Control of Ergocristine, a Chemical Precursor Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, as a List I Chemical
This rulemaking finalizes a February 24, 2010, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in which DEA proposed to control the chemical precursor ergocristine as a List I chemical under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Clandestine laboratories are using this chemical as a substitute for the List I chemicals ergotamine and ergonovine to illicitly manufacture the schedule I controlled substance lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). This rule is being finalized as proposed. Therefore, handlers of ergocristine shall be subject to the chemical regulatory provisions of the CSA and its implementing regulations. This rulemaking does not establish a threshold for domestic and international transactions of ergocristine. As such, all transactions involving ergocristine, regardless of size, shall be regulated. This rulemaking also specifies that chemical mixtures containing ergocristine will not be exempt from regulatory requirements at any concentration. Therefore, all transactions of chemical mixtures containing any quantity of ergocristine shall be regulated and subject to control under the CSA.
Finding of No Significant Impact; Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract for New Low Security Beds to One Private Contractor To House Approximately 1,000 Federal, Low-Security, Adult Male, Non-US Citizen, Criminal Aliens at a Contractor-Owned, Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one or more contracts to house approximately, 1,000 federal, low-security, adult males, criminal aliens within one existing contractor owned, contractor operated facility.
Reorganization of Regulations on Control of Employment of Aliens
This final rule adopts without change an interim rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2009. The interim rule amended regulations of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), Department of Justice, by deleting the unnecessary, duplicative provisions in part 1274a of chapter V in title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that are the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This rule also revised the remaining provisions in part 1274a to reference the applicable DHS regulations.
Redelegation of Authority to Compromise and Close Civil Claims
This Tax Division directive delegates to a Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General all of the Assistant Attorney General's authority to compromise and close civil claims, except when such action is opposed by the client agency or agencies. This Tax Division directive further delegates settlement authority of the Chiefs of the Civil Trial Sections, the Court of Federal Claims Section, the Appellate Section, the Office of Review, and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, to compromise and close civil claims. In addition, this directive allows discretionary redelegation of limited authority by a Section Chief to his or her Assistant Chiefs and Reviewers. This directive supersedes Directive No. 135.
Freedom of Information Act Regulations
This rule proposes revisions to the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate certain of the changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect developments in the case law and to include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees.
NIJ Request for Comments on Draft Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording System Certification Program Requirements for Law Enforcement and Draft Law Enforcement Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording System Selection and Application Guide
In an effort to obtain comments from interested parties, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will make available to the general public two draft documents: ``Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording System Certification Program Requirements for Law Enforcement'' ``Law Enforcement Vehicular Digital Multimedia Evidence Recording System Selection and Application Guide'' The opportunity to provide comments on these documents is open to industry technical representatives, law enforcement agencies and organizations, research, development and scientific communities, and all other stakeholders and interested parties. Those individuals wishing to obtain and provide comments on the draft documents under consideration are directed to the following Web site: https:// www.justnet.org.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities; Corrections
This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 75 FR 56236, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability by public accommodations and in commercial facilities. This document will correct an inadvertent error in an instruction, the omission of some language in the rule, and an error reflected in certain sections of the rule relating to service animals.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; Corrections
This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 75 FR 56164, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in State and local government services. This document will correct typographical errors and one substantive error reflected in certain sections of the rule relating to service animals.