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FR Doc E8-19594[Federal Register: August 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 165)] [Notices] [Page 50055-50057] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr25au08-79]


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

[OMB Number 1117-0023]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review Import/ Export Declaration for List I and List II Chemicals--DEA Form 486


The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will

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be submitting 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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 24, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Mark W. Caverly, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, Telephone (202) 307- 7297.

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 agency's 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 for List I and List II Chemicals.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form number: DEA Form 486. Component: 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: none Abstract: Persons importing, exporting, and conducting international transactions with List I and List II chemicals must notify DEA of those transactions in advance of their occurrence, including information regarding the person(s) to whom the chemical will be transferred and the quantity to be transferred. For importations, persons must also provide return declarations, confirming the date of the importation and transfer, and the amounts of the chemical transferred. This information is 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: A respondent may submit multiple responses. The below table presents information regarding the number of respondents, responses, and associated burden hours:

  Number of respondents Number of responses Average time per response Total
Form 486 (export) 193 10,327 0.2 hour (12 minutes) 2,065.4 hours
Form 486 (Export Return Declaration). 193 10,327 0.08 hour (5 minutes)  860.6 hours 
Form 486 (import) 120 1,618 0.25 hour (15 minutes) 404.5 hours
Form 486 (import return declaration)*. 120 1,780 0.08 hour (5 minutes) 148.3 hours
Form 486 (international transaction) 14 14 0.2 hour (12 minutes) 2.8 hours
Form 486 (international transaction return declaration) 14 14 0.08 hour (5 minutes) 1.2 hours
Quarterly reports for imports of acetone, 2-butanone, and toluene 110 440 0.5 hour (30 minutes) 220 hours
Total 193 .........................  .....................  3,702.8

*DEA assumes 10% of all imports will not be transferred in the first thirty days and will necessitate submission of a subsequent return declaration.

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6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 3,703 annual burden hours.

If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department 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: August 19, 2008.

Lynn Bryant, 
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice.

[FR Doc. E8-19594 Filed 8-22-08; 8:45 am]

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