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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Reprocessed Single-Use Device Labeling

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




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.


Fax written comments on the collection of information by January 17, 2006..


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

Reprocessed Single-Use Device Labeling (21 U.S.C. 352(u))

Section 502 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 352), among other things, establishes requirements that the label or labeling of a medical device must meet so that it is not misbranded and subject to regulatory action. The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA) (Public Law 107-250) amended section 502 of the act to add section 502(u) to require devices (both new and reprocessed) to bear prominently and conspicuously the name of the manufacturer, a generally recognized abbreviation of such name, or a unique and generally recognized symbol identifying the manufacturer. Section 2(c) of The Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act of 2005 (MDUFSA) (Public Law 109-43) amends section 502(u) of the act by limiting the provision to reprocessed single-use devices (SUDs) and the manufacturers who reprocess them. Under the amended provision, if the original SUD or an attachment to it prominently and conspicuously bears the name of the manufacturer, then the reprocessor of the SUD is required to identify itself by name, abbreviation, or symbol, in a prominent and conspicuous manner on the device or attachment to the device. If the original SUD does not prominently and conspicuously bear the name of the manufacturer, the manufacturer who reprocesses the SUD for reuse may identify itself using a detachable label that is intended to be affixed to the patient record. MDUFSA was enacted on August 1, 2005, and becomes self-implementing on August 1, 2006.

The requirements of section 502(u) of the act impose a minimal burden on industry. This section of the act only requires the manufacturer, packer, or distributor of a device to include their name and address on the labeling of a device. This information is readily available to the establishment and easily supplied. From its registration and premarket submission database, FDA estimates that there are 3 establishments that distribute approximately 300 reprocessed SUDs. Each response is anticipated to take 0.1 hours resulting in a total burden to industry of 30 hours.

In the Federal Register of September 29, 2005 (70 FR 56910), 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

Section of the ActNo. of RespondentsAnnual Responses per RespondentTotal Annual ResponsesHours per ResponseTotal Hours
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.
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Dated: December 8, 2005.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-24041 Filed 12-14-05; 8:45 am]