Department of Justice December 18, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Controls To Enhance the Cultivation of Marihuana for Research in the United States
Document Number: 2020-27999
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is amending its regulations to facilitate the cultivation of marihuana for research purposes and other licit purposes to enhance compliance with the Controlled Substances Act, including registering cultivators consistent with treaty obligations. This final rule adopts, with minor modifications, the notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 23, 2020, including regulations that govern applications by persons seeking to become registered with DEA to grow marihuana as bulk manufacturers, and regulations related to the purchase and sale of this marihuana by DEA.
Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces”
Document Number: 2020-27857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (``ATF'') is publishing the objective factors it considers when evaluating firearms with an attached stabilizing brace to determine whether they are considered firearms under the National Firearms Act (``NFA'') and/or the Gun Control Act (``GCA''). ATF publishes this notice to inform and invite comment from the industry and public on the proposed guidance, Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ``Stabilizing Braces,'' prior to issuing a final document. Upon issuance of final guidance, ATF will provide additional information to aid persons and companies in complying with Federal laws and regulations. This notice also outlines ATF's enforcement priorities regarding persons who, prior to publication of this notice, made or acquired, in good faith, firearms equipped with a stabilized brace. Finally, this notice previews ATF's and the Department of Justice's plan to subsequently implement a separate process for current possessors of stabilizer-equipped firearms to choose to register such firearms in compliance with the NFA, including an expedited application process and the retroactive exemption of such firearms from the collection of NFA taxes.
Executive Office for Immigration Review; Fee Review
Document Number: 2020-27506
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-18
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice
On February 28, 2020, the Department of Justice (``the Department'' or ``DOJ'') published a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM'' or ``proposed rule'') that would increase the fees for those Executive Office for Immigration Review (``EOIR'') applications, appeals, and motions that are subject to an EOIR-determined fee, based on a fee review conducted by EOIR. The proposed rule would not affect fees established by the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS'') with respect to DHS forms for applications that are filed or submitted in EOIR proceedings. The proposal would not affect the ability of aliens to submit fee waiver requests, nor would it add new fees. The proposed rule would also update cross-references to DHS regulations regarding fees and make a technical change regarding requests under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). This final rule responds to comments received in response to the NPRM and adopts the fee amounts proposed in the NPRM without change.
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