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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act Cover Sheet

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AGENCY:

Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Fax written comments on the collection of information by July 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. All comments should be identified with the OMB control number 0910-0632. Also include the FDA docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ila S. Mizrachi, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A63, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301-796-7726, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Form FDA 3728, Animal Generic User Fee Act Cover Sheet—21 U.S.C. 379j-21—OMB Control Number 0910-0632—Extension

Section 741 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 379j-21) establishes three different kinds of user fees: (1) Fees for certain types of abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs; (2) annual fees for certain generic new animal drug products; and (3) annual fees for certain sponsors of abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs and/or investigational submissions for generic new animal drugs (21 U.S.C. 379j-21(a)). Because concurrent submission of user fees with applications is required, the review of an application cannot begin until the fee is submitted. Form FDA 3728 is the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) Cover Sheet, which is designed to collect the minimum necessary information to determine whether a fee is required for review of an application, to determine the amount of the fee required, and to account for and track user fees. The form, when completed electronically, will result in the generation of a unique payment identification number used by FDA to track the payment. It will be used by FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine and FDA's Office of Financial Management to initiate the administrative screening of new generic animal drug applications to determine if payment has been received.

In the Federal Register of September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60707), 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

Form FDA No.Number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal annual responsesAverage burden per responseTotal hours
372820240.08 (5 minutes)3.2
1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

Respondents to this collection of information are new generic animal drug applicants. Based on Agency data for the past 3 years, FDA estimates there are approximately 40 submissions annually and a total of 3.2 burden hours. The burden for this information collection has not changed since the last OMB approval.

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Dated: June 12, 2017.

Anna K. Abram,

Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis.

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[FR Doc. 2017-12432 Filed 6-14-17; 8:45 am]

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