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Drug Enforcement Administration

Importer of Controlled Substances; Notice of Registration

By Notice dated June 4, 2012, and published in theFederal Registeron June 12, 2012, 77 FR 35020, Arizona Department of Corrections, ASPC-Florence, 1305 E. Butte Avenue, Florence, Arizona 85132, made application to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be registered as an importer of Pentobarbital (2270), a basic class of controlled substance listed in schedule II.

The facility intends to import the above listed controlled substance for legitimate use. Supplies of this particular controlled substance are inadequate and are not available in the form needed within the current domestic supply of the United States.

No comments or objections have been received. DEA has considered the factors in 21 U.S.C. 823(a) and 952(a) and determined that the registration of Arizona Department of Corrections to import the basic class of controlled substance is consistent with the public interest and with United States obligations under international treaties, conventions, or protocols in effect on May 1, 1971.

DEA has investigated Arizona Department of Corrections, ASPC-Florence to ensure that its registration is consistent with the public interest. The investigation has included inspection and testing of the Arizona Department of Corrections, ASPC-Florence facility's physical security systems, verification of its compliance with state and local laws, and a review of its background and history.

Therefore, pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 952(a) and 958(a), and in accordance with 21 CFR SS 1301.34, the above named company is granted registration as an importer of the basic class of controlled substance listed.

Dated: August 17, 2012. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration.