60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application for Permit to Import Controlled Substances for Domestic and/or Start Printed Page 18406Scientific Purposes pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952 (DEA Form 357).
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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 7, 2004. 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 Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537, Telephone (202) 307-7295.
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: Application for Permit To Import Controlled Substances for Domestic and/or Scientific Purposes pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952 (DEA Form 357).
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 357. 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: None. Title 21, CFR, Section 1312.11 requires any registrant who desires to import certain controlled substances into the United States to have an import permit. In order to obtain the permit, an application must be made to the Drug Enforcement Administration on DEA Form 357.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 49 respondents who may submit multiple responses, totaling approximately 353 responses. A respondent will take an estimated 15 minutes to complete each form.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are approximately 88 annual burden hours associated with this collection.
If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, Department Deputy Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: April 9, 2004.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Deputy Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 04-7852 Filed 4-6-04; 8:45 am]
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