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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested

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30-day notice of information collection under review: Application for procurement quota for controlled substances and ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be submitting 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 72, Number 117, page 33775 on June 19, 2007, allowing for a 60-day comment period.

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until September 24, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

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: Revision of an existing collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Procurement Quota for Controlled Substances and Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine.

(3) Agency form number, if any and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection:

Form number: DEA Form 250.

Component: 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.

Abstract: 21 U.S.C. 826 and 21 CFR 1303.12 and 1315.32 require that U.S. companies who desire to use any basic class of controlled substances listed in Schedule I or II or the List I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine for purposes of manufacturing during the next calendar year shall apply on DEA Form 250 for procurement quota for such class or List I chemical.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: DEA estimates that each form takes 1 hour to complete. DEA estimates that 240 individual respondents will respond to this form.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 240 individual respondents will spend one hour annually completing this form for the List I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. This results in an annual public burden of 240 hours.

This form is already used to collect information regarding controlled Start Printed Page 48682substances quotas. For that aspect of this collection, 255 respondents submit 1,106 responses annually, for a public burden of 1,106 hours annually. DEA notes that the controlled substances aspect of this collection is not being adjusted or revised. Therefore, the total public burden for this collection is 1,346 hours annually.

If additional information is required contact: Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: August 20, 2007.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E7-16790 Filed 8-23-07; 8:45 am]

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