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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Abbreviated New Animal Drug Applications

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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 the paperwork associated with abbreviated new animal drug applications submitted to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA.

DATES:

Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by July 1, 2013.

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:

JonnaLynn Capezzuto, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Drive, PI50-400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-796-3794, Jonnalynn.capezzuto@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.Start Printed Page 25280

Abbreviated New Animal Drug Applications—Sections 512(b)(2) and (n)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(b)(2) and (n)(1)) (OMB Control Number 0910-0669))—Extension

On November 16, 1988, the President signed into law the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Restoration Act (GADPTRA) (Pub. L. 100-670). Under section 512(b)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by GADPTRA, any person may file an abbreviated new animal drug application (ANADA) seeking approval of a generic copy of an approved new animal drug. The information required to be submitted as part of an abbreviated application is described in section 512(n)(1) of the FD&C Act. Among other things, an abbreviated application is required to contain information to show that the proposed generic drug is bioequivalent to, and has the same labeling as, the approved drug referenced in the abbreviated application. FDA allows applicants to submit a complete ANADA or to submit information in support of an ANADA for phased review followed by the submission of an Administrative ANADA when FDA finds that all the applicable technical sections for an ANADA are complete. FDA requests that an applicant accompany ANADAs and requests for phased review of data to support ANADAs with the Form FDA 356v to ensure efficient and accurate processing of information to support approval of the generic new animal drug.

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

Table 1—ANADAs: Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

FD&C act section 512(b)(2)FDA formNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesAverage burden per responseTotal hours
ANADA356v181181592,862
Phased Review With Administrative ANADA356v351531.8477
Total3,339
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

ANADA paperwork burden (section 512(b)(2) of the FD&C Act). Over the past 5 fiscal years, from October 2007 through September 2012, FDA has received an average of 21 ANADAs per year. FDA estimates that preparing the paperwork required under 21 U.S.C. 360b(n)(1) to be contained in an ANADA, whether all of the information is submitted with the ANADA or the applicant submits information for phased review followed by an Administrative ANADA that references that information, will take approximately 159 hours. (FDA is estimating that each ANADA that uses the phased review process will have approximately five phased reviews per application. Therefore, assuming that three respondents will take advantage of the phased review option per year and an average of five phased reviews are submitted per application, times 31.8 hours per phased review, equals 477 total hours per year or 159 hours per application.)

Although over the last 5 fiscal years all sponsors chose to submit traditional ANADAs, some sponsors did indicate an interest in using the phased review option in the future. FDA believes that with time, more and more sponsors will take advantage of the phased review option, as it provides greater flexibility, and estimates that there will be three respondents for the phased review option. FDA also estimates that sponsors of ANADAs take approximately 25 percent less time to put together the information to support an ANADA than a new animal drug application (NADA) because they only need to provide evidence of bioequivalence and not the data required in an NADA to support a full demonstration of safety and effectiveness.

Form FDA 356v. FDA requests that an applicant fill out and send in with an ANADA and requests for phased review of data to support an ANADAs, a Form FDA 356v to ensure efficient and accurate processing of information to support the approval of a generic new animal drug. Records and reports that are required post approval are described in 21 CFR 514.80 and that paperwork is already covered by that rule in OMB control number 0910-0284.

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Dated: April 23, 2013.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2013-10088 Filed 4-29-13; 8:45 am]

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