[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 54758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21712]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FDA-2012-C-0224]


Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Mica-Based 
Pearlescent Pigments; Confirmation of Effective Date

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is confirming the 
effective date of July 15, 2013, for the final rule that appeared in 
the Federal Register of June 12, 2013 (78 FR 35115). The final rule 
amended the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of 
mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica 
as color additives in distilled spirits containing not less than 18 
percent and not more than 23 percent alcohol by volume but not 
including distilled spirits mixtures containing more than 5 percent 
wine on a proof gallon basis.

DATES: Effective date confirmed: July 15, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raphael A. Davy, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-265), Food and Drug Administration, 
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740-3835, 240-402-1272.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of June 12, 2013 (78 
FR 35115), we amended the color additive regulations in Sec.  73.350 
(21 CFR 73.350) to provide for the safe use of mica-based pearlescent 
pigments prepared from titanium dioxide and mica as color additives in 
distilled spirits containing not less than 18 percent and not more than 
23 percent alcohol by volume but not including distilled spirits 
mixtures containing more than 5 percent wine on a proof gallon basis.
    We gave interested persons until July 12, 2013, to file objections 
or requests for a hearing. We received no objections or requests for a 
hearing on the final rule. Therefore, we find that the effective date 
of the final rule that published in the Federal Register of June 12, 
2013, should be confirmed.

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 73

    Color additives, Cosmetics, Drugs, Foods, Medical devices.

    Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 
U.S.C. 321, 341, 342, 343, 348, 351, 352, 355, 361, 362, 371, 379e) and 
under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and 
redelegated to the Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, we are 
giving notice that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed 
in response to the June 12, 2013, final rule. Accordingly, the 
amendments issued thereby became effective July 15, 2013.

    Dated: August 28, 2013.
Susan M. Bernard,
Director, Office of Regulations, Policy and Social Sciences, Center for 
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
[FR Doc. 2013-21712 Filed 9-5-13; 8:45 am]
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