Publication of Offender Tracking System Standard, NIJ Standard-1004.00, and Request for Expressions of Interest From Manufacturers and Conformity Assessment Bodies
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces publication of Offender Tracking System Standard, NIJ Standard-1004.00. The document can be found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/ 249810.pdf. NIJ is currently exploring strategies for conformity assessment of offender tracking systems in accordance with this new standard. Manufacturers interested in testing their products for conformance to the new standard are invited to review the standard and provide an expression of interest to the point of contact listed below. Likewise, conformity assessment bodies, such as laboratories, certification bodies, inspection bodies, and accreditation bodies, interested in participating in conformity assessment activities are invited to review the standard and provide an expression of interest to the point of contact listed below. Any feedback regarding this standard should also be directed to the point of contact listed below. For more information about NIJ standards, please visit http://nij.gov/standards.
Draft Baseline Specifications for Law Enforcement Service Pistols With Security Technology
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks feedback from the public on a draft document that defines generic baseline specifications for law enforcement service pistols with additional technology to enhance the security of the firearms, published here: http://nij.gov/topics/technology/firearms/pages/welcome.aspx.
Electronic Filing of Certain Import/Export Data Relating to Controlled Substances and Listed Chemicals: Announcement of the Partner Government Agency Message Set/Document Image System Test and Request for Participants
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announces, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a pilot test of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) involving the electronic submission of data related to the importation and exportation of controlled substances and listed chemicals. The pilot program will test the electronic transmission through the CBP's Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system, of data, forms and documents required by the DEA using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set and the Document Image System (DIS). The data, forms and documents will be transmitted for review by the DEA. CBP's PGA Message Set and DIS enable importers, exporters, and brokers to electronically transmit data required by the DEA directly to ACE. This electronic process will replace certain paper-based processes currently used during the pilot program for pilot participants.
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
This rule proposes to make the following changes to current regulations implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act: Adopting the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program's List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List), the WTC Health Program's standards for certifying that an injury is covered for treatment under the Program, and related regulatory provisions, establishing payment offset provisions between the PSOB Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and revising the provisions that define when the statutory presumption of line-of-duty death resulting from certain heart attacks, strokes, and vascular ruptures is rebutted. The proposed changes based on the WTC Health Program's List and related provisions would provide a means for claimants to establish that certain public safety officers with chronic, often latent, health conditions sustained a line-of-duty injury under the PSOB Act. The proposed payment offset provisions are intended to implement statutory amendments to the PSOB Act requiring such offset and to facilitate claims processing. Similarly, the proposed rule implementing the statutory presumption associated with certain heart attacks, strokes, and vascular ruptures is intended to amend the current regulation to conform to recent amendments to the PSOB Act and to improve the processing of such claims.