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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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ACTION:

30-Day notice of information collection under review: Reports of Suspicious Orders or Theft/Loss of Listed Chemicals/Machines.

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 218, page 65455 on November 12, 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 7, 2005. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Start Printed Page 5698

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: Report of Suspicious Orders or Theft/Loss of Listed Chemicals/Machines.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. 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: Persons handling listed chemicals and tableting and encapsulating machines are required to report thefts, losses and suspicious orders pertaining to these items. These reports provide DEA with information regarding possible diversion to illicit drug manufacture.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: DEA estimates that 1,500 persons respond as needed to this collection. Responses take 15 minutes.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: DEA estimates that this collection takes 375 annual burden hours.

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

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Dated: January 31, 2005.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 05-2032 Filed 2-2-05; 8:45 am]

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