Controlled Substances: Final Revised Aggregate Production Quotas for 2008
This notice establishes final 2008 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 2008 published July 1, 2008 (73 FR 37496).
Exempt Chemical Mixtures Containing Gamma-Butyrolactone
DEA is proposing that chemical mixtures that are 70 percent or less gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), by weight or volume, be automatically exempt from regulatory controls under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). DEA is seeking through this rulemaking to exempt only those chemical mixtures that do not represent a significant risk of diversion. If finalized as proposed, this regulation would result in GBL chemical mixtures, in concentrations greater than 70 percent, becoming subject to List I chemical regulatory requirements of the CSA, except if exempted through an existing categorical exemption. DEA is taking this action because there is a serious threat to the public safety associated with the ease by which GBL is chemically converted to the schedule I controlled substance gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB). DEA recognizes that concentration criteria alone cannot identify all mixtures that warrant exemption. As a result, 21 CFR 1310.13 provides for an application process by which manufacturers may obtain exemptions from CSA regulatory controls for those GBL chemical mixtures that are not automatically exempt under the concentration criteria.
Controlled Substances: Proposed Aggregate Production Quotas for 2009
This notice proposes initial year 2009 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Production of Seven Satellite/Internet Broadcasts
The Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections (NIC) announces the availability of funds in FY 2009 for a cooperative agreement to fund the production of seven satellite/ Internet broadcasts. Five of the proposed satellite programs are nationwide satellite/Internet broadcasts (three and four hours each). One of the programs is eight-hours in length and is for site coordinators as a precursor to a 32-hour program. Another is a satellite/Internet Training Program which will be sixteen hours in length (four hours each day, Monday through Thursday). There will be a total of 39 hours of broadcast time in FY 2009.
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 a hearing in Culpeper, Virginia on November 14, 2008. The hearing time and location are noted below.The purpose of the hearing is to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of rape in county jails, and the characteristics of U.S. jails with the highest and lowest incidence of rape, based on an anonymous survey by BJS of inmates in a representative sample of jails. 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 grouped according to the prevalence of reported sexual victimization, and it formed the basis of the Panel's decision about which facilities would be the subject of testimony.
Meeting of the CJIS Advisory Policy Board
The purpose of this notice is to announce the meeting of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board (APB). The CJIS APB is a federal advisory committee established pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This meeting announcement is being published as required by Section 10 of the FACA. The CJIS APB is responsible for reviewing policy issues and appropriate technical and operational issues related to the programs administered by the FBI's CJIS Division, and thereafter, making appropriate recommendations to the FBI Director. The programs administered by the CJIS Division are the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, the Interstate Identification Index, Law Enforcement Online, National Crime Information Center, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the National Incident-Based Reporting System, Law Enforcement National Data Exchange, and Uniform Crime Reporting. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first- seated basis. Any member of the public wishing to file a written statement concerning the CJIS Division programs or wishing to address this session should notify Senior CJIS Advisor Roy G. Weise at (304) 625-2730 at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the requestor's name, corporate designation, and consumer affiliation or government designation along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed and the time needed for the presentation. A requestor will ordinarily be allowed no more than 15 minutes to present a topic. Dates and Times: The APB will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on December 3-4, 2008.
Civil Rights Division; Office of Special Counsel's Antidiscrimination Guidance for Employers Following the Department of Homeland Security's Safe-Harbor Procedures
This notice provides guidance from the Department of Justice's Office of Special Counsel for employers following the Department of Homeland Security's Safe-Harbor Procedures pertaining to the receipt of ``no-match'' letters from the Social Security Administration (``SSA'').
Final Revised Assessment of Annual Needs for the List I Chemicals Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine for 2008
This notice establishes the Final Revised 2008 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.
Civil Division; Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Allowance for Costs and Expenses; Combination of Work Histories
The Department of Justice (``the Department'') is publishing this Notice to inform the public of two matters related to the adjudication of claims filed under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (``RECA'' or ``the Act''). First, in light of the Tenth Circuit Court decision in Hackwell v. United States, 491 F.3d 1229 (10th Cir. 2007), the Department will no longer enforce its regulation concerning attorney's fees whereby attorneys are prohibited from receiving reimbursement for expenses and costs above the statutory fee limits specified in the Act. The Notice further explains that the Department will not limit attorneys from receiving reimbursement for such expenses and costs from their clients, even when a claim is unsuccessful. Finally, the Department intends to initiate a rulemaking to strike the existing regulation at Sec. 79.74(b) and revise the language, consistent with the Court's decision and this policy statement. Second, the Department has an ongoing policy of combining uranium industry work histories, consistent with the plain language of the Act. By statute, to be eligible for compensation as a result of exposure to radiation due to employment in the uranium production industry, a claimant must demonstrate that he or she was, for at least one year, employed in a uranium mine, employed in a uranium mill, or employed in the transportation of uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore. This Notice articulates the Department's policy that, assuming all other eligibility criteria are satisfied, claimants may satisfy this one-year statutory requirement by combining different periods of employment in uranium mining, uranium milling, and ore transporting.
Pre-Release Community Confinement
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises current regulations on pre-release community confinement to conform with the requirements of the Second Chance Act of 2007, approved April 9th, 2008 (Pub. L. 110-199; 122 Stat. 657) (``Second Chance Act'').