21 CFR 10.204 - General.

§ 10.204 General.

(a) FDA has for many years willingly committed itself to a policy of openness. In many instances FDA has sought to make the open portions of agency public administrative proceedings more accessible to public participation. Similarly, FDA has sought, wherever possible, to allow full written media access to its proceedings, so that members of the press would have the opportunity to provide first-hand reports. However, because electronic media coverage presents certain difficulties that are easier to resolve with advance notice to the agency and all participants, FDA believes that codification of its policy will facilitate and further increase media access to its public administrative proceedings. The agency intends to refer to this guideline when notices of hearing, or individual advisory committee meetings, are published in the Federal Register. Thus, all parties to a proceeding will be on notice that the proceeding may be recorded electronically and any person interested in videotaping or otherwise recording the proceeding will be notified that there are established procedures to be followed.

(b) The designated presiding officer of a public administrative proceeding retains the existing discretionary authority set forth in specific regulations pertaining to each type of administrative proceeding to regulate the conduct of the proceeding over which he or she presides. The responsibilities of the presiding officer, established elsewhere in parts 10 through 16, include an obligation to be concerned with the timely conduct of a hearing, the limited availability of certain witnesses, and reducing disruptions to the proceeding which may occur. Each proceeding varies, and the presiding officer cannot anticipate all that might occur. Discretionary authority to regulate conduct at a proceeding has traditionally been granted to presiding officers to enable them to fulfill their responsibility to maintain a fair and orderly hearing conducted in an expeditious manner.

(c) This guideline provides the presiding officer with a degree of flexibility in that it sets forth the agency's policy as well as the procedures that presiding officers should ordinarily follow, but from which they may depart in particular situations if necessary, subject to the presumption of openness of public proceedings to electronic media coverage. The presiding officer's discretion to establish additional procedures or to limit electronic coverage is to be exercised only in the unusual circumstances defined in this guideline. Even though a presiding officer may establish additional procedures or limits as may be required in a particular situation, he or she will be guided by the policy expressed in this guideline in establishing these conditions. The presiding officer may also be less restrictive, taking into account such factors as the duration of a hearing and the design of the room.

(d) If a portion or all of a proceeding is closed to the public because material is to be discussed that is not disclosable to the public under applicable laws, the proceeding also will be closed to electronic media coverage.

(e) The agency requests advance notice of intent to record a proceeding electronically to facilitate the orderly conduct of the proceeding. Knowledge of anticipated media coverage will allow the presiding officer to make any special arrangements required by the circumstances of the proceeding. The agency believes that this guideline establishes sufficiently specific criteria to promote uniformity.

(f) The agency would like to allow all interested media representatives to videotape a proceeding in which they have an interest. However, should space limitations preclude a multitude of cameras, the presiding officer may require pool sharing. In such a case, pool sharing arrangements of the resulting videotape should be made between those allowed to film and those who were excluded. Arrangements for who is designated to present the pool and a method of distributing the resulting film or tape may be determined by the established networks' pooling system. However, the agency has a strong commitment to ensuring that media representatives other than the major networks also be able to obtain a copy of the tape at cost. FDA is concerned that if the network pool representative wishes to record only a short portion of a proceeding, but an excluded party wishes to record the entire proceeding, confusion will result. The agency expects the interested media representatives to negotiate a suitable agreement among themselves before commencement of the proceeding. For example, the network pool representatives might agree to record a portion of the proceeding up to a break in the proceeding, at which time, while the network representative is disassembling equipment, another media representative might set up to continue recording. If an agreement cannot be reached before the proceeding, the agency will use the time of receipt of any advance notice to determine the representation for each category of media, e.g., one network reporter, one independent reporter. The agency recommends that parties intending to videotape provide as much advance notice as possible, so that the agency may best respond to the needs of the electronic media.

(g) To ensure the timely conduct of agency hearings and to prevent disruptions, equipment is to be stationary during a proceeding and should be set up and taken down when the proceeding is not in progress. As noted previously, the presiding officer may, at his or her discretion, be less restrictive if appropriate.

(h) The agency recognizes that electronic media representatives may desire only short footage of a proceeding, a facsimile of the proceeding, and/or interview opportunities and may be unnecessarily restricted by requirements for setting up before a proceeding and then waiting until a break in the proceeding before being permitted to take down their equipment. To accommodate this possibility, FDA's Press Relations Staff will attempt to make arrangements to respond to such needs by, for example, requesting that the presiding officer provide a break shortly after commencement of the proceeding to permit take down of equipment.

(i) The agency is making a full commitment to allowing, whenever possible, electronic coverage of its public administrative proceedings subject to the limited restrictions established in this guideline.

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 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 section 142; regulations; suspension and revocation of permits

§ 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. Pub. L. 101–647, title XIX, § 1905, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4853

§ 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

§ 343-1

§ 343-2

§ 343-3

§ 343a - Repealed. Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(1) [title V, § 517], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–73

§ 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

§ 350l - Mandatory recall authority

§ 350l-1

§ 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

§ 355-1

§ 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

§ 356-1

§ 356a - Manufacturing changes

§ 356b - Reports of postmarketing studies

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

§ 357 - Qualification of drug development tools

§ 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

§ 360e-1

§ 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

§ 360l - Postmarket surveillance

§ 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

§ 360ll - Notification of defects in and repair or replacement of electronic products

§ 360mm - Imports

§ 360nn - Inspection, records, and reports

§ 360oo - Prohibited acts

§ 360pp - Enforcement

§ 360qq - Repealed. Pub. L. 105–362, title VI, § 601(a)(2)(A), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3285

§ 360rr - Federal-State cooperation

§ 360ss - State standards

§ 360aaa to 360aaa–6 - Omitted

§ 360bbb - Expanded access to unapproved therapies and diagnostics

§ 360bbb-1

§ 360bbb-2

§ 360bbb-3

§ 360bbb-4

§ 360bbb-5

§ 360bbb-6

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

§ 360ccc-1

§ 360ccc-2

§ 361 - Adulterated cosmetics

§ 362 - Misbranded cosmetics

§ 363 - Regulations making exemptions

§ 364 - Repealed. Pub. L. 86–618, title I, § 103(a)(3), July 12, 1960, 74 Stat. 398

§ 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

§ 379d-1

§ 379d-2

§ 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

§ 379h-1

§ 379h-2

§ 379i - Definitions

§ 379j - Authority to assess and use device fees

§ 379j-1

§ 379j-11

§ 379j-12

§ 379j-13

§ 379j-21

§ 379j-22

§ 379j-31

§ 379k - Information system

§ 379l - Education

§ 379o - Environmental impact

§ 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

§ 379aa-1

§ 379dd - Establishment and functions of the Foundation

§ 379dd-1

§ 379dd-2

§ 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

§ 387a-1

§ 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

§ 387f-1

§ 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

§ 387l - Judicial review

§ 387m - Equal treatment of retail outlets

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

§ 387o - Regulation requirement

§ 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