Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals:

 
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Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)

Notices

Pages 64380-64381

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]

FR Doc No: 2011-26875

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Drug Enforcement Administration

OMB Number 1117-0014

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;

Comments Requested: Application for Registration, Application for

Registration Renewal, Affidavit for Chain Renewal, Application for

Modification of Registration for Online Pharmacies, DEA Forms 224, 224a, 224b, 224c

ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review.

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. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 50498, August 15, 2011, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until November 17, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

If you have comments, especially 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 John W. Partridge, Chief, Liaison and

Policy Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement

Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152; (202) 307-7297.

Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of

Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to e-mail them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to (202) 395-7285. All comments should reference the eight-digit OMB number for the collection or the title of the collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please contact John W. Partridge, Chief, Liaison and Policy

Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, (202) 307-7297, or the

DOJ Desk Officer at (202) 395-3176.

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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 agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 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 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of Information Collection 1117-0014

(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Registration;

Application for Registration Renewal; Affidavit for Chain Renewal;

Application for Modification of Registration for Online Pharmacies.

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the

Department sponsoring the collection:

Form number: DEA Forms 224, 224a, 224b, 224c.

Component: Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement

Administration, U.S. Department of Justice.

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

Primary: Business or other for-profit.

Other: Not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government.

Abstract: All firms and individuals who dispense controlled substances must register with the DEA under the Controlled Substances

Act. Pharmacies wishing to be online pharmacies must apply to modify their registrations. Such registration is mandatory under the law and needed for control measures over legal handlers of controlled substances and to monitor their activities.

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

Number of annual

Average time per response

Total annual respondents

hours

DEA-224 (paper)...............................

5,465 0.2 hours (12 minutes)..........

1,093

DEA-224 (electronic)..........................

75,342 0.13 hours (8 minutes)..........

10,045.6

DEA-224a (paper)..............................

66,006 0.2 hours (12 minutes)..........

13,201.2

DEA-224a (electronic).........................

311,300 0.07 hours (4 minutes)..........

20,753.333

DEA-224b (chain renewal)*.....................

23 5 hours.........................

115

DEA-224c......................................

0 0.25 hours (15 minutes).........

0

Total.....................................

458,136 ................................

45,208.13

* In total, 68 chain pharmacies represent 36,490 individual pharmacy registrants. Pharmacies register for a three-year registration period. In calendar year 2010, the year for which estimates are calculated, 23 chains registered 22,780 individual pharmacies.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: It is estimated that there are 45,208 annual burden hours associated with this information collection.

If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray,

Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice

Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street, NE., Suite 2E-502, Washington, DC 20530.

Jerri Murray,

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

FR Doc. 2011-26875 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am

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