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Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Reactive Blue 69; Confirmation of Effective Date

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is confirming the effective date of June 6, 2011, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of May 4, 2011 (76 FR 25234). The final rule amended the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of disodium 1-amino-4-[[4-[(2-bromo-1-oxoallyl)amino]-2-sulphonatophenyl]amino]-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxoanthracene-2-sulphonate (CAS Reg. No. 70209-99-3), also known as Reactive Blue 69, as a color additive in contact lenses.

DATES:

The effective date confirmed: June 6, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Raphael A. Davy, Center for Food Safety Start Printed Page 59504and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1272.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the Federal Register of May 4, 2011 (76 FR 25234), FDA amended the color additive regulations to add 21 CFR 73.3129 to provide for the safe use of disodium 1-amino-4-[[4-[(2-bromo-1-oxoallyl)amino]-2-sulphonatophenyl]amino]-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxoanthracene-2-sulphonate (CAS Reg. No. 70209-99-3), also known as Reactive Blue 69, as a color additive in contact lenses.

FDA gave interested persons until June 3, 2011, to file objections or requests for a hearing. The agency received no objections or requests for a hearing on the final rule. Therefore, FDA finds that the effective date of the final rule that published in the Federal Register of May 4, 2011, should be confirmed.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379e) and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and redelegated to the Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, notice is given that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in response to the May 4, 2011, final rule. Accordingly, the amendments issued thereby became effective June 6, 2011.

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Dated: September 16, 2011.

Leslie Kux,

Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2011-24795 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]

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