[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 139 (Friday, July 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41360-41361]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16447]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2008-N-0397]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; State Enforcement Notifications

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 State enforcement 
notifications.

DATES:  Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of 
information by September 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES:  Submit electronic comments on the collection of information 
to http://www.regulations.gov. 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: Jonna Capezzuto, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer (HFA-250), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301-796-3794.

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.

State Enforcement Notifications--21 CFR 100.2(d) (OMB Control Number 
0910-0275)--Extension

    Section 310(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the 
act) (21 U.S.C. 337(b)) authorizes States to enforce certain sections 
of the act in their own names, but provides that States must notify FDA 
before doing so. Section 100.2(d) (21 CFR 100.2 (d)) sets forth the 
information that a State must provide to FDA in a letter of 
notification when it intends to take enforcement action under the act 
against a particular food located in the State. The information 
required under Sec.  100.2(d) will enable FDA to identify the food 
against which the State intends to take action and advise the State 
whether Federal action has been taken against it. With certain narrow 
exceptions, Federal enforcement action precludes State action under the 
act.
    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                                 Table 1.--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden\1\
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                      No. of         Annual Frequency       Total Annual        Hours per
21 CFR Section     Respondents         per Response          Responses           Response         Total Hours
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100.2(d)                        1                     1                  1                 10                 10
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\1\There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

    The estimated reporting burden for Sec.  100.2(d) is minimal 
because enforcement notifications are seldom used by States. During the 
last 3 years, FDA has not received any new enforcement notifications; 
therefore, the agency estimates that one or fewer notifications will be 
submitted annually. Although FDA has not received any new enforcement 
notifications in the last 3 years, it believes these information 
collection provisions should be extended to provide for the potential 
future need of a State government to submit enforcement notifications 
informing FDA when it intends to take enforcement action under the act 
against a particular food located in the State.
    Please note that on January 15, 2008, the FDA Division of Dockets 
Management Web site transitioned to the Federal Dockets Management 
System (FDMS). FDMS is a Government-wide, electronic docket management 
system. Electronic comments or submissions will be accepted by FDA only 
through FDMS at http://www.regulations.gov.


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    Dated: July 14, 2008.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning.
[FR Doc. E8-16447 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
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