[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62530-62531]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25160]


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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.

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    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 77 FR 47095, August 7, 
2012, 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 14, 2012. 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 email 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.
    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:

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                                                   Number of
                                                    annual          Average time per response      Total annual
                                                  respondents                                          hours
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DEA-224 (paper)...............................           5,867  0.2 hours (12 minutes)..........         1,173.4
DEA-224 (electronic)..........................          79,057  0.13 hours (8 minutes)..........        10,540.9
DEA-224a (paper)..............................          66,200  0.2 hours (12 minutes)..........          13,240
DEA-224a (electronic..........................         323,758  0.07 hours (4 minutes)..........        21,583.8
DEA-224b (chain renewal)*.....................              32  5 hours.........................             160
    DEA-224c..................................               0  0.25 hours (15 minutes).........               0
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Total.........................................         474,914  ................................        46,698.1
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* In total, 64 chain pharmacies represent 36,660 individual pharmacy registrants. Pharmacies register for a
  three-year registration period. In calendar year 2011, the year for which estimates are calculated, 32 chains
  registered 6,472 individual pharmacies.

    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: It is estimated that there are 46,698 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-508, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: October 9, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
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