Office of the Pardon Attorney, 54187-54188 [2014-21678]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Rules and Regulations On June, 25, 2014, HUD published a document implementing statutory changes made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2014 to certain programs administered by HUD’s Office of Housing and HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. In the discussion of implementation of the new definition of ‘‘extremely lowincome’’ applicable to multifamily projects administered by HUD’s Office of Housing, the document referred to ‘‘contract administrators’’ and it should have referenced ‘‘owners.’’ This document makes that correction. DATES: Effective Date: September 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Brolin, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, Office of Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6106, Washington, DC 20410 at 202– 402–6634 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access either of these numbers through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of June 25, 2014, in FR Doc. 2014–14915, beginning on page 39540, the following corrections are made: 1. On page 35942, in the first column, correct the second paragraph under section ‘‘C. Extremely Low-Income’’ to read: Beginning with the effective date of this notice, a PHA or owner shall meet its targeting requirements through a combination of ELI admissions prior to the effective date (using the prior definition) and ELI admissions after the effective date (using the new statutory definition). Neither a PHA nor an owner may skip over a family on the waiting list if that family meets the new definition of ELI as enacted by this section. 2. On page 35942, in the first column, correct the fifth paragraph under section ‘‘C. Extremely Low-Income’’ to read: For the multifamily project-based section 8 programs, the owner must make available for occupancy by ELI families not less than 40 percent of the section 8-assisted dwelling units that become available for occupancy in any fiscal year. 1. On page 35942, in the second column, correct the seventh paragraph under section ‘‘C. Extremely LowIncome’’ to read: In some communities, the extremely low-income and very low-income levels will be identical for some or all tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 household sizes, in which case PHAs or owners meet their ELI targeting requirements by serving VLI households, since those families meet the new definition of ELI. To reduce the work a PHA or owner must do to determine which standard it should be using, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has calculated the new income limits for extremely low-income families, taking the previous sentence into account, and has made the new area income limits available online at http:// www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/il/ il14/index.html. 54187 However, it has long been the internal practice of the Department for the Pardon Attorney to be subject to the direction of the Deputy Attorney General, and to submit clemency recommendations through the Deputy Attorney General for handling and transmittal, rather than through the Associate Attorney General. This rule conforms Department regulations to current practice. Administrative Procedure Act Dated: September 4, 2014. Carol J. Galante, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. This rule is a rule of agency organization, procedure, and practice and is therefore exempt from the usual requirements of prior notice and comment and a 30-day delay in effective date. See 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This rule is effective upon publication. [FR Doc. 2014–21637 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] Regulatory Flexibility Act BILLING CODE 4210–67–P The Attorney General, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this rule and by approving it certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it applies only to agency organization, procedure, and practice. Further, a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis was not required to be prepared for this rule because the Department was not required to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of the Attorney General 28 CFR Part 0 [OAG Docket No. 143; AG Order No. 3464– 2014] Office of the Pardon Attorney Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule revises certain regulations of the Department of Justice (the ‘‘Department’’) that govern the Pardon Attorney. The rule conforms the regulations to current practice, under which the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of, and submits recommendations in clemency cases through, the Deputy Attorney General. DATES: The rule is effective on September 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Leff, United States Department of Justice, Suite 11000, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530, or by telephone at (202) 616–6070. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Present regulations of the Department of Justice provide that the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of the Associate Attorney General, and that the Pardon Attorney shall submit all recommendations in clemency cases through the Associate Attorney General, who in turn shall exercise such discretion and authority as is appropriate and necessary for the handling and transmittal of such recommendations to the President. See 28 CFR 0.35–0.36. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563— Regulatory Review This regulation has been drafted and reviewed in accordance with Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ section 1(b), Principles of Regulation, and in accordance with Executive Order 13563, ‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,’’ section 1(b), General Principles of Regulation. The Department has determined that this rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ and accordingly this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. Executive Order 13132—Federalism This rule does not have federalism implications warranting the preparation of a Federalism Assessment under section 6 of Executive Order 13132 because it is a rule of agency organization, procedure, and practice. Executive Order 12988—Civil Justice Reform This rule meets the applicable standards set forth in sections 3(a) and E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 54188 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, ‘‘Civil Justice Reform.’’ Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions are necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Congressional Review Act This action pertains to agency management and, accordingly, is not a ‘‘rule’’ as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act (Subtitle E of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act). Therefore, the reports to Congress and the General Accounting Office specified by 5 U.S.C. 801 are not required. List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 0 Administrative practice and procedure, Authority delegations (Government agencies), Government employees, Organization and functions (Government agencies), Privacy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Whistleblowing. Accordingly, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Attorney General, including 5 U.S.C. 301 and 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, Chapter I of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 0—ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 1. The authority citation for part 0 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, 515–519. [Amended] 2. In § 0.35, remove the words ‘‘Associate Attorney General’’ each place they appear and add in their place the words ‘‘Deputy Attorney General’’. ■ § 0.36 [Amended] 3. In § 0.36, remove the words ‘‘Associate Attorney General’’ each place they appear and add in their place the words ‘‘Deputy Attorney General’’. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ Dated: September 5, 2014. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General. [FR Doc. 2014–21678 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–29–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 39 CFR Part 111 Simplifying Threshold Volume Requirements for USPS Return Services Postal ServiceTM. Interim rule with request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: To minimize customer confusion and ensure consistent administration, the Postal Service proposes to change the total annual volume thresholds required for USPS Return Services products to qualify for Commercial Plus® pricing. A minimum volume of 50,000 will be established for these products across the board to simplify the product and make it easier for customers to do business with the Postal Service. DATES: Effective date: The interim rule is effective September 15, 2014. Comment date: Comments are due on or before November 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at the USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor N, Washington, DC by appointment only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 202–268–2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to: ProductClassification@ usps.gov, with a subject line of ‘‘Threshold Volume for USPS Return Services’’. Faxed comments are not accepted. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Subpart G—Office of the Pardon Attorney § 0.35 POSTAL SERVICE Karen F. Key at 202–268–7492 (karen.f.key@usps.gov); John F. Rosato at 202–268–8597 (john.f.rosato@ usps.gov); or Suzanne Newman at 202– 695–0550 (suzanne.j.newman@ usps.gov). The Postal Service has determined that it is immediately necessary to simplify its returns shipping options. Currently, there are different annual volume threshold requirements to qualify for Commercial Plus® pricing for products under the USPS Return Services umbrella. These products are Priority Mail® Return Service, First-ClassTM Package Return® Service, and Ground Return Service. As the requirements now exist, Commercial Plus pricing is available for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 cumulative Priority Mail Return Service and First-Class Package Return Service volume exceeding a combined total of 25,000 return pieces in the previous calendar year. Additionally, Commercial Plus cubic volume must exceed a combined total of 85,000 pieces returned in approved packaging in the previous calendar year, or cumulative returns and outbound volume must exceed a combined total of 90,000 pieces in the previous calendar year to qualify. Commercial Plus pricing customer commitments may differ depending on the individual signed agreements with USPS. The Postal Service has discovered that these varied and overlapping criteria are confusing to customers, and increasingly difficult to administer. Additionally, this change better aligns with recently adopted changes to the Priority Mail cubic threshold, and to the outbound Priority Mail CPP threshold, of 50,000 pieces. To provide consistency for customers without signed agreements, the Postal Service proposes to establish a minimum total annual threshold volume requirement of 50,000 for all USPS Return Services products in order to qualify for Commercial Plus pricing. This simplified approach will not affect customers with the 25,000 piece threshold until their agreements expire. At that time, the 50,000 piece threshold will apply unless an extension is requested and approved by the Vice President, Sales. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 111 Administrative practice and procedure, Postal Service. The Postal Service adopts the following interim changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR part 111.1. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 111 is amended as follows: PART 111—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 111 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201– 3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), as follows: ■ Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) * E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM * * 11SER1 * *

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 176 (Thursday, September 11, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54187-54188]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21678]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Office of the Attorney General

28 CFR Part 0

[OAG Docket No. 143; AG Order No. 3464-2014]


Office of the Pardon Attorney

AGENCY: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule revises certain regulations of the Department of 
Justice (the ``Department'') that govern the Pardon Attorney. The rule 
conforms the regulations to current practice, under which the Pardon 
Attorney is subject to the direction of, and submits recommendations in 
clemency cases through, the Deputy Attorney General.

DATES: The rule is effective on September 11, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Leff, United States Department 
of Justice, Suite 11000, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20530, or by telephone at (202) 616-6070.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Present regulations of the Department of 
Justice provide that the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of 
the Associate Attorney General, and that the Pardon Attorney shall 
submit all recommendations in clemency cases through the Associate 
Attorney General, who in turn shall exercise such discretion and 
authority as is appropriate and necessary for the handling and 
transmittal of such recommendations to the President. See 28 CFR 0.35-
0.36.
    However, it has long been the internal practice of the Department 
for the Pardon Attorney to be subject to the direction of the Deputy 
Attorney General, and to submit clemency recommendations through the 
Deputy Attorney General for handling and transmittal, rather than 
through the Associate Attorney General.
    This rule conforms Department regulations to current practice.

Administrative Procedure Act

    This rule is a rule of agency organization, procedure, and practice 
and is therefore exempt from the usual requirements of prior notice and 
comment and a 30-day delay in effective date. See 5 U.S.C. 553(b). This 
rule is effective upon publication.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Attorney General, in accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this rule and by approving it 
certifies that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities because it applies only to 
agency organization, procedure, and practice. Further, a Regulatory 
Flexibility Analysis was not required to be prepared for this rule 
because the Department was not required to publish a general notice of 
proposed rulemaking.

Executive Orders 12866 and 13563--Regulatory Review

    This regulation has been drafted and reviewed in accordance with 
Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' section 
1(b), Principles of Regulation, and in accordance with Executive Order 
13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' section 1(b), 
General Principles of Regulation.
    The Department has determined that this rule is not a ``significant 
regulatory action'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and accordingly this rule has not 
been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.

Executive Order 13132--Federalism

    This rule does not have federalism implications warranting the 
preparation of a Federalism Assessment under section 6 of Executive 
Order 13132 because it is a rule of agency organization, procedure, and 
practice.

Executive Order 12988--Civil Justice Reform

    This rule meets the applicable standards set forth in sections 3(a) 
and

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3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, ``Civil Justice Reform.''

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local, and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of 
$100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions are necessary 
under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Congressional Review Act

    This action pertains to agency management and, accordingly, is not 
a ``rule'' as that term is used by the Congressional Review Act 
(Subtitle E of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act). 
Therefore, the reports to Congress and the General Accounting Office 
specified by 5 U.S.C. 801 are not required.

List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 0

    Administrative practice and procedure, Authority delegations 
(Government agencies), Government employees, Organization and functions 
(Government agencies), Privacy, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Whistleblowing.

    Accordingly, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Attorney 
General, including 5 U.S.C. 301 and 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, Chapter I of 
title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 0--ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

0
1. The authority citation for part 0 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 28 U.S.C. 509, 510, 515-519.

Subpart G--Office of the Pardon Attorney


Sec.  0.35  [Amended]

0
2. In Sec.  0.35, remove the words ``Associate Attorney General'' each 
place they appear and add in their place the words ``Deputy Attorney 
General''.


Sec.  0.36  [Amended]

0
3. In Sec.  0.36, remove the words ``Associate Attorney General'' each 
place they appear and add in their place the words ``Deputy Attorney 
General''.

    Dated: September 5, 2014.
Eric H. Holder, Jr.,
Attorney General.
[FR Doc. 2014-21678 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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