[Federal Register: January 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 9)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2004N-0564]

 
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Temporary Marketing Permit Applications

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 reporting requirements 
contained in existing FDA regulations governing temporary marketing 
permit applications.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by March 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fda.gov/dockets/ecomments. Submit written comments on 

the collection of information to the Division of Dockets

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Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, 
rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. All comments should be identified with 
the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Robbins, Office of Management 
Programs (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-1223.

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.

Temporary Marketing Permit Applications--21 CFR 130.17(c) and (i) (OMB 
Control Number 0910-0133)--Extension

    Section 401 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) 
(21 U.S.C. 341), directs FDA to issue regulations establishing 
definitions and standards of identity for food ``[w]henever * * * such 
action will promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of 
consumers * * *''. Under section 403(g) of the act (21 U.S.C. 343(g)), 
a food that is subject to a definition and standard of identity 
prescribed by regulation is misbranded if it does not conform to such 
definition and standard of identity. Section 130.17 (21 CFR 130.17) 
provides for the issuance by FDA of temporary marketing permits that 
enable the food industry to test consumer acceptance and measure the 
technological and commercial feasibility in interstate commerce of 
experimental packs of food that deviate from applicable definitions and 
standards of identity. Section 130.17(c) enables the agency to monitor 
the manufacture, labeling, and distribution of experimental packs of 
food that deviate from applicable definitions and standards of 
identity. The information so obtained can be used in support of a 
petition to establish or amend the applicable definition or standard of 
identity to provide for the variations. Section 130.17(i) specifies the 
information that a firm must submit to FDA to obtain an extension of a 
temporary marketing permit.
    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                                 Table 1.--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden\1\
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                                              Annual Frequency per    Total Annual      Hours per
  21 CFR Section      No. of Respondents            Response            Responses       Response     Total Hours
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130.17(c)                                3                        2               6              25          150
130.17(i)                                4                        2               8               2           16
Total              .......................  .......................  ..............  ..............          166
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\1\There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

    The estimated number of temporary marketing permit applications and 
hours per response is an average based on the agency's experience with 
applications received October 1, 2001, through September 30, 2004, and 
information from firms that have submitted recent requests for 
temporary marketing permits.

    Dated: January 7, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
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