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FR Doc 05-2760 [Federal Register: February 14, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 29)] [Notices] [Page 7518-7519] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr14fe05-69]


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 30-day notice of information collection under review, Import/ Export Declaration: Precursor and Essential Chemicals--DEA Form 486.


The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register volume 69, number 213, page 64322 on November 4, 2004, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until March 16, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

--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;

--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;

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

--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 This Information Collection

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

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Import/Export Declaration: Precursor and Essential Chemicals--DEA Form 486.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: DEA Form 486. 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. Other: None. Abstract: The Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 requires those persons who import/export certain chemicals to notify DEA 15 days prior to shipment. The information will be used to prevent shipments not intended for legitimate purposes.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: DEA Form 486: The estimated total number of respondents is 333. DEA estimates that 223 persons will submit the DEA Form 486 as needed to report imports and exports of listed chemicals within approximately 12 minutes to complete DEA Form 486. DEA estimates that 110 persons will submit quarterly reports regarding imports of acetone, 2-Butanone, and toluene, within approximately 30 minutes to complete each quarterly report.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 1,500 burden hours associated with this collection.

If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department

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Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

Dated: February 8, 2005. 

Brenda E. Dyer, 
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice. 

[FR Doc. 05-2760 Filed 2-11-05; 8:45 am]

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