Notice of Open Public Meetings, 40647-40648 [2017-18018]

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The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on the ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold public meetings to review and edit drafts of the 2017 Annual Report to Congress. DATES: The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 9:00 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40647 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, September 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday, October 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: 444 North Capitol Street NW., Room 231, Washington, DC 20001. Public seating is limited and will be available on a ‘‘first-come, first-served’’ basis. Reservations are not required to attend the meetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning these meetings should contact Alexis Brigmon, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202– 624–1454, or via email at abrigmon@ uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the meetings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: Pursuant to the Commission’s mandate, members of the Commission will meet to review and edit drafts of the 2017 Annual Report to Congress. The Commission is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) with the enactment of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 that was signed into law on November 22, 2005 (Pub. L. 109–108). In accordance with FACA, the Commission’s meetings to make decisions concerning the substance and recommendations of its 2017 Annual Report to Congress are open to the public. Topics to Be Discussed: The Commission will consider draft report sections addressing the following topics: • U.S.-China Economic and Trade Relations, including: Year in Review: Economics Trade; Chinese Investment in the United States; and U.S. Access to China’s Consumer Market. • U.S.-China Security Relations, including: Year in Review: Security and Foreign Affairs; and Hotspots along China’s Maritime Periphery. • China and the World, including: China and Continental Southeast Asia; China and Northeast Asia; China and Taiwan; China and Hong Kong; and China’s Domestic Information Controls, Global Media Influence, and Cyber Diplomacy. • China’s High Tech Development, including China’s Global Pursuit of Global Dominance in Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology; and China’s Pursuit of Advanced Weapons. Required Accessibility Statement: These meetings will be open to the public. The Commission may recess the meetings to address administrative issues in closed session. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 40648 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 164 / Friday, August 25, 2017 / Notices The Commission will also recess the meetings around noon for a lunch break. At the beginning of the lunch break, the Chairman will announce what time the meetings will reconvene. Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Pub. L. 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). Dated: August 21, 2017. Michael Danis, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–18018 Filed 8–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts United States Sentencing Commission. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: In August 2017, the Commission indicated that one of its policy priorities would be the ‘‘[c]ontinuation of its multiyear study of offenses involving synthetic cathinones (such as methylone, MDPV, and mephedrone) and synthetic cannabinoids (such as JWH–018 and AM–2201), as well as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues, and consideration of appropriate guideline amendments, including simplifying the determination of the most closely related substance under Application Note 6 of the Commentary to § 2D1.1.’’ See 82 FR 39949 (Aug. 22, 2017). As part of its continuing work on this priority, the Commission is publishing this request for public comment on issues related to synthetic cathinones, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and synthetic cannabinoids. The issues for comment are set forth in the Supplementary Information portion of this notice. DATES: Public comment regarding the issues for comment set forth in this notice should be received by the Commission not later than October 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: All written 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 States Sentencing Commission, One Columbus Circle NE., Suite 2–500, Washington, DC 20002–8002, Attention: Public Affairs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Leonard, Director, 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). In August 2016, the Commission indicated that one of its priorities would be the ‘‘[s]tudy of offenses involving MDMA/Ecstasy, synthetic cannabinoids (such as JWH–018 and AM–2201), and synthetic cathinones (such as Methylone, MDPV, and Mephedrone), and consideration of any amendments to the Guidelines Manual that may be appropriate in light of the information obtained from such study.’’ See U.S. Sentencing Comm’n, ‘‘Notice of Final Priorities,’’ 81 FR 58004 (Aug. 24, 2016). On August 17, 2017, the Commission revised the priority to study offenses involving synthetic cathinones (such as methylone, MDPV, and mephedrone) and synthetic cannabinoids (such as JWH–018 and AM–2201), as well as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), fentanyl, and fentanyl analogues. See U.S. Sentencing Comm’n, ‘‘Notice of Final Priorities,’’ 82 FR 39949 (Aug. 22, 2017). The Commission also stated that, as part of the study, the Commission will consider possible approaches to simplify the determination of the most closely related substance under Application Note 6 of the Commentary to § 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy). The Commission expects to solicit comment several times during the study period from experts and other members of the public. On December 19, 2016, the Commission published a notice inviting general comment on synthetic cathinones (MDPV, methylone, and mephedrone) and synthetic cannabinoids (JWH–018 and AM–2201), as well as about the application of the factors the Commission traditionally PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 considers when determining the marihuana equivalencies for specific controlled substances to the substances under study. See U.S. Sentencing Comm’n, ‘‘Request for Public Comment,’’ 81 FR 92021 (Dec. 19, 2016). On April 18, 2017, the Commission held a public hearing relating to this priority. The Commission received testimony from experts on the synthetic drugs related to the study, including testimony about their chemical structure, pharmacological effects, trafficking patterns, and community impact. On June 21, 2017, the Commission published a second notice requesting public comment on issues specifically related to MDMA/ecstasy and methylone, one of the synthetic cathinones included in the Commission’s study. See U.S. Sentencing Comm’n, ‘‘Request for Public Comment,’’ 82 FR 28382 (June 21, 2017). As part of its continuing work on this priority, the Commission is publishing this third request for public comment. The request for public comment contains two parts (Part A and Part B). Part A focuses on issues related to synthetic cathinones. Part B focuses on issues related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and synthetic cannabinoids. In addition to the substance-specific topics discussed below, the Commission anticipates that its work will continue to be guided by the factors the Commission traditionally considers when determining the marihuana equivalencies for specific controlled substances, including their chemical structure, pharmacological effects, legislative and scheduling history, potential for addiction and abuse, the patterns of abuse and harms associated with their abuse, and the patterns of trafficking and harms associated with their trafficking. The Commission will also consider possible approaches to simplify the determination of the most closely related substance under Application Note 6 of the Commentary to § 2D1.1. The Commission has received comment from the public suggesting that questions regarding ‘‘the most closely related controlled substance’’ arise frequently in cases involving the substances included in the study, and that the Application Note 6 process requires courts to hold extensive hearings to receive expert testimony on behalf of the government and the defendant. The synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids included in the study are not specifically listed in either the Drug Quantity Table or the Drug E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 164 (Friday, August 25, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18018]


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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Meetings

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public meetings.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the U.S.-China Economic 
and Security Review Commission to review and edit drafts of the 2017 
Annual Report to Congress. The Commission is mandated by Congress to 
investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on the ``the 
national security implications of the economic relationship between the 
United States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this 
mandate, the Commission will hold public meetings to review and edit 
drafts of the 2017 Annual Report to Congress.

DATES: The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, September 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and 
Friday, October 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: 444 North Capitol Street NW., Room 231, Washington, DC 
20001. Public seating is limited and will be available on a ``first-
come, first-served'' basis. Reservations are not required to attend the 
meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning these meetings should contact Alexis 
Brigmon, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; 
telephone: 202-624-1454, or via email at abrigmon@uscc.gov. 
Reservations are not required to attend the meetings.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of Meeting: Pursuant to the Commission's mandate, members 
of the Commission will meet to review and edit drafts of the 2017 
Annual Report to Congress.
    The Commission is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) with the enactment of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 that was signed into law on 
November 22, 2005 (Pub. L. 109-108). In accordance with FACA, the 
Commission's meetings to make decisions concerning the substance and 
recommendations of its 2017 Annual Report to Congress are open to the 
public.
    Topics to Be Discussed: The Commission will consider draft report 
sections addressing the following topics:
     U.S.-China Economic and Trade Relations, including: Year 
in Review: Economics Trade; Chinese Investment in the United States; 
and U.S. Access to China's Consumer Market.
     U.S.-China Security Relations, including: Year in Review: 
Security and Foreign Affairs; and Hotspots along China's Maritime 
Periphery.
     China and the World, including: China and Continental 
Southeast Asia; China and Northeast Asia; China and Taiwan; China and 
Hong Kong; and China's Domestic Information Controls, Global Media 
Influence, and Cyber Diplomacy.
     China's High Tech Development, including China's Global 
Pursuit of Global Dominance in Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology; 
and China's Pursuit of Advanced Weapons.
    Required Accessibility Statement: These meetings will be open to 
the public. The Commission may recess the meetings to address 
administrative issues in closed session.

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    The Commission will also recess the meetings around noon for a 
lunch break. At the beginning of the lunch break, the Chairman will 
announce what time the meetings will reconvene.

    Authority:  Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense 
Authorization Act (Public Law 106-398), as amended by Division P of 
the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as 
amended by Pub. L. 109-108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public 
Law 113-291 (December 19, 2014).

    Dated: August 21, 2017.
Michael Danis,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-18018 Filed 8-24-17; 8:45 am]
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