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The proposed amendment and issues for comment published in the notice were as follows: A proposed amendment to revise the ‘‘crime of violence’’ and ‘‘drug trafficking offense’’ definitions in the career offender guideline and the illegal reentry guideline, including (A) A proposed amendment to § 4B1.2 (Definitions of Terms Used in Section 4B1.1) to delete the residual clause and revise the list of enumerated offenses in the ‘‘crime of violence’’ definition, (B) a proposed amendment to § 4B1.2 to implement an additional requirement related to the state felony classification in determining whether an offense qualifies as a felony under § 4B1.2, and (C) corresponding changes to the ‘‘crime of violence’’ and ‘‘drug trafficking offense’’ definitions in § 2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States) to bring them more into parallel with the definitions at § 4B1.2, and related issues for comment. The Commission further requested comment regarding retroactive application of the proposed amendment. The Commission is issuing this notice to advise the public that the period for public comment has been extended to November 25, 2015. The deadline was initially November 12, 2015. DATES: Public comment regarding the proposed amendment and issues for comment described in this notice should be received by the Commission not later than November 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: Public comment should be sent to the Commission by electronic mail or regular mail. The email address for public comment is Public_ Comment@ussc.gov. The regular mail address for public comment is United States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2–500, Washington, DC 20002–8002, Attention: Public Affairs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, 202–502–4500, pubaffairs@ussc.gov. 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 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). E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 219 / Friday, November 13, 2015 / Notices The Commission issued a notice for public comment regarding the proposed amendment and issues for comment described in this notice on August 17, 2015 (80 FR 49314). Comment was initially due to the Commission on November 12, 2015. The Commission hereby invites additional comment from any person or group who has interest in the proposed amendment and issues for comment. 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Applications should be received by the Commission not later than December 28, 2015. An applicant for membership of the Victims Advisory Group should apply by sending a letter ´ ´ of interest and resume to the Commission as indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. DATES: Application materials for membership of the Victims Advisory Group should be received not later than December 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: An applicant for membership of the Victims Advisory Group should apply by sending a letter ´ ´ of interest and resume to the Commission by electronic mail or regular mail. The email address is pubaffairs@ussc.gov. The regular mail address is United States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2–500, South Lobby, Washington, DC 20002–8002, Attention: Public Affairs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, 202–502–4500, pubaffairs@ussc.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 219 (Friday, November 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70294-70295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-28879]


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UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION


Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts

AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.

ACTION: Notice of extension of deadline for public comment regarding 
the proposed amendment to the sentencing guidelines and commentary 
published on August 17, 2015 (80 FR 49314).

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SUMMARY: On August 17, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission 
published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 49314) requesting 
comment regarding a proposed amendment to the sentencing guidelines and 
commentary. The proposed amendment and issues for comment published in 
the notice were as follows: A proposed amendment to revise the ``crime 
of violence'' and ``drug trafficking offense'' definitions in the 
career offender guideline and the illegal reentry guideline, including 
(A) A proposed amendment to Sec.  4B1.2 (Definitions of Terms Used in 
Section 4B1.1) to delete the residual clause and revise the list of 
enumerated offenses in the ``crime of violence'' definition, (B) a 
proposed amendment to Sec.  4B1.2 to implement an additional 
requirement related to the state felony classification in determining 
whether an offense qualifies as a felony under Sec.  4B1.2, and (C) 
corresponding changes to the ``crime of violence'' and ``drug 
trafficking offense'' definitions in Sec.  2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering 
or Remaining in the United States) to bring them more into parallel 
with the definitions at Sec.  4B1.2, and related issues for comment. 
The Commission further requested comment regarding retroactive 
application of the proposed amendment.
    The Commission is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 
period for public comment has been extended to November 25, 2015. The 
deadline was initially November 12, 2015.

DATES: Public comment regarding the proposed amendment and issues for 
comment described in this notice should be received by the Commission 
not later than November 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Public comment should be sent to the Commission by 
electronic mail or regular mail. The email address for public comment 
is Public_Comment@ussc.gov. The regular mail address for public comment 
is United States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 
2-500, Washington, DC 20002-8002, Attention: Public Affairs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Legislative and Public 
Affairs, 202-502-4500, pubaffairs@ussc.gov.

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 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).

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    The Commission issued a notice for public comment regarding the 
proposed amendment and issues for comment described in this notice on 
August 17, 2015 (80 FR 49314). Comment was initially due to the 
Commission on November 12, 2015. The Commission hereby invites 
additional comment from any person or group who has interest in the 
proposed amendment and issues for comment. Comment must be received by 
the Commission not later than November 25, 2015.
    Additional information pertaining to the proposed amendment 
described in this notice may be accessed through the Commission's Web 
site at www.ussc.gov.

    Authority:  28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o), (p), (x); USSC Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, Rule 4.4.

Patti B. Saris,
Chair.
[FR Doc. 2015-28879 Filed 11-12-15; 8:45 am]
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