Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing this Notice to withdraw FDA's December 29, 2020 Federal Register Notice entitled Fee Rates Under the Over-the-Counter Monograph User Fee Program for Fiscal Year 2021 because FDA lacked the delegated authority to issue the Notice. The Department is further informing the public that FDA has been ordered to cease further collection efforts related to the Over-the-Counter Drug Monograph User Fee Program until further action is announced in the Federal Register.
The Notice, published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2020 (85 FR 85646), is withdrawn as of January 6, 2021.
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David Haas, Office of Financial Management, Food and Drug Administration, 4041 Powder Mill Rd., Rm. 61075, Beltsville, MD 20705-4304, 240-402 4585.
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On December 29, 2020, FDA published a Notice in the Federal Register entitled Fee Rates Under the Over-the-Counter Monograph User Fee Program for Fiscal Year 2021. 85 FR 85646. The Notice purports to implement certain user fee provisions contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Public Law 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020). The Notice was issued without approval of the Secretary. For this reason, the Notice, Docket No. FDA-2020-N-2246, as published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2020, (85 FR 85646), is hereby withdrawn.
FDA has also been ordered to cease collections activities related to the Over-the-Counter Monograph User Fee Program (“OMUFA”) until, with the approval of the Secretary, the Department issues further direction concerning FDA's administration of OMUFA which provides the public with notice and opportunity for comment.
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Dated: December 31, 2020.
Alex M. Azar II,
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2021-00030 Filed 1-4-21; 4:15 pm]
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