21 CFR 10.85 - Advisory opinions.

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§ 10.85 Advisory opinions.
(a) An interested person may request an advisory opinion from the Commissioner on a matter of general applicability.
(1) The request will be granted whenever feasible.
(2) The request may be denied if:
(i) The request contains incomplete information on which to base an informed advisory opinion;
(ii) The Commissioner concludes that an advisory opinion cannot reasonably be given on the matter involved;
(iii) The matter is adequately covered by a prior advisory opinion or a regulation;
(iv) The request covers a particular product or ingredient or label and does not raise a policy issue of broad applicability; or
(v) The Commissioner otherwise concludes that an advisory opinion would not be in the public interest.
(b) A request for an advisory opinion is to be submitted in accordance with § 10.20, is subject to the provisions of § 10.30 (c) through (l), and must be in the following form:
(Date)
Division of Dockets Management, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
Request for Advisory Opinion
The undersigned submits this request for an advisory opinion of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs with respect to ___ (the general nature of the matter involved).
A. Issues involved.
(A concise statement of the issues and questions on which an opinion is requested.)
B. Statement of facts and law.
(A full statement of all facts and legal points relevant to the request.)
The undersigned certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, this request includes all data, information, and views relevant to the matter, whether favorable or unfavorable to the position of the undersigned, which is the subject of the request.
(Signature)
(Person making request)
(Mailing address)
(Telephone number)
(c) The Commissioner may respond to an oral or written request to the agency as a request for an advisory opinion, in which case the request will be filed with the Division of Dockets Management and be subject to this section.
(d) A statement of policy or interpretation made in the following documents, unless subsequently repudiated by the agency or overruled by a court, will constitute an advisory opinion:
(1) Any portion of a Federal Register notice other than the text of a proposed or final regulation, e.g., a notice to manufacturers or a preamble to a proposed or final regulation.
(2) Trade Correspondence (T.C. Nos. 1-431 and 1A-8A) issued by FDA between 1938 and 1946.
(3) Compliance policy guides issued by FDA beginning in 1968 and codified in the Compliance Policy Guides manual.
(4) Other documents specifically identified as advisory opinions, e.g., advisory opinions on the performance standard for diagnostic X-ray systems, issued before July 1, 1975, and filed in a permanent public file for prior advisory opinions maintained by the Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM-1029)
(e) An advisory opinion represents the formal position of FDA on a matter and except as provided in paragraph (f) of this section, obligates the agency to follow it until it is amended or revoked. The Commissioner may not recommend legal action against a person or product with respect to an action taken in conformity with an advisory opinion which has not been amended or revoked.
(f) In unusual situations involving an immediate and significant danger to health, the Commissioner may take appropriate civil enforcement action contrary to an advisory opinion before amending or revoking the opinion. This action may be taken only with the approval of the Commissioner, who may not delegate this function. Appropriate amendment or revocation of the advisory opinion involved will be expedited.
(g) An advisory opinion may be amended or revoked at any time after it has been issued. Notice of amendment or revocation will be given in the same manner as notice of the advisory opinion was originally given or in the Federal Register, and will be placed on public display as part of the file on the matter in the office of the Division of Dockets Management. The Division of Dockets Management shall maintain a separate chronological index of all advisory opinions filed. The index will specify the date of the request for the advisory opinion, the date of the opinion, and identification of the appropriate file.
(h) Action undertaken or completed in conformity with an advisory opinion which has subsequently been amended or revoked is acceptable to FDA unless the Commissioner determines that substantial public interest considerations preclude continued acceptance. Whenever possible, an amended or revoked advisory opinion will state when action previously undertaken or completed does not remain acceptable, and any transition period that may be applicable.
(i) An interested person may submit written comments on an advisory opinion or modified advisory opinion. Four copies of any comments are to be sent to the Division of Dockets Management for inclusion in the public file on the advisory opinion. Individuals may submit only one copy. Comments will be considered in determining whether further modification of an advisory opinion is warranted.
(j) An advisory opinion may be used in administrative or court proceedings to illustrate acceptable and unacceptable procedures or standards, but not as a legal requirement.
(k) A statement made or advice provided by an FDA employee constitutes an advisory opinion only if it is issued in writing under this section. A statement or advice given by an FDA employee orally, or given in writing but not under this section or § 10.90, is an informal communication that represents the best judgment of that employee at that time but does not constitute an advisory opinion, does not necessarily represent the formal position of FDA, and does not bind or otherwise obligate or commit the agency to the views expressed.
[44 FR 22323, Apr. 13, 1979, as amended at 46 FR 8455, Jan. 27, 1981; 59 FR 14364, Mar. 28, 1994; 65 FR 56477, Sept. 19, 2000; 76 FR 31469, June 1, 2011 ]

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  • 2014-11-14; vol. 79 # 220 - Friday, November 14, 2014
    1. 79 FR 68114 - Division of Freedom of Information; Change of Office Name, and Removal of Address, Telephone Number, and Fax Number; Technical Amendment
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This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
U.S. Code: Title 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS

§ 141 - Prohibition of importation without permit

§ 142 - Milk or cream when unfit for importation

§ 143 - Inspection; certified statement in lieu thereof; waiver of requirements of

§ 144 - Unlawful receiving of imported milk or cream

§ 145 - Penalties

§ 146 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 147 - Repeal of inconsistent laws

§ 148 - Powers of State with respect to milk or cream lawfully imported

§ 149 - Definitions

§ 321 - Definitions; generally

§ 321a - “Butter” defined

§ 321b - “Package” defined

§ 321c - Nonfat dry milk; “milk” defined

§ 321d - Market names for catfish and ginseng

§ 331 - Prohibited acts

§ 332 - Injunction proceedings

§ 333 - Penalties

§ 333a - Repealed.

§ 334 - Seizure

§ 335 - Hearing before report of criminal violation

§ 335a - Debarment, temporary denial of approval, and suspension

§ 335b - Civil penalties

§ 335c - Authority to withdraw approval of abbreviated drug applications

§ 336 - Report of minor violations

§ 337 - Proceedings in name of United States; provision as to subpoenas

§ 341 - Definitions and standards for food

§ 342 - Adulterated food

§ 343 - Misbranded food

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

§ 343a - Repealed.

§ 344 - Emergency permit control

§ 345 - Regulations making exemptions

§ 346 - Tolerances for poisonous or deleterious substances in food; regulations

§ 346a - Tolerances and exemptions for pesticide chemical residues

§ 346b - Authorization of appropriations

§ 347 - Intrastate sales of colored oleomargarine

§ 347a - Congressional declaration of policy regarding oleomargarine sales

§ 347b - Contravention of State laws

§ 348 - Food additives

§ 349 - Bottled drinking water standards; publication in Federal Register

§ 350 - Vitamins and minerals

§ 350a - Infant formulas

§ 350b - New dietary ingredients

§ 350c - Maintenance and inspection of records

§ 350d - Registration of food facilities

§ 350e - Sanitary transportation practices

§ 350f - Reportable food registry

§ 350g - Hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls

§ 350h - Standards for produce safety

§ 350i - Protection against intentional adulteration

§ 350j - Targeting of inspection resources for domestic facilities, foreign facilities, and ports of entry; annual report

§ 350k - Laboratory accreditation for analyses of foods

21 U.S. Code § -

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

§ 351 - Adulterated drugs and devices

§ 352 - Misbranded drugs and devices

§ 353 - Exemptions and consideration for certain drugs, devices, and biological products

§ 353a - Pharmacy compounding

§ 353b - Outsourcing facilities

§ 354 - Veterinary feed directive drugs

§ 355 - New drugs

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

§ 355a - Pediatric studies of drugs

§ 355b - Adverse-event reporting

§ 355c - Research into pediatric uses for drugs and biological products

§ 355d - Internal committee for review of pediatric plans, assessments, deferrals, deferral extensions, and waivers

§ 355e - Pharmaceutical security

§ 356 - Expedited approval of drugs for serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

§ 356a - Manufacturing changes

§ 356b - Reports of postmarketing studies

§ 356c - Discontinuance or interruption in the production of life-saving drugs

§ 357 - Repealed.

§ 358 - Authority to designate official names

§ 359 - Nonapplicability of subchapter to cosmetics

§ 360 - Registration of producers of drugs or devices

§ 360a - Clinical trial guidance for antibiotic drugs

§ 360b - New animal drugs

§ 360c - Classification of devices intended for human use

§ 360d - Performance standards

§ 360e - Premarket approval

21 U.S. Code § 221 to 237 - Repealed. July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title XIII,

§ 360f - Banned devices

§ 360g - Judicial review

§ 360h - Notification and other remedies

§ 360i - Records and reports on devices

§ 360j - General provisions respecting control of devices intended for human use

§ 360k - State and local requirements respecting devices

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 360m - Accredited persons

§ 360n - Priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases

§ 360aa - Recommendations for investigations of drugs for rare diseases or conditions

§ 360bb - Designation of drugs for rare diseases or conditions

§ 360cc - Protection for drugs for rare diseases or conditions

§ 360dd - Open protocols for investigations of drugs for rare diseases or conditions

§ 360ee - Grants and contracts for development of drugs for rare diseases and conditions

§ 360hh - Definitions

§ 360ii - Program of control

§ 360jj - Studies by Secretary

§ 360kk - Performance standards for electronic products

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 360mm - Imports

§ 360nn - Inspection, records, and reports

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 360pp - Enforcement

§ 360qq - Repealed.

§ 360rr - Federal-State cooperation

§ 360ss - State standards

§ 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 360bbb - Expanded access to unapproved therapies and diagnostics

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 360ccc - Conditional approval of new animal drugs for minor use and minor species

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 361 - Adulterated cosmetics

§ 362 - Misbranded cosmetics

§ 363 - Regulations making exemptions

§ 364 - Repealed.

§ 371 - Regulations and hearings

§ 372 - Examinations and investigations

§ 372a - Transferred

§ 373 - Records

§ 374 - Inspection

§ 374a - Inspections relating to food allergens

§ 375 - Publicity

§ 376 - Examination of sea food on request of packer; marking food with results; fees; penalties

§ 377 - Revision of United States Pharmacopoeia; development of analysis and mechanical and physical tests

§ 378 - Advertising of foods

§ 379 - Confidential information

§ 379a - Presumption of existence of jurisdiction

§ 379b - Consolidated administrative and laboratory facility

§ 379c - Transferred

§ 379d - Automation of Food and Drug Administration

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 379e - Listing and certification of color additives for foods, drugs, devices, and cosmetics

§ 379f - Recovery and retention of fees for freedom of information requests

§ 379g - Definitions

§ 379h - Authority to assess and use drug fees

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 379i - Definitions

§ 379j - Authority to assess and use device fees

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 379k - Information system

21 U.S. Code § -

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 379r - National uniformity for nonprescription drugs

§ 379s - Preemption for labeling or packaging of cosmetics

§ 379v - Safety report disclaimers

§ 379aa - Serious adverse event reporting for nonprescription drugs

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 379dd - Establishment and functions of the Foundation

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 381 - Imports and exports

§ 382 - Exports of certain unapproved products

§ 383 - Office of International Relations

§ 384 - Importation of prescription drugs

§ 384a - Foreign supplier verification program

§ 384b - Voluntary qualified importer program

§ 384c - Inspection of foreign food facilities

§ 384d - Accreditation of third-party auditors

§ 387 - Definitions

§ 387a - FDA authority over tobacco products

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 387b - Adulterated tobacco products

§ 387c - Misbranded tobacco products

§ 387d - Submission of health information to the Secretary

§ 387e - Annual registration

§ 387f - General provisions respecting control of tobacco products

21 U.S. Code § 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 387g - Tobacco product standards

§ 387h - Notification and other remedies

§ 387i - Records and reports on tobacco products

§ 387j - Application for review of certain tobacco products

§ 387k - Modified risk tobacco products

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 387m - Equal treatment of retail outlets

§ 387n - Jurisdiction of and coordination with the Federal Trade Commission

21 U.S. Code § -

§ 387p - Preservation of State and local authority

§ 387q - Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee

§ 387r - Drug products used to treat tobacco dependence

§ 387s - User fees

§ 387t - Labeling, recordkeeping, records inspection

§ 387u - Studies of progress and effectiveness

§ 391 - Separability clause

§ 392 - Exemption of meats and meat food products

§ 393 - Food and Drug Administration

§ 393a - Office of Pediatric Therapeutics

§ 394 - Scientific review groups

§ 395 - Loan repayment program

§ 396 - Practice of medicine

§ 397 - Contracts for expert review

§ 467f - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act applications

§ 679 - Application of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

§ 821 - Rules and regulations

§ 1034 - Inspection of egg products

U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Title 21 published on 2014-04-01

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  • 2014-11-19; vol. 79 # 223 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 68810 - Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Sixth Edition); Guidance for Industry; Availability
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      21 CFR Part 10