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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Pre-Submission Program for Medical Devices

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Fax written comments on the collection of information by November 21, 2016.


To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202-395-7285, or emailed to All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910-0756. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North 10A63, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852,

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In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA has submitted the following proposed collection of information to OMB for review and clearance.

Pre-Submission Program for Medical Devices— OMB Control Number 0910-0756—Extension

The guidance entitled “Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions: The Pre-Submission Program and Meetings with Food and Drug Administration Staff” describes the Pre-Submission program for medical devices reviewed in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). The guidance provides recommendations regarding the information that should be submitted in a Pre-Submission package and procedures that should be followed for meetings between CDRH and CBER staff and industry representatives or application sponsors. In addition to Pre-Submissions, the guidance addresses other feedback mechanisms including Informational Meetings, Study Risk Determinations, Formal Early Collaboration Meetings, and Submission Issue Meetings and the procedures to request feedback using these mechanisms.

A Pre-Submission is defined as a formal written request from an applicant for feedback from FDA to be provided in the form of a formal written response or, if the manufacturer chooses, a meeting or teleconference in which the feedback is documented in meeting minutes. A Pre-Submission is appropriate when FDA's feedback on specific questions is necessary to guide product development and/or application preparation. The proposed collections of information are necessary to allow the Agency to receive Pre-Submission packages in order to implement this voluntary submission program.

For clarity, we are requesting that the title of the information collection request, OMB control number 0910-0756, be changed to “Pre-Submission Program for Medical Devices.”

In the Federal Register of July 28, 2016 (81 FR 49678), FDA published a 60-day notice requesting public comment on the proposed collection of information. No comments were received.

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Table 1—Estimated Annual Reporting Burden 1

FDA centerNumber of respondentsAnnual frequency per responseTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

Respondents are medical device manufacturers subject to FDA's laws and regulations. FDA's annual estimate of 2,544 submissions is based on experienced trends over the past several years. FDA's administrative and technical staffs, who are familiar with the requirements for current Pre-Submissions, estimate that an average of 137 hours is required to prepare a Pre-Submission.

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Dated: October 13, 2016.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2016-25359 Filed 10-19-16; 8:45 am]