[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 22 (Thursday, February 3, 2005)]
[Pages 5698-5699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2033]



Drug Enforcement Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested

ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review: 
Application for Permit to Export Controlled Substances--DEA form 161.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration 
(DEA) has submitted 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 Volume 69, Number 212, 
page 64109 on November 3, 2004, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
    The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days 
for public comment until March 7, 2005. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained 
in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated 
response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention 
Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, 
comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. 
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: Application for Permit to Export 
Controlled Substances--DEA Form 161.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: DEA Form 161. Office 
of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of 
    (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: Title 21 CFR 1312.22 requires persons who export 
controlled substances in Schedules I and II to obtain a permit from 
DEA. Information is used to issue export permits, exercise control over 
exportation of controlled substances, and compile data for submission 
to the United Nations to comply with treaty requirements.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: DEA 
estimates that it takes 222 respondents an average of 30 minutes to 
respond on an as needed basis, submitting 2,444 forms annually.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: DEA estimates that the

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annual burden for this collection is 1,222 hours.
    If additional information is required contact: Brenda E. Dyer, 
Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, 
Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry 
Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street NW., Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: January 31, 2005.
Brenda E. Dyer,
Department Clearance Officer, Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 05-2033 Filed 2-2-05; 8:45 am]