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US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division

Final Rules, Proposed Rules - July 29, 2020

Federal Register Notice

Final Rules and Proposed Rules

Final Rule: Registration and Reregistration Fees for Controlled Substance and List I Chemical Registrants (PDF) (July 24, 2020)

  • SUMMARY: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is adjusting the fee schedule for registration and reregistration fees necessary to recover the costs of its Diversion Control Program relating to the registration and control of the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, importation and exportation of controlled substances and list I chemicals as mandated by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This final rule adopts the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 16, 2020, to change the fee schedule and codify existing practices of the issuance of refunds by DEA for applicant registration fees, without change.
  • DATES: This final rule is effective October 1, 2020. The new fee schedule will be in effect for all new applications submitted on or after October 1, 2020, and for all renewal applications submitted on or after October 1, 2020.

Notice of proposed rulemaking: Reporting of Theft or Significant Loss of Controlled Substances (July 29, 2020)

  • SUMMARY: This proposed rule would amend Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations regarding DEA Form 106, used by DEA registrants to report thefts or significant losses of controlled substances, to clarify that all such forms must be submitted electronically. In addition, the proposed rule would add new requirements for the form to be submitted accurately and within a 15-day time period. This proposed rule will not change the requirement that registrants notify the DEA Field Division Office in their area, in writing, of the theft or significant loss of any controlled substances within one business day of discovery of such loss or theft.
  • DATES: Comments must be submitted electronically or postmarked on or before September 28, 2020. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept any comments after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last day of the comment period.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott A. Brinks, Regulatory Drafting and Policy Support Section, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, Telephone: (571) 362-3261.