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Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice.
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 67422, on November 2, 2015, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until February 10, 2016.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have comments on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Barbara J. Boockholdt, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; Telephone: (202) 598-6812. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
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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: Application for Import Quota for Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine.
3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: DEA Form: 488. 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: Title 21, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 952, and Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), § 1315.34 require that persons who desire to import the List I chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, or Phenylpropanolamine during the next calendar year shall apply to DEA on DEA Form 488 for an import quota for those List I chemicals.
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 35 persons complete 80 DEA Forms 488 annually for this collection at 1 hour per form, for an annual burden of 80 hours. Respondents complete a separate DEA Form 488 for each List I chemical for which quota is sought.
6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the proposed collection: The DEA estimates that this collection takes 80 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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Dated: January 5, 2016.
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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