Drug Enforcement Administration September 12, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Ortho-Fluorofentanyl, Tetrahydrofuranyl Fentanyl, and Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2017-19283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to publish a temporary order to schedule the synthetic opioids, N-(2-fluorophenyl)-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4- yl)propionamide (ortho-fluorofentanyl or 2-fluorofentanyl), N-(1- phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamid e (tetrahydrofuranyl fentanyl), and 2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4- yl)-N-phenylacetamide (methoxyacetyl fentanyl), into Schedule I. This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these synthetic opioids into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. When it is issued, the temporary scheduling order will impose the administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions and regulatory controls applicable to Schedule I controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act on the manufacture, distribution, reverse distribution, possession, importation, exportation, research, and conduct of instructional activities, and chemical analysis of these synthetic opioids.