[Federal Register: April 20, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 75)]
[Page 20573-20574]
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Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 2005N-0123]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Survey of Need for Online Medical Device Information

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


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 and 
to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This 
notice solicits comments on a survey of customers who should be served 
by FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Web site, in 
order to determine the kind and quality of services they want.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by June 20, 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 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 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.

Survey of Need for Online Medical Device Information

    Executive Order 12862 directs agencies to identify the customers 
who are, or should be, served by the agency, and to survey customers to 
determine the kind and quality of services they want.
    This proposed survey will collect data about the information 
customers want

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when looking up medical devices on the Internet. It will focus on the 
ways individuals find, use, and rate existing sources of online medical 
device information. FDA will use this data to understand more about its 
customers and to make improvements to its own Web site.
    FDA will administer this survey to individuals who use the Internet 
to look for information about medical devices. The survey will consist 
of three components: A screening tool of 5,000 to identify appropriate 
respondents, an online survey of 500 customers, and a telephone 
followup interview with 50 customers.
    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 

                                 Table 1.--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden\1\
                        No. of        Annual Frequency     Total Annual         Hours per
    Activity         Respondents        per Response        Responses           Response          Total Hours
Screening tool                5,000                  1              5,000                 .05                250
Online survey                   500                  1                500                 .25                125
Telephone                        50                  1                 50                 .5                  25
Total                                                                                                        400
\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of

    Dated: April 13, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-7882 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]