On Aug. 2, 2013, the FDA published its fiscal year 2014 user fee schedules in the Federal Register. The new user fees will be in effect Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. Although there has been industry concern of sequestration’s threat on the FDA User Fees, various industry trade groups and representatives have praised congressional efforts to pass legislation exempting those fees from sequestration. Below is a brief overview of the new rates for various types of User Fees in fiscal year 2014. Click here  to view table.