Department of Justice 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

BJS Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice
Document Number: 2016-31705
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is announcing revisions to the confidentiality pledge(s) it provides to its respondents. These revisions are required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, which requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; A Newly Approved Data Collection National Use-of-Force Data Collection
Document Number: 2016-31697
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) has submitted the following Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2016, Volume 81, Number 193, Pages 69084-69087 allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection Procedures for the Administration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Document Number: 2016-31691
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 69855 on October 7, 2016, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Revision of Import and Export Requirements for Controlled Substances, Listed Chemicals, and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines, Including Changes To Implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS); Revision of Reporting Requirements for Domestic Transactions in Listed Chemicals and Tableting and Encapsulating Machines; and Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2016-28966
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration is updating its regulations for the import and export of tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals, and its regulations relating to reports required for domestic transactions in listed chemicals, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, and tableting and encapsulating machines. In accordance with Executive Order 13563, the Drug Enforcement Administration has reviewed its import and export regulations and reporting requirements for domestic transactions in listed chemicals (and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) and tableting and encapsulating machines, and evaluated them for clarity, consistency, continued accuracy, and effectiveness. The amendments clarify certain policies and reflect current procedures and technological advancements. The amendments also allow for the implementation, as applicable to tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals, of the President's Executive Order 13659 on streamlining the export/import process and requiring the government-wide utilization of the International Trade Data System (ITDS). This rule additionally contains amendments that implement recent changes to the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA) for reexportation of controlled substances among members of the European Economic Area made by the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act. The rule also includes additional substantive and technical and stylistic amendments.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31641
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-29
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Cayman Chemical Company
Document Number: 2016-31285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: AMRI Rensselaer, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31284
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Johnson Matthey Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31283
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Navinta LLC
Document Number: 2016-31282
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Noramco, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31281
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Registration
Document Number: 2016-31280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Registrants listed below have applied for and been granted registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as bulk manufacturers of various classes of controlled substances.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Synthcon, LLC
Document Number: 2016-31279
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Importer of Controlled Substances Registration
Document Number: 2016-31273
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Registrants listed below have applied for and been granted registration by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as importers of various classes of schedule I or II controlled substances.
Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Wildlife Laboratories, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-31272
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-28
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
National Commission on Forensic Science Solicitation of Applications for Additional Statistician Commission Membership
Document Number: 2016-31232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-27
Agency: Department of Justice
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, this notice announces the solicitation of applications for additional Commission membership on the National Commission on Forensic Science specifically to fill a current statistician Commissioner vacancy.
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Temporary Placement of Six Synthetic Cannabinoids (5F-ADB, 5F-AMB, 5F-APINACA, ADB-FUBINACA, MDMB-CHMICA and MDMB-FUBINACA) Into Schedule I
Document Number: 2016-30595
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration is issuing this notice of intent to temporarily schedule six synthetic cannabinoids: methyl 2-(1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)- 3,3-dimethylbutanoate [5F-ADB; 5F-MDMB-PINACA]; methyl 2-(1-(5- fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamido)-3-methylbutanoate [5F-AMB]; N- (adamantan-1-yl)-1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide [5F- APINACA, 5F-AKB48]; N-(1-amino-3,3-dimethyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(4- fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide [ADB-FUBINACA]; methyl 2-(1- (cyclohexylmethyl)-1H-indole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutan oate [MDMB-CHMICA, MMB-CHMINACA] and methyl 2-(1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H- indazole-3-carboxamido)-3,3-dimethylbutanoate [MDMB-FUBINACA], into schedule I pursuant to the temporary scheduling provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This action is based on a finding by the Administrator that the placement of these synthetic cannabinoids into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety. Any final order will impose the administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions and regulatory controls applicable to schedule I substances under the Controlled Substances Act on the manufacture, distribution, possession, importation, exportation of, and research and conduct with, instructional activities of these synthetic cannabinoids.
Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Document Number: 2016-30491
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Justice
This rule revises the Department of Justice's (Department's) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The revisions conform the regulations to the statutory text as amended, simplify and add definitions of statutory terms, update and clarify the procedures for filing and processing charges of discrimination, ensure effective investigations of unfair immigration-related employment practices, reflect developments in nondiscrimination jurisprudence, reflect changes in existing practices (e.g., electronic filing of charges), reflect the new name of the office within the Department charged with enforcing this statute, and replace outdated references.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested; New Collection: Death in Custody Reporting Act Collection
Document Number: 2016-30396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Bulk Manufacturer of Controlled Substances Application: Research Triangle Institute
Document Number: 2016-30368
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
Recognition of Organizations and Accreditation of Non-Attorney Representatives
Document Number: 2016-29726
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
This rule amends the regulations governing the requirements and procedures for authorizing representatives of non-profit religious, charitable, social service, or similar organizations to represent persons in proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The rule also amends the regulations concerning EOIR's disciplinary procedures.
United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction; Hoopa Valley Tribe
Document Number: 2016-30132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Deputy Attorney General, exercising authority delegated by the Attorney General, granted the request by the Hoopa Valley Tribe for United States Assumption of Concurrent Federal Criminal Jurisdiction. Concurrent federal criminal jurisdiction will take effect no later than November 18, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; COPS Application Package
Document Number: 2016-30108
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-15
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center-Trafficking Information Management System (TIMS)
Document Number: 2016-29956
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Records of Acquisition and Disposition, Collectors of Firearms
Document Number: 2016-29955
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Webinar Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Document Number: 2016-29953
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has scheduled a webinar meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ).
Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract
Document Number: 2016-29941
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration is creating a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number for ``Marihuana Extract.'' This code number will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This, in turn, will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions. Under international drug control treaties administered by the United Nations, some differences exist between the regulatory controls pertaining to marihuana extract versus those for marihuana and tetrahydrocannabinols. The DEA has previously established separate code numbers for marihuana and for tetrahydrocannabinols, but not for marihuana extract. To better track these materials and comply with treaty provisions, DEA is creating a separate code number for marihuana extract with the following definition: ``Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.'' Extracts of marihuana will continue to be treated as Schedule I controlled substances.
Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29725
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Justice
The National Commission on Forensic Science will hold meeting twelve at the time and location listed below.
Designation of Alpha-Phenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN), a Precursor Chemical Used in the Illicit Manufacture of Phenylacetone, Methamphetamine, and Amphetamine, as a List I Chemical
Document Number: 2016-29523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration is proposing to designate the chemical alpha-phenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN) and its salts, optical isomers, and salts of optical isomers, as a list I chemical under the Controlled Substances Act. APAAN is used in clandestine laboratories to illicitly manufacture the schedule II controlled substances phenylacetone (also known as phenyl-2-propanone or P2P), methamphetamine, and amphetamine and is important to the manufacture of these controlled substances. This action does not propose the establishment of a threshold for domestic and international transactions of APAAN. As such, all transactions involving APAAN, regardless of size, would be regulated. In addition, this action proposes that chemical mixtures containing APAAN would not be exempt from regulatory requirements at any concentration. Therefore, all transactions of chemical mixtures containing any quantity of APAAN would be regulated pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act.
Request for Public Comment on Draft “Release to One, Release to All” Presumption
Document Number: 2016-29727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (the ``Department'') is requesting public comment on the draft ``Release to One, Release to All'' policy, which was prepared by the Office of Information Policy (OIP). This draft policy is not final, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft policy takes into account lessons learned from the DOJ pilot and all of the issues examined through the Chief FOIA Office Council, including certain exceptions to the policy and two different options for the timing of when documents should be posted online. The Department requests your comments on the entire draft policy. All public comments submitted in response to this notice will be considered when finalizing this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection: Leadership Engagement Survey
Document Number: 2016-29530
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Justice
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Application for Registration of Firearms Acquired by Certain Government Entities; ATF F 10 (5320.10)
Document Number: 2016-29481
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.