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AG Order No. 4877-2020
Document Number: 2020-23561
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This final rule authorizes the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division to perform the functions of the ``Designated Authority'' under executive agreements on access to data by foreign governments that either designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice (the ``Department'') as such authority or authorize the Attorney General to specify a Designated Authority, and for which the Attorney General has designated the Criminal Division as such authority. It also authorizes the Assistant Attorney General to further delegate that authority to officials in the Criminal Division, including officials in the Office of International Affairs (``OIA'').
Designation of Criminal Division as “Designated Authority” Under an Agreement With the United Kingdom; AG Order No. 4876-2020
Document Number: 2020-23556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Access to Electronic Data for the Purpose of Countering Serious Crime (the ``U.S.-U.K. CLOUD Agreement'' or ``Agreement'') defines ``Designated Authority'' for the United States as the government entity designated by the Attorney General and assigns certain responsibilities to the Designated Authority. This notice designates the Criminal Division as the Designated Authority for purposes of the Agreement.
Processes and Procedures for Issuance and Use of Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-19030
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule sets forth the Department's processes and procedures governing the review, clearance, and issuance of guidance documents and codifies existing Department limitations on the use of Department guidance documents in criminal and civil enforcement actions brought by the Department.
Prohibition on the Issuance of Improper Guidance Documents Within the Justice Department
Document Number: 2020-16473
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule codifies in the regulations of the Department of Justice (``Department'') the Memorandum for All Components from Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III titled, ``Prohibition on Improper Guidance Documents'' (Nov. 16, 2017), consistent with Executive Order 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents'' (Oct. 9, 2019).
Registration Requirements Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
Document Number: 2020-15804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Department of Justice is proposing a rule that specifies the registration requirements under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (``SORNA''). The rule in part reflects express requirements of SORNA and in part reflects the exercise of authorities SORNA grants to the Attorney General to interpret and implement SORNA's requirements. SORNA's requirements have previously been delineated in guidelines issued by the Attorney General for implementation of SORNA's requirements by registration jurisdictions.
Manner of Federal Executions
Document Number: 2020-15039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Department of Justice is proposing to amend regulations to authorize implementation of a sentence in a Federal capital case in any manner consistent with Federal law and to make other amendments.
Updating the Description of Functions for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Document Number: 2019-08467
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This final rule amends the organizational regulations of the Department of Justice to make ministerial changes to the description of the organization and functions of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA).
Delegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal Assistance
Document Number: 2017-02955
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive agreements between the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director and Deputy Directors of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This final rule will expand the scope of persons to whom this authority may be re- delegated to include OIA's Associate Directors.
Conforming Justice Department Regulations to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998
Document Number: 2016-25464
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This final rule amends the Department of Justice (DOJ) organizational regulations to remove authority from United States Attorneys (USAs) to designate any Assistant United States Attorney as Acting United States Attorney. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 governs designations of Acting USAs. The removal of authority from USAs is designed to bring DOJ's organizational regulations in compliance with the Act.
Amendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Document Number: 2016-17417
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2009. In response to earlier Supreme Court decisions that significantly narrowed the application of the definition of ``disability'' under the ADA, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act to restore the understanding that the definition of ``disability'' shall be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis. Congress intended that the primary object of attention in cases brought under the ADA should be whether covered entities have complied with their statutory obligations not to discriminate based on disability. In this final rule, the Department is adding new sections to its title II and title III ADA regulations to set forth the proper meaning and interpretation of the definition of ``disability'' and to make related changes required by the ADA Amendments Act in other sections of the regulations.
Department of Justice Debt Collection Regulations
Document Number: 2016-15511
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule amends the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other clarifying or technical changes.
Office for Access to Justice
Document Number: 2016-15574
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule amends the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office for Access to Justice as a distinct component of the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was created by the Attorney General to address the access-to- justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice systems. The office's mission is to help ensure that the justice system is efficient, fair, and accessible to all, irrespective of an individual's wealth and status. This rule sets forth the Office's organization, mission and functions.
Supplemental Guidelines for Juvenile Registration Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
Document Number: 2016-08249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) requires registration of individuals convicted of sex offenses as adults and, in addition, registration of juveniles adjudicated delinquent for certain serious sex offenses. SORNA also provides for a reduction of justice assistance funding to eligible jurisdictions that fail to ``substantially implement'' SORNA's requirements, including the juvenile registration requirement, in their sex offender registration programs. These proposed guidelines provide guidance regarding the substantial implementation of the juvenile registration requirement by eligible jurisdictions. The Justice Department's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking will examine the following factors when assessing whether a jurisdiction has substantially implemented SORNA's juvenile registration provisions: Policies and practices to prosecute as adults juveniles who commit serious sex offenses; policies and practices to register juveniles adjudicated delinquent for serious sex offenses; and other policies and practices to identify, track, monitor, or manage juveniles adjudicated delinquent for serious sex offenses who are in the community and to ensure that the records of their identities and sex offenses are available as needed for public safety purposes. By affording jurisdictions greater flexibility in their efforts to substantially implement SORNA's juvenile registration requirement, the proposed guidelines will further SORNA's public safety objectives in relation to serious juvenile sex offenders and facilitate jurisdictions' substantial implementation of all aspects of SORNA. The proposed guidelines concern only substantial implementation of SORNA's juvenile registration requirement and do not affect substantial implementation of SORNA's registration requirements for individuals convicted of sex offenses as adults.
Authority of the Assistant Attorneys General To Compromise or Close Civil Claims
Document Number: 2015-12991
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This final rule amends the Department's regulations to increase the authority currently delegated to the Assistant Attorneys General to compromise or close civil claims and to make certain technical corrections.
Department of Justice Debt Collection Regulations
Document Number: 2015-02587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule proposes to amend the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other clarifying or technical changes.
Attorney General Guidelines Stating Principles for Working With Federally Recognized Indian Tribes
Document Number: 2014-28903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
The Attorney General is issuing guidelines stating principles for working with federally recognized Indian tribes.
Office of the Pardon Attorney
Document Number: 2014-21678
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule revises certain regulations of the Department of Justice (the ``Department'') that govern the Pardon Attorney. The rule conforms the regulations to current practice, under which the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of, and submits recommendations in clemency cases through, the Deputy Attorney General.
Policy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media
Document Number: 2014-04239
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department's policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of the news media.
Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction over Crimes of Domestic Violence
Document Number: 2013-28653
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This final notice establishes procedures for Indian tribes to request designation as participating tribes under section 204 of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, on an accelerated basis, under the voluntary pilot project described in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; establishes procedures for the Attorney General to act on such requests; and solicits such requests from Indian tribes.
Pilot Project for Tribal Jurisdiction Over Crimes of Domestic Violence
Document Number: 2013-14158
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
This notice proposes procedures for an Indian tribe to request designation as a participating tribe under section 204 of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, on an accelerated basis, pursuant to the voluntary pilot project described in section 908(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (``the Pilot Project''), and also proposes procedures for the Attorney General to act on such a request. This notice also invites public comment on the proposed procedures and solicits preliminary expressions of interest from tribes that may wish to participate in the Pilot Project.
Supplemental Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification
Document Number: 2011-505
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), establishes minimum national standards for sex offender registration and notification. The Attorney General issued the National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification (``SORNA Guidelines'' or ``Guidelines'') on July 2, 2008, to provide guidance and assistance to jurisdictions in implementing the SORNA standards in their sex offender registration and notification programs. These supplemental guidelines augment or modify certain features of the SORNA Guidelines in order to make a change required by the KIDS Act and to address other issues arising in jurisdictions' implementation of the SORNA requirements. The matters addressed include certain aspects of public Web site posting of sex offender information, interjurisdictional tracking and information sharing regarding sex offenders, the review process concerning jurisdictions' SORNA implementation, the classes of sex offenders to be registered by jurisdictions retroactively, and the treatment of Indian tribes newly recognized by the Federal government subsequent to the enactment of SORNA.
Office of Tribal Justice
Document Number: 2010-28947
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule will amend part 0 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office of Tribal Justice as a distinct component of the Department of Justice. The Office of Tribal Justice was created by the Attorney General to provide a channel for Tribes to communicate their concerns to the Department, to help coordinate policy on Indian affairs both within the Department and with other Federal agencies, and to ensure that the Department and its components work with Tribes on a government-to-government basis. This rule, which sets forth the Office's organization, mission and functions, amends the Code of Federal Regulations in order to reflect accurately the Department's internal management structure.
Supplemental Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification
Document Number: 2010-11665
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) establishes minimum national standards for sex offender registration and notification. The Attorney General issued the National Guidelines for Sex Offender Registration and Notification (``SORNA Guidelines'' or ``Guidelines'') on July 2, 2008, to provide guidance and assistance to jurisdictions in implementing the SORNA standards in their sex offender registration and notification programs. These supplemental guidelines augment or modify certain features of the SORNA Guidelines in order to
Organization; Office of Information Policy
Document Number: E9-14413
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule updates the regulation that describes the structure, functions, and responsibilities of the Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice. The rule updates the description of the Office to reflect certain changes to its structure and organizational location.
Incentive Award Program Delegation
Document Number: E8-2952
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-15
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule amends part 0 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations to increase from $5,000 to $7,500 the dollar limit up to which certain component heads of the Department of Justice may approve incentive awards. The rule also makes minor revisions to the regulations to reflect organizational changes and updated terminology, and to provide for consistency with existing personnel delegations.
Organization; Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General
Document Number: E7-14707
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule amends the regulations that describe the structure, functions, and responsibilities of the Offices of the Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice.
Organization; Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Associate Attorney General
Document Number: 06-1084
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule amends the regulations that describe the structure, functions, and responsibilities of the Offices of the Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice.
Professional Responsibility Advisory Office
Document Number: 05-24329
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
This rule will amend part 0 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office at the Department of Justice. The Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) was created by the Attorney General to provide advice and guidance to Justice Department attorneys on matters involving professional responsibility. The PRAO offers training, provides informational memoranda, and issues opinions in response to individual attorney inquiries. This rule, which sets forth the PRAO's organization, mission and functions, amends the Code of Federal Regulations in order to reflect accurately the Department's internal management structure.
Guidelines for the PROTECT Act Amendments to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act
Document Number: 05-5021
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice is publishing Proposed Guidelines to implement amendments to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act enacted by the PROTECT Act.