Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs' Science Advisory Board, 32999 [2012-13389]

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VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:10 Jun 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 Department of Justice Regulation Implementing 18 U.S.C. 1162(d) On December 6, 2011, 76 FR 76037 the Department published final regulations that established the framework and procedures for a mandatory Public Law 280 tribe to request the assumption of concurrent Federal criminal jurisdiction within the Indian country of the tribe that is subject to Public Law 280. 28 CFR 50.25. Among other provisions, the regulations provide that upon receipt of a tribal request the Office of Tribal Justice shall publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments from the general public. Request by the Elk Valley Rancheria By a request dated March 9, 2012, the Elk Valley Rancheria located in the State of California requested the United States to assume concurrent Federal jurisdiction to prosecute violations of 18 U.S.C. 1152 (the General Crimes, or Indian Country Crimes, Act) and 18 U.S.C. 1153 (the Major Crimes Act) within the Indian country of the tribe. This would allow the United States to assume concurrent criminal jurisdiction over offenses within the Indian country of the tribe without eliminating or affecting the State’s existing criminal jurisdiction. Solicitation of Comments This notice solicits public comments on the above request. Dated: May 30, 2012. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice. [FR Doc. 2012–13448 Filed 6–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–A5–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1592] Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs’ Science Advisory Board Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Justice. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of OJP’s Science Advisory Board (‘‘Board’’). General Function of the Board: The Board is chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the areas of science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs and activities in criminal and juvenile SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32999 justice. To this end, the Board has designated six (6) subcommittees: National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Bureau of Justice Assistance; Quality and Protection of Science; and Evidence Translation/ Integration. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET, with a break for lunch at approximately noon. DATES: The meeting will take place in the Video Conference Room on the third floor of the Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20531. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Beckman, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20531; Phone: (202) 616–3562 Note: this is not a toll-free number]; Email: marlene.beckman@usdoj.gov. This meeting is being convened to brief the OJP Assistant Attorney General and the Board members on the progress of the subcommittees, and discuss any recommendations they may have for consideration by the full SAB. The final agenda is subject to adjustment, but it is anticipated that there will be a morning session and an afternoon session, with a break for lunch. These sessions will likely include briefings of the subcommittees’ activities and discussion of future SAB actions and priorities. This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend this meeting must register with Marlene Beckman at the above address at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Access to the meeting will not be allowed without registration. Persons interested in communicating with the Board should submit their written comments to the DFO, as the time available will not allow the public to directly address the Board at the meeting. Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Ms. Beckman at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: May 29, 2012. Marlene Beckman, Counsel and SAB DFO, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs. [FR Doc. 2012–13389 Filed 6–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of Justice Programs

[OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1592]


Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs' Science Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Justice.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of OJP's Science 
Advisory Board (``Board''). General Function of the Board: The Board is 
chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, 
with valuable advice in the areas of science and statistics for the 
purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs 
and activities in criminal and juvenile justice. To this end, the Board 
has designated six (6) subcommittees: National Institute of Justice 
(NIJ); Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Office of Juvenile Justice 
and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Bureau of Justice Assistance; 
Quality and Protection of Science; and Evidence Translation/
Integration.

DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ET, with a break for lunch at approximately noon.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Video Conference Room on 
the third floor of the Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street 
Northwest, Washington, DC 20531.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Beckman, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office of 
Justice Programs, 810 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20531; 
Phone: (202) 616-3562 Note: this is not a toll-free number]; Email: 
marlene.beckman@usdoj.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being convened to brief the 
OJP Assistant Attorney General and the Board members on the progress of 
the subcommittees, and discuss any recommendations they may have for 
consideration by the full SAB. The final agenda is subject to 
adjustment, but it is anticipated that there will be a morning session 
and an afternoon session, with a break for lunch. These sessions will 
likely include briefings of the subcommittees' activities and 
discussion of future SAB actions and priorities.
    This meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish 
to attend this meeting must register with Marlene Beckman at the above 
address at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. 
Registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Access to 
the meeting will not be allowed without registration. Persons 
interested in communicating with the Board should submit their written 
comments to the DFO, as the time available will not allow the public to 
directly address the Board at the meeting. Anyone requiring special 
accommodations should notify Ms. Beckman at least seven (7) days in 
advance of the meeting.

    May 29, 2012.
Marlene Beckman,
Counsel and SAB DFO, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Office 
of Justice Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-13389 Filed 6-1-12; 8:45 am]
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