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[FR Doc. 2013–20286 Filed 8–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Notice of final priorities. AGENCY: In May 2013, the Commission published a notice of possible policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. See 78 FR 32533 (May 30, 2013). After reviewing public comment received pursuant to the notice of proposed priorities, the Commission has identified its policy priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle and hereby gives notice of these policy priorities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Doherty, Public Affairs Officer, 202–502–4502, pubaffairs@ussc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent commission 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Notices of May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(g), the Commission intends to consider the issue of reducing costs of incarceration and overcapacity of prisons, to the extent it is relevant to any identified priority. As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, the Commission has identified its policy 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 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 branches of government, and other interested parties, with respect to the Commission’s December 2012 report to Congress, titled The Continuing Impact of United States v. Booker on Federal Sentencing, and development of 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Aug 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 statutory and guideline definitions relating to the nature of a defendant’s prior conviction (e.g., ‘‘crime of violence,’’ ‘‘aggravated felony,’’ ‘‘violent felony,’’ and ‘‘drug trafficking offense’’) and the impact of such definitions on the relevant statutory and guideline provisions (e.g., career offender, illegal reentry, and armed career criminal), 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) 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. (10) Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Pub. L. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51821 (1991), to resolve conflicting interpretations of the guidelines by the federal courts. (12) Consideration of any miscellaneous guideline application issues coming to the Commission’s attention from case law and other sources. Authority: 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o); USSC Rules of Practice and Procedure 5.2. Patti B. Saris, Chair. [FR Doc. 2013–20356 Filed 8–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–40–P UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Notice of final action regarding technical and conforming amendments to federal sentencing guidelines effective November 1, 2013. AGENCY: On April 30, 2013, the Commission submitted to the Congress amendments to the sentencing guidelines and official commentary, which become effective on November 1, 2013, unless Congress acts to the contrary. Such amendments and the reasons for amendment subsequently were published in the Federal Register. 78 FR 26425 (May 6, 2013). The Commission has made technical and conforming amendments, set forth in this notice, to commentary provisions and policy statements related to those amendments. DATES: The Commission has specified an effective date of November 1, 2013, for the amendments set forth in this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanne Doherty, Public Affairs Officer, (202) 502–4502, pubaffairs@ussc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission, an independent commission in the judicial branch of the United States government, is authorized by 28 U.S.C. 994(a) to promulgate sentencing guidelines and policy statements for federal courts. Section 994 also directs the Commission to review and revise periodically promulgated guidelines and authorizes it to submit guideline amendments to Congress not later than the first day of May each year. See 28 U.S.C. 994(o), (p). Absent an affirmative disapproval by Congress within 180 days after the Commission submits its amendments, the amendments become SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
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UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION


Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts

AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.

ACTION: Notice of final priorities.

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SUMMARY: In May 2013, the Commission published a notice of possible 
policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2014. See 78 FR 
32533 (May 30, 2013). After reviewing public comment received pursuant 
to the notice of proposed priorities, the Commission has identified its 
policy priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle and hereby gives 
notice of these policy priorities.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is 
an independent commission 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

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of May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p).
    Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(g), the Commission intends to consider 
the issue of reducing costs of incarceration and overcapacity of 
prisons, to the extent it is relevant to any identified priority.
    As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze 
sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing 
guidelines, the Commission has identified its policy 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 
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 inSec.  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, with 
respect to the Commission's December 2012 report to Congress, titled 
The Continuing Impact of United States v. Booker on Federal Sentencing, 
and development of 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 statutory and guideline 
definitions relating to the nature of a defendant's prior conviction 
(e.g., ``crime of violence,'' ``aggravated felony,'' ``violent 
felony,'' and ``drug trafficking offense'') and the impact of such 
definitions on the relevant statutory and guideline provisions (e.g., 
career offender, illegal reentry, and armed career criminal), 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) 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.
    (10) Implementation of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization 
Act of 2013, Pub. L. 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) Consideration of any miscellaneous guideline application 
issues coming to the Commission's attention from case law and other 
sources.

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

Patti B. Saris,
Chair.
[FR Doc. 2013-20356 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
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