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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guidance for Industry on How To Submit Information in Electronic Format to Center for Veterinary Medicine Using the Food and Drug Administration's Electronic Submission Gateway

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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 existing reporting requests in CVM Guidance #108, “How to Register with the CVM Electronic Submission System to Submit Information in Electronic Format using the FDA Electronic Submissions Gateway.”

DATES:

Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by July 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit electronic comments on the collection of information to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments on the collection of Start Printed Page 28852information 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:

Jonna Capezzuto, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., 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.

Guidance for Industry #108 on How To Submit Information in Electronic Format to CVM Using the FDA Electronic Submission Gateway—21 CFR 11.2 (OMB Control Number 0910-0454)—Extension

CVM accepts certain types of submissions electronically with no requirement for a paper copy. These types of documents are listed in public docket 97S-0251 as required by 21 CFR 11.2. CVM's ability to receive and process information submitted electronically is limited by its current information technology capabilities and the requirements of the Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures final regulation. CVM's guidance entitled “Guidance for Industry 108: How to Submit Information in Electronic Format to CVM Using the FDA Electronic Submission Gateway” outlines general standards to be used for the submission of any information by email. The likely respondents are sponsors for new animal drug applications.

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

Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden1

21 CFR Part and form FDANumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesAverage burden per responseTotal hours
§ 11.2; Form FDA 3538652.41560.08 (5 minutes)13 (Rounded from 12.5)
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.
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Dated: May 10, 2013.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11632 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]

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