Designation of Eleven Areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated 13 additional areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(b)(1). The new areas are (1) Anderson County in Tennessee, Boyd County in Kentucky, and Fayette County in West Virginia as part of the Appalachia HIDTA; (2) Floyd County in Georgia as part of the Atlanta/Carolinas HIDTA; (3) Allen County in Indiana as part of the Indiana HIDTA (4) Gloucester County in New Jersey and Bucks County in Pennsylvania as part of the Liberty Mid- Atlantic HIDTA; (5) Oswego County in New York as part of the New York/ New Jersey HIDTA; (6) Olmsted and St. Louis Counties in Minnesota as part of the North Central HIDTA (7) Josephine County in Oregon as part of the Oregon/Idaho HIDTA and (8) Worcester County in Maryland and Warren County in Virginia as part of the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA. The Director of ONDCP also removed six areas as HIDTAs pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(c), effective September 10, 2019. The six areas removed from HIDTA designation are (1) Breathitt and McCreary Counties in Kentucky and Macon and Unicoi Counties in Tennessee as part of the Appalachia HIDTA; (2) Marion County in Missouri as part of the Midwest HIDTA; and (3) the Confederated Tribe of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon as part of the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA. The Executive Boards of each of these HIDTAs requested removal of these areas from designation after assessing the threat and determining that these areas no longer met the statutory criteria necessary for designation as HIDTA counties. ONDCP evaluated and accepted the request.
Appointment of Members of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
The following persons have been appointed to the ONDCP Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Ms. Martha Gagn[eacute] (as Chair), Mr. Kemp Chester, Mr. Michael Gottlieb, and Dr. Terry Zobeck.
OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020
OMB is issuing the OMB Sequestration Update Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2020 to report on the status of the discretionary caps and on the compliance of pending discretionary appropriations legislation with those caps.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publishes the names of the members selected to serve on its Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board (PRB). This notice supersedes all previous notices of the PRB membership.
Amendment to Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (the Board) revises its Organization and Delegation of powers to reflect the current structure of the agency and set forth greater authority for agency delegations. This revision also reflects the structural flexibility envisioned by our enabling statute.
Draft National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
On June 26, 2019, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published draft guidance on how National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation should address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The CEQ is extending the comment period on the draft guidance, which was scheduled to close on July 26, 2019, for 31 days until August 26, 2019. The CEQ is making this change in response to public requests for an extension of the comment period.