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 75, Number 138, page 42133 on July 20, 2010, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until October 27, 2010. 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 1117-0008
(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.
(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Procurement Quota for Controlled Substances and Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine (DEA Form 250).
(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: DEA Form 250, 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.
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: It is estimated that 255 individual respondents will respond for controlled substances and that 165 individual respondents will respond for List I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. Each form takes 1 hour to complete.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 255 individual respondents will spend one hour completing 2077 forms annually for controlled substances for 2077 hours annually and 165 individual respondents will spend one hour completing 271 forms annually for 271 hours annually for List I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. Therefore, the total public burden for this collection is 2,348 hours annually.
If additional information is required contact: Lynn Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street, NE., Suite 2E-502, Washington, DC 20530.Start Signature
Dated: September 21, 2010.
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2010-24032 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
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