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Download as PDF 69859 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ONE-TIME REPORTING BURDEN 1 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Product reporting for compounding outsourcing facilities Average burden per response Total annual responses Total hours Submission of Initial Product Report ................................... Waiver Request from Electronic Submission of Initial Product Report ......................................................................... 50 1 50 2 100 1 1 1 1 1 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 101 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 1 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Product reporting for compounding outsourcing facilities Average burden per response Total annual responses Total hours Submission of December Product Report ........................... Submission of June Product Report .................................... Waiver Request from Electronic Submission of Product Reports ............................................................................. 50 50 1 1 50 50 2 2 100 100 1 1 1 1 1 Total .............................................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 201 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. III. Comments Interested persons can submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments can be viewed at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–1429] Registration of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities Under Section 503B of the FD&C Act; Final Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. IV. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/Guidance ComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ Guidances/default.htm or http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: November 18, 2014. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–27691 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4164–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Registration of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities Under Section 503B of the FD&C Act.’’ The guidance addresses new provisions in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA). The guidance is intended to assist human drug compounders that elect to register as outsourcing facilities in registering, reregistering, or de-registering with FDA. The guidance provides information on how an outsourcing facility should submit facility registration information electronically in structured product labeling (SPL) format using FDA’s electronic submission system. This guidance reflects the Agency’s current thinking on the issues addressed by the guidance. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit either electronic or written comments on Agency guidances at any time. ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of the final guidance to the Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 2201, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. Send one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing your requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to the final guidance document. Submit electronic comments on the final guidance to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Soo Jin Park, Drug Registration and Listing Team, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301– 796–3100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Registration of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities Under Section 503B of the FD&C Act.’’ This guidance is being issued consistent with the new authority conferred to FDA in the DQSA (Pub. L. 113–54). In that legislation, Congress created a new category for certain facilities that E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 69860 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 226 / Monday, November 24, 2014 / Notices compound human drugs called ‘‘outsourcing facilities.’’ Section 503B(d)(4) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 353B(d)(4)) defines an outsourcing facility, in part, as a facility that complies with all of the requirements of section 503B, including registering with FDA as an outsourcing facility and paying associated fees. If the conditions outlined in section 503B(a) of the FD&C Act are satisfied, a drug compounded by or under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist in an outsourcing facility is exempt from certain sections of the FD&C Act, including section 502(f)(1) (21 U.S.C. 352(f)(1)) (concerning the labeling of drugs with adequate directions for use) and section 505 (21 U.S.C. 355) (concerning the approval of human drug products under new drug applications (NDAs) or abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs)). Drugs compounded in outsourcing facilities are not exempt from the requirements of section 501(a)(2)(B) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 351(a)(2)(B)) (concerning current good manufacturing practice for drugs). This guidance is intended to assist compounding facilities that wish to register as outsourcing facilities to register with FDA and discusses the process for registering, re-registering, and de-registering. In the Federal Register of December 4, 2013 (78 FR 72899), FDA issued a notice announcing the availability of the draft version of this guidance. That draft guidance set forth an interim and electronic submission method for human drug compounders that elect to register as outsourcing facilities. The comment period on the draft guidance ended on February 3, 2014. FDA received nine comments on the draft guidance. Some of the received comments raised issues that were not directly pertinent to the topics addressed in this guidance. FDA intends to consider those comments as they relate to issues being addressed in other policy documents being developed by the Agency. In response to received comments or on its own initiative, FDA made the following changes as it finalized this guidance: (1) We included a phone number for a point of contact; (2) we deleted reference to an alternative interim registration method; (3) we added information on how a registered outsourcing facility can de-register; (4) we clarified what registration information will be made public; (5) we clarified the standard to be used to grant a waiver of the electronic submission requirements; and (6) we made grammatical and other minor editorial changes to improve clarity. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Nov 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 This guidance is being issued consistent with FDA’s good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The guidance represents the Agency’s current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. II. Paperwork Reduction Act This guidance contains collections of information that are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). The collections of information have been approved under OMB control number 0910–0777. III. Comments Interested persons can submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments can be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. IV. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/Guidance ComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ Guidances/default.htm or http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: November 18, 2014. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–27693 Filed 11–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket Nos. FDA–2011–D–0360 and FDA– 2011–D–0357] Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests; Public Workshop; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice of public workshop; request for comments. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled ‘‘Framework for Regulatory Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs).’’ The purpose of this workshop is to discuss FDA’s proposal for a risk-based framework for addressing the regulatory oversight of a subset of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) referred to as laboratory developed tests (LDTs), which are intended for clinical use and designed, manufactured and used within a single laboratory, and provide an additional opportunity for public comment Dates and Times: The 2-day public workshop will be held on January 8, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on January 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: The public workshop will be held at the Natcher Center at the National Institutes of Health Campus, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 45, Auditorium, Bethesda, MD 20814. For parking and security information, please refer to http://www.nih.gov/about/ visitor/. Contact Person: Allen Webb, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, Bldg. 66, Rm 5675, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 240– 402–4217, LDTframework@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online by December 12, 2014, at 4 p.m. Early registration is recommended because facilities are limited and, therefore, FDA may limit the number of participants from each organization. If time and space permits, onsite registration on the day of the public workshop will be provided beginning at 8 a.m. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Susan Monahan, (email: Susan.Monahan@ fda.hhs.gov or phone: 301–796–5661) no later than December 19, 2014. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1429]


Registration of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities 
Under Section 503B of the FD&C Act; Final Guidance for Industry; 
Availability

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the 
availability of a final guidance for industry entitled ``Registration 
of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities Under Section 503B of 
the FD&C Act.'' The guidance addresses new provisions in the Federal 
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Drug 
Quality and Security Act (DQSA). The guidance is intended to assist 
human drug compounders that elect to register as outsourcing facilities 
in registering, re-registering, or de-registering with FDA. The 
guidance provides information on how an outsourcing facility should 
submit facility registration information electronically in structured 
product labeling (SPL) format using FDA's electronic submission system. 
This guidance reflects the Agency's current thinking on the issues 
addressed by the guidance.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on Agency guidances 
at any time.

ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of the final 
guidance to the Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug 
Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New 
Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 51, Rm. 2201, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Send 
one self-addressed adhesive label to assist that office in processing 
your requests. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic 
access to the final guidance document. Submit electronic comments on 
the final guidance to http://www.regulations.gov. Submit written 
comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Soo Jin Park, Drug Registration and 
Listing Team, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug 
Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-
796-3100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    FDA is announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry 
entitled ``Registration of Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing 
Facilities Under Section 503B of the FD&C Act.'' This guidance is being 
issued consistent with the new authority conferred to FDA in the DQSA 
(Pub. L. 113-54). In that legislation, Congress created a new category 
for certain facilities that

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compound human drugs called ``outsourcing facilities.'' Section 
503B(d)(4) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 353B(d)(4)) defines an 
outsourcing facility, in part, as a facility that complies with all of 
the requirements of section 503B, including registering with FDA as an 
outsourcing facility and paying associated fees. If the conditions 
outlined in section 503B(a) of the FD&C Act are satisfied, a drug 
compounded by or under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist 
in an outsourcing facility is exempt from certain sections of the FD&C 
Act, including section 502(f)(1) (21 U.S.C. 352(f)(1)) (concerning the 
labeling of drugs with adequate directions for use) and section 505 (21 
U.S.C. 355) (concerning the approval of human drug products under new 
drug applications (NDAs) or abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs)). 
Drugs compounded in outsourcing facilities are not exempt from the 
requirements of section 501(a)(2)(B) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 
351(a)(2)(B)) (concerning current good manufacturing practice for 
drugs). This guidance is intended to assist compounding facilities that 
wish to register as outsourcing facilities to register with FDA and 
discusses the process for registering, re-registering, and de-
registering.
    In the Federal Register of December 4, 2013 (78 FR 72899), FDA 
issued a notice announcing the availability of the draft version of 
this guidance. That draft guidance set forth an interim and electronic 
submission method for human drug compounders that elect to register as 
outsourcing facilities. The comment period on the draft guidance ended 
on February 3, 2014. FDA received nine comments on the draft guidance. 
Some of the received comments raised issues that were not directly 
pertinent to the topics addressed in this guidance. FDA intends to 
consider those comments as they relate to issues being addressed in 
other policy documents being developed by the Agency.
    In response to received comments or on its own initiative, FDA made 
the following changes as it finalized this guidance: (1) We included a 
phone number for a point of contact; (2) we deleted reference to an 
alternative interim registration method; (3) we added information on 
how a registered outsourcing facility can de-register; (4) we clarified 
what registration information will be made public; (5) we clarified the 
standard to be used to grant a waiver of the electronic submission 
requirements; and (6) we made grammatical and other minor editorial 
changes to improve clarity.
    This guidance is being issued consistent with FDA's good guidance 
practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The guidance represents the 
Agency's current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer 
any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the 
public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies 
the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.

II. Paperwork Reduction Act

    This guidance contains collections of information that are subject 
to review by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The collections of 
information have been approved under OMB control number 0910-0777.

III. Comments

    Interested persons can submit either electronic comments regarding 
this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the 
Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to 
send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number 
found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments 
can be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http://www.regulations.gov.

IV. Electronic Access

    Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at 
either http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/default.htm or http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: November 18, 2014.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-27693 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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