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 522.23 to reflect the approval. The basis of approval is discussed in the freedom of information summary.

In accordance with the freedom of information provisions of 21 CFR part 20 and 21 CFR 514.11(e)(2)(ii), a summary of safety and effectiveness data and information submitted to support approval of this application may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.33(a)(1) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

This rule does not meet the definition of “rule” in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of “particular applicability.” Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801-808.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 522

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine,

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PART 522—IMPLANTATION OR INJECTABLE DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS

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1. The authority citation for

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Start Printed Page 33840 Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b.

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2. Section 522.23 is amended in paragraph (b), introductory text, by removing “000856 and 059130” and by adding in its place “000010, 000856, and 059130”.

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Dated: May 18, 2004.

Andrew J. Beaulieu,

Acting Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 04-13602 Filed 4-16-04; 8:45 am]

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