Animal Drug User Fee Rates and Payment Procedures for Fiscal Year 2017, 49664-49669 [2016-17848]

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[FR Doc. 2016–17928 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2016–N–0007] Animal Drug User Fee Rates and Payment Procedures for Fiscal Year 2017 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the rates and payment procedures for fiscal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 year (FY) 2017 animal drug user fees. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (ADUFA III), authorizes FDA to collect user fees for certain animal drug applications and supplements, for certain animal drug products, for certain establishments where such products are made, and for certain sponsors of such animal drug applications and/or investigational animal drug submissions. This notice establishes the fee rates for FY 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit FDA’s Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ ForIndustry/UserFees/ AnimalDrugUserFeeActADUFA/ default.htm or contact Lisa Kable, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV– 10), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–402–6888. For general questions, you may also email the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at: cvmadufa@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: application; $175,350 for a supplemental animal drug application for which safety or effectiveness data are required and for an animal drug application subject to the criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(d)(4)); $8,195 for an annual product fee; $111,900 for an annual establishment fee; and $103,100 for an annual sponsor fee. FDA will issue invoices for FY 2017 product, establishment, and sponsor fees by December 31, 2016, and payment will be due by January 31, 2017. The application fee rates are effective for applications submitted on or after October 1, 2016, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2017. Applications will not be accepted for review until FDA has received full payment of application fees and any other animal drug user fees owed under the Animal Drug User Fee program (ADUFA program). I. Background Section 740 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j–12) establishes four different types of user fees: (1) Fees for certain types of animal drug applications and supplements; (2) annual fees for certain animal drug products; (3) annual fees for certain establishments where such products are made; and (4) annual fees for certain sponsors of animal drug applications and/or investigational animal drug submissions (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(a)). When certain conditions are met, FDA will waive or reduce fees (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(d)). For FY 2014 through FY 2018, the FD&C Act establishes aggregate yearly base revenue amounts for each fiscal year (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(b)(1)). Base revenue amounts established for years after FY 2014 are subject to adjustment for inflation and workload (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(c)). Fees for applications, establishments, products, and sponsors are to be established each year by FDA so that the percentages of the total revenue that are derived from each type of user fee will be as follows: Revenue from application fees shall be 20 percent of total fee revenue; revenue from product fees shall be 27 percent of total fee revenue; revenue from establishment fees shall be 26 percent of total fee revenue; and revenue from sponsor fees shall be 27 percent of total fee revenue (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(b)(2)). For FY 2017, the animal drug user fee rates are: $350,700 for an animal drug ADUFA III, Title I of Public Law 113– 14, specifies that the aggregate fee revenue amount for FY 2017 for all animal drug user fee categories is $21,600,000 (21 U.S.C. 379j– 12(b)(1)(B).). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Revenue Amount for FY 2017 A. Statutory Fee Revenue Amounts B. Inflation Adjustment to Fee Revenue Amount The fee revenue amount established in ADUFA III for FY 2015 and subsequent fiscal years are subject to an inflation adjustment (21 U.S.C. 379j– 12(c)(2)). The component of the inflation adjustment for payroll costs shall be one plus the average annual percent change in the cost of all personnel compensation and benefits (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 for the first three of the four preceding fiscal years (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–12(c)(2)(A) and (B)). The data on total PC&B paid and numbers of FTE paid, from which the average cost per FTE can be derived, are published in FDA’s Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees. Table 1 summarizes that actual cost and FTE data 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 2017. The 3-year average is 1.8759 percent. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 49665 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices TABLE 1—FDA PERSONNEL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS (PC&B) EACH YEAR AND PERCENT CHANGE Fiscal year 3-year average 2013 The statute specifies that this 1.8759 percent should be multiplied by the 2015 $1,927,703,000 13,974 137,949 1.1690% Total PC&B ...................................................... Total FTE ......................................................... PC&B per FTE ................................................. Percent Change from Previous Year .............. 2014 $2,054,937,000 14,555 141,184 2.3451% $2,232,304,000 15,484 144,168 2.1136% proportion of PC&B costs to total FDA costs. Table 2 shows the amount of ........................ ........................ ........................ 1.8759% PC&B and the total amount obligated by FDA for the same 3 FYs. TABLE 2—PC&B AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL COSTS AT FDA Fiscal year 3-year average 2013 The payroll adjustment is 1.8759 percent multiplied by 47.9108 percent (or 0.8988 percent). The statute specifies that the portion of the inflation adjustment for nonpayroll costs for FY 2017 is the average annual percent change that occurred in 2015 $1,927,703,000 4,151,343,000 46.4356% Total PC&B ...................................................... Total Costs ....................................................... PC&B Percent .................................................. 2014 $2,054,937,000 4,298,476,000 47.8062% $2,232,304,000 4,510,565,000 49.4906% the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban consumers (WashingtonBaltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV; not seasonally adjusted; all items less food and energy; annual index) for the first 3 of the preceding 4 years of available data multiplied by the proportion of all ........................ ........................ 47.9108% costs other than PC&B costs to total FDA costs (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–12(c)(2)(C)). Table 3 provides the summary data for the percent change in the specified CPI for the Baltimore-Washington area. The data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is shown in table 3. TABLE 3—ANNUAL AND 3-YEAR AVERAGE PERCENT CHANGE IN BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AREA CPI LESS FOOD AND ENERGY Year 2013 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Annual CPI ....................................................... Annual Percent Change .................................. To calculate the inflation adjustment for non-pay costs, we multiply the 1.7754 percent by the proportion of all costs other than PC&B to total FDA costs. Since 47.9108 percent was obligated for PC&B as shown in table 2, 52.0892 percent is the portion of costs other than PC&B (100 percent minus 47.9108 percent equals 52.0892 percent). The non-payroll adjustment is 1.7754 percent times 52.0892 percent, or 0.9248 percent. Next, we add the payroll component (0.8988 percent) to the non-pay component (0.9248 percent), for a total inflation adjustment of 1.8236 percent for FY 2017. ADUFA III provides for the inflation adjustment to be compounded each fiscal year after FY 2014 (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–12(c)(2)). The factor for FY 2017 (1.8236 percent) is compounded by adding 1 and then multiplying by 1 plus the inflation adjustment factor for FY 2016 (2.1121 percent), as published in the Federal Register of August 3, 2015 (80 FR 45993 to 45998), which equals VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 2014 146.953 1.7588% 149.581 1.7883% 1.060746 (rounded) (1.018236 times 1.041749) for FY 2017. We then multiply the base revenue amount for FY 2017 ($21,600,000) by 1.060746, yielding an inflation adjusted amount of $22,912,114. C. Workload Adjustment to Inflation Adjusted Fee Revenue Amount A workload adjustment will be calculated to the inflation adjusted fee revenue amount established in ADUFA III for FY 2015 and subsequent fiscal years (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(c)(3)). FDA calculated the average number of each of the five types of applications and submissions specified in the workload adjustment provision (animal drug applications, supplemental animal drug applications for which data with respect to safety or efficacy are required, manufacturing supplemental animal drug applications, investigational animal drug study submissions, and investigational animal drug protocol submissions) received over the 5-year period that ended on September 30, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3-year average 2015 152.242 1.7790% ........................ 1.7754% 2013 (the base years), and the average number of each of these types of applications and submissions over the most recent 5-year period that ended June 30, 2016. The results of these calculations are presented in the first two columns of table 4. Column 3 reflects the percent change in workload over the two 5-year periods. Column 4 shows the weighting factor for each type of application, reflecting how much of the total FDA animal drug review workload was accounted for by each type of application or submission in the table during the most recent five years. Column 5 is the weighted percent change in each category of workload, and was derived by multiplying the weighting factor in each line in column 4 by the percent change from the base years in column 3. At the bottom right of table 4 the sum of the values in column 5 is added, reflecting a total change in workload of 3.3206 percent for FY 2017. This is the workload adjuster for FY 2017. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 49666 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices TABLE 4—WORKLOAD ADJUSTER CALCULATION [Numbers may not add due to rounding] Column 1 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 5-year average (base years) Application type Column 2 Latest 5-year average Percent change Weighting factor Weighted percent change New Animal Drug Applications (NADAs) ............................. Supplemental NADAs with Safety or Efficacy Data ............ Manufacturing Supplements ................................................ Investigational Study Submissions ...................................... Investigational Protocol Submissions .................................. 9.8000 9.6000 361.0000 216.4000 133.6000 13.4000 12.4000 324.6000 204.6000 179.0000 36.7347 29.1667 ¥10.0831 ¥5.4529 33.9820 0.0250 0.0342 0.1565 0.6002 0.1841 0.9168 0.9971 ¥1.5783 ¥3.2727 6.2577 FY 2017 Workload Adjuster ......................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 3.3206 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES FDA experienced an increase in the number of new animal drug applications (NADAs) and supplemental NADAs with safety or effectiveness data. Over the last several years FDA has seen an increase in the number of animal drug products brought by animal drug sponsors for review in the drug evaluation process. These new animal drug products come from both existing animal drug sponsors as well as sponsors new to the animal drug market. The increase in new animal drug products have contributed to an increase in the number of protocol submissions and NADAs submitted for many novel drug classes and novel indications for both food-producing animals and companion animals. FDA can expect that the increases in reviewed protocols will lead in the near future to an increase in the number of Investigational Study Submissions and NADAs or supplemental NADAs as sponsors work their products through the regulatory review process. Additionally, FDA has seen an increase in the number of animal drug sponsors pursuing multiple changes to their existing NADAs (e.g., new indications, new species, changes in dosage). For this reason we are seeing an increase in the number of supplemental NADAs with safety or effectiveness data. As a result, the statutory revenue amount after the inflation adjustment ($22,912,114) must now be increased by 3.3206 percent to reflect the changes in review workload (workload adjustment), for a total fee revenue target of $23,673,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars). D. FY 2017 Fee Revenue Amounts ADUFA III specifies that the revenue amount of $23,673,000 for FY 2017 is to be divided as follows: 20 percent, or a total of $4,734,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come from application fees; 27 percent, or a total of $6,392,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 from product fees; 26 percent, or a total of $6,155,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come from establishment fees; and 27 percent, or a total of $6,392,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come from sponsor fees (21 U.S.C. 379j– 12(b)). III. Application Fee Calculations for FY 2017 A. Application Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Applications Each person that submits an animal drug application or a supplemental animal drug application shall be subject to an application fee, with limited exceptions (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–12 (a)(1)). The term ‘‘animal drug application’’ means an application for approval of any new animal drug submitted under section 512(b)(1) (21 U.S.C. 379j–11(1)). A ‘‘supplemental animal drug application’’ is defined as a request to the Secretary to approve a change in an animal drug application which has been approved, or a request to the Secretary to approve a change to an application approved under section 512(c)(2) for which data with respect to safety or effectiveness are required (21 U.S.C. 379j–11(2)). The application fees are to be set so that they will generate $4,734,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017. The fee for a supplemental animal drug application for which safety or effectiveness data are required and for an animal drug application subject to criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act is to be set at 50 percent of the animal drug application fee (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(a)(1)(A)(ii)). To set animal drug application fees and supplemental animal drug application fees to realize $4,734,000 FDA must first make some assumptions about the number of fee-paying applications and supplements the Agency will receive in FY 2017. The Agency knows the number of applications that have been submitted PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in previous years. That number fluctuates from year to year. In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug application fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that the number of applications that will pay fees in FY 2017 will equal the average number of submissions over the five most recent completed years of the ADUFA program (FY 2011 to FY 2015). FDA believes that this is a reasonable approach after 12 completed years of experience with this program. Over the five most recent completed years, the average number of animal drug applications that would have been subject to the full fee was 7.2. Over this same period, the average number of supplemental applications and applications subject to the criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act that would have been subject to half of the full fee was 12.6. B. Application Fee Rates for FY 2017 FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 7.2 applications that pay the full fee and the estimated 12.6 supplemental applications and applications subject to the criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act that pay half of the full fee will generate a total of $4,734,000. To generate this amount, the fee for an animal drug application, rounded to the nearest $100, will have to be $350,700, and the fee for a supplemental animal drug application for which safety or effectiveness data are required and for applications subject to the criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act will have to be $175,350. IV. Product Fee Calculations for FY 2017 A. Product Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Products The animal drug product fee (also referred to as the product fee) must be paid annually by the person named as the applicant in a new animal drug E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES application or supplemental new animal drug application for an animal drug product submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360), and who had an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application pending at FDA after September 1, 2003 (21 U.S.C. 379j– 12(a)(2)). The term ‘‘animal drug product’’ means each specific strength or potency of a particular active ingredient or ingredients in final dosage form marketed by a particular manufacturer or distributor, which is uniquely identified by the labeler code and product code portions of the national drug code, and for which an animal drug application or a supplemental animal drug application has been approved (21 U.S.C. 379j– 11(3)). The product fees are to be set so that they will generate $6,392,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017. To set animal drug product fees to realize $6,392,000, FDA must make some assumptions about the number of products for which these fees will be paid in FY 2017. FDA developed data on all animal drug products that have been submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act and matched this to the list of all persons who had an animal drug application or supplement pending after September 1, 2003. As of June 2016, FDA estimates that there are a total of 804 products submitted for listing by persons who had an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application pending after September 1, 2003. Based on this, FDA estimates that a total of 804 products will be subject to this fee in FY 2017. In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug product fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that 3 percent of the products invoiced, or 24, will not pay fees in FY 2017 due to fee waivers and reductions. FDA has kept this estimate at 3 percent this year, based on historical data over the past 5 completed years of the ADUFA program. Based on experience over the first 12 completed years of the ADUFA program, FDA believes that this is a reasonable basis for estimating the number of fee-paying products in FY 2017. Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 780 (804 minus 24) products will be subject to product fees in FY 2017. B. Product Fee Rates for FY 2017 FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 780 products that pay fees will generate a total of $6,392,000. To generate this amount will require the fee for an animal drug VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 product, rounded to the nearest $5, to be $8,195. V. Establishment Fee Calculations for FY 2017 A. Establishment Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Establishments The animal drug establishment fee (also referred to as the establishment fee) must be paid annually by the person who: (1) Owns or operates, directly or through an affiliate, an animal drug establishment; (2) is named as the applicant in an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application for an animal drug product submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act; (3) had an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application pending at FDA after September 1, 2003; and (4) whose establishment engaged in the manufacture of the animal drug product during the fiscal year (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–12(a)(3)). An establishment subject to animal drug establishment fees is assessed only one such fee per fiscal year. The term ‘‘animal drug establishment’’ is defined as a foreign or domestic place of business which is at one general physical location consisting of one or more buildings all of which are within 5 miles of each other, at which one or more animal drug products are manufactured in final dosage form (21 U.S.C. 379j–11(4)). The establishment fees are to be set so that they will generate $6,155,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017. To set animal drug establishment fees to realize $6,155,000, FDA must make some assumptions about the number of establishments for which these fees will be paid in FY 2017. FDA developed data on all animal drug establishments and matched this to the list of all persons who had an animal drug application or supplement pending after September 1, 2003. As of June 2016, FDA estimates that there are a total of 62 establishments owned or operated by persons who had an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application pending after September 1, 2003. Based on this, FDA believes that 62 establishments will be subject to this fee in FY 2017. In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug establishment fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that 11 percent of the establishments invoiced, or seven, will not pay fees in FY 2017 due to fee waivers and reductions. FDA has reduced this estimate from 12 percent to 11 percent this year, based on historical data over the past 5 completed years. Based on experience over the past 12 completed PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49667 years of the ADUFA program, FDA believes that this is a reasonable basis for estimating the number of fee-paying establishments in FY 2017. Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 55 establishments (62 minus 7) will be subject to establishment fees in FY 2017. B. Establishment Fee Rates for FY 2017 FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 55 establishments that pay fees will generate a total of $6,155,000. To generate this amount will require the fee for an animal drug establishment, rounded to the nearest $50, to be $111,900. VI. Sponsor Fee Calculations for FY 2017 A. Sponsor Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Sponsors The animal drug sponsor fee (also referred to as the sponsor fee) must be paid annually by each person who: (1) Is named as the applicant in an animal drug application, except for an approved application for which all subject products have been removed from listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act, or has submitted an investigational animal drug submission that has not been terminated or otherwise rendered inactive and (2) had an animal drug application, supplemental animal drug application, or investigational animal drug submission pending at FDA after September 1, 2003 (see 21 U.S.C. 379j– 11(6) and 379j–12(a)(4)). An animal drug sponsor is subject to only one such fee each fiscal year (see 21 U.S.C. 379j– 12(a)(4)). The sponsor fees are to be set so that they will generate $6,392,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017. To set animal drug sponsor fees to realize $6,392,000, FDA must make some assumptions about the number of sponsors who will pay these fees in FY 2017. Based on the number of firms that would have met this definition in each of the past 12 completed years of the ADUFA program, FDA estimates that a total of 189 sponsors will meet this definition in FY 2017. Careful review indicates that 35 percent of these sponsors will qualify for minor use/minor species waiver or reduction (21 U.S.C. 379j–12(d)(1)(D)). Based on the Agency’s experience to date with sponsor fees, FDA’s current best estimate is that an additional 32 percent will qualify for other waivers or reductions, for a total of 67 percent of the sponsors invoiced, or 127, who will not pay fees in FY 2017 due to fee waivers and reductions. FDA has increased this estimate from 65 percent E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 49668 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices to 67 percent this year, based on historical data over the past 5 completed years of the ADUFA program. FDA believes that this is a reasonable basis for estimating the number of fee-paying sponsors in FY 2017. Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 62 sponsors (189 minus 127) will be subject to and pay sponsor fees in FY 2017. B. Sponsor Fee Rates for FY 2017 FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 62 sponsors that pay fees will generate a total of $6,392,000. To generate this amount will require the fee for an animal drug sponsor, rounded to the nearest $50, to be $103,100. VII. Fee Schedule for FY 2017 The fee rates for FY 2017 are summarized in Table 5. TABLE 5—FY 2017 FEE RATES Fee rate for FY 2017 ($) Animal drug user fee category Animal Drug Application Fees: Animal Drug Application ............................................................................................................................................................... Supplemental Animal Drug Application for Which Safety or Effectiveness Data are Required or Animal Drug Application Subject to the Criteria Set Forth in Section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act .................................................................................. Animal Drug Product Fee ............................................................................................................................................................. Animal Drug Establishment Fee 1 ................................................................................................................................................ Animal Drug Sponsor Fee 2 .......................................................................................................................................................... 1 An 2 An 175,350 8,195 111,900 103,100 animal drug establishment is subject to only one such fee each fiscal year. animal drug sponsor is subject to only one such fee each fiscal year. VIII. Procedures for Paying the FY 2017 Fees A. Application Fees and Payment Instructions Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 350,700 The appropriate application fee established in the new fee schedule must be paid for an animal drug application or supplement subject to fees under ADUFA III that is submitted on or after October 1, 2016. Payment must be made in U.S. currency by check, bank draft, U.S. postal money order payable to the order of the Food and Drug Administration, wire transfer, or electronically using Pay.gov. The preferred payment method is online using electronic check (Automated Clearing House (ACH) also known as eCheck) or credit card (Discover, VISA, MasterCard, American Express). Secure electronic payments can be submitted using the User Fees Payment Portal at https://userfees.fda.gov/pay or the Pay.gov payment option is available to you after you submit a cover sheet. Once you search for your invoice, click ‘‘Pay Now’’ to be redirected to Pay.gov. Note that electronic payment options are based on the balance due. Payment by credit card is available for balances less than $25,000. If the balance exceeds this amount, only the ACH option is available. Payments must be drawn on U.S bank accounts as well as U.S. credit cards. On your check, bank draft, or U.S. postal money order, please write your application’s unique Payment Identification Number (PIN), beginning with the letters AD, from the upper right-hand corner of your completed Animal Drug User Fee Cover Sheet. Also write the FDA post office box number VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 (P.O. Box 979033) on the enclosed check, bank draft, or money order. Your payment and a copy of the completed Animal 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 by wire transfer, send payment to: U.S. Department of Treasury, TREAS NYC, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045, FDA Deposit Account Number: 75060099, U.S. Department of Treasury routing/transit number: 021030004, SWIFT Number: FRNYUS33, Beneficiary: FDA, 8455 Colesville Rd., 14th Floor, 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 address is for courier delivery only. If you have any questions concerning courier delivery contact the U.S. Bank at 314–418–4013. This telephone 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 application arrives at FDA’s CVM. FDA records the official application receipt date as the later of the following: The PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date the application was received by FDA’s CVM, or the date U.S. Bank notifies FDA that your payment in the full amount has been received, or when the U.S. Treasury notifies FDA of receipt of an electronic or wire transfer payment. U.S. Bank and the U.S. Treasury are required to notify FDA within 1 working day, using the PIN described previously. B. Application Cover Sheet Procedures Step One—Create a user account and password. Log on to the ADUFA Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ UserFees/ AnimalDrugUserFeeActADUFA/ default.htm and, under Tools and Resources, click ‘‘The Animal Drug User Fee Cover Sheet’’ and then click ‘‘Create ADUFA User Fee Cover Sheet.’’ 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 Drug User 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 Drug User Fee Cover Sheet. One cover sheet is needed for each animal drug application or supplement. 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 it electronically to FDA and you will be able to print a copy of your cover sheet showing your unique PIN. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 145 / Thursday, July 28, 2016 / Notices Step Three—Send the payment for your application as described in section VIII.A. Step Four—Please submit your application and a copy of the completed Animal 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. C. Product, Establishment, and Sponsor Fees By December 31, 2016, FDA will issue invoices and payment instructions for product, establishment, and sponsor fees for FY 2017 using this fee schedule. Payment will be due by January 31, 2017. FDA will issue invoices in November 2017 for any products, establishments, and sponsors subject to fees for FY 2017 that qualify for fees after the December 2016 billing. Dated: July 22, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–17848 Filed 7–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2016–N–0007] Animal Generic Drug User Fee Rates and Payment Procedures for Fiscal Year 2017 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the fee rates and payment procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2017 generic new animal drug user fees. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (AGDUFA II), authorizes FDA to collect user fees for certain abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs, for certain generic new animal drug products, and for certain sponsors of such abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs and/or investigational submissions for generic new animal drugs. This notice establishes the fee rates for FY 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit FDA’s Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ ForIndustry/UserFees/ AnimalGenericDrugUser FeeActAGDUFA/default.htm, or contact Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Jul 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 49669 Lisa Kable, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–10), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–402–6888. For general questions, you may also email the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at cvmagdufa@ fda.hhs.gov. October 1, 2016, and will remain in effect through September 30, 2017. Applications will not be accepted for review until FDA has received full payment of related application fees and any other fees owed under the Animal Generic Drug User Fee program (AGDUFA program). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Revenue Amount for FY 2017 I. Background A. Statutory Fee Revenue Amounts Section 741 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j–21) establishes three different types of user fees: (1) Fees for certain types of abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs; (2) annual fees for certain generic new animal drug products; and (3) annual fees for certain sponsors of abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs and/or investigational submissions for generic new animal drugs (21 U.S.C. 379j– 21(a)). When certain conditions are met, FDA will waive or reduce fees for generic new animal drugs intended solely to provide for a minor use or minor species indication (21 U.S.C. 379j–21(d)). For FY 2014 through FY 2018, the FD&C Act establishes aggregate yearly base revenue amounts for each of these fee categories (21 U.S.C. 379j–21(b)). Base revenue amounts established for fiscal years after FY 2014 are subject to adjustment for workload (21 U.S.C. 379j–21(c)). The target revenue amounts for each fee category for FY 2017, after the adjustment for workload, are as follows: For application fees the target revenue amount is $2,835,000; for product fees the target revenue amount is $4,253,000; and for sponsor fees the target revenue amount is $4,253,000. For FY 2017, the generic new animal drug user fee rates are: $232,400 for each abbreviated application for a generic new animal drug other than those subject to the criteria in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(d)(4)); $116,200 for each abbreviated application for a generic new animal drug subject to the criteria in section 512(d)(4); $10,200 for each generic new animal drug product; $96,350 for each generic new animal drug sponsor paying 100 percent of the sponsor fee; $72,263 for each generic new animal drug sponsor paying 75 percent of the sponsor fee; and $48,175 for each generic new animal drug sponsor paying 50 percent of the sponsor fee. FDA will issue invoices for FY 2017 product and sponsor fees by December 31, 2016. These fees will be due by January 31, 2017. The application fee rates are effective for all abbreviated applications for a generic new animal drug submitted on or after AGDUFA II, Title II of Public Law 113–14, specifies that the aggregate revenue amount for FY 2017 for abbreviated application fees is $1,984,000 and each of the other two generic new animal drug user fee categories, annual product fees and annual sponsor fees, is $2,976,000 each (see 21 U.S.C. 379j–21(b)). PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. Inflation Adjustment to Fee Revenue Amount The amounts established in AGDUFA II for each year for FY 2014 through FY 2018 include an inflation adjustment; therefore, no further inflation adjustment is required. C. Workload Adjustment Fee Revenue Amount For each FY beginning after FY 2014, AGDUFA II provides that statutory fee revenue amounts shall be further adjusted to reflect changes in review workload. (See 21 U.S.C. 379j–21(c)(2).) FDA calculated the average number of each of the four types of applications and submissions specified in the workload adjustment provision (abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs, manufacturing supplemental abbreviated applications for generic new animal drugs, investigational generic new animal drug study submissions, and investigational generic new animal drug protocol submissions) received over the 5-year period that ended on September 30, 2013 (the base years), and the average number of each of these types of applications and submissions over the most recent 5-year period that ended on June 30, 2016. The results of these calculations are presented in the first two columns in table 1. Column 3 reflects the percent change in workload over the two 5-year periods. Column 4 shows the weighting factor for each type of application, reflecting how much of the total FDA generic new animal drug review workload was accounted for by each type of application or submission in the table during the most recent 5 years. Column 5 is the weighted percent change in each category of workload and was derived by multiplying the E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2016-N-0007]


Animal Drug User Fee Rates and Payment Procedures for Fiscal Year 
2017

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the rates 
and payment procedures for fiscal year (FY) 2017 animal drug user fees. 
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act), as amended by 
the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2013 (ADUFA III), authorizes FDA 
to collect user fees for certain animal drug applications and 
supplements, for certain animal drug products, for certain 
establishments where such products are made, and for certain sponsors 
of such animal drug applications and/or investigational animal drug 
submissions. This notice establishes the fee rates for FY 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Visit FDA's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/UserFees/AnimalDrugUserFeeActADUFA/default.htm 
or contact Lisa Kable, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-10), Food 
and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-
402-6888. For general questions, you may also email the Center for 
Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at: cvmadufa@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 740 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j-12) establishes four 
different types of user fees: (1) Fees for certain types of animal drug 
applications and supplements; (2) annual fees for certain animal drug 
products; (3) annual fees for certain establishments where such 
products are made; and (4) annual fees for certain sponsors of animal 
drug applications and/or investigational animal drug submissions (21 
U.S.C. 379j-12(a)). When certain conditions are met, FDA will waive or 
reduce fees (21 U.S.C. 379j-12(d)).
    For FY 2014 through FY 2018, the FD&C Act establishes aggregate 
yearly base revenue amounts for each fiscal year (21 U.S.C. 379j-
12(b)(1)). Base revenue amounts established for years after FY 2014 are 
subject to adjustment for inflation and workload (21 U.S.C. 379j-
12(c)). Fees for applications, establishments, products, and sponsors 
are to be established each year by FDA so that the percentages of the 
total revenue that are derived from each type of user fee will be as 
follows: Revenue from application fees shall be 20 percent of total fee 
revenue; revenue from product fees shall be 27 percent of total fee 
revenue; revenue from establishment fees shall be 26 percent of total 
fee revenue; and revenue from sponsor fees shall be 27 percent of total 
fee revenue (21 U.S.C. 379j-12(b)(2)).
    For FY 2017, the animal drug user fee rates are: $350,700 for an 
animal drug application; $175,350 for a supplemental animal drug 
application for which safety or effectiveness data are required and for 
an animal drug application subject to the criteria set forth in section 
512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360b(d)(4)); $8,195 for an annual 
product fee; $111,900 for an annual establishment fee; and $103,100 for 
an annual sponsor fee. FDA will issue invoices for FY 2017 product, 
establishment, and sponsor fees by December 31, 2016, and payment will 
be due by January 31, 2017. The application fee rates are effective for 
applications submitted on or after October 1, 2016, and will remain in 
effect through September 30, 2017. Applications will not be accepted 
for review until FDA has received full payment of application fees and 
any other animal drug user fees owed under the Animal Drug User Fee 
program (ADUFA program).

II. Revenue Amount for FY 2017

A. Statutory Fee Revenue Amounts

    ADUFA III, Title I of Public Law 113-14, specifies that the 
aggregate fee revenue amount for FY 2017 for all animal drug user fee 
categories is $21,600,000 (21 U.S.C. 379j-12(b)(1)(B).).

B. Inflation Adjustment to Fee Revenue Amount

    The fee revenue amount established in ADUFA III for FY 2015 and 
subsequent fiscal years are subject to an inflation adjustment (21 
U.S.C. 379j-12(c)(2)).
    The component of the inflation adjustment for payroll costs shall 
be one plus the average annual percent change in the cost of all 
personnel compensation and benefits (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 for the first three of the four preceding fiscal years 
(see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12(c)(2)(A) and (B)). The data on total PC&B paid 
and numbers of FTE paid, from which the average cost per FTE can be 
derived, are published in FDA's Justification of Estimates for 
Appropriations Committees.
    Table 1 summarizes that actual cost and FTE data 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 2017. The 3-year average is 1.8759 percent.

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                                  Table 1--FDA Personnel Compensation and Benefits (PC&B) Each Year and Percent Change
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                         Fiscal year                                     2013                     2014                     2015           3-year average
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Total PC&B...................................................           $1,927,703,000           $2,054,937,000           $2,232,304,000  ..............
Total FTE....................................................                   13,974                   14,555                   15,484  ..............
PC&B per FTE.................................................                  137,949                  141,184                  144,168  ..............
Percent Change from Previous Year............................                  1.1690%                  2.3451%                  2.1136%         1.8759%
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    The statute specifies that this 1.8759 percent should be multiplied 
by the proportion of PC&B costs to total FDA costs. Table 2 shows the 
amount of PC&B and the total amount obligated by FDA for the same 3 
FYs.

                                                    Table 2--PC&B as a Percent of Total Costs at FDA
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                         Fiscal year                                     2013                     2014                     2015           3-year average
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Total PC&B...................................................           $1,927,703,000           $2,054,937,000           $2,232,304,000  ..............
Total Costs..................................................            4,151,343,000            4,298,476,000            4,510,565,000  ..............
PC&B Percent.................................................                 46.4356%                 47.8062%                 49.4906%        47.9108%
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    The payroll adjustment is 1.8759 percent multiplied by 47.9108 
percent (or 0.8988 percent).
    The statute specifies that the portion of the inflation adjustment 
for non-payroll costs for FY 2017 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 
less food and energy; annual index) for the first 3 of the preceding 4 
years of available data multiplied by the proportion of all costs other 
than PC&B costs to total FDA costs (see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12(c)(2)(C)). 
Table 3 provides the summary data for the percent change in the 
specified CPI for the Baltimore-Washington area. The data from the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics is shown in table 3.

                         Table 3--Annual and 3-Year Average Percent Change in Baltimore-Washington Area CPI Less Food and Energy
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                             Year                                        2013                     2014                     2015           3-year average
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Annual CPI...................................................                  146.953                  149.581                  152.242  ..............
Annual Percent Change........................................                  1.7588%                  1.7883%                  1.7790%         1.7754%
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    To calculate the inflation adjustment for non-pay costs, we 
multiply the 1.7754 percent by the proportion of all costs other than 
PC&B to total FDA costs. Since 47.9108 percent was obligated for PC&B 
as shown in table 2, 52.0892 percent is the portion of costs other than 
PC&B (100 percent minus 47.9108 percent equals 52.0892 percent). The 
non-payroll adjustment is 1.7754 percent times 52.0892 percent, or 
0.9248 percent.
    Next, we add the payroll component (0.8988 percent) to the non-pay 
component (0.9248 percent), for a total inflation adjustment of 1.8236 
percent for FY 2017.
    ADUFA III provides for the inflation adjustment to be compounded 
each fiscal year after FY 2014 (see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12(c)(2)). The 
factor for FY 2017 (1.8236 percent) is compounded by adding 1 and then 
multiplying by 1 plus the inflation adjustment factor for FY 2016 
(2.1121 percent), as published in the Federal Register of August 3, 
2015 (80 FR 45993 to 45998), which equals 1.060746 (rounded) (1.018236 
times 1.041749) for FY 2017. We then multiply the base revenue amount 
for FY 2017 ($21,600,000) by 1.060746, yielding an inflation adjusted 
amount of $22,912,114.

C. Workload Adjustment to Inflation Adjusted Fee Revenue Amount

    A workload adjustment will be calculated to the inflation adjusted 
fee revenue amount established in ADUFA III for FY 2015 and subsequent 
fiscal years (21 U.S.C. 379j-12(c)(3)).
    FDA calculated the average number of each of the five types of 
applications and submissions specified in the workload adjustment 
provision (animal drug applications, supplemental animal drug 
applications for which data with respect to safety or efficacy are 
required, manufacturing supplemental animal drug applications, 
investigational animal drug study submissions, and investigational 
animal drug protocol submissions) received over the 5-year period that 
ended on September 30, 2013 (the base years), and the average number of 
each of these types of applications and submissions over the most 
recent 5-year period that ended June 30, 2016.
    The results of these calculations are presented in the first two 
columns of table 4. Column 3 reflects the percent change in workload 
over the two 5-year periods. Column 4 shows the weighting factor for 
each type of application, reflecting how much of the total FDA animal 
drug review workload was accounted for by each type of application or 
submission in the table during the most recent five years. Column 5 is 
the weighted percent change in each category of workload, and was 
derived by multiplying the weighting factor in each line in column 4 by 
the percent change from the base years in column 3. At the bottom right 
of table 4 the sum of the values in column 5 is added, reflecting a 
total change in workload of 3.3206 percent for FY 2017. This is the 
workload adjuster for FY 2017.

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                                     Table 4--Workload Adjuster Calculation
                                      [Numbers may not add due to rounding]
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                                     Column 1        Column 2        Column 3        Column 4        Column 5
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        Application type          5-year average   Latest 5-year                     Weighting       Weighted
                                   (base years)       average     Percent change      factor      percent change
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New Animal Drug Applications              9.8000         13.4000         36.7347          0.0250          0.9168
 (NADAs)........................
Supplemental NADAs with Safety            9.6000         12.4000         29.1667          0.0342          0.9971
 or Efficacy Data...............
Manufacturing Supplements.......        361.0000        324.6000        -10.0831          0.1565         -1.5783
Investigational Study                   216.4000        204.6000         -5.4529          0.6002         -3.2727
 Submissions....................
Investigational Protocol                133.6000        179.0000         33.9820          0.1841          6.2577
 Submissions....................
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    FY 2017 Workload Adjuster...  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............          3.3206
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    FDA experienced an increase in the number of new animal drug 
applications (NADAs) and supplemental NADAs with safety or 
effectiveness data. Over the last several years FDA has seen an 
increase in the number of animal drug products brought by animal drug 
sponsors for review in the drug evaluation process. These new animal 
drug products come from both existing animal drug sponsors as well as 
sponsors new to the animal drug market. The increase in new animal drug 
products have contributed to an increase in the number of protocol 
submissions and NADAs submitted for many novel drug classes and novel 
indications for both food-producing animals and companion animals. FDA 
can expect that the increases in reviewed protocols will lead in the 
near future to an increase in the number of Investigational Study 
Submissions and NADAs or supplemental NADAs as sponsors work their 
products through the regulatory review process. Additionally, FDA has 
seen an increase in the number of animal drug sponsors pursuing 
multiple changes to their existing NADAs (e.g., new indications, new 
species, changes in dosage). For this reason we are seeing an increase 
in the number of supplemental NADAs with safety or effectiveness data. 
As a result, the statutory revenue amount after the inflation 
adjustment ($22,912,114) must now be increased by 3.3206 percent to 
reflect the changes in review workload (workload adjustment), for a 
total fee revenue target of $23,673,000 (rounded to the nearest 
thousand dollars).

D. FY 2017 Fee Revenue Amounts

    ADUFA III specifies that the revenue amount of $23,673,000 for FY 
2017 is to be divided as follows: 20 percent, or a total of $4,734,000 
(rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come from application 
fees; 27 percent, or a total of $6,392,000 (rounded to the nearest 
thousand dollars), is to come from product fees; 26 percent, or a total 
of $6,155,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come 
from establishment fees; and 27 percent, or a total of $6,392,000 
(rounded to the nearest thousand dollars), is to come from sponsor fees 
(21 U.S.C. 379j-12(b)).

III. Application Fee Calculations for FY 2017

A. Application Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Applications

    Each person that submits an animal drug application or a 
supplemental animal drug application shall be subject to an application 
fee, with limited exceptions (see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12 (a)(1)). The term 
``animal drug application'' means an application for approval of any 
new animal drug submitted under section 512(b)(1) (21 U.S.C. 379j-
11(1)). A ``supplemental animal drug application'' is defined as a 
request to the Secretary to approve a change in an animal drug 
application which has been approved, or a request to the Secretary to 
approve a change to an application approved under section 512(c)(2) for 
which data with respect to safety or effectiveness are required (21 
U.S.C. 379j-11(2)). The application fees are to be set so that they 
will generate $4,734,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017. The fee for a 
supplemental animal drug application for which safety or effectiveness 
data are required and for an animal drug application subject to 
criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act is to be set at 
50 percent of the animal drug application fee (21 U.S.C. 379j-
12(a)(1)(A)(ii)).
    To set animal drug application fees and supplemental animal drug 
application fees to realize $4,734,000 FDA must first make some 
assumptions about the number of fee-paying applications and supplements 
the Agency will receive in FY 2017.
    The Agency knows the number of applications that have been 
submitted in previous years. That number fluctuates from year to year. 
In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug 
application fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that the number of 
applications that will pay fees in FY 2017 will equal the average 
number of submissions over the five most recent completed years of the 
ADUFA program (FY 2011 to FY 2015). FDA believes that this is a 
reasonable approach after 12 completed years of experience with this 
program.
    Over the five most recent completed years, the average number of 
animal drug applications that would have been subject to the full fee 
was 7.2. Over this same period, the average number of supplemental 
applications and applications subject to the criteria set forth in 
section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act that would have been subject to half 
of the full fee was 12.6.

B. Application Fee Rates for FY 2017

    FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 7.2 
applications that pay the full fee and the estimated 12.6 supplemental 
applications and applications subject to the criteria set forth in 
section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act that pay half of the full fee will 
generate a total of $4,734,000. To generate this amount, the fee for an 
animal drug application, rounded to the nearest $100, will have to be 
$350,700, and the fee for a supplemental animal drug application for 
which safety or effectiveness data are required and for applications 
subject to the criteria set forth in section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act 
will have to be $175,350.

IV. Product Fee Calculations for FY 2017

A. Product Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Products

    The animal drug product fee (also referred to as the product fee) 
must be paid annually by the person named as the applicant in a new 
animal drug

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application or supplemental new animal drug application for an animal 
drug product submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act 
(21 U.S.C. 360), and who had an animal drug application or supplemental 
animal drug application pending at FDA after September 1, 2003 (21 
U.S.C. 379j-12(a)(2)). The term ``animal drug product'' means each 
specific strength or potency of a particular active ingredient or 
ingredients in final dosage form marketed by a particular manufacturer 
or distributor, which is uniquely identified by the labeler code and 
product code portions of the national drug code, and for which an 
animal drug application or a supplemental animal drug application has 
been approved (21 U.S.C. 379j-11(3)). The product fees are to be set so 
that they will generate $6,392,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017.
    To set animal drug product fees to realize $6,392,000, FDA must 
make some assumptions about the number of products for which these fees 
will be paid in FY 2017. FDA developed data on all animal drug products 
that have been submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act 
and matched this to the list of all persons who had an animal drug 
application or supplement pending after September 1, 2003. As of June 
2016, FDA estimates that there are a total of 804 products submitted 
for listing by persons who had an animal drug application or 
supplemental animal drug application pending after September 1, 2003. 
Based on this, FDA estimates that a total of 804 products will be 
subject to this fee in FY 2017.
    In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug 
product fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that 3 percent of the products 
invoiced, or 24, will not pay fees in FY 2017 due to fee waivers and 
reductions. FDA has kept this estimate at 3 percent this year, based on 
historical data over the past 5 completed years of the ADUFA program. 
Based on experience over the first 12 completed years of the ADUFA 
program, FDA believes that this is a reasonable basis for estimating 
the number of fee-paying products in FY 2017.
    Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 780 (804 minus 
24) products will be subject to product fees in FY 2017.

B. Product Fee Rates for FY 2017

    FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 780 
products that pay fees will generate a total of $6,392,000. To generate 
this amount will require the fee for an animal drug product, rounded to 
the nearest $5, to be $8,195.

V. Establishment Fee Calculations for FY 2017

A. Establishment Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Establishments

    The animal drug establishment fee (also referred to as the 
establishment fee) must be paid annually by the person who: (1) Owns or 
operates, directly or through an affiliate, an animal drug 
establishment; (2) is named as the applicant in an animal drug 
application or supplemental animal drug application for an animal drug 
product submitted for listing under section 510 of the FD&C Act; (3) 
had an animal drug application or supplemental animal drug application 
pending at FDA after September 1, 2003; and (4) whose establishment 
engaged in the manufacture of the animal drug product during the fiscal 
year (see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12(a)(3)). An establishment subject to animal 
drug establishment fees is assessed only one such fee per fiscal year. 
The term ``animal drug establishment'' is defined as a foreign or 
domestic place of business which is at one general physical location 
consisting of one or more buildings all of which are within 5 miles of 
each other, at which one or more animal drug products are manufactured 
in final dosage form (21 U.S.C. 379j-11(4)). The establishment fees are 
to be set so that they will generate $6,155,000 in fee revenue for FY 
2017.
    To set animal drug establishment fees to realize $6,155,000, FDA 
must make some assumptions about the number of establishments for which 
these fees will be paid in FY 2017. FDA developed data on all animal 
drug establishments and matched this to the list of all persons who had 
an animal drug application or supplement pending after September 1, 
2003. As of June 2016, FDA estimates that there are a total of 62 
establishments owned or operated by persons who had an animal drug 
application or supplemental animal drug application pending after 
September 1, 2003. Based on this, FDA believes that 62 establishments 
will be subject to this fee in FY 2017.
    In estimating the fee revenue to be generated by animal drug 
establishment fees in FY 2017, FDA is assuming that 11 percent of the 
establishments invoiced, or seven, will not pay fees in FY 2017 due to 
fee waivers and reductions. FDA has reduced this estimate from 12 
percent to 11 percent this year, based on historical data over the past 
5 completed years. Based on experience over the past 12 completed years 
of the ADUFA program, FDA believes that this is a reasonable basis for 
estimating the number of fee-paying establishments in FY 2017.
    Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 55 establishments 
(62 minus 7) will be subject to establishment fees in FY 2017.

B. Establishment Fee Rates for FY 2017

    FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 55 
establishments that pay fees will generate a total of $6,155,000. To 
generate this amount will require the fee for an animal drug 
establishment, rounded to the nearest $50, to be $111,900.

VI. Sponsor Fee Calculations for FY 2017

A. Sponsor Fee Revenues and Numbers of Fee-Paying Sponsors

    The animal drug sponsor fee (also referred to as the sponsor fee) 
must be paid annually by each person who: (1) Is named as the applicant 
in an animal drug application, except for an approved application for 
which all subject products have been removed from listing under section 
510 of the FD&C Act, or has submitted an investigational animal drug 
submission that has not been terminated or otherwise rendered inactive 
and (2) had an animal drug application, supplemental animal drug 
application, or investigational animal drug submission pending at FDA 
after September 1, 2003 (see 21 U.S.C. 379j-11(6) and 379j-12(a)(4)). 
An animal drug sponsor is subject to only one such fee each fiscal year 
(see 21 U.S.C. 379j-12(a)(4)). The sponsor fees are to be set so that 
they will generate $6,392,000 in fee revenue for FY 2017.
    To set animal drug sponsor fees to realize $6,392,000, FDA must 
make some assumptions about the number of sponsors who will pay these 
fees in FY 2017. Based on the number of firms that would have met this 
definition in each of the past 12 completed years of the ADUFA program, 
FDA estimates that a total of 189 sponsors will meet this definition in 
FY 2017.
    Careful review indicates that 35 percent of these sponsors will 
qualify for minor use/minor species waiver or reduction (21 U.S.C. 
379j-12(d)(1)(D)). Based on the Agency's experience to date with 
sponsor fees, FDA's current best estimate is that an additional 32 
percent will qualify for other waivers or reductions, for a total of 67 
percent of the sponsors invoiced, or 127, who will not pay fees in FY 
2017 due to fee waivers and reductions. FDA has increased this estimate 
from 65 percent

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to 67 percent this year, based on historical data over the past 5 
completed years of the ADUFA program. FDA believes that this is a 
reasonable basis for estimating the number of fee-paying sponsors in FY 
2017.
    Accordingly, the Agency estimates that a total of 62 sponsors (189 
minus 127) will be subject to and pay sponsor fees in FY 2017.

B. Sponsor Fee Rates for FY 2017

    FDA must set the fee rates for FY 2017 so that the estimated 62 
sponsors that pay fees will generate a total of $6,392,000. To generate 
this amount will require the fee for an animal drug sponsor, rounded to 
the nearest $50, to be $103,100.

VII. Fee Schedule for FY 2017

    The fee rates for FY 2017 are summarized in Table 5.

                       Table 5--FY 2017 Fee Rates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Fee rate for
              Animal drug user fee category                 FY 2017 ($)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal Drug Application Fees:
    Animal Drug Application.............................         350,700
    Supplemental Animal Drug Application for Which               175,350
     Safety or Effectiveness Data are Required or Animal
     Drug Application Subject to the Criteria Set Forth
     in Section 512(d)(4) of the FD&C Act...............
    Animal Drug Product Fee.............................           8,195
    Animal Drug Establishment Fee \1\...................         111,900
    Animal Drug Sponsor Fee \2\.........................         103,100
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ An animal drug establishment is subject to only one such fee each
  fiscal year.
\2\ An animal drug sponsor is subject to only one such fee each fiscal
  year.

VIII. Procedures for Paying the FY 2017 Fees

A. Application Fees and Payment Instructions

    The appropriate application fee established in the new fee schedule 
must be paid for an animal drug application or supplement subject to 
fees under ADUFA III that is submitted on or after October 1, 2016. 
Payment must be made in U.S. currency by check, bank draft, U.S. postal 
money order payable to the order of the Food and Drug Administration, 
wire transfer, or electronically using Pay.gov. The preferred payment 
method is online using electronic check (Automated Clearing House (ACH) 
also known as eCheck) or credit card (Discover, VISA, MasterCard, 
American Express). Secure electronic payments can be submitted using 
the User Fees Payment Portal at https://userfees.fda.gov/pay or the 
Pay.gov payment option is available to you after you submit a cover 
sheet. Once you search for your invoice, click ``Pay Now'' to be 
redirected to Pay.gov. Note that electronic payment options are based 
on the balance due. Payment by credit card is available for balances 
less than $25,000. If the balance exceeds this amount, only the ACH 
option is available. Payments must be drawn on U.S bank accounts as 
well as U.S. credit cards.
    On your check, bank draft, or U.S. postal money order, please write 
your application's unique Payment Identification Number (PIN), 
beginning with the letters AD, from the upper right-hand corner of your 
completed Animal Drug User Fee Cover Sheet. Also write the FDA post 
office box number (P.O. Box 979033) on the enclosed check, bank draft, 
or money order. Your payment and a copy of the completed Animal 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 by wire transfer, send payment to: U.S. 
Department of Treasury, TREAS NYC, 33 Liberty St., New York, NY 10045, 
FDA Deposit Account Number: 75060099, U.S. Department of Treasury 
routing/transit number: 021030004, SWIFT Number: FRNYUS33, Beneficiary: 
FDA, 8455 Colesville Rd., 14th Floor, 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 address is for courier delivery only. If you have any 
questions concerning courier delivery contact the U.S. Bank at 314-418-
4013. This telephone 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 application arrives at FDA's CVM. FDA records the official 
application receipt date as the later of the following: The date the 
application was received by FDA's CVM, or the date U.S. Bank notifies 
FDA that your payment in the full amount has been received, or when the 
U.S. Treasury notifies FDA of receipt of an electronic or wire transfer 
payment. U.S. Bank and the U.S. Treasury are required to notify FDA 
within 1 working day, using the PIN described previously.

B. Application Cover Sheet Procedures

    Step One--Create a user account and password. Log on to the ADUFA 
Web site at http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/UserFees/AnimalDrugUserFeeActADUFA/default.htm and, under Tools and Resources, 
click ``The Animal Drug User Fee Cover Sheet'' and then click ``Create 
ADUFA User Fee Cover Sheet.'' 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 Drug User 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 Drug 
User Fee Cover Sheet. One cover sheet is needed for each animal drug 
application or supplement. 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 it electronically to FDA and you will be able 
to print a copy of your cover sheet showing your unique PIN.

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    Step Three--Send the payment for your application as described in 
section VIII.A.
    Step Four--Please submit your application and a copy of the 
completed Animal 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.

C. Product, Establishment, and Sponsor Fees

    By December 31, 2016, FDA will issue invoices and payment 
instructions for product, establishment, and sponsor fees for FY 2017 
using this fee schedule. Payment will be due by January 31, 2017. FDA 
will issue invoices in November 2017 for any products, establishments, 
and sponsors subject to fees for FY 2017 that qualify for fees after 
the December 2016 billing.

    Dated: July 22, 2016.
Leslie Kux,
Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-17848 Filed 7-27-16; 8:45 am]
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