This information collection supports
agency regulations regarding voluntary registration for cosmetic
firms and FDA's Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). The
VCRP provides FDA with information about the locations, business
trade names, and types of activity (manufacturing and packaging) of
participating establishments. FDA uses the information to support
implementation of the cosmetic regulatory provisions under the
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
This information collection
reflects agency adjustments. The total annual number of responses
reflects an overall increase from 7,827 to 12,187 responses (an
increase of 4,360 responses) and a total annual hour burden
increase from 1,987 to 3,233 hours (an increase of 1,246 hours). We
attribute the increase to industry growth, specifically an increase
in the number of respondents. Specific fluctuations to the
individual information collections are summarized in Q15.