Final Priorities for Amendment Cycle, 49378-49379 [2014-19766]

Download as PDF 49378 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices (e) Notes and transcripts of contractor and subcontractor employees and persons who use the online live chat feature; and (f) Notes, recordings and transcripts of phone calls of contractor and subcontractor employees and persons who contact the United States Mint customer service center. * * * * * emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES PURPOSE(S): Description of changes: The purpose of the system will be changed to add the United States Mint’s intention to use the data in the system to better understand its customer base, allow easier and more efficient checkout and customer service, and deliver targeted marketing suggestions (including through Web measurement and customization technologies, some of which collect and store personally identifiable information) to customers based upon their interests. When altered as proposed, the categories of records in the system will read as follows: The purpose of this system is to permit the United States Mint to perform the following: Maintain a mailing list of customers and interested parties to provide continuous communication and promotional materials about existing and upcoming numismatic product offerings, circulating coins, and activities; record and maintain records of customers’ and interested parties’ order information and requests for promotional materials; record and maintain records on individuals who have registered to create accounts and have opted-in to Web measurement and customization technologies that collect and store personally identifiable information to perform market segmentation that allows them to receive targeted marketing suggestions and allows the United States Mint to better understand its customer base; record and maintain records on individuals who have registered to create accounts and have opted-in to having their information retained for more efficient checkout and capturing and processing of orders through each stage of the order life cycle; maintain integrity and security of orders, customer information, and the system; record and maintain customer phone calls and chats with customer service representatives; research and resolve orders that were not successfully delivered to customers and interested parties; and maintain a list of its products and monitor and maintain product and promotional material inventory levels to meet customer and interested party demand, while VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 remaining within mandated mintage levels, as applicable. * * * * * RETRIEVABILITY: Description of changes: The retrievability will be changed to add new identifiers used to retrieve information from the system, including employee user identification, product preferences, email address, market segmentation categories, bureau online catalog browsing behavioral information. When altered as proposed, the retrievability section system will read as follows: Name, address, phone number, email address, customer number or order number, order date, whether or not the account is flagged (such as due to an unusual quantity ordered or an order requiring verification for processing and completion), product preferences, market segmentation categories, bureau online catalog browsing behavioral information, shipment tracking number, any internal identification number that may be assigned to the request, employee, government contractor and subcontractor employee user identification. SAFEGUARDS: Description of changes: The safeguards will be changed to reflect further administrative access controls. When altered as proposed, the safeguards section will read as follows: Paper records are stored in secured filing cabinets with access only by authorized personnel. Electronic records are stored in secured systems subject to access controls in accordance with Department of the Treasury and United States Mint policies and procedures. Access to electronic records is restricted to authorized personnel, and is subject to multiple security controls, including an access-approval process, unique user identifier, user authentication and account management, and password management. Only those individuals requiring the information to accommodate handling of transactions with the customers, or otherwise with a need to know the information for the performance of their official duties, can access information pertaining to an individual. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Description of changes: The record source categories will be changed to reflect a reference to gift recipients and inclusion of government contractor and subcontractor employees, applications that generate derived data, and internet service providers of persons who visit our bureau online catalog. When altered PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 as proposed, the record source section will read as follows: Members of the public (including customers who provide information about third-party gift recipients), IP addresses of persons who visit the bureau online catalog, applications that generate derived data, government employees, government contractor employees, and subcontractor employees. * * * * * NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Description of changes: The notification procedures will be amended to leave out the ability for customers to change orders once the online transaction has been processed. When altered as proposed, the record source section will read as follows: Requests from individuals wishing to be notified if they are currently named in this system of records, or seeking access to any record contained in the system of records, or seeking to contest its content, should be addressed to the ‘‘System Manager and Address’’ described above. Requests may be made in accordance with instructions appearing at 31 CFR Part 1, subpart C, appendix H. Requests for information or specific guidance on where to send records requests should be addressed to the following official: Disclosure Officer, United States Mint, 801 9th Street NW., Washington DC 20220. Individuals who have previously registered on the bureau’s Web site for a customer account or electronic product notifications may access their system records online by authenticating with their valid username and password. Individuals making requests and inquiries concerning their system records must provide identification to include their name, address, telephone number, customer identification number and order number (or a combination of identifying information including order information depending on the request) which must be successfully validated in the system. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2014–19712 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–37–P UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Final Priorities for Amendment Cycle United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Notice of final priorities. AGENCY: In June 2014, the Commission published a notice of possible policy SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 20, 2014 / Notices priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2015. See 79 FR 31409 (June 2, 2014). 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, jdoherty@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 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, 2015. 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, 2015. Accordingly, it may be necessary to continue work on any or all of these issues beyond the amendment cycle ending on May 1, 2015. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Aug 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 amendments in response to any related legislation. (2) Continuation of its work on economic crimes, including (A) a comprehensive, multi-year study of section 2B1.1 (Theft, Property Destruction, and Fraud) and related guidelines, including examination of the loss table, the definition of loss, and role in the offense; (B) a study of offenses involving fraud on the market; and (C) consideration of any amendments to such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such studies. (3) 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,’’ ‘‘drug trafficking offense,’’ and ‘‘felony drug 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. (4) Implementation of the directive to the Commission in section 10 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111–220 (enacted August 3, 2010) (requiring the Commission, not later than 5 years after enactment, to ‘‘study and submit to Congress a report regarding the impact of the changes in Federal sentencing law under this Act and the amendments made by this Act’’). (5) Study of the operation of section 3B1.2 (Mitigating Role) and related provisions in the Guidelines Manual (e.g., the ‘‘mitigating role cap’’ in section 2D1.1(a)(5)), and consideration of any amendments to the Guidelines Manual that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study. (6) Study of the guidelines applicable to immigration offenses and related criminal history rules, and consideration of any amendments to such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study. (7) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 49379 that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study. The Commission also intends to study risk assessment tools and their various uses, possibly including development of recommendations about the proper role of these tools. (8) Continuation of its multi-year review of federal sentencing practices pertaining to imposition and violations of conditions of probation and supervised release, including possible consideration of amending the relevant provisions in Chapters Five and Seven of the Guidelines Manual. (9) Continuation of its work with the legislative, 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. (10) Beginning a multi-year effort to simplify the operation of the guidelines, including an examination of (A) the overall structure of the guidelines postBooker, (B) cross references in the Guidelines Manual, (C) the use of relevant conduct in offenses involving multiple participants, (D) the use of acquitted conduct in applying the guidelines, and (E) the use of departures. (11) 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. (12) Study of the availability of alternatives to incarceration. (13) Implementation of any crime legislation enacted during the 113th Congress warranting a Commission response. (14) 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. (15) 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. 2014–19766 Filed 8–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–40–P E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION


Final Priorities for Amendment Cycle

AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.

ACTION: Notice of final priorities.

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SUMMARY: In June 2014, the Commission published a notice of possible 
policy

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priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2015. See 79 FR 31409 
(June 2, 2014). 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, jdoherty@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 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, 2015. 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, 2015. Accordingly, it may be necessary to continue work on any 
or all of these issues beyond the amendment cycle ending on May 1, 
2015.
    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) Continuation of its work on economic crimes, including (A) a 
comprehensive, multi-year study of section 2B1.1 (Theft, Property 
Destruction, and Fraud) and related guidelines, including examination 
of the loss table, the definition of loss, and role in the offense; (B) 
a study of offenses involving fraud on the market; and (C) 
consideration of any amendments to such guidelines that may be 
appropriate in light of the information obtained from such studies.
    (3) 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,'' ``drug trafficking offense,'' and ``felony drug 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.
    (4) Implementation of the directive to the Commission in section 10 
of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111-220 (enacted August 
3, 2010) (requiring the Commission, not later than 5 years after 
enactment, to ``study and submit to Congress a report regarding the 
impact of the changes in Federal sentencing law under this Act and the 
amendments made by this Act'').
    (5) Study of the operation of section 3B1.2 (Mitigating Role) and 
related provisions in the Guidelines Manual (e.g., the ``mitigating 
role cap'' in section 2D1.1(a)(5)), and consideration of any amendments 
to the Guidelines Manual that may be appropriate in light of the 
information obtained from such study.
    (6) Study of the guidelines applicable to immigration offenses and 
related criminal history rules, and consideration of any amendments to 
such guidelines that may be appropriate in light of the information 
obtained from such study.
    (7) 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. The 
Commission also intends to study risk assessment tools and their 
various uses, possibly including development of recommendations about 
the proper role of these tools.
    (8) Continuation of its multi-year review of federal sentencing 
practices pertaining to imposition and violations of conditions of 
probation and supervised release, including possible consideration of 
amending the relevant provisions in Chapters Five and Seven of the 
Guidelines Manual.
    (9) Continuation of its work with the legislative, 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.
    (10) Beginning a multi-year effort to simplify the operation of the 
guidelines, including an examination of (A) the overall structure of 
the guidelines post-Booker, (B) cross references in the Guidelines 
Manual, (C) the use of relevant conduct in offenses involving multiple 
participants, (D) the use of acquitted conduct in applying the 
guidelines, and (E) the use of departures.
    (11) 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.
    (12) Study of the availability of alternatives to incarceration.
    (13) Implementation of any crime legislation enacted during the 
113th Congress warranting a Commission response.
    (14) 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.
    (15) 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. 2014-19766 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]
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