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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

OMB is still experiencing significant delays in the regular mail, including first class and express mail, and messenger deliveries are not being accepted. To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: Fumie Yokota, Desk Officer for FDA, FAX: 202-395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Peggy Robbins, Office of Management Programs (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1223.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Application for Participation in the Medical Device Fellowship Program—(OMB Control Number 0910-0551)—Extension

Collecting applications for the Medical Device Fellowship Plan will allow FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) to easily and efficiently elicit and review information from students and health care professionals who are interested in becoming involved in CDRH activities. The process will reduce the time and cost of submitting written documentation to the agency and lessen the likelihood of applications being misrouted within the agency mail system. It will assist the agency in promoting and protecting the public health by encouraging outside persons to share their expertise with CDRH.

In the Federal Register of September 20, 2004 (69 FR 56228), 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:

Table 1-Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

FDA Form No.No. of RespondentsAnnual Frequency per ResponseTotal Annual ResponsesHours per ResponseTotal Hours
FDA Form 360810011001100
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

FDA based these estimates on the number of inquiries that have been received about the program and requests for application forms over the past year. We anticipate the number of interested individuals and universities, and subsequent number of applications, to increase as we continue to develop an outreach program and an alumni base.

In addition, we would expect applicants who are not selected for their preferred term of employment to reapply at a later date. For these reasons we would expect that the number of applications submitted in the second and third years would increase substantially. During the first year, we expect to receive 100 applications. We believe that we will receive approximately 100 applications the second year and 100 applications the third year. FDA believes it will take individuals 1 hour to complete the application. This is based on similar applications submitted to FDA.

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Dated: November 26, 2004.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 04-26672 Filed 12-3-04; 8:45 am]

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