Department of Health and Human Services December 19, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Medical Devices; Ophthalmic Devices; Classification of the Tear Electrostimulation Device
Document Number: 2017-27280
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the tear electrostimulation device into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the tear electrostimulation device's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens.
New Insights for Product Development and Bioequivalence Assessments of Generic Orally Inhaled and Nasal Drug Products; Public Workshop; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-27279
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the following public workshop entitled ``New Insights for Product Development and Bioequivalence Assessments of Generic Orally Inhaled and Nasal Drug Products.'' The purposes of the workshop are to present the outcomes from the research projects conducted under the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA) Regulatory Science Research Program; discuss how regulatory science initiatives have helped address regulatory science knowledge gaps by providing insights on factors that influence the performance of generic orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs); share the Agency's experience on the utility of novel analytical tools and methods developed under the regulatory science initiative for generic OINDP product development and bioequivalence assessments; and obtain input from the public on what, when, where, and how analytical methods and procedures should be applied in the development and review of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for complex OINDPs.
Medical Devices; Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices; Classification of the Fetal Head Elevator
Document Number: 2017-27277
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the fetal head elevator into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the fetal head elevator's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prominent and Conspicuous Mark of Manufacturers on Single-Use Devices
Document Number: 2017-27276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA 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 reprocessed, single-use device labeling.
Standards Development and the Use of Standards in Regulatory Submissions Reviewed in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27275
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft document entitled ``Standards Development and the Use of Standards in Regulatory Submissions Reviewed in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.'' The draft guidance document recognizes the value of standards and encourages the use of appropriate standards to facilitate the evaluation of products regulated by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER). The guidance describes CBER's recommendations on the use of standards in product development and the use of such standards in CBER's managed review process. The draft guidance does not endorse the activities of specific Standards Development Organizations or recommend specific standards for use in regulatory submissions.
Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations
Document Number: 2017-27258
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed revision of the information collection project titled Data Collection for the Residential Care Community and Adult Day Services Center Components of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. CDC seeks to collect data for the residential care community and adult day services center components for the 2018 wave of the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.
Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Document Number: 2017-27257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Good Laboratory Practice Regulations for Nonclinical Studies
Document Number: 2017-27255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27251
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment.
Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Applications for Six Camel Snus Smokeless Tobacco Products Submitted by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Availability
Document Number: 2017-27246
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability for public comment of modified risk tobacco product applications (MRTPAs) for six Camel Snus smokeless tobacco products submitted by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27225
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health