Meeting of the Department of Justice Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Federal Advisory Committee
This is an announcement of a meeting of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Federal Advisory Committee (GAC) to discuss the Global Initiative, as described at https://www.it.ojp.gov/global.
Office of the Attorney General; Certification Process for State Capital Counsel Systems
Section 2265 of title 28, United States Code, instructs the Attorney General to promulgate regulations to implement certification procedures for States seeking to qualify for the expedited Federal habeas corpus review procedures in capital cases under chapter 154 of title 28. The procedural benefits of chapter 154 are available to States that establish mechanisms for providing counsel to indigent capital defendants in State postconviction proceedings that satisfy certain statutory requirements. This proposed rule sets forth the required regulations for the certification procedure.
Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563
As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' issued by the President on January 18, 2011, the Department of Justice (the Department) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist it in reviewing its existing regulations to determine whether any such regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed. The purpose of Justice's review is to make the agency's regulatory program more effective and less burdensome in achieving its regulatory objectives. Comment Date: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before March 31, 2011. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last day of the comment period.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Five Synthetic Cannabinoids Into Schedule I
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this final order to temporarily place five synthetic cannabinoids into the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions. The substances are 1-pentyl-3-(1- naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018), 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073), 1- [2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200), 5-(1,1- dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497), and 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol; CP-47,497 C8 homologue). This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the CSA is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. As a result of this order, the full effect of the CSA and its implementing regulations including criminal, civil and administrative penalties, sanctions and regulatory controls of Schedule I substances will be imposed on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation, and exportation of these synthetic cannabinoids.
Inmate Discipline Program/Special Housing Units: Subpart Revision and Clarification
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons delays the effective date of the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 8, 2010, (75 FR 76263) and the subsequent correction which appeared in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010 (75 FR 81853). The new effective date for both documents is June 20, 2011.