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New Animal Drugs For Use in Animal Feeds; Oxytetracycline

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of a supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Phibro Animal Health. The supplemental NADA provides for use of oxytetracycline dihydrate in Type C medicated feeds for the control of mortality in freshwater-reared salmonids due to coldwater disease and for the control of mortality in freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss due to columnaris disease.

DATES:

This rule is effective August 7, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald A. Prater, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-130), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-8343, e-mail: donald.prater@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Phibro Animal Health, 65 Challenger Rd., 3d floor, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660, filed a supplement to NADA 38-439 for TERRAMYCIN 200 for Fish (oxytetracycline dihydrate) Type A medicated article used for control of certain bacterial diseases in several species of fish and for skeletal marking of Pacific salmon. The supplement provides for use of oxytetracycline dihydrate in Type C medicated feeds for Start Printed Page 45875the control of mortality in freshwater-reared salmonids due to coldwater disease associated with Flavobacterium psychrophilum and for the control of mortality in freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare. The supplemental NADA is approved as of July 6, 2008, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 558.450 to reflect the approval.

In accordance with the freedom of information provisions of 21 CFR part 20 and 21 CFR 514.11(e)(2)(ii), a summary of safety and effectiveness data and information submitted to support approval of this application may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Under section 573(c) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) (21 U.S.C. 360ccc-2(c)), this supplemental approval qualifies for 7 years of exclusive marketing rights beginning on the date of approval because the new animal drug has been declared a designated new animal drug by FDA under section 573(a) of the act.

The agency has carefully considered the potential environmental impact of this action and has concluded that the action will not have a significant impact on the human environment and that an environmental impact statement is not required. FDA's finding of no significant impact and the evidence supporting that finding, contained in an environmental assessment, may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This rule does not meet the definition of “rule” in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of “particular applicability.” Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801-808.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 558

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine,

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PART 558—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR USE IN ANIMAL FEEDS

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b, 371.

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2. In § 558.450, in the table in paragraph (d)(5)(v), in the “Limitations” column, remove “; do not administer when water temperature is below 9 °C (48.2 °F)”; redesignate paragraph (d)(5)(vi) as paragraph (d)(5)(vii); and add new paragraph (d)(5)(vi) to read as follows:

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Oxytetracycline.
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Oxytetracycline amountIndications for useLimitationsSponsor
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(vi) 3.75 g/100 lb of fish/day1. Freshwater-reared salmonids: For control of mortality due to coldwater disease associated with Flavobacterium psychrophilum.Administer in mixed ration for 10 d; do not liberate fish or slaughter fish for food for 21 d following the last administration of medicated feed.066104
2. Freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss: For control of mortality due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare.Administer in mixed ration for 10 d; do not liberate fish or slaughter fish for food for 21 d following the last administration of medicated feed.066104
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Dated: July 28, 2008.

Bernadette Dunham,

Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. E8-18129 Filed 8-6-08; 8:45 am]

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