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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Revision of a Previously Approved Collection Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substance DEA Form 106

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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.


Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 30 days until June 17, 2020.

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Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

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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: Revision of a currently approved collection.

2. Title of the Form/Collection: Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substance.

3. The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: DEA Form 106. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division.

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): None.

Abstract: In accordance with current 21 CFR 1301.74, a DEA registrant must notify the Field Division Office of the Administration in writing, of any theft Start Printed Page 29745or significant loss of any controlled substance within one business day of discovery of the theft or loss, and must complete and send to the DEA a DEA Form 106 upon determination of a theft or significant loss. The DEA Form 106 is designed to provide a uniform method of reporting and recording thefts and losses of controlled substances as required by 21 U.S.C. 827, 21 CFR 1301.74(c) and 1301.76(b). The form is entitled “Report of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substances” and it is used by the DEA to help determine the quantities and types of controlled substances that are stolen or lost. It may also serve as a record of the theft or loss for the registrant. The form is being revised to mirror the DEA Form 107, entitled “Report of Theft or Loss of Listed Chemicals.”

5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:

Estimated Total Number of Respondents: 10,693.

Total Annual Responses: 37,047.

Average Burden per Collection: 0.3333 hour.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the proposed collection: The DEA estimates that this collection takes 12,349 annual burden hours.

If additional information is required please contact: Melody Braswell, 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: May 12, 2020.

Melody Braswell,

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

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[FR Doc. 2020-10544 Filed 5-15-20; 8:45 am]