Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Fospropofol Into Schedule IV
This proposed rule is issued by the Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to place the substance fospropofol, including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, into schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This proposed action is based on a recommendation from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and on an evaluation of the relevant data by DEA. If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and criminal sanctions of schedule IV on those who handle fospropofol and products containing fospropofol.
Controlled Substances: Proposed Revised Aggregate Production Quotas for 2009
This notice proposes revised 2009 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Office of the Attorney General; Administration of Debt Collection; Salary and Administrative Offset; Treasury Offset Program
This rule amends the regulations that govern administrative debt collection at the Department of Justice to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards on salary offset procedures, to update or delete obsolete references and to make other clarifying or technical changes.
Paroling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia Codes
The Parole Commission is implementing, as an interim rule, an administrative remedy for those parole-eligible District of Columbia prisoners who contend that the Commission's use of the parole guidelines at 28 CFR 2.80(b) through (m) have significantly increased the risk of their punishment in violation of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution. Under the remedial plan, the Commission will schedule new parole hearings for those prisoners who meet the plan's eligibility criteria, unless the Commission grants the applicant a parole effective date after a pre-hearing assessment on the record. In conducting the new consideration, the Commission will apply the parole guidelines of the former District of Columbia Board of Parole that were promulgated in March 1985 and published in May 1987. The Commission is amending Sec. 2.80 by replacing paragraph (o), which describes a procedure no longer employed by the Commission, with the remedial plan.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Subject Matter Experts Meetings on Organizational Culture and Performance
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 12-month period to begin in September, 2009. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve organizing up to four meetings of subject matter experts to assist NIC and the corrections field in ongoing work in the area of organizational culture and performance. Likely topics for the meetings include improving methods for evaluating organizational culture assessments using focus groups, the use of staff surveys in correctional agencies, culture change in correctional systems, and culture assessment and change in community corrections agencies.