[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14518-14520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05349]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2017-N-1066]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Annual Reporting for Custom Device Exemption

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 information collection 
associated with the annual reporting for custom devices.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection 
of information by May 22, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments, to https://www.regulations.gov 
will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be 
made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment 
does not include any confidential information that you or a third party 
may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone 
else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, 
such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your 
name, contact

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information, or other information that identifies you in the body of 
your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner 
detailed (see ``Written/Paper Submissions'' and ``Instructions'').

Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper 
submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Division of 
Dockets Management, FDA will post your comment, as well as any 
attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, 
as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ``Instructions.''
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. 
FDA-2017-N-1066 for ``Agency Information Collection Activities; 
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Annual Reporting for Custom 
Device Exemption.'' Received comments will be placed in the docket and, 
except for those submitted as ``Confidential Submissions,'' publicly 
viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets 
Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
     Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with 
confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly 
available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You 
should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information 
you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states 
``THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.'' The Agency will 
review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in 
its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the 
claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be 
available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit both copies to the Division of Dockets Management. If you do not 
wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, 
you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body 
of your comments and you must identify this information as 
``confidential.'' Any information marked as ``confidential'' will not 
be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other 
applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA's posting of 
comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or 
access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23389.pdf.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in 
the heading of this document, into the ``Search'' box and follow the 
prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers 
Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JonnaLynn Capezzuto, Office of 
Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 
10A63, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 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.

Annual Reporting for Custom Device Exemption

OMB Control Number 0910-0767--Extension

    The custom device exemption is set forth at section 520(b)(2)(B) of 
the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 
360j(b)(2)(B)). A custom device is in a narrow category of device that, 
by virtue of the rarity of the patient's medical condition or 
physician's special need the device is designed to treat, it would be 
impractical for the device to comply with premarket review regulations 
and performance standards.
    The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) 
implemented changes to the custom device exemption contained in section 
520(b) of the FD&C Act. The new provision amended the existing custom 
device exemption and introduced new concepts and procedures for custom 
devices, such as:
     Devices created or modified in order to comply with the 
order of an individual physician or dentist;
     the potential for multiple units of a device type (limited 
to no more than five units per year) qualifying for the custom device 
exemption; and
     annual reporting requirements by the manufacturer to FDA 
about devices manufactured and distributed under section 520(b) of the 
FD&C Act.
    Under FDASIA, ``devices'' that qualify for the custom device 
exemption contained in section 520(b) of the FD&C Act were clarified to 
include no more than ``five units per year of a particular device 
type'' that otherwise meet all the requirements necessary to qualify 
for the custom device exemption.
    In the Federal Register of September 24, 2014 (79 FR 57112), FDA 
announced the availability of the guidance entitled ``Custom Device 
Exemption.'' FDA has developed this document to provide guidance to 
industry and FDA staff about implementation of the custom device 
exemption contained in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). 
The intent of the guidance is to define terms used in the custom device 
exemption, explain how to interpret the ``five units per year of a 
particular device type'' language contained in the FD&C Act, describe 
information that FDA proposes manufacturers should submit in the custom 
device annual report, and provide recommendations on how to

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submit an annual report for devices distributed under the custom device 
exemption.
    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                                                     Table 1--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden \1\
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                                                                                         Number of
                              Activity                                  Number of      responses per     Total annual    Average burden    Total hours
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses       per response
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Annual reporting for custom devices................................              33                1               33               40            1,320
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.


     Dated: March 13, 2017.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-05349 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]
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