FDA's comment period for proposed sunscreen rule extended

November 29, 2007

FDA extends comment period for proposed sunscreen rule

The FDA announced it will be extending the comment period on the agency's proposed sunscreen regulation to Dec. 26. The comment period was set to expire on Nov. 26. Typically, comment periods for federal rules is 90 days. The sunscreen rule, when finalized, will amend the 1999 FDA final rule on sunscreen products that protect against ultraviolet B (UVB) rays and incorporates new testing and labeling requirements for products that protect against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. Comments must be identified with Docket No. 1978N-0038 and can be submitted to www.regulations.gov. For more information, visit