Implementation of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005; Notice of Transfers Following Importation or Exportation; Temporary Stay of Certain Provisions
On April 9, 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment in the Federal Register (72 FR 17401) implementing the provisions of section 716 of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA) (21 U.S.C. 971 as amended), enacted March 9, 2006, which required additional reporting for import, export, and international transactions involving all List I and List II chemicals. Subsequent to publication of the Interim Final Rule, DEA received both written and verbal comments from the regulated industry requesting the delay of the effective date of the rulemaking to allow industry more time to fully comply with the new provisions. The rule became effective May 9, 2007. After careful consideration of the comments received, DEA is temporarily staying the provisions of the Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment published April 9, 2007, by 30 days, from May 9, 2007 to June 8, 2007.