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Rules - 1998

[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 218 (Thursday, November 12, 1998)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 63253]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-30283]


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

21 CFR Part 1310

[DEA NUMBER 137E] RIN 1117-AA31

Exemption of Chemical Mixtures

AGENCY: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Justice.

ACTION: Proposed Rule; Extension of Comment Period.


SUMMARY: The DEA is extending the comment period on the Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking entitled "Exemption of Chemical Mixtures" published on September 16, 1998 (63 FR 49506).

DATES: The period for public comment that was to close on November 16, 1998 will be extended to February 15, 1999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DEA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (63 FR 49506) to implement those portions of the Domestic Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 [Pub. L. 103-200] that exempt from regulation under the Controlled Substances Act certain chemical mixtures that contain regulated chemicals. The proposed regulations identified those mixtures, or categories of mixtures, that will be automatically exempt from regulation and defined an application process that can be used to exempt chemical mixtures that do not meet the criteria for automatic exemption. On October 15, 1998, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. submitted a formal request that the comment period be extended. Upon consideration of this request, an extension is provided that allows ample time for interested persons to evaluate and consider all aspects of this proposal and respond accordingly. Therefore, the comment period for the proposed rule is extended to February 15, 1999. Comments must be received by the DEA on or before this date.

ADDRESSES: Comments and objections should be submitted in quintuplicate to the Acting Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ CCR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Sapienza, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Telephone (202) 307-7183.

Dated: November 5, 1998.

Donnie R. Marshall,
Acting Deputy Administrator.

[FR Doc. 98-30283 Filed 11-10-98; 8:45 am]

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