Periodic Review of Existing Regulations; Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563
On January 18, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' which sets forth principles and requirements designed to promote public participation, improve integration and innovation, increase flexibility, ensure scientific integrity, and increase retrospective analysis of existing rules. On August 22, 2011, pursuant to that Executive Order, the Department of Justice published its Final Plan for Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations. Then, on May 10, 2012, the President issued Executive Order 13610, ``Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens,'' which requires agencies to ``invite, on a regular basis * * * public suggestions about regulations in need of retrospective review and about appropriate modifications to such regulations. In accordance with Executive Orders 13563 and 13610, and the Department's Final Plan, the Department invites interested members of the public to submit suggestions as to which Department of Justice Regulations should be modified, streamlined, expanded or repealed.
Draft of SWGDOC Standard for Indentation Examinations
In an effort to obtain comments from interested parties, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, Scientific Working Group for Forensic Document Examination will make available to the general public a draft document entitled, ``SWGDOC Standard for Indentation Examinations''. The opportunity to provide comments on this document is open to forensic document examiners, law enforcement agencies, organizations, and all other stakeholders and interested parties. Those individuals wishing to obtain and provide comments on the draft document under consideration are directed to the following Web site: http://www.swgdoc.org.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Alfaxalone into Schedule IV
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes the placement of 5[alpha]-pregnan-3[alpha]-ol-11,20-dione (alfaxalone) including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible, into Schedule IV 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.