[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Page 76656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30027]

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Drug Enforcement Administration

[OMB Number 1117-0024]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Reports of Suspicious Orders or Theft/Loss of 
Listed Chemicals/Machines

ACTION: 60-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. The proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted 
until February 18, 2014. 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 Ruth A. Carter, Chief, Policy Evaluation 
Analysis Section, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement 
Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152.
    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 This Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Reports of Suspicious Orders or 
Theft/Loss of Listed Chemicals/Machines.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection:
    Form Number: Notification of suspicious orders and thefts is 
provided in writing on an as needed basis and does not occur using a 
    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: None.
    Abstract: Persons handling listed chemicals and tableting and 
encapsulating machines are required to report thefts, losses and 
suspicious orders pertaining to these items. These reports provide DEA 
with information regarding possible diversion to illicit drug 
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: DEA estimates 
that 300 persons respond as needed to this collection. Responses take 
15 minutes.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: DEA estimates that this collection takes 75 annual 
burden hours.
    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 3W-1407B, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: December 12, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-30027 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]