Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
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 and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information voluntarily submitted to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on actual or potential health risk concerns about a medical device or radiological product or its use.
Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by July 5, 2013.
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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Daniel Gittleson, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50-Start Printed Page 26374400B, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-796-5156, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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.
Electronic Submission Process for Voluntary Complaints to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health—(OMB Control Number 0910-NEW)
This ICR collects information voluntarily submitted to the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on actual or potential health risk concerns about a medical device or radiological product or its use. Because there has been no established guidelines or instructions on how to submit a compliant to CDRH, complaints often contain minimal information and are received via phone calls, emails, or conversationally from any CDRH staff. CDRH seeks to establish a consistent format and process for the submission of device complaints that will enhance our timeliness in receiving, assessing and evaluating voluntary complaints. The information provided in the complaints received by CDRH may be used to clarify the recurrence or emergence of significant device-related risks to the general public and the need to initiate educational outreach or regulatory action to minimize or mitigate identified risks.
FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows:
Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1
|Activity||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Total annual responses||Average burden per
| ||700||1||700||.25 (15 minutes)||125|
|1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.|
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Dated: April 30, 2013.
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-10597 Filed 5-3-13; 8:45 am]
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