United States Sentencing Commission 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-21820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 Sec. 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 fentanyl and fentanyl analogues. The issues for comment are set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION portion of this notice.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 Sec. 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.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-18076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Sentencing Commission is considering promulgating amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. This notice also sets forth several issues for comment, some of which are set forth together with the proposed amendments, and one of which (regarding retroactive application of proposed amendments) is set forth in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Final Priorities for Amendment Cycle
Document Number: 2017-17754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In June 2017, the Commission published a notice of proposed policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2018. See 82 FR 28381 (June 21, 2017). 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.
Proposed Priorities for Amendment Cycle
Document Number: 2017-12868
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the United States Sentencing Commission is seeking comment on possible policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2018.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2017-12867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In August 2016, the Commission indicated that one of its policy 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 81 FR 58004 (Aug. 24, 2016). As part of its continuing work on this priority, the Commission is publishing this request for public comment on issues related to MDMA/Ecstasy and methylone, one of the synthetic cathinones included in the Commission's study. The issues for comment are set forth in the Supplementary Information portion of this notice.
Requests for Applications; Practitioners Advisory Group
Document Number: 2017-12866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In view of upcoming vacancies in the voting membership of the Practitioners Advisory Group, the United States Sentencing Commission hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to one of the vacancies to apply. The voting memberships covered by this notice are two circuit memberships (for the Sixth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit) and one at-large membership. An applicant for voting membership of the Practitioners Advisory Group should apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to the Commission as indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. Application materials should be received by the Commission not later than August 25, 2017.