60-day notice of information collection under review; Extension of a currently approved collection, Application for Registration (DEA Form 363), Application for Registration Renewal (DEA Form 363a), and Application for Registration Renewal (chain) (DEA Form 363b).
The Department of Justice, 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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for “sixty days” until August 9, 2002. 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, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or need additional information, please contact Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537.
Written comments and suggestions are requested from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments 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 agency's estimate of the burden of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of 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 this information collection:
(1) Type of information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.
(2) The title of the form/collection: Application for Registration (DEA Form 363), Application for Registration Renewal (DEA Form 363a), and Application for Registration Renewal (chain) (DEA) Form 363b).
(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form No.: DEA Forms 363, 363a, 363b. 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: Not-for-profit institutions. Practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs to individuals for maintenance or detoxification treatment must register with the DEA under the Narcotic Addiction Treatment Act of 1974. Registration is needed for control measures and is used to prevent diversions.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: There are approximately 100 respondents completing form DEA 363, which will take the average respondent about .5 hours to complete resulting in approximately 50 annual burden hours. There are approximately 1,151 respondents completing form DEA 363a which will take the average respondent about .5 hours to complete resulting in approximately 575.5 annual burden hours. Currently no one has completed the form DEA 363b.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are 625.5 estimated total annual public burden hours Start Printed Page 39746associated with this information collection.
If additional information is required contact Brenda E. Dyer, Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Information Management and Security Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: June 4, 2002.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 02-14445 Filed 6-7-02; 8:45 am]
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