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Policy Clarification for Fluoroscopic Equipment Requirements; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled “Policy Clarification for Fluoroscopic Equipment Requirements.” This draft guidance describes FDA's intent to clarify the application of certain aspects of the performance standard requirements for fluoroscopic equipment when manufacturers comply with certain International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.

DATES:

Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by December 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

An electronic copy of the guidance document is available for download from the Internet. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for information on electronic access to the guidance. Submit written requests for a single hard copy of the draft guidance document entitled “Policy Clarification for Fluoroscopic Equipment Requirements” to the Office of the Center Director, Guidance and Policy Development, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 5431, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your request.

Submit electronic comments on the draft guidance to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald Miller, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 66, Rm. 4646, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-3299.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The draft guidance document, “Policy Clarification for Fluoroscopic Equipment Requirements” was developed to describe FDA's intent to clarify the application of certain aspects of the performance standard requirements in 21 CFR 1020.32 for fluoroscopic equipment when the manufacturer has complied with certain IEC standards. FDA believes that a declaration of conformity with the applicable IEC standard and the applicable measure(s) set forth in this guidance as part of the 510(k) submission for their device will sufficiently address the concerns intended to be addressed by certain parts of the requirements of § 1020.32, such that the public health is adequately protected.

II. Significance of Guidance

This draft guidance is being issued consistent with FDA's good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The draft guidance, when finalized, will Start Printed Page 57560represent the Agency's current thinking on the policy clarification for certain fluoroscopic equipment requirements. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statute and regulations.

III. Electronic Access

Persons interested in obtaining a copy of the draft guidance may do so by downloading an electronic copy from the Internet. A search capability for all Center for Devices and Radiological Health guidance documents is available at http://www.fda.gov/​MedicalDevices/​DeviceRegulationandGuidance/​GuidanceDocuments/​default.htm. Guidance documents are also available at http://www.regulations.gov. Persons unable to download an electronic copy of “Policy Clarification for Fluoroscopic Equipment Requirements” may send an email request to CDRH-Guidance@fda.hhs.gov to receive an electronic copy of the document. Please use the document number 1806 to identify the guidance you are requesting.

IV. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

This draft guidance refers to currently approved collections of information found in FDA regulations. These collections of information are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The collections of information in 21 CFR part 807, subpart E are currently approved under OMB control number 0910-0120, and the collections of information in 21 CFR part 1020 have been approved under OMB control number 0910-0025.

V. Comments

Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

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Dated: September 19, 2014.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2014-22806 Filed 9-24-14; 8:45 am]

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