Office of the Attorney General; Applicability of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
The Department of Justice is publishing this interim rule to specify that the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, title I of Public Law 109-248, apply to sex offenders convicted of the offense for which registration is required before the enactment of that Act. These requirements include registration by a sex offender in each jurisdiction in which the sex offender resides, is an employee, or is a student. The Attorney General has the authority to make this specification pursuant to sections 112(b) and 113(d) of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Lisdexamfetamine into Schedule II
This proposed rule is issued by the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place the substance lisdexamfetamine, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, into schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This proposed action is based on a recommendation from the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and on an evaluation of the relevant data by DEA. This scheduling of lisdexamfetamine in schedule II will not be finalized until a New Drug Application (NDA) for a lisdexamfetamine product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and criminal sanctions of schedule II on those who handle lisdexamfetamine and products containing lisdexamfetamine.
Announcement of Body Armor Standards and Testing Technical Workshop
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will hold a technical workshop in order to discuss, and obtain comments and technical input on, draft changes being considered for the NIJ standard for ballistic-resistance of personal body armor and for NIJ's voluntary body armor compliance testing program, including its activities generally related to conformity assessment. The workshop is jointly sponsored by NIJ and the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Law Enforcement Standards. The technical workshop will be open to body armor industry technical representatives, official representatives from public safety agencies and organizations, the research and development and scientific communities, and other stakeholders. We plan to make certain documents related to the draft changes under consideration available for review approximately two weeks prior to the workshop. Information about the availability of these documents can be found on the Web site referenced below. Those individuals wishing to attend this workshop and/or provide comment or input as to the draft changes under consideration are directed to the following Web site: http://www.justnet.org/nijnist. To attend the workshop, individuals must register online by February 16, 2007 (non-U.S. citizens) or by February 21, 2007 (U.S. Citizens). Due to NIST security regulations, there will be no on-site registration allowed on the day of the workshop. No registration fee is required for this event. Directions to the facility and additional information can be found on the Web site.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, notice is given that the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (``Commission'') is modifying all of its Privacy Act Systems of Records, which were identified in the revised Table of Contents published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2006, 71 FR 66,347 (November 14, 2006), and corrected on December 4, 2006. 71 FR 70,426 (December 4, 2006). On November 14, 2006, the Commission published a proposal to modify all of its systems of records to include a new routine use that would allow disclosure to appropriate persons and entities for purposes of response and remedial efforts in the event that there had been a breach of the data contained in the systems. 71 FR 66,347 (November 14, 2006). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the public was given a 30-day period in which to comment; and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which has oversight responsibility under the Privacy Act, required a 40-day period in which to conclude its review of the systems. As a result of comments received, the Commission is making a minor modification to the language of the routine use in order to provide greater clarity. A concern was raised that the condition set forth in clause (1) of the routine use (``when (1) it is suspected or confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised'') does not clearly identify precisely who has to suspect or confirm the compromise. While it was the intent of the drafters that it be the Commission that must suspect or confirm the compromise, because that intent was expressed only implicitly in the routine use, the Commission is modifying the language of the first condition to provide additional clarity. The text of the modification to the Commission's systems of records is set forth below. In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(r), the Department has provided a report to OMB and the Congress. The new routine use will be effective February 13, 2007. Accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission hereby publishes notice that it is supplementing the list of Routine Uses of the Records Maintained in each of its Privacy Act Systems of Records, including the Categories of Users and the Purposes of Such Uses, by including the following additional Routine Use: ``To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) The Commission suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (2) the Commission has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Commission or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (3) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the Commission's efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm.''
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for development of a Federal correctional complex by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The area under consideration for correctional facility development includes sites in the Aliceville area in Alabama.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Criminal Alien Requirement VI
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement VI (CAR VI). The BOP is seeking flexibility in managing its current shortage of beds by contracting for those services with non-federal facilities to house federal inmates. This approach provides the BOP with flexibility to meet population capacity needs in a timely fashion, conform with federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility, while successfully attaining the mission of the BOP. Initially, the BOP proposed to contract with multiple public and private corporations to house approximately 7,000 Federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens in existing Contractor-Owned/Contractor- Operated facilities located in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas. The awards would be granted to the responsible offerors whose offers are found to be most advantageous to the Government. Five existing facilities, have been offered in response to the BOP's solicitation for services. The five responses provided a combined total of 10,243 beds. Environmental impacts of each facility have been evaluated in a combined Environmental Assessment (EA) based primarily on information provided by the Offerors. The EA evaluated the full effects of the potentially available of 10,243 inmate beds.