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Public Information Regulations; Withdrawal

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Direct final rule; withdrawal.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register of September 2, 2004, a direct final rule to incorporate exemptions one, two, and three of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into FDA's public information regulations. The purpose was to implement more comprehensively the exemptions contained in FOIA. The comment period closed November 16, 2004. FDA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency received significant adverse comment.


The direct final rule published at 69 FR 53615 (September 2, 2004), is withdrawn as of January 13, 2005.

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Betty B. Dorsey, Division of Freedom of Information (HFI-35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6567.

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Authority: Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the direct final rule published on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 53615), is withdrawn.

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Dated: January 11, 2005.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-955 Filed 1-13-05; 9:55 am]