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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection Application for Registration and Application for Registration Renewal (DEA Forms 363 and 363a)

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AGENCY:

Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice.

ACTION:

30-day notice.

SUMMARY:

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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 5138, on January 30, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.

DATES:

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until May 4, 2015.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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;

—Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information proposed to be collected can be enhanced; 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 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 and Application for Registration Renewal.

3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form numbers are DEA Forms 363 and 363a. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control.

4. Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:

Affected public (Primary): Business or other for-profit.

Affected public (Other): Not-for-profit institutions, Federal, State, local, and tribal governments.

Abstract: The Controlled Substances Act requires practitioners conducting narcotic treatment to register annually with DEA.[1] 21 U.S.C. 822, 823(g)(1); 21 CFR 1301.11, 1301.13. Registration is a necessary control measure that prevents diversion by ensuring the closed system of distribution of controlled substances can be monitored by DEA and that the businesses and individuals handling controlled substances are qualified to do so and are accountable.

5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: DEA Form 363 is only for registration of certain practitioners who dispense narcotic drugs to individuals for maintenance or detoxification treatment (or both). DEA Form 363 is submitted on an as needed basis by persons seeking to become registered; DEA Form 363a is submitted on an annual basis thereafter to renew existing registrations.

Number of annual respondentsAverage time per response *Total annual hours
DEA-363 (paper)170.33 hours (20 minutes)6
DEA-363 (online)1350.13 hours (8 minutes)18
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DEA-363a (paper)1410.25 hours (15 minutes)35
DEA-363a (online)1,1410.10 hours (6 minutes)114
Total1,434173
* Figures are rounded.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The DEA estimates that there are 173 annual burden hours associated with this proposed collection.

If additional information is required please contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Suite 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: March 31, 2015.

Jerri Murray,

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

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Footnotes

1.  Pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2) this registration requirement is waived for certain practitioners under specified circumstances.

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[FR Doc. 2015-07665 Filed 4-2-15; 8:45 am]

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