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[FR Doc. 2016–00328 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2012–N–0977] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco To Protect Children and Adolescents AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. 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 regulations restricting the sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to protect children and adolescents. SUMMARY: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by March 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows: DATES: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to http:// 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 information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 2012–N–0977 for ‘‘Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents.’’ Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at http://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 http:// 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 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1429 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2016 / Notices comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/ regulatoryinformation/dockets/ default.htm. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to http:// 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: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE–14526, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 21 CFR 1140.30 .............................. 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. Reporting ....................................... Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents—21 CFR 1140 OMB Control Number 0910–0312— Extension This is a request for an extension of OMB approval for the information collection requirements contained in FDA’s regulations for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco containing nicotine. The regulations that are codified at 21 CFR part 1140 are authorized by section 102 of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) (Pub. L. 111–31). Section 102 of the Tobacco Control Act required FDA to publish a final rule regarding cigarettes and smokeless tobacco identical in its provisions to the regulation issued by FDA in 1996 (61 FR 44396, August 28, 1996), with certain specified exceptions including that subpart C (which included § 897.24) and § 897.32(c) be removed from the reissued rule (section 102(a)(2)(B)). The reissued final rule was published in the Federal Register of March 19, 2010 (75 FR 13225). This collection includes reporting information requirements for § 1140.30 which directs persons to notify FDA if they intend to use a form of advertising that is not addressed in the regulations. The requirements are as follows: Directs persons to notify FDA if they intend to use a form of advertising that is not originally described in the March 19, 2010, final rule. FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 1 21 CFR section Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total annual responses Average burden per response Total hours 1140.30 (Scope of Permissible Forms of Labeling and Advertising) ........................................................................... 300 1 300 1 300 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. The burden hour estimates for this collection of information were based on industry-prepared data and information regarding cigarette and smokeless tobacco product advertising expenditures. Section 1140.30 requires manufacturers, distributors, and retailers: (1) To observe certain format and content requirements for labeling and advertising, and (2) to notify FDA if they intend to use an advertising medium that is not listed in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Jan 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 regulations. The concept of permitted advertising in § 1140.30 is sufficiently broad to encompass most forms of advertising. FDA estimates that approximately 300 respondents will submit an annual notice of alternative advertising, and the Agency has estimated it should take 1 hour to provide such notice. Therefore, FDA estimates that the total time required for this collection of information is 300 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: January 6, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–00326 Filed 1–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-00326]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2012-N-0977]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of 
Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco To Protect Children and Adolescents

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 regulations restricting the 
sale and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to protect 
children and adolescents.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection 
of information by March 14, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows:

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments, to http://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 information, or other information that identifies you in 
the body of your comments, that information will be posted on http://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-2012-N-0977 for ``Agency Information Collection Activities; 
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Regulations Restricting the Sale 
and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect 
Children and Adolescents.'' Received comments will be placed in the 
docket and, except for those submitted as ``Confidential Submissions,'' 
publicly viewable at http://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 http://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

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comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or 
access the information at: http://www.fda.gov/regulatoryinformation/dockets/default.htm.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to http://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: FDA PRA Staff, Office of Operations, 
Food and Drug Administration, 8455 Colesville Rd., COLE-14526, Silver 
Spring, MD 20993-0002, PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov.

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.

Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and 
Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents--21 CFR 1140

OMB Control Number 0910-0312--Extension

    This is a request for an extension of OMB approval for the 
information collection requirements contained in FDA's regulations for 
cigarettes and smokeless tobacco containing nicotine. The regulations 
that are codified at 21 CFR part 1140 are authorized by section 102 of 
the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control 
Act) (Pub. L. 111-31). Section 102 of the Tobacco Control Act required 
FDA to publish a final rule regarding cigarettes and smokeless tobacco 
identical in its provisions to the regulation issued by FDA in 1996 (61 
FR 44396, August 28, 1996), with certain specified exceptions including 
that subpart C (which included Sec.  897.24) and Sec.  897.32(c) be 
removed from the reissued rule (section 102(a)(2)(B)). The reissued 
final rule was published in the Federal Register of March 19, 2010 (75 
FR 13225).
    This collection includes reporting information requirements for 
Sec.  1140.30 which directs persons to notify FDA if they intend to use 
a form of advertising that is not addressed in the regulations. The 
requirements are as follows:

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21 CFR 1140.30................  Reporting........  Directs persons to
                                                    notify FDA if they
                                                    intend to use a form
                                                    of advertising that
                                                    is not originally
                                                    described in the
                                                    March 19, 2010,
                                                    final rule.
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    FDA estimates the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                                                     Table 1--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden \1\
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                                                                                         Number of
                           21 CFR section                               Number of      responses per     Total annual    Average burden    Total hours
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses       per response
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1140.30 (Scope of Permissible Forms of Labeling and Advertising)...             300                1              300                1              300
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information.

    The burden hour estimates for this collection of information were 
based on industry-prepared data and information regarding cigarette and 
smokeless tobacco product advertising expenditures.
    Section 1140.30 requires manufacturers, distributors, and 
retailers: (1) To observe certain format and content requirements for 
labeling and advertising, and (2) to notify FDA if they intend to use 
an advertising medium that is not listed in the regulations. The 
concept of permitted advertising in Sec.  1140.30 is sufficiently broad 
to encompass most forms of advertising. FDA estimates that 
approximately 300 respondents will submit an annual notice of 
alternative advertising, and the Agency has estimated it should take 1 
hour to provide such notice. Therefore, FDA estimates that the total 
time required for this collection of information is 300 hours.

    Dated: January 6, 2016.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-00326 Filed 1-11-16; 8:45 am]
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