Controlled Substances: Proposed Aggregate Production Quotas for 2012
This notice proposes initial year 2012 aggregate production quotas for controlled substances in Schedules I and II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Three Synthetic Cathinones Into Schedule I
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is issuing this final order to temporarily schedule three synthetic cathinones under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of 21 U.S.C. 811(h). The substances are 4-methyl-N-methylcathinone (mephedrone), 3,4-methylenedioxy-N- methylcathinone (methylone), and 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cathinones and their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers 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 cathinones.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) proposes to delete ``FBI Automated Payroll Records, Justice/FBI-007,'' published at 58 FR 51874 (Oct. 5, 1993), from its existing inventory because this system of records has been made obsolete by virtue of an amendment to the ``Department of Justice Payroll System, Justice/JMD-003,'' published at 72 FR 51663 (Sept. 10, 2007), which added FBI employees to this DOJ system. The FBI also is modifying another system notice, the ``Time Utilization Recordkeeping System (TURK), Justice/FBI-012,'' last published in full at 58 FR 51876 (Oct. 5, 1993), and revised to incorporate the FBI Blanket Routine Uses (the FBI ``Blanket Routine Uses'' notice was originally published at 66 FR 33558 (June 22, 2001), and was updated at 70 FR 7513 (Feb. 14, 2005) and 72 FR 3410 (Jan. 25, 2007)). TURK is the method by which the FBI tracks the workload of its employees and certain individuals under its supervision, such as task force officers. The data, which reflects work hours, direct agent work years, direct support work years, and average on board figures, is assigned to an investigative classification according to the nature of the case for which the work was performed. Tracking workload assists the FBI in ascertaining resource use and identifying trends. In addition, the information gained from TURK is used to formulate budget requests and provide reports to FBI oversight authorities. Workload measurement is particularly useful in the FBI because many Special Agents routinely work more than one program and TURK allows for a more accurate picture of work performed by case classification. The FBI is modifying all sections of this notice, and is also reiterating the incorporation of the FBI BRUs expressly as part of this system notice because the entire notice is being republished. While the FBI BRUs provide necessary flexibility in disseminating records from the system, FBI notes that in most instances when TURK data is shared outside the Bureau, the data does not include personal identifiers. This notice replaces the previously published notice for TURK.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Ezogabine Into Schedule V
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes placing the substance ezogabine, including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, into Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This proposed action is pursuant to the CSA which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking.
Classification and Program Review
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its regulations on classification and program review to ensure that classification and program review procedures adequately address inmate needs. This proposed rule also adds a new type of review, the ``progress review.'' A progress review will be an abbreviated program review meant to focus on an inmate's programming activities. This shortened version of the more thorough program review will facilitate more efficiently-used staff and inmate time, in that it will primarily focus on any new or changed aspects of an inmate's initial classification and participation in recommended programs. Inmates who have 36 months or more until their projected release date will receive alternating program and progress reviews at least once every 180 calendar days, a practice that will allow the Bureau to more efficiently utilize staff time and resources. The process will also allow staff to devote more time and resources to the reviews of inmates who are closer to their release dates, enabling the Bureau to better fulfill its mission to prepare inmates for eventual release into communities within the United States.