Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food, 65825-65827 [2020-22939]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices II. Participation Drug product manufacturers located in the United States that are interested in participating in the QMM FDF Pilot Program should submit a written request directly to Seongjin (Cindy) Pak (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Participation in the QMM FDF Pilot Program is voluntary. Participants in the Quality Metrics Feedback Program are encouraged to participate in the QMM FDF Pilot Program. FDA will select up to nine participants for the QMM FDF Pilot Program. Participation in the QMM FDF Pilot Program is limited to domestic manufacturing facilities since FDA’s funding source for this program is specific to activities related to domestic manufacturing. A. Selection Criteria jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES To be considered for the QMM FDF Pilot Program, participants must meet the following selection criteria: 1. Participant is a U.S.-based manufacturing facility of prescription and/or OTC drug products. 2. All FDA inspection(s) of the manufacturing facility conducted within the 5 years prior to October 1, 2020, received a final classification of ‘‘No Action Indicated’’ or ‘‘Voluntary Action Indicated.’’ 3. Participant agrees to: a. Permit a third-party contractor to conduct a QMM assessment, whether the assessment is conducted on-site or remotely. FDA will identify an external contractor having the expertise to assess QMM, and FDA staff will join the contractor for the assessment. b. Collect and submit metrics data to FDA and the contractor by an agreed upon date, prior to the assessment. As part of the scoping discussions for the assessment, FDA will provide the manufacturer with templates and additional details about the data collection. c. Be available for consultations with the contractor and FDA prior to and after the assessment, including discussions regarding the participant’s established QMM-related activities and the contractor’s post-assessment recommendations regarding these activities. During this QMM FDF Pilot Program, the contractor and FDA staff will be available to answer questions and address concerns that arise. B. Information To Include in the Request When submitting a request to participate in the QMM FDF Pilot Program, include the information below to aid in FDA’s selection and planning. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 FDA will not consider requests submitted without the following minimal information: 1. A contact person (name and email); 2. manufacturing facility location; 3. facility FDA Establishment Identifier and Data Universal Numbering System numbers; 4. a brief description of the manufacturing operations conducted at the facility; 5. preferred dates for the assessment; 6. written confirmation that the facility meets the selection criteria in section II.A, including agreement to items 3a–c; 7. written confirmation that the facility can handle a visit of up to 10 FDA staff and contractors; and 8. a brief description of prior experiences undergoing an assessment related to the maturity of the facility’s quality culture, including the name of the organization that conducted the assessment and date of the assessment. Dated: October 13, 2020. Lauren K. Roth, Acting Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–22976 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2018–N–0073] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or Agency) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (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 the information collection provisions of our requirements for food irradiation processors. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65825 Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection of information by December 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before December 15, 2020. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of December 15, 2020. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service acceptance receipt is on or before that date. DATES: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets Management Staff, 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– 2018–N–0073 for ‘‘Agency Information E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 65826 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food.’’ Received comments, those filed in a timely manner (see ADDRESSES), will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 240–402–7500. • Confidential Submissions—To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states ‘‘THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.’’ The Agency will review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. Submit both copies to the Dockets Management Staff. If you do not wish your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of your comments and you must identify this information as ‘‘confidential.’’ Any information marked as ‘‘confidential’’ will not be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: https:// www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-201509-18/pdf/2015-23389.pdf. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, 240–402–7500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Domini Bean, Office of Operations, Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A–12M, 11601 Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301–796–5733, PRAStaff@ fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), 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. Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food OMB Control Number 0910–0186— Extension This information collection supports FDA regulations. Specifically, under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 321(s) and 348), food irradiation is subject to regulation under the food additive premarket approval provisions of the FD&C Act. The regulations providing for uses of irradiation in the production, processing, and handling of food are found in part 179 (21 CFR part 179). To ensure safe use of a radiation source, § 179.21(b)(1) (21 CFR 179.21(b)(1)) requires that the label of sources bear appropriate and accurate information identifying the source of radiation and the maximum (or minimum and maximum) energy of the emitted radiation. Section 179.21(b)(2) requires that the label or accompanying labeling bear adequate directions for installation and use and a statement supplied by us that indicates maximum dose of radiation allowed. Section 179.26(c) (21 CFR 179.26(c)) requires that the label or accompanying labeling bear a logo and a radiation disclosure statement. Section 179.25(e) (21 CFR 179.25(e)) requires that food processors who treat food with radiation make and retain, for 1 year past the expected shelf life of the products up to a maximum of 3 years, specified records relating to the irradiation process (e.g., the food treated, lot identification, scheduled process, etc.). The records required by § 179.25(e) are used by our inspectors to assess compliance with the regulation that establishes limits within which radiation may be safely used to treat food. We cannot ensure safe use without a method to assess compliance with the dose limits, and there are no practicable methods for analyzing most foods to determine whether they have been treated with ionizing radiation and are within the limitations set forth in part 179. Records inspection is the only way to determine whether firms are complying with the regulations for treatment of foods with ionizing radiation. Description of Respondents: Respondents to the information collection are businesses engaged in the irradiation of food. We estimate the burden of this collection of information as follows: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1 Number of recordkeepers 21 CFR section 179.25(e), large processors ................................................. 179.25(e), small processors ................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Number of records per recordkeeper 4 4 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual records 300 30 E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 1,200 120 16OCN1 Average burden per recordkeeping 1 1 Total hours 1,200 120 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 201 / Friday, October 16, 2020 / Notices 65827 TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 1—Continued 21 CFR section Total .............................................................................. 1 There Number of recordkeepers Number of records per recordkeeper Total annual records Average burden per recordkeeping ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,320 are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of information. Based on a review of the information collection since our last request for OMB approval, we have made no adjustments to our burden estimate. Our estimate of the recordkeeping burden under § 179.25(e) is based on our experience regulating the safe use of radiation as a direct food additive. The number of firms who process food using irradiation is extremely limited. We estimate that there are four irradiation plants whose business is devoted primarily (i.e., approximately 100 percent) to irradiation of food and other agricultural products. Four other firms also irradiate small quantities of food. We estimate that this irradiation accounts for no more than 10 percent of the business for each of these firms. Therefore, the average estimated burden is based on four facilities devoting 100 percent of their business to food irradiation, and four facilities devoting 10 percent of their business to food irradiation. No burden has been estimated for the labeling requirements in §§ 179.21(b)(1), 179.21(b)(2), and 179.26(c) because the disclosures are supplied by FDA. Under 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2), the public disclosure of information originally supplied by the Federal Government to the recipient for the purpose of disclosure to the public is not subject to review by OMB under the PRA. Dated: October 9, 2020. Lauren K. Roth, Acting Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–22939 Filed 10–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2018–D–1216] Electronic Common Technical Document; Data Standards; Support Ends for Electronic Common Technical Document Module 1 U.S. Regional Document Type Definition Version 2.01 and Requirement Begins for Electronic Common Technical Document Module 1 U.S. Regional Document Type Definition Version 3.3 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA or Agency) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research are announcing the date that FDA will no longer support electronic submissions using the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) Backbone Files Specification for Module 1 Version 1.3, Comprehensive Table of Contents Headings and Hierarchy Version 1.2.2, U.S. Regional Document Type Definition (DTD) Version 2.01, and U.S. Regional Stylesheet Version 1.1, and will require electronic submissions to be submitted using eCTD Module 1 U.S. Regional DTD Version 3.3. The Agency will update the eCTD Submission Standards document to reflect these changes. DATES: The requirement for electronic submissions to be submitted using eCTD Module 1 U.S. Regional DTD Version 3.3 will begin on March 1, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit either electronic or written comments at any time as follows: SUMMARY: Electronic Submissions jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Total hours Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be made public, you are VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Oct 15, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets Management Staff, 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– 2018–D–1216 for ‘‘Electronic Common Technical Document; Data Standards; Support Ends for Electronic Common Technical Document Module 1 U.S. Regional Document Type Definition Version 2.01 and Requirement Begins for Electronic Common Technical Document Module 1 U.S. Regional Document Type Definition Version 3.3.’’ Received comments will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 240–402–7500. • Confidential Submissions—To submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 201 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2018-N-0073]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and 
Handling of Food

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, we, or Agency) is 
announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection 
of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (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 the information collection 
provisions of our requirements for food irradiation processors.

DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the collection 
of information by December 15, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, 
untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments 
must be submitted on or before December 15, 2020. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of December 15, 2020. Comments 
received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) 
will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery 
service acceptance receipt is on or before that date.

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted 
electronically, including attachments, to https://www.regulations.gov 
will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your comment will be 
made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your comment 
does not include any confidential information that you or a third party 
may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone 
else's Social Security number, or confidential business information, 
such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your 
name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in 
the body of your comments, that information will be posted on https://www.regulations.gov.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission and in the manner 
detailed (see ``Written/Paper Submissions'' and ``Instructions'').

Written/Paper Submissions

    Submit written/paper submissions as follows:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper 
submissions): Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
     For written/paper comments submitted to the Dockets 
Management Staff, 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-2018-N-0073 for ``Agency Information

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Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; 
Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food.'' 
Received comments, those filed in a timely manner (see ADDRESSES), will 
be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as 
``Confidential Submissions,'' publicly viewable at https://www.regulations.gov or at the Dockets Management Staff between 9 a.m. 
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 240-402-7500.
     Confidential Submissions--To submit a comment with 
confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly 
available, submit your comments only as a written/paper submission. You 
should submit two copies total. One copy will include the information 
you claim to be confidential with a heading or cover note that states 
``THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.'' The Agency will 
review this copy, including the claimed confidential information, in 
its consideration of comments. The second copy, which will have the 
claimed confidential information redacted/blacked out, will be 
available for public viewing and posted on https://www.regulations.gov. 
Submit both copies to the Dockets Management Staff. If you do not wish 
your name and contact information to be made publicly available, you 
can provide this information on the cover sheet and not in the body of 
your comments and you must identify this information as 
``confidential.'' Any information marked as ``confidential'' will not 
be disclosed except in accordance with 21 CFR 10.20 and other 
applicable disclosure law. For more information about FDA's posting of 
comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or 
access the information at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23389.pdf.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in 
the heading of this document, into the ``Search'' box and follow the 
prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, 
Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, 240-402-7500.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Domini Bean, Office of Operations, 
Food and Drug Administration, Three White Flint North, 10A-12M, 11601 
Landsdown St., North Bethesda, MD 20852, 301-796-5733, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), 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.

Irradiation in the Production, Processing, and Handling of Food

OMB Control Number 0910-0186--Extension

    This information collection supports FDA regulations. Specifically, 
under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 
Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 321(s) and 348), food irradiation is subject 
to regulation under the food additive premarket approval provisions of 
the FD&C Act. The regulations providing for uses of irradiation in the 
production, processing, and handling of food are found in part 179 (21 
CFR part 179). To ensure safe use of a radiation source, Sec.  
179.21(b)(1) (21 CFR 179.21(b)(1)) requires that the label of sources 
bear appropriate and accurate information identifying the source of 
radiation and the maximum (or minimum and maximum) energy of the 
emitted radiation. Section 179.21(b)(2) requires that the label or 
accompanying labeling bear adequate directions for installation and use 
and a statement supplied by us that indicates maximum dose of radiation 
allowed. Section 179.26(c) (21 CFR 179.26(c)) requires that the label 
or accompanying labeling bear a logo and a radiation disclosure 
statement. Section 179.25(e) (21 CFR 179.25(e)) requires that food 
processors who treat food with radiation make and retain, for 1 year 
past the expected shelf life of the products up to a maximum of 3 
years, specified records relating to the irradiation process (e.g., the 
food treated, lot identification, scheduled process, etc.). The records 
required by Sec.  179.25(e) are used by our inspectors to assess 
compliance with the regulation that establishes limits within which 
radiation may be safely used to treat food. We cannot ensure safe use 
without a method to assess compliance with the dose limits, and there 
are no practicable methods for analyzing most foods to determine 
whether they have been treated with ionizing radiation and are within 
the limitations set forth in part 179. Records inspection is the only 
way to determine whether firms are complying with the regulations for 
treatment of foods with ionizing radiation.
    Description of Respondents: Respondents to the information 
collection are businesses engaged in the irradiation of food.
    We estimate the burden of this collection of information as 
follows:

                               Table 1--Estimated Annual Recordkeeping Burden \1\
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                                                     Number of                        Average
         21 CFR section              Number of      records per    Total annual     burden per      Total hours
                                   recordkeepers   recordkeeper       records      recordkeeping
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179.25(e), large processors.....               4             300           1,200               1           1,200
179.25(e), small processors.....               4              30             120               1             120
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    Total.......................  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,320
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\1\ There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection of
  information.

    Based on a review of the information collection since our last 
request for OMB approval, we have made no adjustments to our burden 
estimate. Our estimate of the recordkeeping burden under Sec.  
179.25(e) is based on our experience regulating the safe use of 
radiation as a direct food additive. The number of firms who process 
food using irradiation is extremely limited. We estimate that there are 
four irradiation plants whose business is devoted primarily (i.e., 
approximately 100 percent) to irradiation of food and other 
agricultural products. Four other firms also irradiate small quantities 
of food. We estimate that this irradiation accounts for no more than 10 
percent of the business for each of these firms. Therefore, the average 
estimated burden is based on four facilities devoting 100 percent of 
their business to food irradiation, and four facilities devoting 10 
percent of their business to food irradiation.
    No burden has been estimated for the labeling requirements in 
Sec. Sec.  179.21(b)(1), 179.21(b)(2), and 179.26(c) because the 
disclosures are supplied by FDA. Under 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(2), the public 
disclosure of information originally supplied by the Federal Government 
to the recipient for the purpose of disclosure to the public is not 
subject to review by OMB under the PRA.

    Dated: October 9, 2020.
Lauren K. Roth,
Acting Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-22939 Filed 10-15-20; 8:45 am]
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