Section 20-2-181

Board to designate by rule listed precursor chemicals; interim list established.

(a) The Board of Pharmacy shall, within one year of July 29, 1991, designate by rule listed precursor chemicals.

(b) The Board of Pharmacy may subsequently by rule add chemicals as listed precursor chemicals following the criteria set forth in subdivision (2) of Section 20-2-180, and may also by rule delete any substance previously named as a listed precursor chemical. In no event shall a chemical also be designated as a listed precursor chemical if it has been determined to be a controlled substance or an immediate precursor chemical pursuant to the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Section 20-2-1 et seq.

(c) If any chemical is designated or deleted as a listed precursor chemical under federal law and notice thereof is given to the Board of Pharmacy, the board shall similarly list or delete the substance under this article after the expiration of 30 days from publication in the federal register of a final rule or order designating or deleting such substance as a listed precursor chemical, unless, within 30 days from publication in the federal register of the final rule or order, the board objects to the designation or deletion. In that case, the board shall publish the reasons for objection in the Alabama Administrative Monthly and shall afford all interested parties an opportunity to submit written comments and to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing and the comment period, the State Board of Pharmacy shall publish its decision, which shall be final unless altered by statute. Upon publication of an objection to the designation or deletion by the board, the designation or deletion is stayed until the board publishes its decision. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, Sections 41-22-1 through 41-22-27, no further rulemaking or administrative proceedings shall be required of the board with respect to the designation or deletion of substances similarly designated or deleted under federal law.

(d) Until the Board of Pharmacy adopts a rule designating listed precursor chemicals, as required by subsection (a), the following chemicals or substances are hereby deemed listed precursor chemicals:

(1) Acetic anhydride;

(2) Anthranilic acid and its salts;

(3) Benzyl cyanide;

(4) Ephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(5) Ergonovine and its salts;

(6) Ergotamine and its salts;

(7) Hydriodic acid;

(8) Isosafrol;

(9) Methylamine;

(10) N-Acetylanthranilic acid and its salts;

(11) Norpseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(12) Phenylacetic acid and its salts;

(13) Phenylpropanolamine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(14) Piperidine and its salts;

(15) Pseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers;

(16) Safrole; and

(17) 3,4-Methylenedioxyphenyl-2-propanone.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-589, p. 1085, §2.)