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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Presubmission Conferences, New Animal Drug Applications and Supporting Regulations, and Food and Drug Administration Form 356V

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

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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 paperwork associated with applications for new animal drugs.

DATES:

Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by April 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http://www.regulations.gov. 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:

Juanmanuel Vilela, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50-400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-796-7651, Juanmanuel.vilela@fda.hhs.gov.

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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 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.

Presubmission Conferences, New Animal Drug Applications and Supporting Regulations, and FDA Form 356V—(OMB Control Number 0910-0032)—Extension

Under section 512(b)(3) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 360b(b)(3)), any person intending to file a new animal drug application (NADA) or supplemental NADA or a request for an investigational exemption under section 512(j) of the FD&C Act is entitled to one or more conferences with FDA to reach an agreement acceptable to FDA establishing a submission or investigational requirement. FDA and industry have found that these meetings have increased the efficiency of the drug development and drug review processes.

Section 514.5 (21 CFR 514.5) describes the procedures for requesting, conducting, and documenting presubmission conferences. Section 514.5(b) describes the information that must be included in a letter submitted by a potential applicant requesting a presubmission conference, including a proposed agenda and a list of expected participants. Section 514.5(d) describes the information that must be provided by the potential applicant to FDA at least 30 days prior to a presubmission conference. This information includes a detailed agenda, a copy of any materials to be presented at the conference, a list of proposed indications and, if available, a copy of the proposed labeling for the product under consideration, and a copy of any background material that provides scientific rationale to support the potential applicant's position on issues listed in the agenda for the conference. Section 514.5(f) discusses the content of the memorandum of conference that will be prepared by FDA and gives the potential applicant an opportunity to seek correction to or clarification of the memorandum.

Under section 512(b)(1) of the FD&C Act, any person may file an NADA seeking approval to legally market a new animal drug. Section 512(b)(1) sets forth the information required to be submitted in an NADA. FDA allows applicants to submit a complete NADA or to submit information in support of an NADA for phased review followed by submission of an Administrative NADA when FDA finds all the applicable technical sections are complete.

The regulations under 21 CFR 514.1 interpret section 512(b)(1) of the FD&C Act and further describe the information that must be submitted as part of an NADA and the manner and form in which the NADA must be assembled and submitted. The application must include safety and effectiveness data, proposed labeling, product manufacturing information, and where necessary, complete information on food safety (including microbial food safety) and any methods used to determine residues of drug chemicals in edible tissue from food-producing animals. Guidance #152 entitled “Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal Drugs With Regard to Their Microbiological Effects on Bacteria of Human Health Concern” outlines a risk assessment approach for evaluating the microbial food safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs. FDA requests that an applicant accompany NADAs, supplemental NADAs, and requests for phased review of data to support NADAs, with the FDA Form 356V to ensure efficient and accurate processing of information to support new animal drug approval.

FDA estimates the burden of the collections of information as follows:

Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden 1

21 CFR section/FDA form No.Number of respondents 4Annual frequency per respondentTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
514.5(b), (d) and (f)154.692.4504,620
514.1 and 514.6154.115.42123,265
514.4 21540000
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514.8(b)1542.84437.363515,308
514.8(c)(1)154.115.4711,093
514.8(c)(2) and (c)(3)154.7107.8202,156
514.11154.230.8131
558.5(i)154.011.5458
514.1(b)(8) and 514.8(c)(1) 3154.2132.34902,911
FDA Form 356V1545.1785.453,927
Total33,319
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.
2 Substantial Evidence—Because 21 CFR 514.4 only defines substantial evidence, it should not be viewed as creating additional collection burden.
3 NADAs and supplements regarding antimicrobial animal drugs that use a recommended approach to assessing antimicrobial concerns as part of the overall preapproval safety evaluation.
4 Based on the number of sponsors subject to animal drug user fees, FDA estimates that there was an average of 154 annual respondents during the 5 fiscal years, from October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2010, on which these estimates were made. We use this estimate consistently throughout the table and calculate the “annual frequency per respondent” by dividing the total annual responses by the number of respondents.
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Dated: February 1, 2011.

Leslie Kux,

Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2011-2664 Filed 2-7-11; 8:45 am]

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