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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs With Regard to Their Microbiological Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the reporting requirements for assessing the antimicrobial resistance concerns as part of the overall preapproval safety evaluation of new animal drugs, focusing on the effect of antimicrobial new animal drugs on bacteria of human health concern.

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by March 7, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http://www.fda.gov/​dockets/​ecomments. Submit written comments on the collection of information to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, FDA is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document.

With respect to the following collection of information, FDA invites comments on these topics: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FDA's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FDA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.

Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs With Regard to Their Microbiological Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern

Description: The guidance document discusses an approach for assessing the safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs with regard to their microbiological effects on bacteria of human health concern. In particular, the guidance describes methodology that sponsors of antimicrobial new animal drug applications for food-producing animals may use to complete a qualitative antimicrobial resistance risk assessment. This risk assessment should be submitted to FDA for the purposes of evaluating the safety of the new animal drug to human health. The guidance document outlines a process for integrating relevant information into an overall estimate of risk and discusses possible risk management strategies.

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Table 1 of this document represents the estimated burden of meeting the reporting requirements. The burden estimates for these information collection requirements are based on information provided by the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine. The guidance document describes the type of information that should be collected by the drug sponsor when completing the antimicrobial resistance risk assessment. FDA will use the risk assessment and supporting information to evaluate the safety of original (21 CFR 514.1) or supplemental (21 CFR 514.8) NADAs for antimicrobial drugs intended for use in food-producing animals.

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

Table 1.—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

21 CFR 514.1(b)(8) and 514.8(a)(2)No. of RespondentsAnnual Frequency per ResponseTotal Annual ResponsesHours per ResponseTotal Hours
Hazard Identification (initial scoping of issues—relevant bacteria, resistance determinants, food products; preliminary data gathering)1511530450
Release Assessment (literature review; review of research reports; data development; compilation, and presentation)101101,0001,000
Exposure Assessment (identifying and extracting consumption data; estimating probability of contamination on food product)10110880
Consequence Assessment (review ranking of human drug importance table)10110440
Risk Estimation (integration of risk components; development of potential arguments as basis for overall risk estimate)1011012120
Risk Management (discussion of appropriate risk management activities)1011030300
Total Burden10,990
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

FDA estimates that on an annual basis an average of 15 NADAs (including original applications and major supplements) would be subject to information collection under this guidance. This estimate is based on the number of reviews completed between October 2003 and October 2004. During that period, microbial food safety for approximately 15 antimicrobial NADAs (including original and major supplements) was evaluated. This estimate excludes NADAs for antimicrobial drug combinations, generic drug applications (ANADAs), and certain supplemental NADAs.

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Dated: December 30, 2004.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-245 Filed 1-5-05; 8:45 am]

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