Hearing of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence, 67348 [2018-28160]

Download as PDF 67348 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Notices inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 20, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–28175 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Hearing of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence The Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence, Judicial Conference of the United States. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of public hearing. AGENCY: The January 18, 2019 public hearing in Washington, DC, on proposed amendments to the Evidence Rules has been canceled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary, Rules Committee Staff, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcements for this hearing were previously published in 83 FR 39463 and 83 FR44305. SUMMARY: Dated: December 20, 2018. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–28160 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [Docket No. DEA–488E] Established Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances and Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2019 Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Final order. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 This final order establishes the initial 2019 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act and the assessment of annual needs for the list I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. DATES: Valid December 28, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy L. Federico, Regulatory Drafting and Policy Support Section (DPW), Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, VA 22152, Telephone: (202) 598–6812. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Legal Authority Section 306 of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 826) requires the Attorney General to establish aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substance listed in schedules I and II and for the list I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. The Attorney General has delegated this function to the Administrator of the DEA pursuant to 28 CFR 0.100. Background The 2019 aggregate production quotas and assessment of annual needs represent those quantities of schedule I and II controlled substances and the list I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine that may be manufactured in the United States in 2019 to provide for the estimated medical, scientific, research, and industrial needs of the United States, for lawful export requirements, and for the establishment and maintenance of reserve stocks. These quotas include imports of ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, but do not include imports of controlled substances for use in industrial processes. On August 20, 2018, the DEA published a notice titled ‘‘Proposed Aggregate Production Quotas for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances and Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2019’’ in the Federal Register. 83 FR 42164. This notice proposed the 2019 aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substance listed in schedules I and II and the 2019 assessment of annual needs for the list I chemicals ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. All interested PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 persons were invited to comment on or object to the proposed aggregate production quotas and the proposed assessment of annual needs on or before September 19, 2018. Comments Received The DEA received 48 comments from professional organizations, patients, associations, universities, Senators, State Attorneys General, a doctor, DEA registered entities, and non-DEA entities. The comments included concerns about the quota process, shortages, prescriptions, diversion, marihuana, requests for a hearing, requests for increase in specific production quotas, and other comments that are outside the scope of the notice. Quota Process There were eight commenters that expressed concerns about the quota process. Some of these commenters requested that the DEA consider information from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the aggregate production quota. Other commenters stated that the DEA did not consider the factors contained in the Controlled Substances Quotas Final Rule published on July 16, 2018, 83 FR 32784, to determine the 2019 aggregate production quota. The DEA has obtained and considered relevant information from the FDA. The information the DEA received included the observed and estimated domestic usage of 26 schedule II controlled substances, new drug applications and abbreviated drug application approvals, and clinical trials for schedule I and II controlled substances. Regarding the Final Rule published on July 16, 2018, 83 FR 32784, the DEA amended the factors set forth in 21 CFR 1303.11 to be considered when setting the aggregate production quotas to include the extent of diversion of the controlled substances in each class, and relevant information obtained from the HHS, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the states. The DEA has solicited the states and federal partners to obtain relevant information to be considered when setting the aggregate production quota pursuant to 21 CFR 1303.11 and this information will be considered for the 2019 proposed adjustments to the aggregate production quota. The DEA will continue to solicit information from the states for the 2020 aggregate production quotas and the years to follow. E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES


Hearing of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the 
Federal Rules of Evidence

AGENCY: The Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence, 
Judicial Conference of the United States.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The January 18, 2019 public hearing in Washington, DC, on 
proposed amendments to the Evidence Rules has been canceled.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Rules Committee 
Secretary, Rules Committee Staff, Administrative Office of the United 
States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502-1820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcements for this hearing were 
previously published in 83 FR 39463 and 83 FR44305.

    Dated: December 20, 2018.
Rebecca A. Womeldorf,
Rules Committee Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-28160 Filed 12-27-18; 8:45 am]
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