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SMG 1410.304

FDA STAFF MANUAL GUIDES, VOLUME II - DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY

REGULATORY - FOOD AND COSMETICS

ESTABLISHING STANDARDS AND APPROVING ACCREDITING BODIES UNDER THE NATIONAL LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Effective Date: 04/02/2001

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1. AUTHORITY DELEGATED AND TO WHOM DELEGATED.

The Director, Deputy Director, and Director of Regulations and Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, are authorized to perform all the functions of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs under sections 1322(b) and (c) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (the National Laboratory Accreditation Program) (7 U.S.C. 138a), as amended hereafter, which relate to setting standards for the National Laboratory Accreditation Program and approving State agencies or private, nonprofit entities as accrediting bodies to implement certification and quality assurance programs in accordance with the requirements of these sections.

2. LIMITATION.

The delegation excludes the authority to submit reports to the Congress.

3. REDELEGATION.

These officials may not further redelegate these authorities.

4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner approved this delegation on April 2, 2001 (Via Memorandum from the Acting Senior Associate Commissioner for Management and Services to the Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner, Subject: Comprehensive Update to 21 CFR Part 5, Delegations of Authority and Organization - ACTION, dated April 2, 2001, and Tab C - Delegations of Authority Statement signed by the Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner, dated April 2, 2001). This information was previously published in the June 8, 2001, Final Rule, 66 Federal Register 30992-31025.