Commerce in Explosives-Amended Definition of “Propellant Actuated Device” (2004R-3P)
The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that the term ``propellant actuated device'' does not include hobby rocket motors or rocket-motor reload kits consisting of or containing ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP), black powder, or other similar low explosives.
Changes in the Regulation of Iodine Crystals and Chemical Mixtures Containing Over 2.2 Percent Iodine
This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes changes in the regulation of the listed chemical iodine pursuant to the chemical regulatory provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) believes that this action is necessary in order to remove deficiencies in the current regulatory controls, which are being exploited by drug traffickers who divert iodine (in the form of iodine crystals and iodine tincture) for the illicit production of methamphetamine in clandestine drug laboratories. This NPRM proposes (1) the movement of iodine from List II to List I; (2) a reduction in the iodine threshold from 0.4 kilograms to zero kilograms; (3) the addition of import and export regulatory controls; and (4) the control of chemical mixtures containing greater than 2.2 percent iodine. This NPRM proposes regulatory controls that will apply to iodine crystals and iodine chemical mixtures that contain greater than 2.2 percent iodine. This regulation will therefore control iodine crystals and strong iodine tinctures/solutions (e.g., 7 percent iodine) that do not have common household uses and instead have limited application in livestock, horses and for disinfection of equipment. Household products such as 2 percent iodine tincture/solution and household disinfectants containing iodine complexes will not be adversely impacted by this regulation. If finalized as proposed, persons conducting regulated transactions involving iodine would need to be registered with the DEA, would be subject to import/export notification requirements of the CSA, and would be required to maintain records of all regulated transactions involving iodine regardless of size.
Commerce in Explosives-Hobby Rocket Motors (2004R-7P)
The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify that the requirements of part 555 do not apply to model rocket motors consisting of ammonium perchlorate composite propellant, black powder, or other similar low explosives, containing no more than 62.5 grams of total propellant weight, and designed as single-use motors or as reload kits capable of reloading no more than 62.5 grams of propellant into a reusable motor casing. This final rule is intended to provide rocketry hobbyists with guidance to enable them to enjoy their hobby in compliance with the safety and security requirements of the law and regulations. The remaining proposals made in ATF's notice of proposed rulemaking (Notice No. 968) will be addressed separately in a forthcoming rulemaking document or documents.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (``BJA''), Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, published the proposed rule for the Public Safety Officers Benefits (``PSOB'') Program on July 26, 2005, 70 FR 43,078. During the comment period, BJA received comments on its proposed rule from numerous parties. After further review of the proposed rule and very recent amendments to the underlying statute, and careful consideration and analysis of all comments, BJA made amendments that are incorporated into this final rule.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
This is a notice of minor modifications to a system of records originally published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2002 (67 FR 56584), entitled ``Victims of International Terrorism Compensation and Assistance Program, OJP-014.'' The system is being re-named as ``Victims of International Terrorism Expense Reimbursement Program, OJP-014.'' Minor changes are made to reflect the nature of the program as an ``expense reimbursement'' program and to update routine uses as necessary.
Solicitation of Information on the Use of Tryptamine-Related Compounds
The DEA is soliciting information on substances that are related in chemical structure to tryptamine (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), in Title 21 of the United States Code (U.S.C. 812(c) Schedule I (Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 1308.11(d)), lists certain tryptamines as Schedule I controlled substances. Some tryptamines that are not controlled under the CSA produce central nervous system effects that are similar to tryptamines that are controlled under the CSA. DEA is requesting information to help determine the impact on business if these substances were to be placed under control in the CSA.