[Federal Register: January 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 11)]
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Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 20

[Docket No. 2004N-0214]

Public Information Regulations; Withdrawal

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Direct final rule; withdrawal.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the 
Federal Register of September 2, 2004, a direct final rule to 
incorporate exemptions one, two, and three of the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) into FDA's public information regulations. The 
purpose was to implement more comprehensively the exemptions contained 
in FOIA. The comment period closed November 16, 2004. FDA is 
withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency received 
significant adverse comment.

DATES: The direct final rule published at 69 FR 53615 (September 2, 
2004), is withdrawn as of January 13, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty B. Dorsey, Division of Freedom 
of Information (HFI-35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-827-6567.

    Authority: Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and 
Drugs, the direct final rule published on September 2, 2004 (69 FR 
53615), is withdrawn.

    Dated: January 11, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-955 Filed 1-13-05; 9:55 am]