National Instant Criminal Background Check System
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.
Exempt Chemical Preparations Under the Controlled Substances Act
The applications for exempt chemical preparations received by DEA between June 12, 2011, and June 30, 2012, as listed below, were accepted for filing and have been approved or denied as indicated.
Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement: Development of Materials Specific to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Offenders in Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement with NIC for a 12-month period to develop a white paper specific to recommended best practices in the safe and respectful management of the LGBTI offender population both in custody and on community supervision.
Criminal Justice Interview Room Recording System (IRRS) Standard, Supplier's Declaration of Conformity Requirements, and 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 three draft documents related to Interview Room Recording Systems (IRRS) used by criminal justice agencies: 1. Draft Criminal Justice IRRS Standard 2. Draft Criminal Justice IRRS Supplier's Declaration of Conformity Requirements 3. Draft Criminal Justice IRRS Selection and Application Guide The opportunity to provide comments on these documents is open to industry technical representatives; criminal justice 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: http:// www.justnet.org.