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


Federal Register Volume 76, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)


Pages 66085-66086

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []

FR Doc No: 2011-27516


Drug Enforcement Administration

OMB Number 1117-0015

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection,

Comments Requested: Application for Registration and Application for

Registration Renewal DEA Forms 363 and 363a

ACTION: 60-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. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 27, 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 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 1117-0015

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

Department of Justice sponsoring the collection:

Form Number: DEA forms 363 and 363a.

Component: Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement

Administration, 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, and tribal governments.

Abstract: Narcotic treatment programs that dispense narcotic drugs to individuals for maintenance or detoxification treatment must register annually with DEA. Registration is needed for control measures and helps to prevent diversion by ensuring a closed system of distribution of controlled substances.

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(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: DEA-363 is submitted on an as-needed basis by persons seeking to become registered; DEA-363a is submitted on an annual basis thereafter to renew existing registrations.

Number of annual respondents

Average time per response

Total annual hours

DEA-363 (paper)...........................

24 0.5 hours (30 minutes).......


DEA-363 (electronic)......................

80 0.13 hours (8 minutes).......


DEA-363a (paper)..........................

179 0.5 hours (30 minutes).......


DEA-363a (electronic).....................

1,201 0.13 hours (8 minutes).......



1,484 .............................


(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: It is estimated that there are 273 annual burden hours associated with this 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-508, Washington, DC 20530.

Jerri Murray,

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

FR Doc. 2011-27516 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am