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ARCOS Registrant Handbook

Revised as of August 1997

PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION

Section 1: ARCOS Overview

1.1 WHAT IS ARCOS?

1.2 ARCOS’ RELATIONSHIP TO DRUG INVENTORY AUDIT

1.3 ARCOS’ RELATIONSHIP TO UNITED NATIONS

1.4 REPORTING: WHO and WHAT

1.5 WHO MUST NOT REPORT?

1.6 MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS

Section 2: Reporting Requirements

2.1 GENERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

2.2 RETAINING COPIES

2.3 REPORTING MEDIA

2.4 REPORTING FREQUENCY

2.5 TRANSMITTAL INFORMATION

2.6 ARCOS REGISTRANTS AND REPORTERS

2.7 CENTRAL REPORTING

Section 3: Reporting Media

3.1 REPORTING MEDIA TYPES

3.2 CONFORMING TO SPECIFICATIONS

3.3 LABELING MEDIA

3.4 PACKING MEDIA FOR MAILING

3.5 QUESTIONS

3.6 MANUAL REPORTING

3.7 MAGNETIC TAPE REPORTING

3.8 MAGNETIC DISKETTE REPORTING

PART II: REPORT PREPARATION - INTRODUCTION TO PART II

Section 4: Control Record

4.1 RECORD TYPES

4.2 CONTROL RECORD

4.3 CONTROL RECORD FORMAT

4.4 ARCOS REPORT

4.5 ARCOS INPUT STREAM EXAMPLES

Section 5: Transaction Record

5.1 TRANSACTION RECORD

5.2 DEA FORM 333: DUPLICATING DATA

5.3 REPORTING REGISTRANT NUMBER

5.4 TRANSACTION CODE

5.5 INVENTORY TRANSACTION CODES

5.6 ACQUISITION TRANSACTION CODES

5.7 DISPOSITION TRANSACTION CODES

5.8 MISCELLANEOUS TRANSACTION CODES

5.9 ACTION INDICATOR (Formerly DELETE INDICATOR)

5.10 NATIONAL DRUG CODE (NDC)

5.11 QUANTITY

5.12 UNIT CODE

5.13 ASSOCIATE REGISTRANT NUMBER

5.14 DEA ORDER FORM NUMBER

5.15 TRANSACTION DATE

5.16 CORRECTION TRANSACTION

5.17 STRENGTH

5.18 TRANSACTION IDENTIFIER

5.19 DOCUMENT IDENTIFIER

Section 6: Manufacturing Activities

6.1 GENERAL

6.2 NARCOTICS

6.3 PSYCHOTROPICS

6.4 MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES FOR CODES N, W, L, Q, J

PART III: SYSTEM OUTPUT

Section 7: Edit Listings

PART IV: REFERENCE - APPENDICES

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
Glossary


CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address - Notice: This information has been updated as of February 2000

Drug Enforcement Administration
Attn: ARCOS Unit
P.O. Box 2520
Springfield, VA 22152-2520

Courier Service/Overnight Mailing Address
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Headquarters
ATTN: ARCOS Unit
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152

Office Voice Phone Number:
1-800-882-9539
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST/EDT

Office Fax Phone Number:
(202) 307-8612
Hours: 7 days/week 24 hours/day


SUMMARY OF REPORTING CHANGES

  • Transaction Code is new. Transaction Codes 5, R, and V have new meanings.
  • Transaction date can be outside the period covered when a transaction is identified as a late (insertion), deletion, or adjustment transaction or when a correction number is entered.
  • The Lot Number field has been replaced by the correction number field.
  • The Submission Control form has been eliminated and replaced by the bar code label.
  • Delete Indicator has been renamed "Action Indicator." The permissible entries in the Action Indicator field are D, A, and I.
  • Mixed media reporting, automated and manual, is no longer accepted. Corrections must be included with regular monthly or quarterly reports rather than being submitted separately.

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