FDA — Menthol Cigarette Presentations: Interim Response, March 17, 2011


March 17, 2011

Mr. Jim Tozzi
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
Suite 500 
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC  20009

Re: Request for Correction pursuant to the Data Quality Act: FDA Studies on Menthol and Cigarettes

Dear Mr. Tozzi:

Your request for correction under the Data Quality Act, HHS Information Quality Guidelines, and FDA’s Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Information Disseminated to the Public, which was received on September 20, 2010, is still under review.  FDA will not be able to meet the date of March 19, 2011, as indicated in prior correspondence.  We now anticipate that a response will be forwarded to you by May 19, 2011.


Les Weinstein 
CTP Ombudsman
Office of the Director