Procedures To Promote Compliance With Crime Victims' Rights Obligations
This final rule implements section 102(f) of the Justice for All Act, establishing procedures to promote compliance with crime victims' rights statutes by Department of Justice employees.
Controlled Substances and List I Chemical Registration and Reregistration Application Fees
DEA is proposing to adjust the fee schedule for DEA registration and reregistration application fees relating to the registration and control of the manufacture, distribution and dispensing of controlled substances and listed chemicals to appropriately reflect all costs associated with its Diversion Control Program as mandated by 21 U.S.C. 822. Specifically, DEA proposes to revise the fee schedule for controlled substances and List I chemical handlers so that all manufacturers, distributors, importers, exporters, and dispensers of controlled substances and of List I chemicals pay an annual fee, by registrant category, irrespective of whether they handle controlled substances or List I chemicals. This action responds to recent amendments to the Diversion Control Fee Account provisions in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and will bring DEA's fee collections into line with the new requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons (Bureau or BOP), proposes to exempt a Privacy Act system of records from the following subsections of the Privacy Act: (c)(3) and (4), (d)(1)-(4), (e)(2) and (3), (e)(5), and (g). This system of records is the ``Inmate Electronic Message Record System, (JUSTICE/BOP-013)'', as stated and described in today's notice section of the Federal Register. The exemptions are necessary to preclude the compromise of institution security, to better ensure the safety of inmates, Bureau personnel and the public, to better protect third party privacy, to protect law enforcement and investigatory information, and/or to otherwise ensure the effective performance of the Bureau's law enforcement functions.
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Department of Justice, Tax Division, proposes to amend 28 CFR part 16 to exempt a newly revised Privacy Act system of records entitled ``Files of Applicants For Attorney and Non-Attorney Positions with the Tax Division, Justice/TAX-003,'' as described in today's notice section of the Federal Register, from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3), (d)(1), and (e)(1). The exemptions will be applied only to the extent that information in a record is subject to exemption pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(2) and (k)(5). The exemptions are necessary to protect the confidentiality of employment records. The Department also proposes to delete as obsolete provisions exempting two former Tax Division systems of records: ``Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request Files, Justice/TAX-004;'' and ``Tax Division Special Project Files, Justice/ TAX-005.'' The records in Tax-004 are now covered by a Departmentwide system notice, ``Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and Mandatory Declassification Review Requests and Administrative Appeals, DOJ-004''. The relevant records in TAX-005 are now part of the revised system entitled ``Criminal Tax Case Files, Special Project Files, Docket Cards, and Associated Records, Justice/TAX-001.''
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Justice (DOJ), Tax Division, proposes to modify the following systems of records, ``Tax Division Central Classification Cards, Index Docket Cards, and Associated RecordsCriminal Tax Cases, Justice/TAX-001,'' previously published in full on February 20, 1998, (63 FR 8659) and amended on March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17200); ``Tax Division Central Classification Cards, Index Docket Cards, and Associated RecordsCivil Tax Cases, Justice/TAX-002,'' previously published in full on February 20, 1998, (63 FR 8659) and amended on March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17200) ; ``Files of Applications for Attorney with the Tax Division, Justice/TAX-003,'' previously published on September 30, 1977, (42 FR 53390); and to eliminate the system of records, ``Tax Division Special Projects File, Justice/TAX-005,'' previously published on September 30, 1977 (42 FR 53391). Specifically, the proposed Justice/TAX-001 modifications are intended to change the system name; to disclose additional details as to what data is kept in paper-based files and in electronic-based files; to provide additional details as to how access to confidential taxpayer-related information and tax enforcement-related information is managed; to expand the categories of routine uses; to clarify the policies and practices through which the Justice/TAX-001 records are stored and retrieved; and to reflect the adoption of an electronic timekeeping function for Tax Division staff. The proposed Justice/TAX-002 modifications are intended to change the system name; to disclose additional details as to what data is kept in paper-based files and in electronic-based files; to provide additional details as to how access to confidential taxpayer-related information and tax enforcement-related information is managed; to expand the categories of routine uses; and to reflect the adoption of an electronic timekeeping function for Tax Division staff. The proposed Justice/TAX-003 modifications are intended to change the system name, to include non-attorney applications; to disclose additional details as to what type of applicant information is maintained; and to show how access to applicant information is managed. Exemptions from the Privacy Act are claimed for this system of records and a separate Proposed Rule is included for publication in the Federal Register. The proposed deletion of Justice/TAX-005 is intended to eliminate a redundancy: many elements of Justice/TAX-005 system descriptions and the basis for its descriptionscriminal tax enforcementare shared by Justice/TAX-001. Accordingly, the Tax Division believes it is appropriate to add the ``Special Projects'' to the Justice/TAX-001 system name, to incorporate the relevant elements of Justice/TAX-005 into Justice/TAX-001, and to delete Justice/TAX-005 on the effective date of the revised system notice for Justice/TAX-001. Title 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11) provides that the public must be given thirty days in which to comment on proposed new routine use disclosures and other changes as noted above. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has oversight responsibilities under the Act, requires forty days to conclude its review of proposed changes to the current Tax Division Systems of Records embodied in Justice/TAX-001, Justice/TAX-002, and Justice/TAX-003.
Office of Violence Against Women; Notice of Meeting
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the forthcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women (hereinafter ``the Committee'').
Subcommittees of the Interagency ADR Working Group Steering Committee
This notice solicits public comment on three documents created by subcommittees of the Interagency ADR Working Group Steering Committee (``Steering Committee''), a group of federal subject matter experts. The first document, ``Protecting the Confidentiality of Dispute Resolution Proceedings: A Guide for Federal Workplace ADR Program Administrators'' (``Confidentiality Guide''), provides practical guidance to program administrators on the application of the confidentiality provisions of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996 (``the ADR Act'' 5 U.S.C. 574) to federal workplace dispute resolution programs. The other two documents (``Supplementation and Annotation documents''), consist of: (1) ``A Guide for Federal Employee Mediators,'' a supplementation and annotation of the 2005 Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators issued by the American Arbitration Association (``AAA''), American Bar Association (``ABA''), and the Association for Conflict Resolution (``ACR''), for use by federal employee mediators; and (2) ``A Guide for Federal Employee Ombuds,'' a supplementation and annotation of the Standards for the Establishment and Operations of Ombuds Offices issued on February 9, 2004 by the ABA, prepared by the Steering Committee in conjunction with the Coalition for Federal Ombudsmen (``CFO'') for use by federal employee ombuds. Complete versions of each of the three documents can be found at http:/ /www.adr.gov/draftguides.html or may be requested in hard copy from Hon. Richard C. Walters at 202-273-6747. The Steering Committee invites all interested individuals or organizations to submit comments on these documents for its consideration before they are posted in final form.
Controlled Substances: Final Revised Aggregate Production Quotas for 2005
This notice establishes final 2005 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in Schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The DEA has taken into consideration comments received in response to a notice of the proposed revised aggregate production quotas for 2005 published August 5, 2005 (70 FR 45432).
Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Council) is announcing the December 2, 2005, meeting of the Council.
Civil Contempt of Court Commitments: Revision To Accommodate Commitments Under the D.C. Code
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its rules on Civil Contempt of Court Commitments to include references to relevant D.C. Code provisions regarding civil contempt commitments. We make this revision to accommodate D.C. Code offenders in Bureau institutions or Bureau contract facilities under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (D.C. Revitalization Act), D.C. Code section 24-101(a) and (b). We also revise this rule to clarify existing provisions by using simpler organization and language. For further simplification, we remove language relating solely to internal agency practices and procedures. We do not, however, make any substantive changes to the current rules.
Bureau of Prisons Central Office, Regional Offices, Institutions, and Staff Training Centers: Removal of Addresses From Rules
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes its rules listing the addresses of Bureau facilities in each of its regions. We will replace these rules with a short description of the Bureau's structure, the address of the Bureau's Central Office, and a reference to the Bureau's internet address containing current and frequently updated contact information on Bureau facilities and Regional Offices. This change will enable the Bureau to more quickly and accurately provide updated contact information to members of the public, in light of frequently changing circumstances.
Good Conduct Time: Aliens With Confirmed Orders of Deportation, Exclusion, or Removal
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its rules on Good Conduct Time (GCT). The purpose of this rule is to more effectively reduce the lengthy General Educational Development (GED) waiting lists and to reevaluate the ``satisfactory progress in a literacy program'' provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) for aliens with confirmed orders of deportation, exclusion, or removal. This rule will increase the proportion of our literacy funds and resources that go to inmates who will remain in the U.S. after release. This rule will exempt inmate aliens with confirmed orders of deportation, exclusion, or removal from the ``satisfactory progress in a literacy program'' provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA). The Bureau's Literacy Program rules formerly comprised only GED attainment. This means that inmate aliens who have confirmed orders of deportation, exclusion, or removal, but do not have a high school diploma or GED, will not need to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential to be considered for the full benefits of GCT. When considering GCT, we will allow 54 days GCT for each year served if the inmate is an alien with a confirmed order of deportation, exclusion, or removal from the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). In this document, we also reorganize the rule for clarity and accuracy. Other than the substantive change regarding sentenced deportable aliens, we make no further substantive changes.
Classification and Program Review
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its regulations on classification and program review to remove unnecessary regulations and to ensure that classification and program review procedures adequately address inmate needs.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in 2004 was $23,267.