Office of Justice Programs 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.
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).
Baseline Specifications for Law Enforcement Service Pistols With Security Technology
Document Number: 2016-27387
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces the publication of Baseline Specifications for Law Enforcement Service Pistols with Security Technology, which defines baseline specifications for law enforcement service pistols with additional technology to enhance the security of the firearms, found here: http://nij.gov/ topics/technology/firearms/pages/welcome.aspx.
Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Document Number: 2016-25870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention announces its next meeting.
Voice Translation Technologies for Criminal Justice Applications Market Survey
Document Number: 2016-25401
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is soliciting information on speech-to-speech voice translation technologies marketed for use by the criminal justice community. For law enforcement and corrections personnel, first responders, and others who work with the public, overcoming language barriers when working with individuals with limited English proficiency is vital to doing their jobs effectively. Voice translation technology can provide a practical solution. The National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) is developing a ``Market Survey of Voice Translation Technologies for Criminal Justice Applications'' to address this issue. This market survey will be published by NIJ to assist agencies in their assessment of relevant information prior to making purchasing decisions.
Meeting of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-25217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This is an announcement of a meeting of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Federal Advisory Committee (GAC) to discuss the Global Initiative, as described at www.it.ojp.gov/ global.
Discontinuing the Metallic Handcuffs Compliance Testing Program and Request for Public Comment on Draft Minimum Scheme Requirements to Certify Criminal Justice Restraints Described in NIJ Standard 1001.00
Document Number: 2016-22057
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces that it is discontinuing the metallic handcuffs Compliance Testing Program (CTP). The program is closed to new submissions effective upon publication of this notice. The metallic handcuffs Compliant Products List (CPL) will remain published for an additional year until September 14, 2017, after which time it will be taken down. In place of the CTP, NIJ has been working with conformity assessment bodies to develop acceptable criteria by which NIJ would recognize a product certification scheme operated by a certification body in the private sector. NIJ seeks feedback from the public on draft minimum requirements that a product certification scheme must contain for the certification of restraints described in NIJ Standard 1001.00, Criminal Justice Restraints Standard. The draft minimum scheme requirements are found in the Supplementary Information below, as well as in the document found here: http://www.nij.gov/restraints. NIJ anticipates recognizing certification programs that meet or exceed the minimum scheme requirements. NIJ also anticipates provisionally recognizing the certification program established by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI), which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ISO/IEC 17065 Conformity assessmentRequirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. SEI added NIJ Standard 1001.00 to the scope of its accreditation, with an effective date of October 7, 2015 valid through June 1, 2017. Further guidance on recognition of this certification program or others will be published in the Federal Register at a future date, to be determined. NIJ Standard 1001.00, Criminal Justice Restraints Standard, was published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2014, and may be found here: https://federalregister.gov/a/2014-27367.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of Currently Approved Collection: 2017 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Document Number: 2016-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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 42727, on June 30, 2016, allowing for a 60 day comment period.
Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Document Number: 2016-20255
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has scheduled an Annual Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ).
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-18371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs (``OJP'') proposes to update the implementing regulation for the Formula Grant Program authorized by Title II, Part B, of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (``the Act'' or ``JJDPA''). The purpose of the Formula Grant Program is to provide formula grant awards to states to support juvenile delinquency prevention programs and to improve their juvenile justice systems. The proposed rule would supersede the existing Formula Grant Program regulations to reflect changes in the 2002 JJDPA reauthorization as well as policy changes to the Formula Grant Program.
Notice of Public Comment Period on the DRAFT “National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach”
Document Number: 2016-18334
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This notice announces the opening of the public comment period for the DRAFT ``National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach.''
Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board
Document Number: 2016-18043
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This is an announcement of a meeting (held via conference call) of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board, primarily intended to consider nominations for the 2015-2016 Medal of Valor, and to make a limited number of recommendation for submission to the U.S. Attorney General. Additional issues of importance to the Board will also be discussed, to include but not limited to the reading into the record of the minutes from the June 6, 2016, board meeting/ conference call. The meeting/conference call date and time is listed below.
Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs' Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-17890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of OJP's Science Advisory Board (``the Board''). This meeting is scheduled for September 15-16, 2016. General Function of the Board: The Board is chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the areas of science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs and activities in criminal and juvenile justice.
Webinar Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Document Number: 2016-17306
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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).
Publication of Offender Tracking System Standard, NIJ Standard-1004.00, and Request for Expressions of Interest From Manufacturers and Conformity Assessment Bodies
Document Number: 2016-16760
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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
Document Number: 2016-16759
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
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.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-15804
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
NIJ is soliciting information on the operational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in support of law enforcement. The focus of the study is on the use of UAS for crash scene reconstruction; however, information on alternative uses of UAS in law enforcement is also requested. The National Criminal Justice Research, Test and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) is performing an operational evaluation of UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction. The objective of this evaluation is to evaluate the utility of a UAS to support crash scene reconstruction in an operational law-enforcement setting. In particular, the study will determine whether a UAS could be used to improve crash scene reconstruction in terms of quality, safety, timeliness, or other metrics. Based upon previous investigations, the Center has identified a number of agencies that have operational UAS capabilities configured to support law enforcement. The Center is now seeking to partner with those or other interested agencies in order to complete the operational evaluation. Information Sought: The Center is seeking law enforcement agencies with which to partner in an operational evaluation of UAS technology for Crash Scene Reconstruction. This evaluation will, at the discretion of the partnering agency, occur during normal operations or during scheduled exercises. Agencies or vendors who respond to this request for information are invited to provide general comments with regard to the evaluation for NIJ RT&E Center to consider, including which uses of the system and which performance metrics are appropriate for the evaluation. It should be noted that the purpose of the evaluation is to assess the utility of UAS technology; this includes assessment of both current and possible future practices. The Center is not evaluating the participating law enforcement agencies, just the application of using UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction. Information will be obtained through responses to the information requested below as a baseline for initial information gathering from responding law enforcement agencies. Follow up discussions will be conducted in some cases. The request for information is intended to reach a consistent understanding of the needs for UAS for Crash Scene Reconstruction and the ways each agency uses the technology. Information sought includes the following:
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death
Document Number: 2016-14959
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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.
Draft Test Procedures for the Gun Safety Technology Challenge
Document Number: 2016-14925
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks feedback from the public on the draft failure definition and scoring criteria (FDSC) developed for the Gun Safety Technology Challenge, published here: http://www.nij.gov/funding/pages/fy16-gun-safety-challenge.as px. Evaluation of the test data will employ failure definition (FD) and scoring criteria (SC) to draw conclusions regarding the performance of the submitted firearms or firearms accessories. The document describes the FD and SC that will be used to ``score'' test events that occur during the testing of handguns, such as pistols and revolvers, in the Challenge.
Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board; Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2016-12311
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, proposes to appoint new members to the OJP Science Advisory Board (``the Board''). The Assistant Attorney General, acting as administrative lead, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; New Collection: Survey of State Criminal Investigative Agencies on Law Enforcement Use of Force
Document Number: 2016-10763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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.
Body Worn Camera Technologies Market Survey
Document Number: 2016-09958
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The NIJ is soliciting information in support of the upcoming National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) ``Market Survey of Body Worn Camera (BWC) Technologies.'' This market survey, which will identify commercially available body worn camera systems, will be published by NIJ to assist purchasing agents or other representatives of law enforcement officials in their assessment of relevant information prior to making purchasing decisions. Comments with regard to the market survey itself, including which categories of information are appropriate for comparison, as well as promotional material (e.g., slick sheets) and print-quality images in electronic format, are also invited.
Webinar Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Document Number: 2016-09756
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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).
Meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Document Number: 2016-09755
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``Council'') announces its next meeting.
Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.01
Document Number: 2016-09572
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces publication of Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.01. The document can be found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/249560.pdf. This revised standard supersedes Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, NIJ Standard-0117.00, effective immediately. Any feedback regarding this standard should be directed to the point of contact listed below. For more information about NIJ standards, please visit http://nij.gov/ standards.
Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs' Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-03188
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of OJP's Science Advisory Board (``the Board''). This meeting is the rescheduled meeting for the event originally planned for January 22, 2016 which was cancelled due to inclement weather. General Function of the Board: The Board is chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the areas of science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs and activities in criminal and juvenile justice.
Meeting of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-00730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
This is an announcement of a meeting of DOJ's National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee to discuss various issues relating to the operation and implementation of NMVTIS.
Contraband Detection Market Survey
Document Number: 2016-00503
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
The NIJ is soliciting information in support of the upcoming National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) ``Market Survey of Contraband Detection Technologies.'' This market survey, which will identify commercially available contraband detection systems for use in corrections facilities, will be published by NIJ to assist purchasing agents or other representatives of corrections facilities in their assessment of relevant information prior to making purchasing decisions. Comments with regard to the market survey itself, including which categories of information are appropriate for comparison, as well as promotional material (e.g., slick sheets) and print-quality images in electronic format, are also invited.