2019-08251. Food Handler Antiseptic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Request for Data and Information; Reopening of the Comment Period  

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    AGENCY:

    Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice; request for data and information; reopening of the comment period.

    SUMMARY:

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is reopening the comment period provided in the notice entitled “Food Handler Antiseptic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Request for Data and Information” that appeared in the Federal Register of December 7, 2018. That notice announced the establishment of a docket to obtain data, information, and comments that will assist the Agency in assessing the safety and effectiveness of food handler antiseptic drug products (i.e., antiseptic hand washes or rubs intended for use in food handling settings) for over-the-counter human use. The Agency is taking this action to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments, data, or information.

    DATES:

    FDA is reopening the comment period on the notice published on December 7, 2018 (83 FR 63168). Submit either electronic or written comments by July 23, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    You may submit comments, data, or information as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2019. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of July 23, 2019. 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-3458 for “Food Handler Antiseptic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Request for Data and Information; Reopening of Comment Period.” 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.

    • 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 Start Printed Page 17172for 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.gpo.gov/​fdsys/​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.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Pranvera Ikonomi, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 22, Rm. 5418, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, 240-402-0272.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    In the Federal Register of December 7, 2018 (83 FR 63168), FDA published a notice entitled “Food Handler Antiseptic Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use; Request for Data and Information” with a 60-day comment period to obtain data, information, and comments relating to the safety and effectiveness of food handler antiseptics. Following publication of the December 7, 2018, notice, FDA received a request to allow interested persons additional time to comment. FDA is reopening the comment period until July 23, 2019. The Agency believes that an additional 90 days will allow adequate time for interested persons to respond to FDA's specific requests for comments.

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    Dated: April 18, 2019.

    Lowell J. Schiller,

    Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-08251 Filed 4-23-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
04/24/2019
Department:
Health and Human Services Department
Agency:
Food and Drug Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice; request for data and information; reopening of the comment period.
Document Number:
2019-08251
Dates:
FDA is reopening the comment period on the notice published on December 7, 2018 (83 FR 63168). Submit either electronic or written comments by July 23, 2019.
Pages:
17171-17172 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket No. FDA-2018-N-3458
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-08251.pdf