Department of Justice March 4, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Schedules of Controlled Substances: Extension of Temporary Placement of 10 Synthetic Cathinones in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act
Document Number: 2016-05004
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this final order to extend the temporary schedule I status of 10 synthetic cathinones pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act. The 10 substances are: 4-methyl-N- ethylcathinone (4-MEC); 4-methyl-alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (4- MePPP); alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone ([alpha]-PVP); 1-(1,3- benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)butan-1-one (butylone); 2- (methylamino)-1-phenylpentan-1-one (pentedrone); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5- yl)-2-(methylamino)pentan-1-one (pentylone); 4-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (4-FMC); 3-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (3-FMC); 1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2- (pyrrolidin-1-yl)pentan-1-one (naphyrone); and alpha- pyrrolidinobutiophenone ([alpha]-PBP) [hereinafter 4-MEC, 4-MePPP, [alpha]-PVP, butylone, pentedrone, pentylone, 4-FMC, 3-FMC, naphyrone, and [alpha]-PBP, respectively], including their optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts, and salts of isomers. The current final order temporarily placing 4-MEC, 4-MePPP, [alpha]-PVP, butylone, pentedrone, pentylone, 4-FMC, 3-FMC, naphyrone, and [alpha]-PBP into schedule I is in effect through March 6, 2016. This final order will extend the temporary scheduling of 4-MEC, 4-MePPP, [alpha]-PVP, butylone, pentedrone, pentylone, 4-FMC, 3-FMC, naphyrone, and [alpha]- PBP for one year, or until the permanent scheduling action for these 10 substances is completed, whichever occurs first.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of 10 Synthetic Cathinones Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2016-05002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes placing 10 synthetic cathinones: 4-methyl-N-ethylcathinone (4-MEC); 4-methyl- alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (4-MePPP); alpha- pyrrolidinopentiophenone ([alpha]-PVP); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2- (methylamino)butan-1-one (butylone); 2-(methylamino)-1-phenylpentan-1- one (pentedrone); 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)pentan-1-one (pentylone); 4-fluoro-N-methylcathinone (4-FMC); 3-fluoro-N- methylcathinone (3-FMC); 1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)pentan- 1-one (naphyrone); alpha-pyrrolidinobutiophenone ([alpha]-PBP) and their optical, positional, and geometric isomers, salts and salts of isomers into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This proposed scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule I controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities or chemical analysis, or possess), or propose to handle 4-MEC, 4-MePPP, [alpha]-PVP, butylone, pentedrone, pentylone, 4-FMC, 3-FMC, naphyrone, or [alpha]-PBP.