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Notices - 1998

[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 52 (Wednesday, March 18, 1998)] [Notices] [Pages 13270-13271] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 98-6963]


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of information collection under review; Application for Permit to Import Controlled Substances for Domestic and/or Scientific Purposes pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952.


Office of Management and Budget approval is being sought for the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 29, 1997 at 62FR67661, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments until April 17, 1998. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Office, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395-7285. Comments may also be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, Information Management and Security Staff, Attention: Department Clearance Officer, Suite 850, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to DOJ via facsimile to (202) 514-1590.

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more the following four points:

1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of the information collection:

1. Type of Information Collection: Extension of previously approved collection.

2. Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Permit to Import Controlled Substances for Domestic

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and/or Scientific Purposes pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952.

3. Agency form number: DEA Form 357, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice.

4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit.

Title 21, Section 1312.11 of the Code of Federal Regulations promulgated under the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act, 21 U.S.C. 951, et seq., requires that any registrant who desires to import into the United States any Schedule I or II controlled substance, any Schedule III, IV or V narcotic controlled substance, or any specifically designated Schedule III non-narcotic controlled substance must have an import permit. In order to obtain the permit, an application for permit must be made to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on DEA Form 357.

5. An estimate of the total estimated number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 237 respondents at 1 response per year at 15 minutes per response.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 59.25 annual burden hours.

If additional information is required contact: Mr. Robert B. Briggs, Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Suite 850, Washington Center, 1001 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20530.

Dated: March 12, 1998.

Robert B. Briggs,
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

[FR Doc. 98-6963 Filed 3-17-98; 8:45 am]

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