Department of Justice January 28, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Lodging Proposed Consent Decree
Document Number: 2013-01633
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-28
Agency: Department of Justice
National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Document Number: 2013-01529
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-28
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (the Department) proposes three amendments to part 25 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These proposed changes are intended to promote public safety, to enhance the efficiency of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operations, and to resolve difficulties created by unforeseen processing conflicts within the system. The proposed amendments are for the following purposes: to add tribal criminal justice agencies to those entities authorized to receive information in connection with the issuance of a firearm-related permit or license; to authorize access for criminal justice agencies to the FBI-maintained NICS Index to permit background checks for the purpose of disposing of firearms in the possession of those agencies; and to permit NICS to retain in a separate database its Audit Log records relating to denied transactions beyond 10 years, rather than transferring them to a Federal Records Center for storage.