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Medical Devices; Technical Amendment

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Final rule; technical amendment.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending a medical device regulation to correct a statutory reference to reflect the current citation and to ensure accuracy and clarity in the agency's regulations.


This rule is effective March 31, 2009.

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FDA is amending its regulation at 21 CFR 814.20 to correct a statutory reference to reflect the current citation. FDA is revising § 814.20(f) by replacing section “706” with section “721.” Publication of this document constitutes final action on the change under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553). This technical amendment merely updates and corrects a statutory reference in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is no longer current. FDA therefore, for good cause, has determined that notice and public comment are unnecessary, under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B). Further, this rule places no burden on affected parties for which such parties would need a reasonable time to prepare for the effective date of the rule. Accordingly, FDA, for good cause, has determined this technical amendment to be exempt under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) from the 30 day effective date from publication.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.30(i) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. In addition, FDA has determined that this final rule contains no collections of information. Therefore, clearance by the Office Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 is not required.

For the effective date of this final rule, see the DATES section of this document.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 814

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs,

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 351, 352, 353, 360, 360c-360j, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 379, 379e, 381.

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2. In § 814.20, paragraph (f) is revised to read as follows:

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(f) If a color additive subject to section 721 of the act is used in or on the device and has not previously been listed for such use, then, in lieu of submitting a color additive petition under part 71, at the option of the applicant, the information required to be submitted under part 71 may be submitted as part of the PMA. When submitted as part of the PMA, the information shall be submitted in three copies each bound in one or more numbered volumes of reasonable size. A PMA for a device that contains a color additive that is subject to section 721 of the act will not be approved until the color additive is listed for use in or on the device.

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Dated: March 24, 2009.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.

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[FR Doc. E9-7073 Filed 3-30-09; 8:45 am]