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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Reports of Regulated Transactions Involving Extraordinary Quantities, Uncommon Methods of Payment, and Unusual/Excessive Loss or Disappearance, and Regulated Transactions in Tableting/Encapsulating Machines

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Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice.


30-day notice.


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 6766, February 06, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.


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

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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: Reports of Regulated Transactions Involving Extraordinary Quantities, Uncommon Methods of Payment, and Unusual/Excessive Loss or Disappearance, and Regulated Transactions in Tableting/Encapsulating Machines.

3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Notification of extraordinary quantities, uncommon methods of payment, and unusual/excessive loss or disappearance of listed chemicals and regulated transactions in tableting/encapsulating Start Printed Page 18257machines is provided in writing on an as needed basis and does not require use of a form. 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: Each regulated person is required to report any regulated transaction involving an extraordinary quantity of a listed chemical, an uncommon method of payment or delivery, any unusual or excessive loss or disappearance of a listed chemical, and any regulated transaction in a tableting or encapsulating machine, to include any domestic regulated transaction in a tableting or encapsulating machine and any import or export of a tableting or encapsulating machine. 21 U.S.C. 830 (b)(1)(A), (C) and (D); 21 CFR 1310.05(a)(1), (3) and (4); 21 CFR 1310.05(c).

Regulated persons include manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters of listed chemicals, tableting machines, or encapsulating machines, or persons who serve as brokers or traders for international transactions involving a listed chemical, tableting machine, or encapsulating machine. 21 CFR 1300.02(b).

5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The DEA estimates that 63 persons respond as needed to this collection. Responses take 20 minutes.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the proposed collection: The DEA estimates that this collection takes 21 annual burden hours.

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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Jerri Murray,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-07666 Filed 4-2-15; 8:45 am]