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DOJ/DEA RIN: 1117-AB47 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Suspicious Orders of Controlled Substances 

The Drug Enforcement Administration is revising its regulations relating to suspicious orders of controlled substances. The proposed rule defines the term suspicious order and specifies the procedures a registrant must follow upon receiving such orders.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300    21 CFR 1301    21 CFR 1304   
Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 821    21 U.S.C. 823    21 U.S.C. 827    21 U.S.C. 871   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/02/2020  85 FR 69282   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/04/2021 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  02/25/2021  86 FR 11478   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  03/29/2021 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
Additional Information: DEA Docket number 437
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Scott A. Brinks
Section Chief, Regulatory Drafting and Support Section, Diversion Control Division
Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration
8701 Morrissette Drive,
Springfield, VA 22152
Phone:571 362-8209