Technical Amendment to Listing in Schedule III of Approved Drug Products Containing Tetrahydrocannabinols; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
DEA is withdrawing a proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2007 (72 FR 54226) and is terminating the rulemaking. The proposed rule would have revised the DEA regulations with respect to the listing in schedule III of a synthetic isomer of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) contained in a specific formulation of a drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Specifically, the proposed rule would have revised the DEA regulation so that it would also include generic drug products approved by the FDA under section 505(j) of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) (21 U.S.C. 355) that cite the drug product currently listed in schedule III as the reference listed drug. In view of the comments DEA received in response to the proposed rule, DEA has decidedin lieu of finalizing the proposed ruleto proceed with the process set out in 21 U.S.C. 811 for transferring each such generic drug individually to schedule III.
FBI Records Management Division National Name Check Program Section User Fees
The FBI is authorized to establish and collect fees for providing fingerprint-based and name-based criminal history record information (CHRI) checks and other identification services submitted by authorized users for non-criminal justice purposes including employment and licensing. The fees may include an amount to establish a fund to defray expenses for the automation of criminal justice information services and associated costs. The proposed rule concerns the name-based checks conducted by the Records Management Division (RMD) in the National Name Check Program (NNCP). The rule explains the methodology used to calculate the revised fees and provides a proposed fee schedule. After public comment, a final rule and notice of the final fee schedule will be published in the Federal Register.
Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board
This is an announcement of a meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board to review applications for the 2007-2008 Medal of Valor Awards and to discuss upcoming activities. The meeting time and location are located below.
Authority To Compromise Civil Claims Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and To Make an Administrative Change to the Code of Federal Regulations
This rule amends our regulations to reflect the name of the Environment and Natural Resources Division, which was formerly known as the Land and Natural Resources Division. The Department of Justice officially changed the name of the Division in the early 1990s, but all of the pertinent parts of part 0 were not amended accordingly. This order further amends our regulations to authorize the Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division to approve certain settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Hearing of the Review Panel on Prison Rape
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announces that the Review Panel on Prison Rape (Panel), will hold hearings in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 24, 2008, and in Washington, DC, on September 30 and October 1, 2008. The hearing times and location are noted below. The purpose of the hearings is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of prison rape, and prison and prison systems with the highest and lowest incidence of prison rape. On June 25, 2008, BJS issued the report Sexual Victimization in Local Jails Reported by Inmates, 2007. The report provides a listing of local jails ranked according to the prevalence of sexual victimization, and formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which facilities would be the subject of testimony.
Meeting of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Federal Advisory Committee
This is an announcement of a meeting of DOJ's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Federal Advisory Committee (GAC) to discuss the Global Initiative, as described at http:// www.it.ojp.gov/global.
National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) has been established pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30502 and is in operation, or partial operation, in at least 25 states. NMVTIS is intended to provide authorized recipients with instant and reliable access to motor vehicle titling information maintained by the states. The goal of NMVTIS is to assist in efforts to prevent the introduction or reintroduction of stolen motor vehicles into interstate commerce. NMVTIS helps state titling agencies by verifying motor vehicle and title information, information on brands applied to motor vehicles, and information regarding whether motor vehicles have been reported stolen. This rule implements the NMVTIS reporting requirements imposed on junk yards, salvage yards, and insurance carriers pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30504(c). This rule also clarifies the process by which NMVTIS will be funded and clarifies the various responsibilities of the operator of NMVTIS, states, junk yards, salvage yards, and insurance carriers regarding NMVTIS.
Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2009: Proposed
This notice proposes the initial year 2009 assessment of annual needs for certain List I chemicals in accordance with the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA), enacted on March 9, 2006. The Act required DEA to establish production quotas and import quotas for ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine. The enactment of the CMEA places additional regulatory controls upon the manufacture, distribution, importation, and exportation of the three List I chemicals.