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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Premarket Notification for a New Dietary Ingredient

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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 procedure by which a manufacturer or distributor of a new dietary ingredient or of a dietary supplement containing a new dietary ingredient is to submit to FDA information upon which it has based its conclusion that a dietary supplement containing the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe. The notice also invites comments on two new forms FDA is developing to allow manufacturers and distributors to submit this information electronically via FDA's Unified Registration and Listing System (FURLS).

DATES:

Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by January 13, 2015.

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 Start Printed Page 68276docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE-14526, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, PRAStaff@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.

Premarket Notification for a New Dietary Ingredient—21 CFR 190.6 (OMB Control Number 0910-0330)—Extension

Section 413(a) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 350b(a)) provides that at least 75 days before the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of a dietary supplement that contains a new dietary ingredient, the manufacturer or distributor of the dietary supplement or of the new dietary ingredient is to submit to FDA (as delegate for the Secretary of Health and Human Services) information upon which the manufacturer or distributor has based its conclusion that a dietary supplement containing the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe. FDA's implementing regulation, 21 CFR 190.6, requires this information to be submitted to the Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements (ONLDS) in the form of a notification. Under § 190.6(b), the notification must include the following: (1) The name and complete address of the manufacturer or distributor, (2) the name of the new dietary ingredient, (3) a description of the dietary supplement(s) that contain the new dietary ingredient, including the level of the new dietary ingredient in the dietary supplement and the dietary supplement's conditions of use, (4) the history of use or other evidence of safety establishing that the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe when used under the conditions recommended or suggested in the labeling of the dietary supplement, and (5) the signature of a responsible person designated by the manufacturer or distributor.

These premarket notification requirements are designed to enable us to monitor the introduction into the marketplace of new dietary ingredients and dietary supplements that contain new dietary ingredients in order to protect consumers from ingredients and products whose safety is unknown. FDA is the information collected in new dietary ingredient notifications to evaluate the safety of new dietary ingredients in dietary supplements and to support regulatory action against ingredients and products that are potentially unsafe.

FDA is developing an electronic portal that interested persons will be able to use to electronically submit their notifications to ONLDS via FURLS. Firms that prefer to submit a paper notification in a format of their own choosing will still have the option to do so; however, Form FDA 3880 prompts a submitter to input the elements of a new dietary ingredient notification (NDIN) in a standard format and helps the submitter organize its NDIN to focus on the information needed for FDA's safety review. Safety information will be submitted via a supplemental form entitled “New Dietary Ingredient Safety Information.” This form provides a standard format to describe the history of use or other evidence of safety on which the manufacturer or distributor bases its conclusion that the new dietary ingredient will be reasonably expected to be safe under the conditions of use recommended or suggested in the labeling of the dietary supplement, as well as related identity information that is necessary to demonstrate safety by showing that the new dietary ingredient and dietary supplement(s) that are the subject of the notification are the same or similar to the ingredients and products for which safety data and information have been provided. Draft screenshots of Form FDA 3880 and the supplemental safety information form are available for comment at http://www.fda.gov/​Food/​DietarySupplements/​NewDietaryIngredientsNotificationProcess/​ucm356620.htm.

Description of Respondents: The respondents to this collection of information are manufacturers and distributors in the dietary supplement industry; specifically, firms that manufacture or distribute new dietary ingredients or dietary supplements that contain a new dietary ingredient.

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

Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden 1

21 CFR sectionNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesAverage burden per responseTotal hours
190.655155201,100
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

FDA believes that the burden of the premarket notification requirement on industry is limited and reasonable because FDA is requesting only safety and identity information that the manufacturer or distributor should already have developed to satisfy itself that a dietary supplement containing a new dietary ingredient is in compliance Start Printed Page 68277with the FD&C Act. In the past, commenters have argued that FDA's burden estimate is too low. FDA carefully considered the issue and believes that burden estimates of greater than 20 hours are likely to include the burden associated with researching and generating safety data for a new dietary ingredient. Under section 413(a)(2) of the FD&C Act, a dietary supplement that contains a new dietary ingredient is deemed to be adulterated unless there is a history of use or other evidence of safety establishing that the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe under the conditions of use recommended or suggested in the labeling of the dietary supplement. This requirement is separate from and additional to the requirement to submit a premarket notification for the new dietary ingredient. FDA's regulation on new dietary ingredient notifications, § 190.6(a), requires the manufacturer or distributor of the dietary supplement or of the new dietary ingredient to submit to FDA the information that forms the basis for its conclusion that a dietary supplement containing the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe. Thus, § 190.6 only requires the manufacturer or distributor to extract and summarize information that should have already been developed to meet the safety requirement in section 413(a)(2) of the FD&C Act. FDA estimates that extracting and summarizing the relevant information from what exists in the company's files and presenting it in a format that meets the requirements of § 190.6 will take approximately 20 hours of work per notification. However, FDA seeks comments on this estimate. FDA encourages comments offering alternative burden estimates to include documentation to support the alternative estimate.

FDA further estimates that 55 respondents will submit 1 premarket notification each. FDA bases its estimate of the number of respondents on notifications received over the past 3 years, which averaged about 55 notifications per year.

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Dated: November 10, 2014.

Leslie Kux,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2014-26998 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]

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