Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that the 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.
Fax written comments on the collection of information by August 1, 2005.
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 written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: Fumie Yokota, Desk Officer for FDA, FAX: 202-395-6974.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Denver Presley, Office of Management Programs (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 4B-41, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1472.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.
Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs with Regard to Their Microbiological Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern (OMB Control Number 0910-0522)
In the Federal Register of January 6, 2005 (70 FR 1253), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the information collection provisions. No comments were received on this information collection.
Description: This guidance 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.
Table 1 of this document represents the estimated burden of meeting the reporting requirements. The burden Start Printed Page 37860estimates 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:
|Antimicrobial Risk Assessments||No. of Respondents||Annual Frequency of Response||Total Annual Responses||Hours per Response||Total Hours|
|Hazard Identification (initial scoping of issues; relevant bacteria, resistance determinants, food products; preliminary data gathering)||15||1||15||30||450|
|Release Assessment (literature review; review of research reports; data development; compilation, and presentation)||10||1||10||1,000||10,000|
|Exposure Assessment (identifying and extracting consumption data; estimating probability of contamination on food product)||10||1||10||8||80|
|Consequence Assessment (review ranking of human drug importance table)||10||1||10||4||40|
|Risk Estimation (integration of risk components; development of potential arguments as basis for overall risk estimate)||10||1||10||12||120|
|Risk Management (discussion of appropriate risk management activities)||10||1||10||30||300|
|1 There are no capital costs and 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.Start Signature
Dated: June 23, 2005.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-12910 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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