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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements and Availability of Sample Electronic Products for Manufacturers and Distributors of Electronic Products

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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 information collection, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information collection requirements for reporting and recordkeeping, general and specific requirements, and the availability of sample electronic products for manufacturers and distributors of electronic products.

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by January 2, 2007.

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, Jr., Office of the Chief Information Officer (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 Start Printed Page 64715requirement, 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.

Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements and Availability of Sample Electronic Products for Manufacturers and Distributors of Electronic Products (OMB Control Number 0910-0025)—Extension

Under sections 532 through 542 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360ii through 360ss), FDA has the responsibility to protect the public from unnecessary exposure of radiation from electronic products. The regulations issued under these authorities are listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, chapter I, subpart J. Specifically, subpart A regulations, 21 CFR 5.10(a)(3), 5.25(b), 5.35(a)(4), and 5.600 through 5.606, delegate administrative authorities to FDA.

Section 532 of the act directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary), to establish and carry out an electronic product radiation control program, including the development, issuance, and administration of performance standards to control the emission of electronic product radiation from electronic products. The program is designed to protect the public health and safety from electronic radiation, and the act authorizes the Secretary to procure (by negotiation or otherwise) electronic products for research and testing purposes and to sell or otherwise dispose of such products.

Section 534(g) of the act directs the Secretary to review and evaluate industry testing programs on a continuing basis; and section 535(e) and (f) of the act directs the Secretary to immediately notify manufacturers of, and ensure correction of, radiation defects or noncompliances with performance standards.

Section 537(b) of the act contains the authority to require manufacturers of electronic products to establish and maintain records (including testing records), make reports, and provide information to determine whether the manufacturer has acted in compliance.

Parts 1002 through 1010 (21 CFR parts 1002 through 1010) specify reports to be provided by manufacturers and distributors to FDA and records to be maintained in the event of an investigation of a safety concern or a product recall.

FDA conducts laboratory compliance testing of products covered by regulations for product standards in parts 1020, 1030, 1040, and 1050 (21 CFR parts 1020, 1030, 1040, and 1050).

FDA details product-specific performance standards that specify information to be supplied with the product or require specific reports. The information collections are either specifically called for in the act or were developed to aid the agency in performing its obligations under the act. The data reported to FDA and the records maintained are used by FDA and the industry to make decisions and take actions that protect the public from radiation hazards presented by electronic products. This information refers to the identification of, location of, operational characteristics of, quality assurance programs for, and problem identification and correction of electronic products. The data provided to users and others are intended to encourage actions to reduce or eliminate radiation exposures.

FDA uses the following forms to aid respondents in the submission of information for this information collection:

FDA Form 2579 “Report of Assembly of a Diagnostic X-ray System”

FDA Form 2767 “Notice of Availability of Sample Electronic Product”

FDA Form 2877 “Declaration for Imported Electronic Products Subject To Radiation Control Standards”

FDA Form 3649 “Accidental Radiation Occurrence”

FDA Form 3626 “A Guide for the Submission of Initial Reports on Diagnostic X-ray Systems and Their Major Components”

FDA Form 3627 “Diagnostic X-ray CT Products Radiation Safety Report”

FDA Form 3628 “General Annual Report (Includes Medical, Analytical, and Industrial X-ray Products Annual Report)”

FDA Form 3629 “Abbreviated Report”

FDA Form 3630 “Guide for Preparing Product Reports on Sunlamps and Sunlamp Products”

FDA Form 3631 “Guide for Preparing Annual Reports on Radiation Safety Testing of Sunlamps and Sunlamp Products”

FDA Form 3632 “Guide for Preparing Product Reports on Lasers and Products Containing Lasers”

FDA Form 3633 “General Variance Request”

FDA Form 3634 “Television Products Annual Report”

FDA Form 3635 “Laser Light Show Notification”

FDA Form 3636 “Guide for Preparing Annual Reports on Radiation Safety Testing of Laser and Laser Light Show Products”

FDA Form 3637 “Laser Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Report”

FDA Form 3638 “Guide for Filing Annual Reports for X-ray Components and Systems”

FDA Form 3639 “Guidance for the Submission of Cabinet X-ray System Reports Pursuant to 21 CFR 1020.40

FDA Form 3640 “Reporting Guide for Laser Light Shows and Displays”

FDA Form 3147 “Application for a Variance From 21 CFR 1040.11(c) for a Laser Light Show, Display, or Device”

FDA Form 3641 “Cabinet X-ray Annual Report”

FDA Form 3642 “General Correspondence”

FDA Form 3643 “Microwave Oven Products Annual Report”

FDA Form 3644 “Guide for Preparing Product Reports for Ultrasonic Therapy Products”

FDA Form 3645 “Guide for Preparing Annual Reports for Ultrasonic Therapy Products”

FDA Form 3646 “Mercury Vapor Lamp Products Radiation Safety Report”

FDA Form 3647 “Guide for Preparing Annual Reports on Radiation Safety Testing of Mercury Vapor Lamps”

The most likely respondents to this information collection will be electronic product and x-ray manufacturers, importers, and assemblers.

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Table 1.—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

21 CFR SectionFDA Form NumberNo. of RespondentsAnnual Frequency per ResponseTotal Annual ResponsesHours per ResponseTotal Hours
1002.31011012120
1002.103626—Diagnostic X-Ray 3627—CT X-Ray 3639—Cabinet X-Ray 3632—Laser 3640—Laser Light Show 3630—Sunlamp 3646—Mercury Vapor Lamp 3644—Ultrasonic Therapy5401.68502420,400
1002.111,0001.51,5000.5750
1002.123629—Abbreviated Report15011505750
1002.133628—General 3634—TV 3638—Diagnostic X-Ray 3641—Cabinet X-Ray 3643—Microwave Oven 3636—Laser 3631—Sunlamp 3647—Mercury Vapor Lamp 3645—Ultrasonic Therapy90019002623,400
1002.132502.46000.5300
1002.203649—ARO40140280
1002.41(a)11111
1002.50(a) and 1002.513642—General Correspondence101.515115
1005.102767—Sample Product14511.031,6000.09144
1005.25(b)11111
2877—Imports Declaration6003219,2000.23,840
1010.2 and 1010.311155
1010.4(b)3633—General Variance Request 3147—Laser Show Variance Request 3635—Laser Show Notification111120120
1010.5(c) and (d)2122244
1010.131111010
1020.20(c)(4)11111
1020.30(d), (d)(1), and (d)(2)2579—Assembler Report2,3458.9621,0000.306,300
1020.30(g)2001.33265359,275
1020.30(h)(1) through (h)(4), 1020.32(a)(1) and (g)2001.33265359,275
1020.30(h)(5) and (h)(6) and 1020.32(j)(4)20510018018,000
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1020.32(g) and 1020.33(c), (d), (g)(4), (j)(3), and (j)(4)91.00940360
1020.40(c)(9)(i) and (c)(9)(ii)81.00840320
1030.10(c)(4)411.6166201,320
1030.10(c)(5)(i) through (c)(5)(iv)411.6166201,320
1030.10(c)(6)(iii) and (c)(6)(iv)11111
1040.10(a)(3)(i)3637—OEM Report831833249
1040.10(h)(1)(i) through (h)(1)(vi)8051.0080586,440
1040.10(h)(2)(i) and (h)(2)(ii)1001.001008800
1040.11(a)(2)1901.00190101,900
1040.20 (d)(1)(ii)-(vi), (e)(1), and (e)(2)1101.00110101,100
1040.30(c)(1)(ii)11.00111
1040.30(c)(2)71.00717
1050.10(d)(1)-(d)(4) and (f)(1)-(f)(2)(iii)101.001056560
Total107,209
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

Table 2.—Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden1

21 CFR SectionNo. of RecordkeepersAnnual Frequency of RecordkeepingTotal Annual RecordsHours per RecordkeeperTotal Hours
1002.30 and 1002.31(a)1,1501,655.51,903,825198.7228,505
1002.40 and 1002.412,95049.2145,1402.47,080
1020.30(g)221220.511
1040.10(a)(3)(ii)831831.083
Totals235,679
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

The information collection, OMB control number 0910-0564 (i.e. FDA Form 3626) has been consolidated under this information collection thus, requiring an adjustment of the burden estimate.

The burden estimates were derived by consultation with FDA and industry personnel and actual data collected from industry. An evaluation of the type and scope of information requested was also used to derive some time estimates. For example, disclosure information primarily requires time only to update and maintain existing manuals. Initial development of manuals has been performed except for new firms entering the industry. When information is generally provided to users, assemblers, or dealers in the same manual, they have been grouped together in the “Estimated Annual Reporting Burden” table.

The following information collection requirements are not subject to review by OMB because they do not constitute a “collection of information” under the PRA: Sections 1002.31(c); 1003.10(a), (b), and (c); 1003.11(a)(3) and (b); 1003.20(a) through (h); 1003.21(a) through (d); 1003.22(a) and (b); 1003.30(a) and (b); 1003.31(a) and (b); 1004.2(a) through (i); 1004.3(a) through (i); 1004.4(a) through (h); 1005.21(a) through (c); and 1005.22(b). These requirements “apply to the collection of information during the conduct of general investigations or audits” (5 CFR 1320.4(b)). The following labeling Start Printed Page 64718requirements are also not subject to review under the PRA because they are a public disclosure of information originally supplied by the Federal Government to the recipient for the purpose of disclosure to the public (5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2)): Sections 21 CFR 1020.10(c)(4), 1030.10(c)(6), 1040.10(g), 1040.30(c)(1), and 1050.10(d)(1).

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Dated: October 30, 2006.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. E6-18559 Filed 11-2-06; 8:45 am]

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