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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Self-Certification, Training and Logbooks for Regulated Sellers of Scheduled Listed Chemical Products

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ACTION:

30-day notice of information collection under review.

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 74, Number 114, page 28526, on June 16, 2009, 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 23, 2009. 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 agency's 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 Information Collection 1117-0046

(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Self-Certification, Training and Logbooks for Regulated Sellers of Scheduled Listed Chemical Products.

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

 Form number: DEA Form 597.

 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. Start Printed Page 42691

Abstract: CMEA mandates that retail sellers of scheduled listed chemical products maintain a written or electronic logbook of sales, retain a record of employee training, and complete a self-certification form verifying the training and compliance with CMEA provisions regarding retail sales of scheduled listed chemical products.

(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 64,000 persons are self-certified. It is estimated that 410,000 new employees of regulated sellers receive training regarding the requirements of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 due to annual employee turnover. It is estimated that there are 25.5 million transactions involving the sale of scheduled listed chemical products annually. The table below shows the activities and time burdens associated with this collection.

ActivityUnit burden hourNumber of activitiesTotal burden hours
Training record0.05 hour (3 minutes)410,00020,500
Self-certification0.25 hour (15 minutes)64,00016,000
Transaction record0.033 hour (2 minutes)25,500,000850,000
Customer time0.033 hour (2 minutes)25,500,000850,000
Total1,736,500

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: It is estimated that there are 1,736,500 annual burden hours associated with this collection.

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, NW., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: August 18, 2009.

Lynn Bryant,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. E9-20266 Filed 8-21-09; 8:45 am]

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