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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry on How to Use E-Mail to Submit a Notice of Final Disposition of Animals Not Intended for Immediate Slaughter

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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 extending the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval on the existing reporting requirements for the information collection activity entitled “How to Use E-Mail to Submit a Notice of Final Disposition of Animals Not Intended for Immediate Slaughter.”

DATES:

Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by January 8, 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 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.

Guidance for Industry on How to Use E-Mail to Submit a Notice of Final Disposition of Animals Not Intended for Immediate Slaughter—21 CFR 514.117(b)(2) and 21 CFR 511.1(b)(5); (OMB Control Number 0910-0453)—Extension

The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) monitors the final disposition of investigational animals where such animals do not enter the human food chain immediately at the completion of the investigational study. CVM's monitoring of the final disposition of investigational food animals is intended to ensure that unsafe residues of new animal drugs do not get into the food supply. CVM issues a slaughter authorization letter to investigational new animal drug (INAD) sponsors that sets the terms under which investigational animals may be slaughtered (21 CFR 511.1(b)(5)). Also in this letter, CVM requests that sponsors submit a notice of final disposition of investigational animals (NFDA) not intended for immediate slaughter. NFDAs have historically been submitted to CVM on paper. CVM's guidance “How to Use E-Mail to Submit a Notice of Final Disposition of Animals Not Intended for Immediate Slaughter” provides sponsors with the option to submit an NFDA as an e-mail attachment to CVM via the Internet.

The likely respondents are INAD sponsors.

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

Table 1.—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

21 CFR Section/ Form No.No. of RespondentsAnnual Frequency per ResponseTotal Annual Responses2Hours per ResponseTotal Hours
511.1(b)(5)/Form FDA 3487251.4436.082.88
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.
2 Electronic submissions received between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006.
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The number of respondents in table 1 are the number of sponsors registered to make electronic submissions (25). The number of total annual responses is based on a review of the actual number of such submissions made between July 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006 (36 x hours per response (.08) = 2.88 total hours).

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Dated: November 6, 2006.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. E6-19044 Filed 11-8-06; 8:45 am]

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