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Notices - 1998

[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 138 (Monday, July 20, 1998)] [Notices] [Pages 38851-38852] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 98-19171]


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Extension of a currently approved collection; Reports of Suspicious Orders or Theft/ Loss of Listed Chemicals/Machines.


This proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 18, 1998. Request written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information.

Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

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

2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components 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 submissions of responses.

If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, if applicable, or additional information, please contact Patricia Good, 202-307-7297, Chief, Policy and Liaison Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537.

Overview of This Information:

(1) Type of information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

(2) The title of the form/collection: Reports of Suspicious Orders or Theft/Loss of Listed Chemicals/Machines.

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form No.: None.

Applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. 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.

Other: Individuals or households.

Abstract: Domestic Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 amends DEA's chemical recordkeeping and reporting requirements to remove the exemption for certain drugs which contain ephedrine. Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996 removed the exemption for combination

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ephedrine, pseudoephredrine and phenylpropanolamine drug products. Persons who previously were not required to keep records or make reports regarding sales of these products now must do so.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: 2,000 reporters. 2 responses per year x 10 minutes per response=680 hrs. 100 recordkeepers. 100 hours per recordkeeper=10,000 hrs.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 10,680 annual burden hours.

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the FOI and Records Management Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project No. 1117-0024, Washington, DC 20503.

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: July 13, 1998.

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

[FR Doc. 98-19171 Filed 7-17-98; 8:45 am]

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