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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Bureau of Fiscal Service solicits comments on the collection of information described below: Title: Final Rule—Management of Federal Agency Disbursements. OMB Number: 1510–0066. Form Number: None. Abstract: Recipients of Federal disbursements must furnish to FMS their bank account number and the name and routing number of their financial institution to receive payment electronically. Current Actions: Extension of currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses, or other for-profit institutions, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit Institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300. Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3.25. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. 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[FR Doc. 2013–12561 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–M TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: Direct Deposit, Go Direct, and Direct Express Sign-Up Forms Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection. By this notice, the Bureau of Fiscal Service solicits comments concerning the Forms 1199A ‘‘Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form’’, Form 1200 ‘‘Go Direct Sign-Up Form for Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit Payments’’, Form 1200VADE ‘‘Direct Express Sign-Up Form for Direct Deposit for Veterans Affairs Benefits’’, Form 1201L ‘‘Direct Express Sign-Up Form for Direct Deposit of Labor’’, and Form 1201S ‘‘Social Security and Supplemental Security Federal Benefits’’ DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Records and Information Management Branch, Room 135, 3700 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Walt Henderson, Director, EFT Strategy Division, Room 303, 401 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20227, (202) 874–6624. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Bureau of the Fiscal Service solicits comments on the collection of information described below: Title: Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form, and Go Direct Sign-Up Form, and Direct Express Form for Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit Payments. OMB Number: 1510–0007. Form Number(s): SF–1199A, FMS– 1200, FMS–1200VADE, FMS–1201L, FMS–1201S. Abstract: These forms are used by recipients to authorize the deposit of Federal payments into their accounts at financial institutions. The information on the forms routes the direct deposit payment to the correct account at the financial institution. Current Actions: Extension of currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 406,715. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 minutes. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32533 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67,786. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: May 21, 2013. John B. Hill, Assistant Commissioner, Payment Management. [FR Doc. 2013–12560 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–M UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities. Request for public comment. AGENCY: As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the United States Sentencing Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. DATES: Public comment should be received on or before July 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments to: United States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2–500, South Lobby, Washington, DC 20002– 8002, Attention: Public Affairs— Priorities Comment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Doherty, Public Affairs Officer, 202–502–4502. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 32534 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of the United States Government. The Commission promulgates sentencing guidelines and policy statements for federal sentencing courts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(a). The Commission also periodically reviews and revises previously promulgated guidelines pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(o) and submits guideline amendments to the Congress not later than the first day of May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p). The Commission provides this notice to identify tentative priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. The Commission recognizes, however, that other factors, such as the enactment of any legislation requiring Commission action, may affect the Commission’s ability to complete work on any or all of its identified priorities by the statutory deadline of May 1, 2014. Accordingly, it may be necessary to continue work on any or all of these issues beyond the amendment cycle ending on May 1, 2014. As so prefaced, the Commission has identified the following tentative priorities: (1) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested parties on statutory mandatory minimum penalties to implement the recommendations set forth in the Commission’s 2011 report to Congress, titled Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System, including its recommendations regarding the severity and scope of mandatory minimum penalties, consideration of expanding the ‘‘safety valve’’ at 18 U.S.C. 3553(f), and elimination of the mandatory ‘‘stacking’’ of penalties under 18 U.S.C. 924(c), and to develop appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related legislation. (2) Review, and possible amendment, of guidelines applicable to drug offenses, including possible consideration of amending the Drug Quantity Table in § 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) across drug types. (3) Continuation of its work with the congressional, executive, and judicial TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 branches of government, and other interested parties, to implement the recommendations set forth in the Commission’s December 2012 report to Congress, titled The Continuing Impact of United States v. Booker on Federal Sentencing, and develop appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related legislation. (4) Continuation of its work on economic crimes, including (A) a comprehensive, multi-year study of § 2B1.1 (Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud) and related guidelines, including examination of the loss table and the definition of loss, and (B) consideration of any amendments to such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study. (5) Continuation of its multi-year study of the statutory and guideline definitions of ‘‘crime of violence’’, ‘‘aggravated felony’’, ‘‘violent felony’’, and ‘‘drug trafficking offense’’, possibly including recommendations to Congress on any statutory changes that may be appropriate and development of guideline amendments that may be appropriate. (6) Continuation of its comprehensive, multi-year study of recidivism, including (A) examination of circumstances that correlate with increased or reduced recidivism; (B) possible development of recommendations for using information obtained from such study to reduce costs of incarceration and overcapacity of prisons; and (C) consideration of any amendments to the Guidelines Manual that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study. (7) Undertaking a multi-year review of federal sentencing practices pertaining to violations of conditions of probation and supervised release, including possible consideration of amending the policy statements in Chapter Seven of the Guidelines Manual. (8) Possible consideration of amending the policy statement pertaining to ‘‘compassionate release,’’ § 1B1.13 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion by Director of Bureau of Prisons). (9) Review, and possible amendment, of guidelines applicable to firearms offenses. (10) Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 2013, Public Law 113–4, and any other crime legislation enacted during the 112th or 113th Congress warranting a Commission response. (11) Resolution of circuit conflicts, pursuant to the Commission’s continuing authority and responsibility, under 28 U.S.C. 991(b)(1)(B) and Braxton v. United States, 500 U.S. 344 (1991), to resolve conflicting interpretations of the guidelines by the federal courts. (12) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested parties on child pornography offenses to implement the recommendations set forth in the Commission’s December 2012 report to Congress, titled Federal Child Pornography Offenses, and to develop appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related legislation. (13) Consideration of any miscellaneous guideline application issues coming to the Commission’s attention from case law and other sources. The Commission hereby gives notice that it is seeking comment on these tentative priorities and on any other issues that interested persons believe the Commission should address during the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. To the extent practicable, public comment should include the following: (1) A statement of the issue, including, where appropriate, the scope and manner of study, particular problem areas and possible solutions, and any other matters relevant to a proposed priority; (2) citations to applicable sentencing guidelines, statutes, case law, and constitutional provisions; and (3) a direct and concise statement of why the Commission should make the issue a priority. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(g), the Commission also invites public comment that addresses the issue of reducing costs of incarceration and overcapacity of prisons, to the extent it is relevant to a proposed priority. Authority: 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o); USSC Rules of Practice and Procedure 5.2. Patti B. Saris, Chair. [FR Doc. 2013–12865 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–40–P E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
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UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION


Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts

AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed priorities. Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to 
analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal 
sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, the United States Sentencing Commission is 
seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment 
cycle ending May 1, 2014.

DATES: Public comment should be received on or before July 15, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments to: United States Sentencing Commission, One 
Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2-500, South Lobby, Washington, DC 20002-
8002, Attention: Public Affairs--Priorities Comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Doherty, Public Affairs 
Officer, 202-502-4502.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is 
an independent agency in the judicial branch of the United States 
Government. The Commission promulgates sentencing guidelines and policy 
statements for federal sentencing courts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(a). 
The Commission also periodically reviews and revises previously 
promulgated guidelines pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(o) and submits 
guideline amendments to the Congress not later than the first day of 
May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p).
    The Commission provides this notice to identify tentative 
priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. The Commission 
recognizes, however, that other factors, such as the enactment of any 
legislation requiring Commission action, may affect the Commission's 
ability to complete work on any or all of its identified priorities by 
the statutory deadline of May 1, 2014. Accordingly, it may be necessary 
to continue work on any or all of these issues beyond the amendment 
cycle ending on May 1, 2014.
    As so prefaced, the Commission has identified the following 
tentative priorities:
    (1) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested 
parties on statutory mandatory minimum penalties to implement the 
recommendations set forth in the Commission's 2011 report to Congress, 
titled Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice 
System, including its recommendations regarding the severity and scope 
of mandatory minimum penalties, consideration of expanding the ``safety 
valve'' at 18 U.S.C. 3553(f), and elimination of the mandatory 
``stacking'' of penalties under 18 U.S.C. 924(c), and to develop 
appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related 
legislation.
    (2) Review, and possible amendment, of guidelines applicable to 
drug offenses, including possible consideration of amending the Drug 
Quantity Table in Sec.  2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, 
Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit 
These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) across drug types.
    (3) Continuation of its work with the congressional, executive, and 
judicial branches of government, and other interested parties, to 
implement the recommendations set forth in the Commission's December 
2012 report to Congress, titled The Continuing Impact of United States 
v. Booker on Federal Sentencing, and develop appropriate guideline 
amendments in response to any related legislation.
    (4) Continuation of its work on economic crimes, including (A) a 
comprehensive, multi-year study of Sec.  2B1.1 (Theft, Property 
Destruction, and Fraud) and related guidelines, including examination 
of the loss table and the definition of loss, and (B) consideration of 
any amendments to such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of 
the information obtained from such study.
    (5) Continuation of its multi-year study of the statutory and 
guideline definitions of ``crime of violence'', ``aggravated felony'', 
``violent felony'', and ``drug trafficking offense'', possibly 
including recommendations to Congress on any statutory changes that may 
be appropriate and development of guideline amendments that may be 
appropriate.
    (6) Continuation of its comprehensive, multi-year study of 
recidivism, including (A) examination of circumstances that correlate 
with increased or reduced recidivism; (B) possible development of 
recommendations for using information obtained from such study to 
reduce costs of incarceration and overcapacity of prisons; and (C) 
consideration of any amendments to the Guidelines Manual that may be 
appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study.
    (7) Undertaking a multi-year review of federal sentencing practices 
pertaining to violations of conditions of probation and supervised 
release, including possible consideration of amending the policy 
statements in Chapter Seven of the Guidelines Manual.
    (8) Possible consideration of amending the policy statement 
pertaining to ``compassionate release,'' Sec.  1B1.13 (Reduction in 
Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Motion by Director of Bureau of 
Prisons).
    (9) Review, and possible amendment, of guidelines applicable to 
firearms offenses.
    (10) Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization 
Act of 2013, Public Law 113-4, and any other crime legislation enacted 
during the 112th or 113th Congress warranting a Commission response.
    (11) Resolution of circuit conflicts, pursuant to the Commission's 
continuing authority and responsibility, under 28 U.S.C. 991(b)(1)(B) 
and Braxton v. United States, 500 U.S. 344 (1991), to resolve 
conflicting interpretations of the guidelines by the federal courts.
    (12) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested 
parties on child pornography offenses to implement the recommendations 
set forth in the Commission's December 2012 report to Congress, titled 
Federal Child Pornography Offenses, and to develop appropriate 
guideline amendments in response to any related legislation.
    (13) Consideration of any miscellaneous guideline application 
issues coming to the Commission's attention from case law and other 
sources.
    The Commission hereby gives notice that it is seeking comment on 
these tentative priorities and on any other issues that interested 
persons believe the Commission should address during the amendment 
cycle ending May 1, 2014. To the extent practicable, public comment 
should include the following: (1) A statement of the issue, including, 
where appropriate, the scope and manner of study, particular problem 
areas and possible solutions, and any other matters relevant to a 
proposed priority; (2) citations to applicable sentencing guidelines, 
statutes, case law, and constitutional provisions; and (3) a direct and 
concise statement of why the Commission should make the issue a 
priority.
    Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(g), the Commission also invites public 
comment that addresses the issue of reducing costs of incarceration and 
overcapacity of prisons, to the extent it is relevant to a proposed 
priority.

    Authority: 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o); USSC Rules of Practice and 
Procedure 5.2.

Patti B. Saris,
Chair.
[FR Doc. 2013-12865 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
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