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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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60-day notice of information collection under review: Application for registration (DEA Form 363) and application for registration renewal (DEA Form 363a).

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 for “sixty days” until October 11, 2005. 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, Liaison and Policy Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537.

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, Start Printed Page 46888including 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 Registration (DEA Form 363) and Application for Registration Renewal (DEA Form 363a)

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: DEA Form 363 and 363a; 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: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government. 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 diversion.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 130 persons complete DEA Form 363 on paper, at 30 minutes per form, for an annual burden of 65 hours. It is estimated that 25 persons complete DEA Form 363 electronically, at 8 minutes per form, for an annual burden of 3.3 hours. It is estimated that 691 persons complete DEA Form 363a on paper, at 30 minutes per form, for an annual burden of 345.5 hours.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: It is estimated that this collection will create a burden of 414 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: August 5, 2005.

Brenda E. Dyer,

Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 05-15876 Filed 8-10-05; 8:45 am]

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