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Department of Justice.


Semiannual regulatory agenda.


The Department of Justice is publishing its spring 2013 regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. sections 601 to 612 (1988).

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Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 4252, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514-8059.

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Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the Internet has been the basic means for disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at in a format that offers users a greatly enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database.

Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), the Department of Justice's printed agenda entries include only:

(1) Rules that are in the Agency's regulatory flexibility agenda, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, because they are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and

(2) any rules that the Agency has identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Printing of these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Agenda requirements. Additional information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda published on the Internet.

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Dated: May 10, 2013.

Elana Tyrangiel,

Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy.

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Drug Enforcement Administration—Final Rule Stage

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202Disposal of Controlled Substances1117-AB18


Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Final Rule Stage

202. Disposal of Controlled Substances

Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 821; 21 U.S.C. 822; 21 U.S.C. 823; 21 U.S.C. 827; 21 U.S.C. 828; 21 U.S.C. 871; 21 U.S.C. 958

Abstract: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) would finalize requirements to govern the secure disposal of controlled substances by both DEA registrants and ultimate users. This final rule would implement the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 by providing ultimate users, long-term care facilities, and other nonregistrants safe and convenient options to transfer controlled substances for the purpose of disposal. The rule would also reorganize and consolidate existing regulations on disposal, including the role of reverse distributors, and establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for the collection and destruction of controlled substances consistent with the Controlled Substances Act.


ActionDateFR Cite
ANPRM01/21/0974 FR 3480
ANPRM Comment Period End03/23/09
Notice of Public Meeting12/22/1075 FR 80536
NPRM12/21/1277 FR 75784
NPRM Comment Period End02/19/13
Final Action11/00/13

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John W. Partridge, Executive Assistant, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, Phone: 202 307-7165.

RIN: 1117-AB18

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[FR Doc. 2013-17063 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]