Office of Diversion Control, US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF

EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF

Emergency Authorization for Disaster Relief - Domestic and International

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, has established this link for emergency disaster requests only by DEA Registrants requesting authorization to quickly move controlled substances in response to domestic or international disaster relief efforts.

Requests to transport controlled substances for international medical missions that are not part of a current disaster or emergency should be directed to: Medical.Mission@usdoj.gov

Requests for DEA emergency authorization involving controlled substances may be relayed through this website 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Requests must be approved by DEA before the movement of controlled substances is authorized.

To expedite your request, please e-mail the following information 48 hours in advance of your proposed travel to:
Natural.Disaster@usdoj.gov

  1. E-mail subject line must state: Domestic Request or International Request
  2. Registrant Name
  3. DEA Registration Number
  4. Contact Information:
    • Office Telephone Number
    • Cellular Telephone Number
    • E-mail Address
    • Fax Number
  5. Destination
  6. Travel Date, Time, and Method of Travel
  7. Complete List of Controlled Substance(s) to be transported including:
    Drug Name, Strength, Form, and Total Quantity

    Example:


    Drug Name Strength Form Quantity
    Oxycodone 30/325mg Tablet 500
    Ketamine 1ml @ 10mg/ml Vial 40


  8. Any other information which is pertinent to the emergency authorization
Emergency Disaster Relief
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  •  DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
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