Generic Drug User Fee-Abbreviated New Drug Application, Prior Approval Supplement, Drug Master File, Final Dosage Form Facility, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Facility Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2016, 46015-46019 [2015-18915]

Download as PDF 46015 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices TABLE 2—FY 2016 FEE RATES—Continued Fee rate for FY 2016 Generic new animal drug user fee category Abbreviated Application Fee for Generic New Animal Drug subject to the criteria in section 512(d)(4) ........................................... Generic New Animal Drug Product Fee .............................................................................................................................................. 100 Percent Generic New Animal Drug Sponsor Fee 1 ...................................................................................................................... 75 Percent Generic New Animal Drug Sponsor Fee 1 ........................................................................................................................ 50 Percent Generic New Animal Drug Sponsor Fee 1 ........................................................................................................................ 1 An animal drug sponsor is subject to only one fee each fiscal year. VII. Procedures for Paying FY 2016 Generic New Animal Drug User Fees A. Abbreviated Application Fees and Payment Instructions mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 116,650 8,705 83,800 62,850 41,900 The FY 2016 fee established in the new fee schedule must be paid for an abbreviated new animal drug application subject to fees under AGDUFA that is submitted on or after October 1, 2015. Payment must be made in U.S. currency from a U.S. bank by check, bank draft, or U.S. postal money order payable to the order of the Food and Drug Administration, by wire transfer, or by automatic clearing house using Pay.gov. (The Pay.gov payment option is available to you after you submit a cover sheet. Click the ‘‘Pay Now’’ button). On your check, bank draft, U.S. or postal money order, please write your application’s unique Payment Identification Number, beginning with the letters ‘‘AG’’, from the upper right-hand corner of your completed Animal Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet. Also write the FDA post office box number (P.O. Box 953877) on the enclosed check, bank draft, or money order. Your payment and a copy of the completed Animal Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet can be mailed to: Food and Drug Administration, P.O. Box 979033, St. Louis, MO 63197–9000. If payment is made via wire transfer, send payment to U. S. Department of the Treasury, TREAS NYC, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045, Account Name: Food and Drug Administration, Account No.: 75060099, Routing No.: 021030004, Swift No.: FRNYUS33, Beneficiary: FDA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. You are responsible for any administrative costs associated with the processing of a wire transfer. Contact your bank or financial institution about the fee and add it to your payment to ensure that your fee is fully paid. If you prefer to send a check by a courier, the courier may deliver the check and printed copy of the cover sheet to: U.S. Bank, Attn: Government Lockbox 979033, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. (Note: This VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 address is for courier delivery only. If you have any questions concerning courier delivery contact the U.S. Bank at 314–418–4013. This phone number is only for questions about courier delivery.) The tax identification number of FDA is 53–0196965. (Note: In no case should the payment for the fee be submitted to FDA with the application.) It is helpful if the fee arrives at the bank at least a day or two before the abbreviated application arrives at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). FDA records the official abbreviated application receipt date as the later of the following: The date the application was received by CVM, or the date U.S. Bank notifies FDA that your payment in the full amount has been received, or when the U.S. Department of the Treasury notifies FDA of payment. U.S. Bank and the United States Treasury are required to notify FDA within 1 working day, using the Payment Identification Number described previously. it electronically to FDA and you will be able to print a copy of your cover sheet showing your unique Payment Identification Number. Step Three—Send the payment for your application as described in Section VII.A of this document. Step Four—Please submit your application and a copy of the completed Animal Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet to the following address: Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Document Control Unit (HFV–199), 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855. B. Application Cover Sheet Procedures Dated: July 28, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. Step One—Create a user account and password. Log onto the AGDUFA Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ UserFees/AnimalGenericDrugUserFee ActAGDUFA/ucm137049.htm and scroll down the page until you find the link ‘‘Create AGDUFA User Fee Cover Sheet.’’ Click on that link and follow the directions. For security reasons, each firm submitting an application will be assigned an organization identification number, and each user will also be required to set up a user account and password the first time you use this site. Online instructions will walk you through this process. Step Two—Create an Animal Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet, transmit it to FDA, and print a copy. After logging into your account with your user name and password, complete the steps required to create an Animal Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet. One cover sheet is needed for each abbreviated animal drug application. Once you are satisfied that the data on the cover sheet is accurate and you have finalized the cover sheet, you will be able to transmit PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 C. Product and Sponsor Fees By December 31, 2015, FDA will issue invoices and payment instructions for product and sponsor fees for FY 2016 using this fee schedule. Fees will be due by January 31, 2016. FDA will issue invoices in November 2016 for any products and sponsors subject to fees for FY 2016 that qualify for fees after the December 2015 billing. [FR Doc. 2015–18909 Filed 7–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–0007] Generic Drug User Fee—Abbreviated New Drug Application, Prior Approval Supplement, Drug Master File, Final Dosage Form Facility, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Facility Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2016 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the rates for abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), prior approval supplements to an approved ANDA (PASs), drug master files (DMFs), SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46016 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices generic drug active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facilities, and finished dosage form (FDF) facilities user fees related to the Generic Drug User Fee Program for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012 (GDUFA), authorizes FDA to assess and collect user fees for certain applications and supplements for human generic drug products, on applications in the backlog as of October 1, 2012 (only applicable to FY 2013), on FDF and API facilities, and on type II active pharmaceutical ingredient DMFs to be made available for reference. This document establishes the fee rates for FY 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Richter, Office of Financial Management, Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE–14216, Silver Spring, MD 20993– 0002, 301–796–7111. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of applications and supplements for human generic drug products; (3) certain facilities where APIs and FDFs are produced; and (4) certain DMFs associated with human generic drug products (see section 744B(a)(1)–(4) of the FD&C Act). For FY 2016, the generic drug fee rates are: ANDA ($76,030), PAS ($38,020), DMF ($42,170), domestic API facility ($40,867), foreign API facility ($55,867), domestic FDF facility ($243,905), and foreign FDF facility ($258,905). These fees are effective on October 1, 2015, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2016. Fees for ANDA, PAS, and DMF will increase in FY 2016 over the corresponding fees in FY 2015 due to a drop in the number of submissions in each of those three categories over the course of FY 2015. The fees for all types of facilities will decrease in FY 2016 over the corresponding fees in FY 2015 due to an increase in the number of facilities that self-identified for FY 2016. I. Background Sections 744A and 744B of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j–41 and 379j–42) establish fees associated with human generic drug products. Fees are assessed on: (1) Certain applications in the backlog as of October 1, 2012 (only applicable to FY 2013); (2) certain types II. Fee Revenue Amount for FY 2016 The base revenue amount for FY 2016 is $299 million, as set in the statute prior to the inflation adjustment. GDUFA directs FDA to use the yearly revenue amount as a starting point to set the fee rates for each fee type. For more information about GDUFA, please refer to the FDA Web site (http:// www.fda.gov/gdufa). The ANDA, PAS, DMF, API facility, and FDF facility fee calculations for FY 2016 are described in this document. Inflation Adjustment GDUFA specifies that the $299 million is to be adjusted for inflation increases for FY 2016 using two separate adjustments—one for personnel compensation and benefits (PC&B) and one for non-PC&B costs (see section 744B(c)(1) of the FD&C Act). The component of the inflation adjustment for PC&B costs shall be one plus the average annual percent change in the cost of all PC&B paid per full-time equivalent position (FTE) at FDA for the first three of the four preceding fiscal years, multiplied by the proportion of PC&B costs to total FDA costs of the review of human generic drug activities for the first three of the preceding four fiscal years (see section 744B(c)(1)(A)– (B) of the FD&C Act). Table 1 summarizes the actual cost and total FTE for the specified fiscal years, and provides the percent change from the previous fiscal year and the average percent change over the first three of the four fiscal years preceding FY 2016. The 3-year average is 2.2328 percent. TABLE 1—FDA PERSONNEL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS (PC&B) EACH YEAR AND PERCENT CHANGE Fiscal year 2012 The statute specifies that this 2.2328 percent should be multiplied by the proportion of PC&B expended for human generic drug activities for the first three of the preceding four fiscal years. When FDA set fees in FY 2014, 2014 $1,824,703,000 13,382 $136,355 3.1843% Total PC&B ...................................... Total FTE ......................................... PC&B per FTE ................................. % Change from Previous Year ........ 2013 $1,927,703,000 13,974 $137,949 1.1690% $2,054,937,000 14,555 $141,184 2.3451% the 3-year average of PC&B costs for the entire Agency was used because information for GDUFA was not available. Now that the first 2 years of GDUFA have been completed, FDA will use the data from FY 2013 and FY 2014 3-Year average 2.2328% to calculate the PC&B and non-PC&B proportions. Table 2 shows the amount of PC&B and the total amount obligated for human generic drug activities in FY 2013 and FY 2014. TABLE 2—PC&B AS A PERCENT OF FEE REVENUES SPENT ON THE PROCESS OF HUMAN GENERIC DRUG APPLICATIONS OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fiscal year 2012 PC&B ........................................................... Non-PC&B ................................................... Total Costs ................................................... PC&B percent .............................................. Non-PC&B percent ...................................... NA ...................... NA ...................... NA ...................... ............................ ............................ The payroll adjustment is 2.2328 percent multiplied by 44.1952 percent (or 0.9868 percent). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 2013 2014 $117,576,760 $149,307,336 $266,884,096 44.0554% 55.9446% The statute specifies that the portion of the inflation adjustment for nonPC&B costs for FY 2016 is the average annual percent change that occurred in PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $171,612,147 $215,469,133 $387,081,279 44.3349% 55.6651% 3-Year Average 44.1952% 55.8048% the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban consumers (WashingtonBaltimore, DC–MD–VA–WV; not seasonally adjusted; all items; annual E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46017 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices index) for the first three of the preceding four years of available data multiplied by the proportion of all costs other than PC&B costs to total costs of human generic drug activities (see section 744B(c)(1)(C) of the FD&C Act). Table 3 provides the summary data for the percent change in the specified CPI for the Baltimore-Washington area. The data are published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and can be found on their Web site at http://data.bls.gov/cgi- bin/surveymost?cu by checking the box marked ‘‘Washington-Baltimore All Items, November 1996=100— CUURA311SA0’’ and then clicking on the ‘‘Retrieve Data’’ button. TABLE 3—ANNUAL AND 3-YEAR AVERAGE PERCENT CHANGE IN CPI FOR BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AREA Year 2012 Annual CPI ....................................... Annual Percent Change .................. 150.212 2.2024% mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES To calculate the inflation adjustment for non-pay costs, we multiply the 3year average percent change in the CPI (1.7549 percent) by the proportion of all costs other than PC&B to total costs of human generic drug activities obligated. Since 44.1952 percent was obligated for PC&B as shown in table 2, 55.8048 percent is the portion of costs other than PC&B. The non-pay adjustment is 1.7549 percent times 55.8048 percent, or 0.9793 percent. To complete the inflation adjustment for FY 2016, we add the PC&B component (0.9868 percent) to the nonPC&B component (0.9793 percent) for a total inflation adjustment of 1.9661 percent (rounded) for FY 2016. GDUFA provides for this inflation adjustment to be compounded after FY 2013 (see section 744B(c)(1) of the FD& C Act). This factor for FY 2016 (1.9661 percent) is compounded by adding one to it, and then multiplying it by the compounded inflation adjustment factor for FY 2015 (1.044228), as published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2014 (79 FR 44797). The result of this multiplication of the inflation factors for the 3 years since FY 2013 (1.019661 times 1.044228 percent) becomes the inflation adjustment for FY 2016. For FY 2016, the inflation adjustment is 6.4759 percent (rounded). We then add one, making 1.064759. Finally, we multiply the FY 2016 base revenue amount ($299 million) by 1.064759, yielding inflation-adjusted target revenue of $318,363,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars). III. ANDA and PAS Fees Under GDUFA, the FY 2016 ANDA and PAS fees are owed by each applicant that submits an ANDA or a PAS, on or after October 1, 2015. These fees are due on the receipt date of the ANDA or PAS. Section 744B(b)(2)(B) specifies that the ANDA and PAS fees will make up 24 percent of the $318,363,000, which is $76,407,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), and further specifies that the PAS fee is equal to half the ANDA fee. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 2013 2014 152.500 1.5232% In order to calculate the ANDA fee, FDA estimated the number of full application equivalents (FAEs) that will be submitted in FY 2016. This is done by assuming ANDAs count as one FAE and PASs (supplements) count as onehalf an FAE since the fee for a PAS is one half of the fee for an ANDA. GDUFA also requires, however, that 75 percent of the fee paid for an ANDA or PAS filing fee be refunded if the ANDA or PAS is refused due to issues other than failure to pay fees (section 744B(a)(3)(D) of the FD&C Act). Therefore, an ANDA or PAS that is considered not to have been received by the Secretary due to reasons other than failure to pay fees counts as one-fourth of an FAE if the applicant initially paid a full application fee, or one-eighth of an FAE if the applicant paid the supplement fee (one half of the full application fee amount). FDA utilized data from ANDAs and PASs submitted from October 1, 2012, to May 31, 2015, to estimate the number of new original ANDAs and PASs that will incur filing fees in FY 2016. For FY 2016, the Agency estimates that approximately 801 new original ANDAs and 421 PASs will be submitted and incur filing fees. Not all of the new original ANDAs and PASs will be received by the Agency, and some of those not received will be resubmitted in the same fiscal year. Therefore, the Agency expects that the FAE count for ANDAs and PASs will be 1,005 for FY 2016. The FY 2016 application fee is estimated by dividing the number of FAEs that will pay the fee in FY 2016 (1,005) into the fee revenue amount to be derived from application fees in FY 2016 ($76,407,000). The result, rounded to the nearest $10, is a fee of $76,030 per ANDA. The PAS fee is one-half that amount, or $38,020, rounded to the nearest $10. The statute provides that those ANDAs that include information about the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients other than by reference to a DMF will pay an additional fee that is PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3-Year average 154.847 1.5390% ........................................ 1.754867% based on the number of such active pharmaceutical ingredients and the number of facilities proposed to produce those ingredients (see section 744B(a)(3)(F) of the FD&C Act). FDA considers that this additional fee is unlikely to be assessed often; therefore, FDA has not included projections concerning the amount of this fee in calculating the fees for ANDAs and PASs. IV. DMF Fee Under GDUFA, the DMF fee is owed by each person that owns a type II active pharmaceutical ingredient DMF that is referenced, on or after October 1, 2012, in a generic drug submission by an initial letter of authorization. This is a one-time fee for each individual DMF. This fee is due no later than the date on which the first generic drug submission is submitted that references the associated DMF. Under section 744B(a)(2)(D)(iii) of the FD&C Act, if a DMF has successfully undergone an initial completeness assessment and the fee is paid, the DMF will be placed on a publicly available list documenting DMFs available for reference. Thus, some DMF holders may choose to pay the fee prior to the date that it would otherwise be due in order to have the DMF placed on that list. In order to calculate the DMF fee, FDA assessed the volume of DMF submissions over time. The statistical forecasting methodology of power regression analysis was selected because this model showed a very good fit to the distribution of DMF submissions over time. Based on data representing the total paid DMFs from October 2012 to May 2015 and projecting a 5-year timeline (October 2012 to September 2017), FDA is estimating 453 fee-paying DMFs for FY 2016. The FY 2016 DMF fee is determined by dividing the DMF target revenue by the estimated number of fee-paying DMFs in FY 2016. Section 744B(b)(2)(A) specifies that the DMF fees will make up 6 percent of the $318,363,000, which is $19,102,000 (rounded up to the E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46018 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices nearest thousand dollars). Dividing the DMF revenue amount ($19,102,000) by the estimated fee-paying DMFs (453), and rounding to the nearest $10, yields a DMF fee of $42,170 for FY 2016. V. Foreign Facility Fee Differential Under GDUFA, the fee for a facility located outside the United States and its territories and possessions shall be not less than $15,000 and not more than $30,000 higher than the amount of the fee for a facility located in the United States and its territories and possessions, as determined by the Secretary. The basis for this differential is the extra cost incurred by conducting an inspection outside the United States and its territories and possessions. For FY 2016, FDA has determined that the differential for foreign facilities will be $15,000. The differential may be adjusted in future years. VI. FDF Facility Fee Under GDUFA, the annual FDF facility fee is owed by each person that owns a facility which is identified, or intended to be identified, in at least one generic drug submission that is pending or approved to produce one or more finished dosage forms of a human generic drug. These fees are due no later than the first business day on or after October 1 of each such year. Section 744B(b)(2)(C) of the FD&C Act specifies that the FDF facility fee revenue will make up 56 percent of $318,363,000, which is $178,283,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars). In order to calculate the FDF fee, FDA used data submitted by generic drug facilities through the self-identification process mandated in the GDUFA statute and specified in a Notice of Requirement published on October 2, 2012 (77 FR 60125). The total number of FDF facilities identified through selfidentification was 705. Of the total facilities identified as FDF, there were 283 domestic facilities and 422 foreign facilities. The foreign facility fee differential is $15,000. In order to calculate the fee for domestic facilities, we must first subtract the fee revenue that will result from the foreign facility fee differential. We take the foreign facility differential ($15,000) and multiply it by the number of foreign facilities (422) to determine the total fees that will result from the foreign facility differential. As a result of that calculation the foreign fee differential will make up $6,330,000 of the total FDF fee revenue. Subtracting the foreign facility differential fee revenue ($6,330,000), from the total FDF facility target revenue ($178,283,000) results in a remaining fee revenue balance of $171,953,000. To determine the domestic FDF facility fee, we divide the $171,953,000 by the total number of facilities (705) which gives us a domestic FDF facility fee of $243,905. The foreign FDF facility fee is $15,000 more than the domestic FDF facility fee, or $258,905. VII. API Facility Fee Under GDUFA, the annual API facility fee is owed by each person that owns a facility which produces, or which is pending review to produce, one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients identified, or intended to be identified, in at least one generic drug submission that is pending or approved or in a Type II active pharmaceutical ingredient drug master file referenced in such generic drug submission. These fees are due no later than the first business day on or after October 1 of each such year. Section 744B(b)(2)(D) of the FD&C Act specifies that the API facility fee will make up 14 percent of $318,363,000 in fee revenue, which is $44,571,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars). In order to calculate the API fee, FDA used data submitted by generic drug facilities through the self-identification process mandated in the GDUFA statute and specified in a Notice of Requirement published on October 2, 2012. The total number of API facilities identified through self-identification was 826. Of the total facilities identified as API facilities, there were 105 domestic facilities and 721 foreign facilities. The foreign facility differential is $15,000. In order to calculate the fee for domestic facilities, we must first subtract the fee revenue that will result from the foreign facility fee differential. We take the foreign facility differential ($15,000) and multiply it by the number of foreign facilities (721) to determine the total fees that will result from the foreign facility differential. As a result of that calculation, the foreign fee differential will make up $10,815,000 of the total API fee revenue. Subtracting the foreign facility differential fee revenue ($10,815,000) from the total API facility target revenue ($44,571,000) results in a remaining balance of $33,756,000. To determine the domestic API facility fee, we divide the $33,756,000 by the total number of facilities (826) which gives us a domestic API facility fee of $40,867. The foreign API facility fee is $15,000 more than the domestic API facility fee, or $55,867. VIII. Fee Schedule for FY 2016 The fee rates for FY 2016 are set out in table 4. TABLE 4—FEE SCHEDULE FOR FY 2016 Fee rates for FY 2016 Fee category mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Applications: Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) ........................................................................................................................... Prior Approval Supplement (PAS) to an ANDA ..................................................................................................................... Drug Master File (DMF) ................................................................................................................................................................. Facilities: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)—Domestic ............................................................................................................... API—Foreign .......................................................................................................................................................................... Finished Dosage Form (FDF)—Domestic .............................................................................................................................. FDF—Foreign ......................................................................................................................................................................... IX. Fee Payment Options and Procedures The new fee rates are effective October 1, 2015. To pay the ANDA, PAS, DMF, API facility, and FDF facility fee, you must complete a Generic Drug VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 User Fee Cover Sheet, available at http://www.fda.gov/gdufa, and generate a user fee identification (ID) number. Payment must be made in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank by electronic PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $76,030 38,020 42,170 40,867 55,867 243,905 258,905 check, check, bank draft, U.S. postal money order, or wire transfer. FDA has partnered with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to utilize Pay.gov, a Web-based payment application, for online electronic E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices payment. The Pay.gov feature is available on the FDA Web site after completing the Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet and generating the user fee ID number. Please include the user fee ID number on your check, bank draft, or postal money order and make payable to the order of the Food and Drug Administration. Your payment can be mailed to: Food and Drug Administration, P.O. Box 979108, St. Louis, MO 63197–9000. If checks are to be sent by a courier that requests a street address, the courier can deliver checks to: U.S. Bank, Attention: Government Lockbox 979108, 1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. (Note: This U.S. Bank address is for courier delivery only.) Please make sure that the FDA post office box number (P.O. Box 979108) is written on the check, bank draft, or postal money order. If paying by wire transfer, please reference your unique user fee ID number when completing your transfer. The originating financial institution may charge a wire transfer fee. Please ask your financial institution about the wire transfer fee and include it with your payment to ensure that your fee is fully paid. The account information is as follows: New York Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Department of Treasury, TREAS NYC, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045, account number: 75060099, routing number: 021030004, SWIFT: FRNYUS33, Beneficiary: FDA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002. The tax identification number of FDA is 53–0196965. Dated: July 28, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–18915 Filed 7–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FDA–1997–D–0187] Dissolution Testing and Specification Criteria for Immediate-Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms Containing Biopharmaceutics Classification System Class 1 and 3 Drugs; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Dissolution Testing and Specification Criteria for Immediate-Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms Containing Biopharmaceutics Classification System Class 1 and 3 Drugs.’’ This draft guidance has been developed to provide manufacturers with recommendations for submission of new drug applications (NDAs), investigational new drug applications (INDs), and/or abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), as appropriate, for immediate-release (IR) tablets and capsules that contain highly soluble drug substances. The draft guidance is intended to define when a standard release test and criteria may be used in lieu of extensive method development and specification-setting exercises. When final, this guidance will supersede the guidance for industry on ‘‘Dissolution Testing of Immediate Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms’’ (August 1997) for biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS) class 1 and 3 drug substances that meet the criteria in this draft guidance. For class 2 and 4 drug substances, applicants should still refer to the August 1997 guidance mentioned previously. Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by October 2, 2015. DATES: Submit written requests for single copies of the draft guidance to the Division of Drug Information, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10001 New Hampshire Ave., Hillandale Building, 4th Floor, 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 draft guidance document. Submit electronic comments on the draft 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lostritto, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301–796–1667. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46019 I. Background FDA is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Dissolution Testing and Specification Criteria for Immediate-Release Solid Oral Dosage Forms Containing Biopharmaceutics Classification System Class 1 and 3 Drugs.’’ Drug absorption from a solid dosage form after oral administration depends on the release of the drug substance from the drug product, the dissolution or solubilization of the drug under physiological conditions, and the permeation across the gastrointestinal membrane. NDAs and ANDAs submitted to FDA contain bioavailability (BA) or bioequivalence (BE) data and in vitro dissolution data that, together with chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) data, characterize the quality and performance of the drug product. In vitro dissolution data are generally obtained from batches that have been used in pivotal clinical and/or bioavailability studies and from other human studies conducted during product development. Knowledge about the solubility, permeability, dissolution, and pharmacokinetics of a drug product is considered when defining dissolution test specifications for the drug approval process. The BCS is a scientific framework for classifying drug substances based on their aqueous solubility and intestinal permeability. The definitions of high and low solubility and high and low permeability are used as described in FDA’s Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) Guidance. The different classifications are: Class 1: High Solubility—High Permeability Drugs Class 2: Low Solubility—High Permeability Drugs Class 3: High Solubility—Low Permeability Drugs Class 4: Low Solubility—Low Permeability Drugs This classification can be used as a basis for determining when in vivo bioavailability and bioequivalence studies are needed and can be used to determine when a successful in vivo-in vitro correlation (IVIVC) is likely. The BCS suggests that, for certain high solubility drugs, dissolution testing can be standardized or may not be needed. Owing to their high solubility, BCS class 1 and 3 drugs are considered to be relatively low risk regarding the impact of dissolution on performance, provided the in vitro performance meets or exceeds the recommendations discussed in the guidance. E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2015-N-0007]


Generic Drug User Fee--Abbreviated New Drug Application, Prior 
Approval Supplement, Drug Master File, Final Dosage Form Facility, and 
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Facility Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 
2016

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the rates 
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supplements to an approved ANDA (PASs), drug master files (DMFs),

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generic drug active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facilities, and 
finished dosage form (FDF) facilities user fees related to the Generic 
Drug User Fee Program for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The Federal Food, 
Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Generic Drug 
User Fee Amendments of 2012 (GDUFA), authorizes FDA to assess and 
collect user fees for certain applications and supplements for human 
generic drug products, on applications in the backlog as of October 1, 
2012 (only applicable to FY 2013), on FDF and API facilities, and on 
type II active pharmaceutical ingredient DMFs to be made available for 
reference. This document establishes the fee rates for FY 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Richter, Office of Financial 
Management, Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE-
14216, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 301-796-7111.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Sections 744A and 744B of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j-41 and 379j-
42) establish fees associated with human generic drug products. Fees 
are assessed on: (1) Certain applications in the backlog as of October 
1, 2012 (only applicable to FY 2013); (2) certain types of applications 
and supplements for human generic drug products; (3) certain facilities 
where APIs and FDFs are produced; and (4) certain DMFs associated with 
human generic drug products (see section 744B(a)(1)-(4) of the FD&C 
Act).
    For FY 2016, the generic drug fee rates are: ANDA ($76,030), PAS 
($38,020), DMF ($42,170), domestic API facility ($40,867), foreign API 
facility ($55,867), domestic FDF facility ($243,905), and foreign FDF 
facility ($258,905). These fees are effective on October 1, 2015, and 
will remain in effect through September 30, 2016.
    Fees for ANDA, PAS, and DMF will increase in FY 2016 over the 
corresponding fees in FY 2015 due to a drop in the number of 
submissions in each of those three categories over the course of FY 
2015. The fees for all types of facilities will decrease in FY 2016 
over the corresponding fees in FY 2015 due to an increase in the number 
of facilities that self-identified for FY 2016.

II. Fee Revenue Amount for FY 2016

    The base revenue amount for FY 2016 is $299 million, as set in the 
statute prior to the inflation adjustment. GDUFA directs FDA to use the 
yearly revenue amount as a starting point to set the fee rates for each 
fee type. For more information about GDUFA, please refer to the FDA Web 
site (http://www.fda.gov/gdufa). The ANDA, PAS, DMF, API facility, and 
FDF facility fee calculations for FY 2016 are described in this 
document.

Inflation Adjustment

    GDUFA specifies that the $299 million is to be adjusted for 
inflation increases for FY 2016 using two separate adjustments--one for 
personnel compensation and benefits (PC&B) and one for non-PC&B costs 
(see section 744B(c)(1) of the FD&C Act).
    The component of the inflation adjustment for PC&B costs shall be 
one plus the average annual percent change in the cost of all PC&B paid 
per full-time equivalent position (FTE) at FDA for the first three of 
the four preceding fiscal years, multiplied by the proportion of PC&B 
costs to total FDA costs of the review of human generic drug activities 
for the first three of the preceding four fiscal years (see section 
744B(c)(1)(A)-(B) of the FD&C Act).
    Table 1 summarizes the actual cost and total FTE for the specified 
fiscal years, and provides the percent change from the previous fiscal 
year and the average percent change over the first three of the four 
fiscal years preceding FY 2016. The 3-year average is 2.2328 percent.

                                  Table 1--FDA Personnel Compensation and Benefits (PC&B) Each Year and Percent Change
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                     Fiscal year                                2012                     2013                     2014                3-Year average
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Total PC&B..........................................           $1,824,703,000           $1,927,703,000           $2,054,937,000
Total FTE...........................................                   13,382                   13,974                   14,555
PC&B per FTE........................................                 $136,355                 $137,949                 $141,184
% Change from Previous Year.........................                  3.1843%                  1.1690%                  2.3451%                  2.2328%
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    The statute specifies that this 2.2328 percent should be multiplied 
by the proportion of PC&B expended for human generic drug activities 
for the first three of the preceding four fiscal years. When FDA set 
fees in FY 2014, the 3-year average of PC&B costs for the entire Agency 
was used because information for GDUFA was not available. Now that the 
first 2 years of GDUFA have been completed, FDA will use the data from 
FY 2013 and FY 2014 to calculate the PC&B and non-PC&B proportions. 
Table 2 shows the amount of PC&B and the total amount obligated for 
human generic drug activities in FY 2013 and FY 2014.

                Table 2--PC&B as a Percent of Fee Revenues Spent on the Process of Human Generic Drug Applications Over the Last 3 Years
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                 Fiscal year                                2012                         2013                     2014                3-Year Average
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PC&B........................................  NA.............................             $117,576,760             $171,612,147
Non-PC&B....................................  NA.............................             $149,307,336             $215,469,133
Total Costs.................................  NA.............................             $266,884,096             $387,081,279
PC&B percent................................  ...............................                 44.0554%                 44.3349%                 44.1952%
Non-PC&B percent............................  ...............................                 55.9446%                 55.6651%                 55.8048%
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    The payroll adjustment is 2.2328 percent multiplied by 44.1952 
percent (or 0.9868 percent).
    The statute specifies that the portion of the inflation adjustment 
for non-PC&B costs for FY 2016 is the average annual percent change 
that occurred in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban consumers 
(Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV; not seasonally adjusted; all items; 
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index) for the first three of the preceding four years of available 
data multiplied by the proportion of all costs other than PC&B costs to 
total costs of human generic drug activities (see section 744B(c)(1)(C) 
of the FD&C Act). Table 3 provides the summary data for the percent 
change in the specified CPI for the Baltimore-Washington area. The data 
are published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and can be found on 
their Web site at http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?cu by checking 
the box marked ``Washington-Baltimore All Items, November 1996=100--
CUURA311SA0'' and then clicking on the ``Retrieve Data'' button.

                                 Table 3--Annual and 3-Year Average Percent Change in CPI for Baltimore-Washington Area
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                        Year                                    2012                     2013                     2014                3-Year average
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Annual CPI..........................................                  150.212                  152.500                  154.847  .......................
Annual Percent Change...............................                  2.2024%                  1.5232%                  1.5390%                1.754867%
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    To calculate the inflation adjustment for non-pay costs, we 
multiply the 3-year average percent change in the CPI (1.7549 percent) 
by the proportion of all costs other than PC&B to total costs of human 
generic drug activities obligated. Since 44.1952 percent was obligated 
for PC&B as shown in table 2, 55.8048 percent is the portion of costs 
other than PC&B. The non-pay adjustment is 1.7549 percent times 55.8048 
percent, or 0.9793 percent.
    To complete the inflation adjustment for FY 2016, we add the PC&B 
component (0.9868 percent) to the non-PC&B component (0.9793 percent) 
for a total inflation adjustment of 1.9661 percent (rounded) for FY 
2016.
    GDUFA provides for this inflation adjustment to be compounded after 
FY 2013 (see section 744B(c)(1) of the FD& C Act). This factor for FY 
2016 (1.9661 percent) is compounded by adding one to it, and then 
multiplying it by the compounded inflation adjustment factor for FY 
2015 (1.044228), as published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2014 
(79 FR 44797). The result of this multiplication of the inflation 
factors for the 3 years since FY 2013 (1.019661 times 1.044228 percent) 
becomes the inflation adjustment for FY 2016. For FY 2016, the 
inflation adjustment is 6.4759 percent (rounded). We then add one, 
making 1.064759. Finally, we multiply the FY 2016 base revenue amount 
($299 million) by 1.064759, yielding inflation-adjusted target revenue 
of $318,363,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars).

III. ANDA and PAS Fees

    Under GDUFA, the FY 2016 ANDA and PAS fees are owed by each 
applicant that submits an ANDA or a PAS, on or after October 1, 2015. 
These fees are due on the receipt date of the ANDA or PAS. Section 
744B(b)(2)(B) specifies that the ANDA and PAS fees will make up 24 
percent of the $318,363,000, which is $76,407,000 (rounded to the 
nearest thousand dollars), and further specifies that the PAS fee is 
equal to half the ANDA fee.
    In order to calculate the ANDA fee, FDA estimated the number of 
full application equivalents (FAEs) that will be submitted in FY 2016. 
This is done by assuming ANDAs count as one FAE and PASs (supplements) 
count as one-half an FAE since the fee for a PAS is one half of the fee 
for an ANDA. GDUFA also requires, however, that 75 percent of the fee 
paid for an ANDA or PAS filing fee be refunded if the ANDA or PAS is 
refused due to issues other than failure to pay fees (section 
744B(a)(3)(D) of the FD&C Act). Therefore, an ANDA or PAS that is 
considered not to have been received by the Secretary due to reasons 
other than failure to pay fees counts as one-fourth of an FAE if the 
applicant initially paid a full application fee, or one-eighth of an 
FAE if the applicant paid the supplement fee (one half of the full 
application fee amount).
    FDA utilized data from ANDAs and PASs submitted from October 1, 
2012, to May 31, 2015, to estimate the number of new original ANDAs and 
PASs that will incur filing fees in FY 2016. For FY 2016, the Agency 
estimates that approximately 801 new original ANDAs and 421 PASs will 
be submitted and incur filing fees. Not all of the new original ANDAs 
and PASs will be received by the Agency, and some of those not received 
will be resubmitted in the same fiscal year. Therefore, the Agency 
expects that the FAE count for ANDAs and PASs will be 1,005 for FY 
2016.
    The FY 2016 application fee is estimated by dividing the number of 
FAEs that will pay the fee in FY 2016 (1,005) into the fee revenue 
amount to be derived from application fees in FY 2016 ($76,407,000). 
The result, rounded to the nearest $10, is a fee of $76,030 per ANDA. 
The PAS fee is one-half that amount, or $38,020, rounded to the nearest 
$10.
    The statute provides that those ANDAs that include information 
about the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients other than by 
reference to a DMF will pay an additional fee that is based on the 
number of such active pharmaceutical ingredients and the number of 
facilities proposed to produce those ingredients (see section 
744B(a)(3)(F) of the FD&C Act). FDA considers that this additional fee 
is unlikely to be assessed often; therefore, FDA has not included 
projections concerning the amount of this fee in calculating the fees 
for ANDAs and PASs.

IV. DMF Fee

    Under GDUFA, the DMF fee is owed by each person that owns a type II 
active pharmaceutical ingredient DMF that is referenced, on or after 
October 1, 2012, in a generic drug submission by an initial letter of 
authorization. This is a one-time fee for each individual DMF. This fee 
is due no later than the date on which the first generic drug 
submission is submitted that references the associated DMF. Under 
section 744B(a)(2)(D)(iii) of the FD&C Act, if a DMF has successfully 
undergone an initial completeness assessment and the fee is paid, the 
DMF will be placed on a publicly available list documenting DMFs 
available for reference. Thus, some DMF holders may choose to pay the 
fee prior to the date that it would otherwise be due in order to have 
the DMF placed on that list.
    In order to calculate the DMF fee, FDA assessed the volume of DMF 
submissions over time. The statistical forecasting methodology of power 
regression analysis was selected because this model showed a very good 
fit to the distribution of DMF submissions over time. Based on data 
representing the total paid DMFs from October 2012 to May 2015 and 
projecting a 5-year timeline (October 2012 to September 2017), FDA is 
estimating 453 fee-paying DMFs for FY 2016.
    The FY 2016 DMF fee is determined by dividing the DMF target 
revenue by the estimated number of fee-paying DMFs in FY 2016. Section 
744B(b)(2)(A) specifies that the DMF fees will make up 6 percent of the 
$318,363,000, which is $19,102,000 (rounded up to the

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nearest thousand dollars). Dividing the DMF revenue amount 
($19,102,000) by the estimated fee-paying DMFs (453), and rounding to 
the nearest $10, yields a DMF fee of $42,170 for FY 2016.

V. Foreign Facility Fee Differential

    Under GDUFA, the fee for a facility located outside the United 
States and its territories and possessions shall be not less than 
$15,000 and not more than $30,000 higher than the amount of the fee for 
a facility located in the United States and its territories and 
possessions, as determined by the Secretary. The basis for this 
differential is the extra cost incurred by conducting an inspection 
outside the United States and its territories and possessions. For FY 
2016, FDA has determined that the differential for foreign facilities 
will be $15,000. The differential may be adjusted in future years.

VI. FDF Facility Fee

    Under GDUFA, the annual FDF facility fee is owed by each person 
that owns a facility which is identified, or intended to be identified, 
in at least one generic drug submission that is pending or approved to 
produce one or more finished dosage forms of a human generic drug. 
These fees are due no later than the first business day on or after 
October 1 of each such year. Section 744B(b)(2)(C) of the FD&C Act 
specifies that the FDF facility fee revenue will make up 56 percent of 
$318,363,000, which is $178,283,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand 
dollars).
    In order to calculate the FDF fee, FDA used data submitted by 
generic drug facilities through the self-identification process 
mandated in the GDUFA statute and specified in a Notice of Requirement 
published on October 2, 2012 (77 FR 60125). The total number of FDF 
facilities identified through self-identification was 705. Of the total 
facilities identified as FDF, there were 283 domestic facilities and 
422 foreign facilities. The foreign facility fee differential is 
$15,000. In order to calculate the fee for domestic facilities, we must 
first subtract the fee revenue that will result from the foreign 
facility fee differential. We take the foreign facility differential 
($15,000) and multiply it by the number of foreign facilities (422) to 
determine the total fees that will result from the foreign facility 
differential. As a result of that calculation the foreign fee 
differential will make up $6,330,000 of the total FDF fee revenue. 
Subtracting the foreign facility differential fee revenue ($6,330,000), 
from the total FDF facility target revenue ($178,283,000) results in a 
remaining fee revenue balance of $171,953,000. To determine the 
domestic FDF facility fee, we divide the $171,953,000 by the total 
number of facilities (705) which gives us a domestic FDF facility fee 
of $243,905. The foreign FDF facility fee is $15,000 more than the 
domestic FDF facility fee, or $258,905.

VII. API Facility Fee

    Under GDUFA, the annual API facility fee is owed by each person 
that owns a facility which produces, or which is pending review to 
produce, one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients identified, or 
intended to be identified, in at least one generic drug submission that 
is pending or approved or in a Type II active pharmaceutical ingredient 
drug master file referenced in such generic drug submission. These fees 
are due no later than the first business day on or after October 1 of 
each such year. Section 744B(b)(2)(D) of the FD&C Act specifies that 
the API facility fee will make up 14 percent of $318,363,000 in fee 
revenue, which is $44,571,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand 
dollars).
    In order to calculate the API fee, FDA used data submitted by 
generic drug facilities through the self-identification process 
mandated in the GDUFA statute and specified in a Notice of Requirement 
published on October 2, 2012. The total number of API facilities 
identified through self-identification was 826. Of the total facilities 
identified as API facilities, there were 105 domestic facilities and 
721 foreign facilities. The foreign facility differential is $15,000. 
In order to calculate the fee for domestic facilities, we must first 
subtract the fee revenue that will result from the foreign facility fee 
differential. We take the foreign facility differential ($15,000) and 
multiply it by the number of foreign facilities (721) to determine the 
total fees that will result from the foreign facility differential. As 
a result of that calculation, the foreign fee differential will make up 
$10,815,000 of the total API fee revenue. Subtracting the foreign 
facility differential fee revenue ($10,815,000) from the total API 
facility target revenue ($44,571,000) results in a remaining balance of 
$33,756,000. To determine the domestic API facility fee, we divide the 
$33,756,000 by the total number of facilities (826) which gives us a 
domestic API facility fee of $40,867. The foreign API facility fee is 
$15,000 more than the domestic API facility fee, or $55,867.

VIII. Fee Schedule for FY 2016

    The fee rates for FY 2016 are set out in table 4.

                    Table 4--Fee Schedule for FY 2016
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                                                        Fee rates for FY
                     Fee category                             2016
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Applications:
    Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)..........            $76,030
    Prior Approval Supplement (PAS) to an ANDA.......             38,020
Drug Master File (DMF)...............................             42,170
Facilities:
    Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)--Domestic.             40,867
    API--Foreign.....................................             55,867
    Finished Dosage Form (FDF)--Domestic.............            243,905
    FDF--Foreign.....................................            258,905
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IX. Fee Payment Options and Procedures

    The new fee rates are effective October 1, 2015. To pay the ANDA, 
PAS, DMF, API facility, and FDF facility fee, you must complete a 
Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet, available at http://www.fda.gov/gdufa, and generate a user fee identification (ID) number. Payment must 
be made in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank by electronic check, 
check, bank draft, U.S. postal money order, or wire transfer.
    FDA has partnered with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to 
utilize Pay.gov, a Web-based payment application, for online electronic

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payment. The Pay.gov feature is available on the FDA Web site after 
completing the Generic Drug User Fee Cover Sheet and generating the 
user fee ID number.
    Please include the user fee ID number on your check, bank draft, or 
postal money order and make payable to the order of the Food and Drug 
Administration. Your payment can be mailed to: Food and Drug 
Administration, P.O. Box 979108, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. If checks 
are to be sent by a courier that requests a street address, the courier 
can deliver checks to: U.S. Bank, Attention: Government Lockbox 979108, 
1005 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. (Note: This U.S. Bank 
address is for courier delivery only.) Please make sure that the FDA 
post office box number (P.O. Box 979108) is written on the check, bank 
draft, or postal money order.
    If paying by wire transfer, please reference your unique user fee 
ID number when completing your transfer. The originating financial 
institution may charge a wire transfer fee. Please ask your financial 
institution about the wire transfer fee and include it with your 
payment to ensure that your fee is fully paid. The account information 
is as follows: New York Federal Reserve Bank, U.S. Department of 
Treasury, TREAS NYC, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045, account 
number: 75060099, routing number: 021030004, SWIFT: FRNYUS33, 
Beneficiary: FDA, 8455 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. 
The tax identification number of FDA is 53-0196965.

    Dated: July 28, 2015.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-18915 Filed 7-31-15; 8:45 am]
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