[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 199 (Monday, October 15, 2012)]
[Pages 62532-62533]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25161]



Drug Enforcement Administration

[OMB Number 1117-0023]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Import/Export Declaration for List I and List II 
Chemicals; DEA Forms 486 and 486A

ACTION: 30-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. This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register at Volume 77, Number 154, 
page 47666, August 9, 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) 
    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) 395-3897 or the DOJ desk officer at (202) 
    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 1117-0023

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Import/Export Declaration for 
List I and List II Chemicals.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department sponsoring the collection:
    Form number: DEA Forms 486 and 486A.
    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; State, local, and tribal government.
    Abstract: Persons importing, exporting, and conducting 
international transactions with List I and List II chemicals must 
notify DEA of those transactions in advance of their occurrence, 
including information regarding the person(s) to whom the chemical will 
be transferred and the quantity to be transferred. Persons must also 
provide return declarations, confirming the date of the importation and 
transfer, and the amounts of the chemical transferred. For the List I 
chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, 
importers must report all information known to them on the chain of 
distribution of the chemical from the manufacturer to the importer. 
This information is used to prevent shipments not intended for 
legitimate purposes.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The below table 
presents information regarding the number of respondents, responses, 
and associated burden hours. Note that all hour calculations have been 
rounded up to the nearest hour.

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                                           Number of       Number of        Average time per         Total in
                                          respondents      responses            response              (hours)
Form 486 (export).....................             273           9,155  0.283 hour (17 minutes).     2,594 hours
Form 486 (Export Return Declaration)..             273           9,155  0.166 hour (10 minutes).     1,526 hours
Form 486 (import).....................             127           1,899  0.333 hour (20 minutes).       633 hours
Form 486 (import return declaration)*.             127           2,089  0.2 hour (12 minutes)...       418 hours
Form 486A (import)....................              29             412  0.4 hour (24 minutes)...       165 hours
Form 486A (import return declaration)*              29             453  0.2 hour (12 minutes)...        91 hours
Form 486 (international transaction)..              15             169  0.2 hour (12 minutes)...        34 hours
Form 486 (international transaction                 15             169  0.08 hour (5 minutes)...        14 hours
 return declaration).
Quarterly reports for imports of                   110             440  0.5 hour (30 minutes)...       220 hours
 acetone, 2-butanone, and toluene.
    Total.............................             273  ..............  ........................     5,695 hours
* DEA assumes 10% of all imports will not be transferred in the first thirty days and will necessitate
  submission of a subsequent return declaration.

    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: DEA estimates that this collection takes 5,695 
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 2E-508, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: October 9, 2012.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2012-25161 Filed 10-12-12; 8:45 am]