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[December 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 238)]
[Unified Agenda]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID: f:ua041212.wais]

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Department of Justice


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Part XII








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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

_______________________________________________________________________

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

8 CFR Ch. V

21 CFR Ch. I

27 CFR Ch. II

28 CFR Ch. I, V

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

_______________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY: The Department of Justice is publishing its fall 2004 
regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review,'' 58 FR 51735, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
5 U.S.C. sections 601-612 (1988).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Hinchman, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice, Room 4252, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530, (202) 514-8059.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For this edition of the Department of 
Justice's regulatory agenda, the most important significant regulatory 
actions are included in The Regulatory Plan, which appears in part II 
of this issue of the Federal Register. The Regulatory Plan entries are 
listed in the table of contents below and are denoted by a bracketed 
bold reference, which directs the reader to the appropriate sequence 
number in part II.

     The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) requires that, each year, 
the Department publish a list of those regulations that have a 
significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small 
entities and are to be reviewed under section 610 of the Act during 
the succeeding 12 months. This edition of the Department's 
regulatory agenda includes three regulations requiring such a 
review: ``Commerce in Explosives (Including Explosives in the 
Fireworks Industry)'' (RIN 1140-AA01); ``Nondiscrimination on the 
Basis of Disability in Public Accommodations and Commercial 
Facilities'' (RIN 1190-AA44); and ``Nondiscrimination on the Basis 
of Disability in State and Local Government Services'' (RIN 1190-
AA46). In accordance with the RFA, comments are specifically 
invited on these regulations. Those comments should be addressed to 
the contact persons listed in the entries for these items.

Dated: October 6, 2004.

 Daniel J. Bryant,

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy.

                                     Bureau of Prisons--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1847        Inmate Discipline--Subpart Revision...................................................    1120-AB18
1848        Victim/Witness Notification...........................................................    1120-AB25
1849        Autopsies.............................................................................    1120-AB26
1850        Searching and Detaining or Arresting Non-Inmates......................................    1120-AB28
1851        Incoming Publications: Security Measures..............................................    1120-AB31
1852        Classification and Program Review.....................................................    1120-AB32
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                                       Bureau of Prisons--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1853        Intensive Confinement Centers.........................................................    1120-AA11
1854        Literacy Program......................................................................    1120-AA33
1855        Telephone Regulations and Inmate Financial Responsibility.............................    1120-AA39
1856        Telephone Regulations and Inmate Financial Responsibility.............................    1120-AA49
1857        Good Conduct Time.....................................................................    1120-AA62
1858        Designation of Offenses Subject to Sex Offender Release Notification..................    1120-AA85
1859        Drug Abuse Treatment Programs: Disincentives and Enhanced Incentives..................    1120-AA88
1860        Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, Inmate Work Areas, and Persons Other Than Inmates:    1120-AA90
            Electronic Devices....................................................................
1861        Drug Testing Program..................................................................    1120-AA95
1862        Release of Information................................................................    1120-AA96
1863        Correspondence: Inspection of Outgoing General Correspondence.........................    1120-AA98
1864        Infectious Disease Management.........................................................    1120-AB03
1865        District of Columbia Educational Good Time Credit.....................................    1120-AB05
1866        Suicide Prevention Program............................................................    1120-AB06
1867        Drug Abuse Treatment Program: Subpart Revision and Clarification......................    1120-AB07
1868        National Security; Prevention of Acts of Violence and Terrorism.......................    1120-AB08
1869        Inmate Fees for Health Care Services..................................................    1120-AB11
1870        Good Conduct Time: Aliens With Confirmed Orders of Deportation, Exclusion, or Removal.    1120-AB12
1871        Civil Contempt of Court Commitments: Revision To Accommodate Commitments Under the DC     1120-AB13
            Code..................................................................................
1872        Central Inmate Monitoring (CIM) System: Streamlining Rules............................    1120-AB14
1873        Bureau of Prisons Emergencies.........................................................    1120-AB17

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1874        Administrative Safeguards for Psychiatric Treatment and Medication....................    1120-AB20
1875        Clarifying of Release Gratuities--Release Transportation Regulations To More Closely      1120-AB21
            Conform to Statutory Provisions.......................................................
1876        Community Confinement.................................................................    1120-AB27
1877        Over-the-Counter Medications: Technical Correction....................................    1120-AB29
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                                      Bureau of Prisons--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1878        Inmate Commissary Account Deposit Procedures..........................................    1120-AA86
1879        Comments on UNICOR Business Operations: Clarification of Addresses....................    1120-AB15
1880        Admission and Orientation Program: Removal From Rules.................................    1120-AB16
1881        Progress Reports Rules Revision.......................................................    1120-AB24
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                                      Civil Rights Division--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1882        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Public Accommodations and Commercial      1190-AA44
            Facilities (Section 610 Review) (Reg Plan Seq No. 86).................................
1883        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services       1190-AA46
            (Section 610 Review) (Reg Plan Seq No. 87)............................................
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References in boldface appear in the Regulatory Plan in part II of this issue of the Federal Register.


                                   Civil Rights Division--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1884        American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 Complaint Process......    1190-AA48
1885        Amendments to Procedures Advising States and Political Subdivisions Specially Covered     1190-AA51
            Under the Voting Rights Act How To Seek Preclearance From the Attorney General of
            Proposed Voting Changes...............................................................
1886        Amendments to Coordination of Enforcement of Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted      1190-AA52
            Programs and Implementation of Executive Order 12250..................................
1887        Procedures To Review Police Departments for a Pattern or Practice of Conduct That         1190-AA53
            Deprives Persons of Rights, Privileges, or Immunities Secured or Protected by the
            Constitution or Laws of the U.S.......................................................
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                                    Civil Rights Division--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1888        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services;      1190-AA47
            Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Accessibility Standards; Recreation
            Facilities............................................................................
1889        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State or Local Government Facilities;     1190-AA50
            Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities; Accessibility Standards; Play Areas..
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                    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1890        Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition--Importation of Firearm Frames, Receivers, and        1140-AA22
            Barrels...............................................................................
1891        Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms--Amended Definition of      1140-AA23
            ``Pistol''............................................................................
1892        Commerce in Explosives--Amended Definition of Propellant Actuated Device..............    1140-AA24
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                     Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1893        27 CFR Part 55 Identification Markings Placed on Imported Explosive Materials.........    1140-AA02
1894        27 CFR 55 Commerce in Explosives--Explosive Pest Control Devices......................    1140-AA03
1895        27 CFR 178 Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition (Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations       1140-AA04
            Act of 1997)..........................................................................
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                     Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1896        Implementation of the Safe Explosives Act, Title XI, Subtitle C, of Public Law 107-296    1140-AA00
1897        27 CFR 55 Commerce in Explosives (Including Explosives in the Fireworks Industry)         1140-AA01
            (Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review)......................................
1898        27 CFR 178 Residency Requirement for Persons Acquiring Firearms.......................    1140-AA05
1899        27 CFR 55 Implementation of Public Law 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated                  1140-AA06
            Appropriations Act of 1997, Relating to the Establishment of a National Repository for
            Arson and Explosives Information......................................................
1900        27 CFR 178 Implementation of Public Law 106-58, Treasury and General Government           1140-AA07
            Appropriations Act, 2000..............................................................
1901        27 CFR 178 Public Law 105-277, Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental     1140-AA08
            Appropriations for FY `99 Relating to Firearms Disabilities for Nonimmigrant Aliens...
1902        27 CFR 178 Implementation of Public Law 105-277 Relating to Secure Gun Storage........    1140-AA10
1903        Implementation of the Safe Explosives Act, Title XI, Subtitle C, of Public Law 107-       1140-AA20
            296--Delivery of Explosive Materials by Common or Contract Carrier....................
1904        Waiver for Firearm Prohibition on Nonimmigrant Visa Holders...........................    1140-AA21
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                              Drug Enforcement Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1905        Guidelines for Providing Controlled Substances to Ocean Vessels.......................    1117-AA40
1906        Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances....................................    1117-AA61
1907        Reorganization and Clarification of DEA Regulations...................................    1117-AA63
1908        Chemical Mixtures Containing Gamma-Butyrolactone......................................    1117-AA64
1909        Chemical Mixtures Containing Listed Forms of Phosphorus...............................    1117-AA66
1910        Chemical Registration and Reregistration Fees.........................................    1117-AA72
1911        Clarification of Registration Requirements for Individual Practitioners...............    1117-AA89
1912        Control of Sodium Permanganate as a List II Chemical..................................    1117-AA90
1913        Electronic Application for Controlled Substances and Listed Chemical Registration:        1117-AA91
            Technical Amendments..................................................................
1914        Revision of Reporting Requirements for Imports and Exports of List I and List II          1117-AA92
            Chemicals.............................................................................
1915        Changes in the Regulation of Iodine and Its Chemical Mixtures.........................    1117-AA93
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                Drug Enforcement Administration--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1916        Definition and Registration of Reverse Distributors...................................    1117-AA19

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1917        Exemption of Chemical Mixtures........................................................    1117-AA31
1918        Chemical Registration and Reregistration Fees.........................................    1117-AA50
1919        Electronic Orders for Schedule I and II Controlled Substances.........................    1117-AA60
1920        Security Requirements for Handlers of Pseudoephedrine, Ephedrine, and                     1117-AA62
            Phenylpropanolamine...................................................................
1921        Chemical Registration Waivers; Exemption From Chemical Registration Fees for Certain      1117-AA67
            Persons...............................................................................
1922        Authority for Practitioners To Dispense or Prescribe Approved Narcotic Substances for     1117-AA68
            Maintenance or Detoxification Treatment...............................................
1923        Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Drug Products Containing Gamma               1117-AA71
            Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB).............................................................
1924        Reports by Registrants of Theft or Significant Loss of Controlled Substances..........    1117-AA73
1925        Preventing the Accumulation of Surplus Controlled Substances at Long-Term Care            1117-AA75
            Facilities............................................................................
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                               Drug Enforcement Administration--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1926        Exemption From Import/Export Requirements for Personal Medical Use....................    1117-AA56
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                          Executive Office for Immigration Review--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
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1927        Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal for Certain Battered Spouses and    1125-AA35
            Children; Motions To Reopen for Certain Battered Spouses and Children.................
1928        Background and Security Investigation Checks in Proceedings Before Immigration Judges     1125-AA44
            and the Board of Immigration Appeals..................................................
1929        International Matchmaking Organizations; Civil Penalties..............................    1125-AA45
1930        Implementation of the Numerical Limit on Asylum Grants and Refugee Admission Based on     1125-AA48
            Resistance to Coercive Population Control Measures....................................
1931        Executive Office for Immigration Review; Rules Governing Immigration Proceedings......    1125-AA53
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            Executive Office for Immigration Review--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1932        Suspension of Deportation and Cancellation of Removal.................................    1125-AA25
1933        Authorities Delegated to the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review      1125-AA27
            and the Chief Immigration Judge.......................................................
1934        Protective Orders in Immigration Administration Proceedings...........................    1125-AA38
1935        Executive Office for Immigration Review Attorney/Representative Registry..............    1125-AA39
1936        Transfer of Jurisdiction Over Appeals of Fines From the Board of Immigration Appeals      1125-AA41
            to the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer.............................
1937        Definitions; Fees; Powers and Authority of DHS Officers in Removal Proceedings........    1125-AA43
1938        Asylum Claims Made by Aliens Arriving From Canada at Land-Border Ports-of-Entry.......    1125-AA46
1939        Review of Custody Determinations......................................................    1125-AA47
1940        Reopened Proceedings on Petitions for Alien Entrepreneur Immigrant Classification (EB-    1125-AA49
            5 Visas)..............................................................................
1941        Execution of Removal Orders; Countries to Which Aliens May Be Removed.................    1125-AA50
1942        Information Relating to Aliens' Duty To Surrender When Ordered Removed From the United    1125-AA51
            States................................................................................
1943        Venue in Removal Proceedings..........................................................    1125-AA52
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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                           Executive Office for Immigration Review--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1944        Authority of Immigration Judges To Issue Civil Money Penalties........................    1125-AA18
1945        Motions To Reopen for Suspension of Deportation and Special Rule Cancellation of          1125-AA31
            Removal Pursuant to Section 1505(c) of the LIFE Act Amendments........................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                           Executive Office for Immigration Review--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1946        Section 212(c) Relief for Aliens With Certain Criminal Convictions Before April 1,        1125-AA33
            1997..................................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                              Federal Bureau of Investigation--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1947        Enhanced Exchange of Criminal History Record and Nonserious Offense Identification        1110-AA20
            Records...............................................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                Federal Bureau of Investigation--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1948        Implementation of the National Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle Information System          1110-AA01
            (NSPMVIS).............................................................................
1949        Regulations Under the Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act.....    1110-AA04
1950        Final Notice of Capacity; Supplement To Respond to Remand.............................    1110-AA10
1951        Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act: Definitions of ``Replaced'' and        1110-AA21
            ``Significantly Upgraded or Otherwise Undergone Major Modification''..................
1952        Implementation of Sections 104 and 109 of the Communications Assistance for Law           1110-AA22
            Enforcement Act--Notice of Actual and Maximum Capacity: Paging, MSS, SMR, and ESMR....
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                               Federal Bureau of Investigation--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1953        National Instant Criminal Background Check System.....................................    1110-AA07
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                      Legal Activities--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1954        Reporting Under the Protection of Children From Sexual Predators Act as Amended.......    1105-AB06
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                       Legal Activities--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1955        Designation of Agencies To Receive and Investigate Reports Required Under the             1105-AA65
            Protection of Children From Sexual Predators Act......................................
1956        Ethical Standards for Attorneys for the Government....................................    1105-AA67

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1957        Minimum Qualifications for Annuity Brokers in Connection With Structured Settlements      1105-AA82
            Entered Into by the United States.....................................................
1958        Inspection of Records Relating to Depiction of Sexually Explicit Performances.........    1105-AB05
1959        STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and STOP Violence Against Indian        1105-AB07
            Women Discretionary Grant Program: Clarification of Match Requirement.................
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                                       Legal Activities--Long-Term Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1960        National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Reporting Regulations........    1105-AA71
1961        Enhanced Notice and Release Procedures for Owners of Seized Property Pursuant to the      1105-AA74
            CAFRA of 2000; Disposition of Seized Property too Costly To Maintain; Consolidation of
            Department Regulations................................................................
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                                 Office of Justice Programs--Proposed Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1962        Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program..............................................    1121-AA56
1963        Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies......................................    1121-AA59
1964        International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program..........................    1121-AA63
1965        Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victim Compensation Program Regulations.............    1121-AA68
1966        Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Program..................................    1121-AA69
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Office of Justice Programs--Final Rule Stage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1967        Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Grant Program.................................    1121-AA41
1968        Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts of 1998 and 2000..............................    1121-AA48
1969        Environmental Impact Review Procedures for the VOI/TIS Grant Program..................    1121-AA52
1970        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide               1121-AA57
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).........................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                                  Office of Justice Programs--Completed Actions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Regulation
 Sequence                                           Title                                            Identifier
  Number                                                                                               Number
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1971        STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and STOP Violence Against Indian        1121-AA67
            Women Discretionary Grant Program: Clarification of Match Requirement.................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1847. INMATE DISCIPLINE--SUBPART REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 
4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 541

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
amend its Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Unit (SHU) regulations. 
We intend this amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, 
eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language and removing 
internal agency procedures (guidance to staff on how to implement 
disciplinary processes) that need not be in rules text. The changes 
involve extensive reorganization and updates to obsolete and 
unnecessary disciplinary codes and processes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB18
_______________________________________________________________________

1848. VICTIM/WITNESS NOTIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its 
rules on Victim/Witness Notifications to more accurately reflect 
updated and streamlined program processes and to clarify existing 
provisions by using simpler organization and language. For further 
simplification, we remove language relating solely to internal agency 
practices and procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB25
_______________________________________________________________________

1849. AUTOPSIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4005, 4042, 
4045, 4081, 4082 (Repealed in part as to offenses committed on or after 
November 1, 1987), 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 
1984)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549.80

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) streamlines 
the rule on autopsies by removing internal agency management procedures 
that need not be stated in regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB26
_______________________________________________________________________

1850. SEARCHING AND DETAINING OR ARRESTING NON-INMATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
amend its regulations on searching and detaining or arresting non-
inmates. This revision reorganizes current rules and makes other 
changes for clarity. We also make changes that would subject non-
inmates to random pat searches as a condition of entry to a Bureau 
facility.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB28
_______________________________________________________________________

1851.  INCOMING PUBLICATIONS: SECURITY MEASURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301, 551, 552a; 18 USC 1791, 3621, 3622, 3624, 
4001, 4042, 4081, 4082 (Repealed in part as to offenses committed on or 
after November 1, 1987); 18 USC 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 
1984, as to offenses committed after that date.); 28 USC 509, 510, 
530C(b)(6)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its 
regulations on incoming publications. This proposed rule streamlines 
and reorganizes the regulations. The amendment provides that inmates in 
all Bureau institutions may receive publications, whether hardcover or 
softcover, only from a publisher, book club, or bookstore. This 
amendment is necessary to reduce the amount of contraband introduced 
into Federal prisons through materials sent by mail. The presence of 
contraband in the prisons, including drugs, weapons, and escape-related 
materials poses grave

[[Page 73411]]

dangers to staff, inmates and the public. We considered alternate 
solutions to the problem of intercepting contraband, such as the use of 
technological security devices or increased staffing, but determined 
that these options were impracticable. This revision also adds 
advertising mail (advertising brochures, flyers, catalogs, and similar 
materials whose primary purpose is to sell a product or service) as a 
reason for rejection of an incoming publication. Advertising brochures, 
flyers, catalogs, and similar materials whose primary purpose is to 
sell a product(s) or service(s) will not be delivered to the inmate and 
will be destroyed without further notice to the inmate or sender.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB31
_______________________________________________________________________

1852.  CLASSIFICATION AND PROGRAM REVIEW

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
revise its regulations on classification and program review to remove 
unnecessary regulations and to ensure that classification and program 
review procedures adequately address inmate needs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB32
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1853. INTENSIVE CONFINEMENT CENTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4046; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 
5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524.31 to 524.34

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document finalizes procedures for the operation of a 
specialized program combining features of a military boot camp with the 
traditional correctional values of the Bureau of Prisons. Inmates who 
successfully complete this program may be placed in community-based 
programs for longer periods of time than ordinarily permitted.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/26/96                    61 FR 18658
Interim Final Rule Effective    05/28/96
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/25/96
Final Action                    11/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA11
_______________________________________________________________________

1854. LITERACY PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 544.70 to 544.76

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document makes changes to the Bureau's literacy program 
regulations for the sake of clarification or simplification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/26/97                    62 FR 50791
Interim Final Rule Effective    11/03/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/25/97
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________

1855. TELEPHONE REGULATIONS AND INMATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC

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4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) is withdrawing certain 
provisions in its rules on telephone regulations and on the inmate 
financial responsibility program (IFRP) which were published in the 
Federal Register on April 4, 1994 (59 FR 15812).
In the April 4, 1994, revision of its rules on telephone regulations 
and on the IFRP, the Bureau delayed the effective date for provisions 
in sections 540.105(c) and 545.11(d)(10), which imposed limitations on 
the telephone privileges of inmates refusing to participate in the 
IFRP. These provisions were to become effective January 3, 1995. Due to 
ongoing litigation in Washington v. Reno, the effective date for these 
provisions was further delayed until January 4, 1996 (60 FR 240).
In accordance with the Court-approved settlement in Washington v. Reno, 
through this rule, the Bureau withdrew these provisions and the 
reference to the IFRP telephone restrictions in 28 CFR section 
540.100(a) and published at 61 FR 92 a new proposed rule to impose a 
different restriction on the telephone privileges of inmates who refuse 
to participate in the IFRP. This rule was finalized on December 28, 
1999 (64 FR 72798, see RIN 1120-AA49).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              01/02/96                       61 FR 90
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      03/04/96
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________

1856. TELEPHONE REGULATIONS AND INMATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551; 18 USC 3663; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 
USC 4081; 18 USC 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 1791; 18 
USC 3013; 18 USC 3571; 18 USC 3572; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 
3624

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.105; 28 CFR 545.11

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On January 2, 1996, BOP published an NPRM proposing 
limitations on telephone privileges and commissary privileges for 
inmates who refuse to participate in the inmate financial 
responsibility program (BOP 1050). On December 28, 1999, BOP finalized 
that portion of the NPRM pertaining to limitations on commissary 
privileges. BOP is continuing to work on addressing issues raised by 
its proposed limitations on telephone privileges for inmates who are 
inmate financial responsibility program refusees. BOP will finalize 
that portion of its January 1996 NPRM in a separate document (BOP 
1102).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    02/00/05
Final Action Effective          03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________

1857. GOOD CONDUCT TIME

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3568; 28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 
18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 
to 4166; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document notes the statutory requirements for the 
awarding of good conduct time, including the Bureau's consideration in 
instances where the inmate does not have a high school diploma or GED 
and is not making satisfactory progress toward earning a high school 
diploma or GED.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/26/97                    62 FR 50786
Interim Final Rule Effective    11/03/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/25/97
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________

1858. DESIGNATION OF OFFENSES SUBJECT TO SEX OFFENDER RELEASE 
NOTIFICATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3565; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5031 to 5042; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 2568 to 3569; 18 USC 3582; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 
4166; 18 USC 4201 to 4218

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document designates various offenses as sexual offenses 
for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c). The designations ensure that 
notifications can be made for military offenders, for District of 
Columbia Code offenders, and for these and other Federal inmates with a 
sex offense in their criminal history.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/16/98                    63 FR 69386

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Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/16/99
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA85
_______________________________________________________________________

1859. DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS: DISINCENTIVES AND ENHANCED 
INCENTIVES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3521 to 3528; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 
18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4046; 18 USC 4081; 18 USC 4082

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document broadens the eligibility criteria for the drug 
abuse education program. In addition, this document establishes 
disincentives that may be imposed for the purpose of encouraging 
inmates to participate in the residential drug treatment program.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/20/00                    65 FR 56840
NPRM Comment Period End         11/20/00
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA88
_______________________________________________________________________

1860. SEARCHES OF HOUSING UNITS, INMATES, INMATE WORK AREAS, AND PERSONS 
OTHER THAN INMATES: ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 751 to 752; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 
28 USC 509 to 510; 18 USC 1791 to 1793; 18 USC 3050; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4012; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 
to 4082

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 511; 28 CFR 552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document clarifies provisions in the Bureau's 
regulations that pertain to the use of electronic devices in searches 
of inmates and persons other than inmates.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/25/99                     64 FR 9431
NPRM Comment Period End         04/26/99
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________

1861. DRUG TESTING PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4251 to 4255; 18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 
USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document consolidates into a single drug testing program 
separately stated regulations on alcohol testing and urine 
surveillance. The consolidated regulations provide for more flexibility 
in the use of testing methods.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/21/00                    65 FR 57126
NPRM Comment Period End         11/20/00
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA95
_______________________________________________________________________

1862. RELEASE OF INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 
3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 5006 to 
5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510; 31 USC 3711(f)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 513

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document revises Bureau regulations implementing the 
Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act in order to simplify the 
procedures and to eliminate unnecessary regulatory text.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/13/03                    68 FR 25545
NPRM Comment Period End         07/14/03
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA96

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_______________________________________________________________________

1863. CORRESPONDENCE: INSPECTION OF OUTGOING GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 551; 5 USC 552a; 18 USC 1791; 18 USC 3621 to 
3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081 to 4082; 18 
USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540.14

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document amends the Bureau's regulations on 
correspondence to require that outgoing inmate general correspondence 
at all institutions may not be sealed and may be read and inspected by 
staff. This amendment is intended to provide for the continued 
efficient and secure operation of the institution and to protect the 
public. The requirement does not apply to special mail.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/27/99                    64 FR 40718
NPRM Comment Period End         09/27/99
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA98
_______________________________________________________________________

1864. INFECTIOUS DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 USC 4001; 18 USC 
4005; 18 USC 4042; . . .

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document is a proposed rule (split from the interim 
final rule, RIN 1120-AA23) on the correctional management of 
tuberculosis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The changes to the regulations 
address the circumstances under which the Bureau conducts voluntary and 
involuntary testing.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/12/02                    67 FR 46136
NPRM Comment Period End         09/10/02
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB03
_______________________________________________________________________

1865. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EDUCATIONAL GOOD TIME CREDIT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3568; 18 USC 3621; 18 USC 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 
USC 4001; 18 USC 4042; 18 USC 4081; 18 USC 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166; 
18 USC 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule establishes procedures for awarding educational 
good time credit consistent with the DC Code for offenders in Bureau 
institutions or Bureau contract facilities, under the National Capital 
Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, who 
committed their offenses before August 5, 2000.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/24/02                    67 FR 48385
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/23/02
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB05
_______________________________________________________________________

1866. SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081, 4082, 5006 
to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 552

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document revises Bureau regulations on the suicide 
prevention program for the sake of clarity and in order to remove 
Agency management procedures that do not need to be stated in 
regulations. The revised regulations more clearly delineate for the 
inmate the procedures used to identify and protect inmates deemed to be 
at risk for suicide.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/13/00                    65 FR 67670
NPRM Comment Period End         01/12/01
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB06
_______________________________________________________________________

1867. DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM: SUBPART REVISION AND CLARIFICATION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 18 USC 3521 to 3528, 4042, 4046, 4081, 4082, 5006 to 
5024, 5039; 28 USC 848, 509, 510; 18 USC 3621 to 3622; 18 USC 3624; 18 
USC 4001; . . .

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 550

Legal Deadline: None

[[Page 73415]]

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons proposes to amend its 
regulations on the drug abuse treatment program. We intend this 
amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating 
unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency 
procedures that need not be in rules text.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/01/04                    69 FR 39887
NPRM Comment Period End         08/30/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________

1868. NATIONAL SECURITY; PREVENTION OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081, 
4082, 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024; 18 USC 5039; 28 USC 509, 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 500, 501

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Current Bureau of Prisons regulations on institutional 
management authorize the Bureau to impose special administrative 
measures with respect to specified inmates, based on information 
provided by senior intelligence or law enforcement officials, where it 
has been determined to be necessary to prevent the dissemination either 
of classified information that could endanger the national security or 
of other information that could lead to acts of violence and terrorism.
This rule extends the period of time for which such special 
administrative measures may be imposed from 120 days to up to 1 year 
and modifies the standards for approving extensions of such special 
administrative measures for further increments of time. In addition, in 
those cases where the Attorney General has certified that reasonable 
suspicion exists to believe that an inmate may use communications with 
attorneys or their agents to further or facilitate acts of violence or 
terrorism, this rule amends the existing regulations to provide that 
the Bureau is authorized to monitor mail or communications with 
attorneys in order to deter such acts, subject to specific procedural 
safeguards, to the extent permitted under the Constitution and laws of 
the United States. Finally, this rule provides that the head of each 
component of the Department of Justice that has custody of persons for 
whom special administrative measures are determined to be necessary may 
exercise the same authority to impose such measures as the Director of 
the Bureau of Prisons.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              10/30/01                    66 FR 55062
Interim Final Rule Effective    10/31/01
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      12/31/01
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB08
_______________________________________________________________________

1869. INMATE FEES FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 4001, 4005, 4014, 
4042, 4045, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 
5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes 
rules describing procedures we will follow for charging inmates fees 
for certain kinds of health services, as required under the Federal 
Prisoner Health Care Copayment Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-294, October 
12, 2000, 114 Stat. 1038).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            10/10/02                    67 FR 63059
NPRM Comment Period End         12/09/02
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB11
_______________________________________________________________________

1870. GOOD CONDUCT TIME: ALIENS WITH CONFIRMED ORDERS OF DEPORTATION, 
EXCLUSION, OR REMOVAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 509 to 510; 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 
3568, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 523.20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
amend its rules on Good Conduct Time (GCT). The purpose of this rule is 
to more effectively reduce the lengthy General Educational Development 
(GED) waiting lists and to reevaluate the ``satisfactory progress in a 
literacy program'' provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law 
Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or the Prison Litigation Reform 
Act of 1995 (PLRA) for aliens with confirmed orders of deportation, 
exclusion, or removal. This rule increases the proportion of our 
literacy funds and resources that go to inmates who will remain in the 
United States after release.
This rule exempts such inmate aliens from the ``satisfactory progress 
in a literacy program'' provision of the

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Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or 
the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA). The Bureau's Literacy 
Program rules currently comprise only GED attainment. This means that 
inmate aliens who have confirmed orders of deportation, exclusion, or 
removal, but do not have a high school diploma or GED, will not need to 
demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential to be 
considered for the full benefits of GCT. When considering GCT, we 
propose to allow 54 days GCT for each year served if the inmate is an 
alien with a confirmed order of deportation, exclusion, or removal from 
the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) (now referred to as 
the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)).
In this rule the Bureau also reorganizes the rule for clarity and 
accuracy. Other than the substantive change regarding sentenced 
deportable aliens, we make no further substantive changes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/25/03                    68 FR 37776
NPRM Comment Period End         08/25/03
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB12
_______________________________________________________________________

1871. CIVIL CONTEMPT OF COURT COMMITMENTS: REVISION TO ACCOMMODATE 
COMMITMENTS UNDER THE DC CODE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3568, 3585, 4001, 
4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 
to 510; DC Code 24-101(a) and (b)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 522

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its 
rules on Civil Contempt of Court Commitments to include references to 
relevant DC Code provisions regarding civil contempt commitments. We 
make this revision to accommodate DC Code offenders in Bureau 
institutions or Bureau contract facilities under the National Capital 
Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997 (DC 
Revitalization Act), DC Code section 24-101(a) and (b). We also revise 
this rule to clarify existing provisions by using simpler organization 
and language. For further simplification, we remove language relating 
solely to internal agency practices and procedures. We do not, however, 
make any substantive changes to the current rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/05/03                    68 FR 46138
NPRM Comment Period End         10/06/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB13
_______________________________________________________________________

1872. CENTRAL INMATE MONITORING (CIM) SYSTEM: STREAMLINING RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 
to 4082; 18 USC 223; 18 USC 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510; . . 
.

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to 
streamline its rules on the Central Inmate Monitoring system (CIM). We 
intend this amendment to streamline our regulations by removing 
internal agency management procedures that need not be stated in 
regulation. Bureau policy is a more appropriate vehicle through which 
to provide instruction and guidance to staff. All the provisions we 
removed consist of our instruction and guidance to Bureau staff. These 
provisions relate solely to internal agency management and practice and 
do not impose obligations or confer any benefits upon our regulated 
entities (the inmates) or the public. The procedures that were in these 
regulations will continue to exist, unchanged, in our policy statement 
on the Admission and Orientation Program. Any requirement imposed on 
our staff in these rules will remain a Bureau-wide requirement in our 
policy. It is important to note that we have not changed the substance 
of the CIM rules.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB14
_______________________________________________________________________

1873. BUREAU OF PRISONS EMERGENCIES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621 to 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 
to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 28 USC 509 to 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 501.1

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) makes this interim final rule 
to clarify that, when there is an institutional or system-wide Bureau 
emergency that the Director or designee, such as a Warden, considers a 
threat to human life or safety, the Director or designee may suspend 
the operation of the rules in this chapter as necessary to handle the 
emergency. This rule clarifies that the Director may suspend Bureau 
rules as needed in light of any emergency affecting the

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Bureau, and the Warden may do so to deal with emergencies at the 
institution level. This rule change clarifying the Director's authority 
to modify Bureau rules to handle emergencies is especially necessary in 
light of the recent terrorist attacks, threats to national security, 
threats of anthrax surrounding mail processing, and other events 
occurring on and after September 11, 2001.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/16/03                    68 FR 18544
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/16/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB17
_______________________________________________________________________

1874. ADMINISTRATIVE SAFEGUARDS FOR PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT AND MEDICATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 10 USC 876b; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3524, 4001, 
4005, 4042, 4045, 4081, 4082; 18 USC 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 5024, 5039; 
28 USC 509, 510

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its 
regulations on Psychiatric Treatment and Medication. We make several 
minor word changes to conform more closely with the language of 18 
U.S.C. sections 4241 to 4247 on psychiatric hospitalization. We remove 
from the rule one element of the standard for determining whether 
treatment or psychotropic medication is necessary because this element 
is inconsistent with community standards and case law. We also change 
the rules to conform with statutory authority regarding military 
prisoners and District of Columbia (DC) Code violators in Bureau 
custody. Previously, our procedures for involuntary psychiatric 
treatment and medication did not apply to military prisoners or DC Code 
violators. Under new statutory authority, military prisoners who are 
incompetent to stand trial, or who have been found not guilty by reason 
of lack of mental responsibility may now be committed to the Bureau's 
custody. Sentenced DC Code offenders may now be involuntarily committed 
to a Bureau psychiatric hospital. Such military prisoners and DC Code 
violators are subject to our regulations. We revise the applicability 
statement accordingly.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/29/03                    68 FR 74892
NPRM Comment Period End         02/27/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB20
_______________________________________________________________________

1875. CLARIFYING OF RELEASE GRATUITIES--RELEASE TRANSPORTATION 
REGULATIONS TO MORE CLOSELY CONFORM TO STATUTORY PROVISIONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3565, 3568 to 3569, 3582, 3621 to 
3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 4081 to 4082; 18 USC 4161 to 4166, 4201 to 
4218, 5006 to 5024, 5031 to 5042; 28 USC 509, 510; US Cost, Art II, sec 
2

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 571.22

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document makes a minor clarifying change to the Bureau 
of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on release gratuities, transportation, 
and clothing. The amendment will clarify that the Bureau is authorized, 
upon an inmate's release, to provide transportation to an inmate's 
place of conviction or his legal residence only within the United 
States, under 18 U.S.C. 3624(d)(3). We intend this clarification to 
remove the misapprehension that the Bureau is authorized to provide 
transportation outside the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              06/09/03                    68 FR 34301
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      08/08/03
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB21
_______________________________________________________________________

1876. COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 751, 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4042, 
4081, 4082 (Repealed in part as to offenses committed on or after 
November 1, 1987), 4161 to 4166, 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 
1984)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 570.20 and .21

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule limits the amount of time that inmates may spend in 
community confinement (including Community Corrections Centers (CCCs) 
and home confinement) to the last 10 percent of the prison sentence 
being served, not to exceed 6 months. The only exceptions to this 
policy are for inmates in specific statutorily-created programs that 
authorize greater periods of community confinement (for example, the 
residential substance abuse treatment program (18 U.S.C. section 
3621(e)(2)(A)) or the shock incarceration program (18 U.S.C. section 
4046(c)).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/18/04                    69 FR 51213

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NPRM Comment Period End         10/18/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB27
_______________________________________________________________________

1877. OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS: TECHNICAL CORRECTION

Priority: Info./Admin./Other. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 18 USC 3621, 3622, 3624, 4001, 4005, 4042, 
4045, 4081, 4082 (Repealed in part as to offenses committed on or after 
November 1, 1987), 4241 to 4247, 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 
1984)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 549.31

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This document makes a minor technical correction to the 
Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on Over-The-Counter (OTC) 
medications. Previously, our rule defined an inmate without funds as 
one who has had an average daily trust fund account balance of less 
than $6.00 for the past 30 days. The words ``average daily'' in that 
definition resulted in incorrect classifications by the Bureau's 
business offices. The more accurate definition of an inmate without 
funds is one who has not had a trust fund account balance of $6.00 for 
the past 30 days. We therefore issue this technical correction.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/03/04                    69 FR 53804
Interim Final Rule Effective    09/03/04
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/02/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi, Rules Administrator, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW, HOLC Building, 
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB29
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1878. INMATE COMMISSARY ACCOUNT DEPOSIT PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 506; 28 CFR 540.23; 28 CFR 540.51

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/02/04                    69 FR 40315

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AA86
_______________________________________________________________________

1879. COMMENTS ON UNICOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS: CLARIFICATION OF ADDRESSES

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 302.1

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/13/04                    69 FR 41943

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB15
_______________________________________________________________________

1880. ADMISSION AND ORIENTATION PROGRAM: REMOVAL FROM RULES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 522

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    06/18/04                    69 FR 34063

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB16
_______________________________________________________________________

1881. PROGRESS REPORTS RULES REVISION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 524.40

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Withdrawn                       09/02/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Sarah N. Qureshi
Phone: 202 307-2105
Fax: 202 305-4577
Email: squreshi@bop.gov

RIN: 1120-AB24

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_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                               Prerule Stage
Civil Rights Division (CRT)
_______________________________________________________________________

1882. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN PUBLIC 
ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 86 in part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 1190-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________

1883. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT SERVICES (SECTION 610 REVIEW)

 Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 87 in part II of this issue of 
the Federal Register.

RIN: 1190-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Civil Rights Division (CRT)
_______________________________________________________________________

1884. AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS AND WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1998 
COMPLAINT PROCESS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1182(n)(5); 8 USC 1103(a); 8 USC 1182(n); 8 USC 
1324b

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 44.500; 28 CFR 68

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act 
(ACWIA)--enacted as part of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1998--made various changes to the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (the INA) relating to temporary 
nonimmigrant professionals. In this rule (RIN 1190-AA48), the 
Department's Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair 
Employment Practices (OSC) will implement the ACWIA ``failure to 
select'' protections--codified in the INA at section 212(n)(5)--by 
establishing a process under which U.S. workers may file complaints 
against certain employers deemed ``H-1B dependent'' that deny them 
employment opportunities by improperly hiring temporary foreign 
professionals on H-1B visas. Under this process, OSC may receive and 
review these complaints, and then--if there is reasonable cause to 
believe the allegations--initiate binding arbitration proceedings 
through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
This rule also changes regulations of the Office of the Chief 
Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review (EOIR) to provide for the review of arbitrators' 
decisions and, where appropriate, the award of administrative relief 
for a ``failure to select'' cause of action under the American 
Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1988. This new cause 
of action allows an aggrieved party to file a complaint against a 
covered employer when it seeks to hire an H-1B visa holder over an 
equally or better qualified United States worker who applied for the 
job. Arbitrators of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will 
adjudicate the complaints. The regulation also allows the Office of the 
Chief Administrative Hearing Officer to review the Arbitrator's 
findings, if necessary, and to impose remedies against the employer. 
This rule is being coordinated with EOIR, the Department of Labor 
(DOL), and the FMCS.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ACWIA increased the numerical cap on H-1B 
nonimmigrant aliens; required certain dependent employers to make 
additional attestations to the Department of Labor (DOL); increased the 
penalties for employers who have been found to be in violation of DOL's 
rules; and created a ``whistle blower'' clause to protect H-1B workers 
who filed complaints against their employer.

Agency Contact: Katherine A. Baldwin, Deputy Special Counsel, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel 
for Unfair Employment Practices, Office of Special Counsel for 
Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, 950 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 616-5594
Fax: 202 616-5509

Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for Immigration 
Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline Tower, 5107 
Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1190-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________

1885. AMENDMENTS TO PROCEDURES ADVISING STATES AND POLITICAL 
SUBDIVISIONS SPECIALLY COVERED UNDER THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT HOW TO SEEK 
PRECLEARANCE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF PROPOSED VOTING CHANGES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509 to 510; 42 USC 1973a(c); 42 USC 
1973c

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 51

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires certain 
States and their political subdivisions (covered jurisdictions) to 
obtain ``preclearance'' from the Federal Government of proposed changes 
in voting practices and procedures prior to their implementation. 
Preclearance may be obtained either through litigation in the United 
States District Court for the District of Columbia or administratively 
from the Attorney General. In 1971, the Department first issued 
procedures for the administration of section 5 to inform covered 
jurisdictions concerning the manner in which they could

[[Page 73420]]

comply with section 5 in the administrative proceeding before the 
Attorney General. In subsequent years, the Department has amended these 
procedures to reflect changes in section 5 law, in the Attorney 
General's internal practices, and to make the procedures clearer and 
easier to follow. In the many years since the last major amendment to 
the procedures, there have been significant changes in section 5 law 
and in the practices employed by the Department in processing 
submissions, which are not reflected in the existing Procedures.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: Joseph D. Rich, Chief, Voting Section, Department of 
Justice, Civil Rights Division, Room 7254, 1800 G Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202 307-2870

RIN: 1190-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________

1886. AMENDMENTS TO COORDINATION OF ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION IN 
FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 12250

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 2000d et seq; 29 USC 706; 29 USC 794; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 42.401 to 42.415; 28 CFR 41.1 to 41.58

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) added 
definitions of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' to Title VI and 
added a definition of ``program or activity'' to section 504. The added 
definitions were designed to clarify the broad scope of coverage of 
recipients' programs or activities under these statutes. In a joint 
rulemaking described at RIN 1190-AA49, and published in the Federal 
Register on August 26, 2003, the Department of Justice and other 
Federal agencies conformed their regulations to the CRRA.
In the rulemaking described under this RIN (1190-AA52) the Department 
of Justice proposes to make conforming amendments to its coordination 
regulations concerning agency enforcement of Title VI of the Civil 
Rights Act of 1964, 28 CFR 42.401 to 42.415, and agency enforcement of 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 28 CFR 41.1 to 41.58. 
The proposed amendments explicitly incorporate the CRRA's definitions 
of ``program or activity'' and ``program'' into the Department's Title 
VI and Section 504 coordination regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Agency Contact: Merrily A. Friedlander, Chief, Coordination and Review 
Section, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, P.O. Box 66560, 
Washington, DC 20035-6560
Phone: 202 307-2222
TDD Phone: 202 307-2678
Fax: 202 307-0595
Email: merrily.a.friedlander@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1190-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________

1887. PROCEDURES TO REVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR A PATTERN OR PRACTICE 
OF CONDUCT THAT DEPRIVES PERSONS OF RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, OR IMMUNITIES 
SECURED OR PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION OR LAWS OF THE U.S.

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 28 USC 509

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Pursuant to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act 
of 1994, 42 U.S.C. section 14141 (section 14141), the Attorney General 
is authorized to file lawsuits seeking court orders to reform police 
departments engaging in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives 
persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the 
Constitution or laws of the United States. To date, the Department of 
Justice has conducted reviews of police departments pursuant to section 
14141 using informal procedures. The purpose of this rule is to 
formalize the procedures by which the Department reviews police 
departments for a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Brad Schlozman, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, 
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Room 5541, Room 3337, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 305-8060

RIN: 1190-AA53

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_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Civil Rights Division (CRT)
_______________________________________________________________________

1888. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE AND LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT SERVICES; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES; 
ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS; RECREATION FACILITIES

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35; 28 CFR 36

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RINs 1190-AA44 and 
1190-AA46                       09/23/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________

1889. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN STATE OR LOCAL 
GOVERNMENT FACILITIES; PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES; 
ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS; PLAY AREAS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 35; 28 CFR 36

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Merged With RINs 1190-AA44 and 
1190-AA46                       09/23/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, 
Organizations

Government Levels Affected: Local, State

Agency Contact: John L. Wodatch
Phone: 800 514-0301
TDD Phone: 800 514-0383
Fax: 202 307-1198

RIN: 1190-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
_______________________________________________________________________

1890. COMMERCE IN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION--IMPORTATION OF FIREARM 
FRAMES, RECEIVERS, AND BARRELS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921-931; 44 USC 3504(h)

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to clarify the provision of the 
Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) that generally prohibits the importation 
of any frame, receiver, or barrel of a firearm that would be prohibited 
if assembled. This rule also amends ATF regulations to permit the 
importation of nonimportable firearm frames, receivers, or barrels 
under limited circumstances where the importation is solely for repair 
or replacement and not for the assembly of a new firearm that would be 
prohibited if assembled.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA22
_______________________________________________________________________

1891. MACHINE GUNS, DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AND CERTAIN OTHER FIREARMS--
AMENDED DEFINITION OF ``PISTOL''

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 26 USC 7805

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 479

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the 
regulations relating to machine guns, destructive devices, and certain 
other firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act for the Bureau 
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to restore language 
in the definition of the term ``pistol'' that was inadvertently removed 
in 1988. The added language is necessary to clarify that certain 
weapons, including any gadget device, any gun altered or converted to 
resemble a pistol or any gun that fires more than one shot without 
manual reloading by a single function of the trigger are not pistols 
and are classified as ``any other weapon'' under the National Firearms 
Act (NFA).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA23
_______________________________________________________________________

1892. COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES--AMENDED DEFINITION OF PROPELLANT ACTUATED 
DEVICE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the 
regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
(ATF) to clarify that the term ``propellant

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actuated device'' does not include hobby rocket motors or rocket-motor 
reload kits consisting of or containing ammonium perchlorate composite 
propellant (APCP), black powder, or other similar low explosives.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA24
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
_______________________________________________________________________

1893. IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS PLACED ON IMPORTED EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF is proposing to amend the regulations to require licensed 
importers to identify by marking all imported explosive materials. ATF 
is also proposing to incorporate into the regulations the provisions of 
ATF Ruling 75-35, relating to methods of marking containers of 
explosive materials. In addition, ATF is proposing to amend the 
regulations to remove the requirement that a licensee or permittee file 
for an amended license or permit in order to change the class of 
explosive materials described in their license or permit from a lower 
to a higher classification.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/13/00                    65 FR 67669
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/12/01
NPRM                            10/16/02                    67 FR 63862
NPRM Comment Period End         01/14/03
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC25

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA02
_______________________________________________________________________

1894. COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES--EXPLOSIVE PEST CONTROL DEVICES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: ATF is proposing to amend the explosive regulations to 
provide a limited exemption from the requirements of part 555 for 
wildlife pest control devices that are used for agricultural and other 
pest control operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/29/03                     68 FR 4402
NPRM Comment Period End         02/28/03
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AC80

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA03
_______________________________________________________________________

1895. COMMERCE IN FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION (OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 1997)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 847; 18 USC 921 to 931

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997 contains 
amendments to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 U.S.C. chapter 44). These 
amendments add to the category of ``prohibited persons'' anyone 
convicted of a ``misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.'' The 
amendments require individuals acquiring handguns from Federal firearms 
licensees to certify (in accordance with the Brady Handgun Violence 
Prevention Act) that they have not been convicted of such a crime. The 
amendments also provide for sales between Federal firearms licensees of 
curio and relic firearms away from their licensed premises.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/30/98                    63 FR 35551
Interim Final Rule              06/30/98                    63 FR 35520
NPRM Comment Period End         09/28/98
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1512-AB64

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 650 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20226
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA04

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_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
_______________________________________________________________________

1896. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SAFE EXPLOSIVES ACT, TITLE XI, SUBTITLE C, 
OF PUBLIC LAW 107-296

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              03/20/03                    68 FR 13768
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/18/03
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA00
_______________________________________________________________________

1897. COMMERCE IN EXPLOSIVES (INCLUDING EXPLOSIVES IN THE FIREWORKS 
INDUSTRY) (RULEMAKING RESULTING FROM A SECTION 610 REVIEW)

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

General Notice of Regulatory 
Review                          01/10/97                     62 FR 1386
NPRM                            01/29/03                     68 FR 4406
NPRM Comment Period End         04/29/03
NPRM Comment Period Reopened    06/23/03                    68 FR 37109
NPRM Reopened Comment Period End07/07/03
Final Action                    01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________

1898. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR PERSONS ACQUIRING FIREARMS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/21/97                    62 FR 19446
Interim Final Rule              04/21/97                    62 FR 19442
NPRM Comment Period End         07/21/97
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/21/97
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA05
_______________________________________________________________________

1899. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 104-208, THE OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED 
APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 1997, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL 
REPOSITORY FOR ARSON AND EXPLOSIVES INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/15/01                    66 FR 57404
NPRM Comment Period End         02/13/02
Final Rule                      12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA06
_______________________________________________________________________

1900. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 106-58, TREASURY AND GENERAL 
GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2000

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________

1901. PUBLIC LAW 105-277, MAKING OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY 
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FY `99 RELATING TO FIREARMS DISABILITIES 
FOR NONIMMIGRANT ALIENS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/05/02                     67 FR 5428
Interim Final Rule              02/05/02                     67 FR 5422
NPRM Comment Period End         05/06/02
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/06/02
Final Rule                      12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA08
_______________________________________________________________________

1902. IMPLEMENTATION OF PUBLIC LAW 105-277 RELATING TO SECURE GUN 
STORAGE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________

1903. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SAFE EXPLOSIVES ACT, TITLE XI, SUBTITLE C, 
OF PUBLIC LAW 107-296--DELIVERY OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS BY COMMON OR 
CONTRACT CARRIER

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 555

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/11/03                    68 FR 53509

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Interim Final Rule Effective    09/11/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/14/03
Final Action                    12/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA20
_______________________________________________________________________

1904. WAIVER FOR FIREARM PROHIBITION ON NONIMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478

Timetable: Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: James P. Ficaretta
Phone: 202 927-8203

RIN: 1140-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1905. GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES TO OCEAN VESSELS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is amending its regulations regarding the supply of 
controlled substances to ocean vessels to provide a means of supply 
more consistent with current industry practices for other materials.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           09/18/96                    61 FR 49086
ANPRM Comment Period End        11/18/96
NPRM                            12/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-142

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA40
_______________________________________________________________________

1906. ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 829; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1306

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to permit DEA-
registered prescribers to electronically write, sign, and transmit 
prescriptions. These proposed regulations would be an addition to, not 
a replacement of, the existing rules. These regulations are needed to 
give pharmacies, hospitals, and practitioners the ability to use modern 
technology for controlled substance prescriptions, while maintaining 
the closed system of distribution of controlled substances dispensing. 
The proposed regulations would reduce paperwork and transaction times 
for DEA registrants who dispense or prescribe controlled substances. 
The proposed regulations would also reduce the number of prescription 
errors caused by illegible handwriting and misunderstood oral 
prescriptions. They would allow pharmacies and hospitals to integrate 
prescription records into other medical records more directly, 
increasing efficiency, and would reduce the time patients spend waiting 
to have prescriptions filled. These proposed regulations are consistent 
with paperwork reduction mandates. These proposed regulations also 
respond to the requirements of Public Law 106-229, the ``Electronic 
Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act,'' while ensuring 
security and authentication. In a separate related rulemaking (RIN 
1117-AA60), DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to provide the 
option of ordering Schedule I and II controlled substances 
electronically in a manner consistent with the requirements of the 
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           03/05/01                    66 FR 13274
NPRM                            12/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-214

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA60
RIN: 1117-AA61
_______________________________________________________________________

1907. REORGANIZATION AND CLARIFICATION OF DEA REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1302; 21 CFR 1303; 21 
CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1305; 21 CFR 1306; 21 CFR 1307; 21 CFR 1308; 21 CFR 
1309; 21 CFR 1310; 21 CFR 1312; 21 CFR 1313; . . .

[[Page 73425]]

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing a revision and reorganization of title 21, 
Code of Federal Regulations, chapter II. These regulations relate to 
the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, importation, and exportation 
of controlled substances and the manufacture, distribution, 
importation, and exportation of listed chemicals. This action is being 
taken to further clarify and reorganize the current regulations. The 
regulations will be drafted in plain language to make them easier to 
understand.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-221

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________

1908. CHEMICAL MIXTURES CONTAINING GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In previous rulemakings, DEA made gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) a 
List I chemical and established thresholds for transactions involving 
this chemical. DEA has requested information from interested persons in 
order to establish regulations governing chemical mixtures containing 
gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), a List I chemical. Currently, all chemical 
mixtures containing GBL are exempt from regulation. These mixtures will 
remain exempt until publication of rulemakings regarding chemical 
mixtures (see RIN 1117-AA31). GBL is used in the illicit manufacture of 
GHB, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           07/19/02                    67 FR 47493
Correction                      08/19/02                    67 FR 53842
Correction                      09/05/02                    67 FR 56776
ANPRM Comment Period End        09/17/02
NPRM                            05/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-222

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Christine A. Sannerud Ph.D., Chief, Drug and Chemical 
Evaluation Section, Office of Diversion Control, Department of Justice, 
Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA31, Related to 1117-AA52
RIN: 1117-AA64
_______________________________________________________________________

1909. CHEMICAL MIXTURES CONTAINING LISTED FORMS OF PHOSPHORUS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In a previous rulemaking, (RIN 1117-AA57) DEA made red 
phosphorus, white phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid (and its salts) 
List I chemicals. By this rulemaking (1117-AA66), DEA is requesting 
information from interested parties to propose regulations governing 
chemical mixtures containing the List I chemicals red phosphorus, white 
phosphorus, and hypophosphorous acid (and its salts). Currently, all 
chemical mixtures containing red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and 
hypophosphorous acid (and its salts) are exempt from regulation. These 
mixtures will remain exempt until publication of rulemakings regarding 
chemical mixtures (see RIN 1117-AA31). These three List I chemicals are 
used industrially and have multiple commercial purposes. They are also 
used in the illicit production of methamphetamine and amphetamine. 
Information sought will help determine whether there are chemical 
mixtures containing red phosphorus, white phosphorus, and 
hypophosphorous acid (and its salts), which should be exempt from the 
regulations governing listed chemicals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           01/31/03                     68 FR 4968
ANPRM Comment Period End        04/01/03
NPRM                            05/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-228

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Christine Sannerud, Chief, Drug and Chemical Evaluation 
Section, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office 
of Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA31, Related to 1117-AA57
RIN: 1117-AA66
_______________________________________________________________________

1910. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On December 1, 1999, DEA published a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (see RIN 1117-AA50) regarding its chemical registration and 
reregistration fees. Subsequent to publication of this rule, DEA's 
investigative activities increased. As has been previously noted 
elsewhere, costs for investigative activities including, but not 
limited to, extensive investigation and collection of documentation of 
violative practices by registrants, attorney review and

[[Page 73426]]

preparation by DEA's Office of Chief Counsel, staff and attorney time 
to prepare for proceedings to deny or revoke a registration, and 
Administrative Law Judge and staff to conduct registration denial 
hearings were not included in previous fee calculations. Due to the 
increased costs associated with these investigative activities, DEA is 
reevaluating the costs of the chemical control program and calculating 
new fees to incorporate these increased costs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-235

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA50
RIN: 1117-AA72
_______________________________________________________________________

1911. CLARIFICATION OF REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL 
PRACTITIONERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821 ; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 
USC 871 (b); . . .

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is publishing this rule to clarify its registration 
requirements regarding practitioners practicing in more than one State. 
There is confusion within the regulated industry regarding whether a 
practitioner who practices and is registered in one State and wishes to 
practice and prescribe in another State must register with DEA in the 
second State. To address the confusion caused by the regulation as 
currently written, DEA is proposing to amend its regulations to make it 
clear that when an individual practitioner who practices and is 
registered in one State seeks to practice and prescribe controlled 
substances in another State, he/she must obtain a separate DEA 
registration for the subsequent State.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-224

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA89
_______________________________________________________________________

1912. CONTROL OF SODIUM PERMANGANATE AS A LIST II CHEMICAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 890

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing the addition of sodium permanganate as a 
List II chemical because of its direct substitutability for the List II 
chemical potassium permanganate in the illicit production of cocaine. 
The rulemaking also proposes that a threshold of 55 kilograms and 500 
kilograms be established for domestic and international transactions, 
respectively.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-254

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Christine A. Sannerud Ph.D., Chief, Drug and Chemical 
Evaluation Section, Office of Diversion Control, Department of Justice, 
Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

RIN: 1117-AA90
_______________________________________________________________________

1913. ELECTRONIC APPLICATION FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND LISTED 
CHEMICAL REGISTRATION: TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is amending its regulations to acknowledge the use of the 
electronic equivalent to the DEA official paper registration 
application forms, which are legally required for every person who 
manufactures, distributes, dispenses, imports, or exports any 
controlled substance. The use of electronic application forms will 
reduce paperwork and transaction times for DEA registrants who choose 
to apply for controlled substances registration electronically. 
Electronic application for registration is in addition to, not a 
replacement of, the current paper-based application system.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-256

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537

[[Page 73427]]

Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA91
_______________________________________________________________________

1914. REVISION OF REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF LIST 
I AND LIST II CHEMICALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 971

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1313

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is modifying its regulations to require importers and 
exporters of List I and List II chemicals to submit a DEA Form 486 upon 
completion of an import or export transaction so as to reflect the 
exact amount shipped/received and any import or export amendments to 
certain fields on the Form 486. If no amendments were made to the 
information contained in the original Form 486, then no subsequent Form 
486 need be submitted. The amendments will provide for accurate 
reporting of actual amounts of List I and List II chemicals imported 
into and exported from the United States. These reports will ensure the 
proper documentation and reporting necessary to meet United Nations 
reporting requirements and to prevent diversion of such listed 
chemicals to illegal purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-255

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA92
_______________________________________________________________________

1915.  CHANGES IN THE REGULATION OF IODINE AND ITS 
CHEMICAL MIXTURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 890

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This Federal Register Notice proposes changes to the 
regulation of the listed chemical iodine. The proposed regulatory 
changes are to 1) move iodine from list II into list I, 2) remove the 
exemption for import and export transactions in iodine, 3) remove the 
threshold for iodine, and 4) establish a concentration limit of 2.2% 
for the automatic exemption of chemical mixtures containing iodine.
These proposed changes are expected to remove deficiencies in the 
current regulatory controls, which have been exploited by traffickers. 
If finalized, persons handling regulated transactions of iodine will 
need to be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This NPRM proposes regulatory controls that will apply to iodine 
crystals and iodine chemical mixtures which contain greater than 2.2 
percent iodine. This regulation will therefore control iodine crystals 
and strong iodine tinctures/solutions (e.g., 7 percent iodine) that do 
not have common household uses and instead have limited application in 
livestock, horses and for disinfection of equipment. Household 
products, such as 2 percent iodine tincture/solution and household 
disinfectants containing iodine complexes, will not be adversely 
impacted by this regulation.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-257

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Christine A. Sannerud Ph.D., Chief, Drug and Chemical 
Evaluation Section, Office of Diversion Control, Department of Justice, 
Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

RIN: 1117-AA93
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1916. DEFINITION AND REGISTRATION OF REVERSE DISTRIBUTORS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In years past, most pharmaceutical manufacturers and 
wholesalers, as a service to their customers, accepted returns of 
outdated/damaged merchandise. Also, agencies such as DEA and State 
Boards of Pharmacy accepted surrendered drugs or witnessed their 
disposal by controlled substance registrants. Over the past several 
years, environmental concerns and regulations have eliminated many of 
the disposal options that had been available. As a result, drug 
producers and government agencies alike are increasingly reluctant to 
be involved in the disposal process. Due to these factors and the time 
and resources expended by DEA and manufacturers, DEA is establishing 
this essential link in the legitimate distribution chain.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/23/95                    60 FR 43732
NPRM Comment Period End         10/23/95
Interim Final Rule              07/11/03                    68 FR 41222
Interim Final Rule Effective    08/11/03

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Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/09/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-108

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA19
_______________________________________________________________________

1917. EXEMPTION OF CHEMICAL MIXTURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 830; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Domestic Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 removed 
the exemption from regulation for chemical mixtures. Chemical mixtures 
are now regulated, unless specifically exempted by the Administrator. 
In the proposed rule regarding the implementation of the Domestic 
Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993, DEA proposed regulations 
regarding exemption of chemical mixtures. Based on industry comments, 
the proposed regulations were subsequently withdrawn for reassessment 
and consultation with industry. Based on extensive consultations with 
industry, DEA has published proposed regulations intended to establish 
the least possible burden on industry while remaining consistent with 
the requirements of the law. Comments received on the proposed 
regulations are currently being reviewed.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/16/98                    63 FR 49506
NPRM Comment Period End         04/16/99
NPRM Comment Period Extended    09/12/99                     64 FR 7144
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-137
TRANSFERRED RIN: This rulemaking RIN 1117-AA31 (a former ``parent'' 
RIN) continues the ``child'' rulemaking previously listed in its 
timetable as RIN 1117-AA76. Former RIN 1117-AA76 was transferred to RIN 
1117-AA31 because the computer system used by the Regulatory 
Information Service Center (RISC) to compile the Unified Agenda no 
longer supports ``parent'' and ``child'' RINs. This rulemaking is not a 
new action.

Agency Contact: Christine A. Sannerud Ph.D., Chief, Drug and Chemical 
Evaluation Section, Office of Diversion Control, Department of Justice, 
Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7183

RIN: 1117-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________

1918. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION FEES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871 (b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In December 1999, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 
proposed to amend its application fees for registration and 
reregistration of manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters 
of List I chemicals, as authorized by section 3(a) of the Domestic 
Chemical Diversion Control Act of 1993 (DCDCA), reducing the fees from 
$595.00 to $326.00 for initial registration, and the reregistration 
fees from $477.00 to $171.00. Fees for retail registrants were proposed 
to increase from $255.00 to $326.00 for registration, and from $116.00 
to $171.00 for reregistration. Office of Management and Budget Circular 
A-25 requires a periodic review of user charges for agency programs. 
Subsequent to publication, concerns were raised about costs included in 
this user fee.
As DEA has noted in previous rulemakings on this subject, certain costs 
for investigative activities have not been included in previous fees. 
Specifically, costs for investigative activities including, but not 
limited to, extensive investigation and collection of documentation of 
violative practices by registrants, attorney review and preparation by 
DEA's Office of Chief Counsel, staff and attorney time to prepare for 
proceedings to deny or revoke a registration, and Administrative Law 
Judge and staff to conduct registration denial hearings were not 
included in previous fee calculations. Costs for these investigative 
activities have risen as DEA activities have increased necessitating 
the re-evaluation of this user fee. Based on these concerns, DEA will 
be publishing a notice to formally withdraw the rulemaking. For 
purposes of clarity, DEA will withdraw this rulemaking at the same time 
as it publishes a new NPRM fee rule (see RIN 1117-AA72).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/01/99                    64 FR 67216
NPRM Comment Period End         01/31/00
Notice Withdrawing Rulemaking   06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-185

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA72
RIN: 1117-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________

1919. ELECTRONIC ORDERS FOR SCHEDULE I AND II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 827; 21 USC 828; 21 USC 871(b); 21 
USC 958(e); 21 USC 965

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1305

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is revising its regulations to provide the option of 
ordering Schedule I and II controlled

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substances electronically in a manner consistent with the requirements 
of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.). The 
regulations will also allow this electronic system to be used for 
controlled substances in Schedules III, IV, and V. These regulations 
will be in addition to, not a replacement of, the existing rules. These 
regulations are needed to give manufacturers, distributors, importers, 
exporters, pharmacies, and hospitals the option to use modern 
technology for controlled substance transactions. The regulations will 
reduce paperwork and transaction times for DEA registrants who 
distribute, purchase, or handle controlled substances. They are 
consistent with paperwork reduction mandates. These regulations also 
respond to the requirements of Public Law 106-229, the ``Electronic 
Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act,'' while maintaining a 
closed system of distribution of controlled substances and ensuring 
security and authentication. In a separate related rulemaking (RIN 
1117-AA61), DEA is proposing to revise its regulations to permit DEA-
registered prescribers to electronically write, sign, and transmit 
prescriptions.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/27/03                    68 FR 38558
NPRM Comment Period End         09/25/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: ANPRM: DEA-214
NPRM: DEA 217
Notice: DEA-224
TRANSFERRED RIN: This rulemaking RIN 1117-AA60 (a former ``parent'' 
RIN) continues the ``child'' rulemaking previously listed in its 
timetable as RIN 1117-AA86. Former RIN 1117-AA86 was transferred to RIN 
1117-AA60 because the computer system used by the Regulatory 
Information Service Center (RISC) to compile the Unified Agenda no 
longer supports ``parent'' and ``child'' RINs. This rulemaking is not a 
new action.

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

Related RIN: Related to 1117-AA61
RIN: 1117-AA60
_______________________________________________________________________

1920. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HANDLERS OF PSEUDOEPHEDRINE, EPHEDRINE, 
AND PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing to require that manufacturers, distributors, 
importers, and exporters of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and 
phenylpropanolamine implement security procedures similar to those of 
Schedules III through V controlled substances to prevent the theft and 
diversion of these List I chemicals. Pseudoephedrine and ephedrine are 
used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, and 
phenylpropanolamine is used in the illegal manufacture of amphetamine.
The vast majority of these clandestine laboratories were producing 
methamphetamine using over-the-counter regulated drug products. Some of 
the product found at these clandestine laboratories came from thefts at 
manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters. Almost all of 
the reports of List I chemical thefts reported to the DEA in the past 
few years have involved pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, or 
phenylpropanolamine.
Therefore, to address the problem of diversion of pseudoephedrine, 
ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine through theft, DEA is proposing that 
manufacturers, distributors, importers, and exporters of these three 
chemicals implement security procedures similar to those now used by 
registrants handling Schedules III through V controlled substances. 
These procedures include the storage of substances in a secure safe or 
steel cabinet, cage, or room and installation of a monitored alarm 
system linked to a central location. DEA will also be seeking input 
regarding alternative means to effectively prevent the theft and 
diversion of these products. Keeping pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and 
phenylpropanolamine products in such secure areas will limit the 
opportunity for theft.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/30/04                    69 FR 45616
NPRM Comment Period End         10/28/04
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-211

URL For Public Comments:
dea.diversion.policy@usdoj.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA62
_______________________________________________________________________

1921. CHEMICAL REGISTRATION WAIVERS; EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL 
REGISTRATION FEES FOR CERTAIN PERSONS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 958

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1309; 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing amending its regulations to waive the 
requirement of registration for contract processors, medical/first aid 
kit providers, distributors of sample packages of drug products, and 
distributors of research/reference standards. These actions are being 
taken in response to industry comments and suggestions. DEA has 
determined that requiring registration for these activities is not 
necessary for effective enforcement under the Controlled Substances Act 
(CSA) and waiving the requirement of registration will ease regulatory 
burdens for the affected industries. DEA is also proposing exempting 
charitable organizations and

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governmental entities from initial and renewal registration fees. These 
fee exemptions will bring the chemical regulations into conformance 
with the controlled substances regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/25/03                    68 FR 66052
NPRM Comment Period End         01/26/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State

Additional Information: DEA-189

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________

1922. AUTHORITY FOR PRACTITIONERS TO DISPENSE OR PRESCRIBE APPROVED 
NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES FOR MAINTENANCE OR DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
829; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; 21 USC 956

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1306

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is proposing amendments to its regulations to implement 
the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA). These amendments would 
allow qualified practitioners to dispense and prescribe narcotic 
controlled substances approved by the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA) specifically for use in maintenance or detoxification treatment.
The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and current regulations require 
that practitioners who want to conduct maintenance or detoxification 
treatment using narcotic controlled substances be registered with DEA 
as narcotic treatment programs (NTPS) in addition to the practitioners' 
personal registrations. The separate NTP registrations authorize the 
practitioners to dispense or administer, but not prescribe, narcotic 
controlled substances.
These regulations establish an exemption from the separate registration 
requirement for qualified practitioners dispensing or prescribing 
Schedule III, IV, and V narcotic controlled substances approved by the 
FDA specifically for use in maintenance or detoxification treatment. 
This NPRM would allow ``qualifying physicians,'' whether they are 
already registered as NTPs or not, to dispense and prescribe Schedule 
III, IV, and V narcotic controlled substances or combinations of 
controlled substances approved by FDA specifically for use in 
maintenance or detoxification treatment.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/24/03                    68 FR 37429
NPRM Comment Period End         09/23/03
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-202

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________

1923. RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG PRODUCTS 
CONTAINING GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID (GHB)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 827; 21 USC 829; 21 USC 
830; 21 USC 871(b); 21 USC 958; 21 USC 965; . . .

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1306; 21 CFR 1310

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is publishing a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its regulations to 
require additional recordkeeping and reporting requirements for drug 
products containing gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) for which an 
application has been approved under the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act. The Hillary J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug 
Prohibition Act of 2000 establishes specific reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements with respect to the distribution and 
dispensing of drug products containing GHB.
This NPRM proposes recordkeeping requirements for practitioners 
dispensing Schedule III GHB drug products and reporting requirements 
for manufacturers and distributors of Schedule III GHB drug products. 
Specifically, this NPRM would require pharmacies and practitioners 
dispensing GHB to maintain and make available for inspection the name 
of the prescribing practitioner, the prescribing practitioner's Federal 
and State registration numbers with expiration dates, verification that 
the prescribing practitioner possesses appropriate registration, the 
patient's insurance provider, if available, as well as the patient's 
medical need for the drug. This NPRM also proposes to include Schedule 
III GHB drug products as controlled substances that must be reported 
under the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/25/03                    68 FR 66048
NPRM Comment Period End         01/26/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-234

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA71

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_______________________________________________________________________

1924. REPORTS BY REGISTRANTS OF THEFT OR SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF CONTROLLED 
SUBSTANCES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 823; 21 USC 824; 21 USC 
871(b); 21 USC 875; 21 USC 877; . . .

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: DEA is amending its regulations to clarify its policy 
regarding reports by registrants of theft or significant loss of 
controlled substances. There has been some confusion as to what 
constitutes a significant loss, and when and how initial notice of a 
theft or loss should be provided to DEA. This Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking proposes the clarification of DEA regulations and provides 
guidance to registrants regarding the theft, significant loss, and 
explained loss of controlled substances.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/08/03                    68 FR 40576
NPRM Comment Period End         09/08/03
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA 196

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA73
_______________________________________________________________________

1925. PREVENTING THE ACCUMULATION OF SURPLUS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AT 
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 21 USC 802; 21 USC 821; 21 USC 822; 21 USC 871(b)

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1300; 21 CFR 1301; 21 CFR 1304; 21 CFR 1307

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: To address the accumulation of excess controlled substances 
at long-term care facilities (LTCFs), the Drug Enforcement 
Administration (DEA) is proposing to permit the use of automated 
dispensing systems operated by provider pharmacies. Specifically, this 
proposed rule would permit a DEA-registered pharmacy to register at a 
LTCF (without any additional registration fees) and to store controlled 
substances in the automated dispensing system at the LTCF. The use of 
automated dispensing systems would allow dispensing of single dosage 
units of prescribed controlled substances, provide electronic records 
of each dispensing, and mitigate the problem of excess stocks of 
controlled substances at the LTCF and the disposal of those stocks.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/03/03                    68 FR 62255
NPRM Comment Period End         01/02/04
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: DEA-240

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good, Chief, Liaison and Policy Section, 
Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of 
Diversion Control, Washington, DC 20537
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA75
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1926. EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT/EXPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL USE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 21 CFR 1301

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    09/14/04                    69 FR 55343
Final Action Effective          10/14/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patricia M. Good
Phone: 202 307-7297

RIN: 1117-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
_______________________________________________________________________

1927. SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL FOR CERTAIN 
BATTERED SPOUSES AND CHILDREN; MOTIONS TO REOPEN FOR CERTAIN BATTERED 
SPOUSES AND CHILDREN

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1182; 8 
USC 1186a; 8 USC 1224 to 1227; 8 USC 1251; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 
1251a; 8 USC 1252b; 8 USC 1324b; 8 USC 1362; 28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 
1746; Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950; 3 CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp, sec 2; PL 105-
100, sec 202-203; PL 105-277, sec 902; PL 106-386, sec 1506; PL 106-
554, sec 1505; PL 106-554, sec 1510; 8 CFR 2; 8 CFR 3; 8 CFR 240

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends Department regulations by establishing 
procedures incorporating the amended requirements for cancellation of 
removal for battered spouses and children under 240A(b)(2) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (Act), and suspension of deportation 
under

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former section 244(a)(3) of the Act (as it existed before April 1, 
1997), which were amended by section 1504 of the Battered Immigrant 
Women Protection Act of 2000.
This rule also amends Department regulations by establishing procedures 
for certain battered spouses and children to reopen their removal or 
deportation proceedings to apply for the relief of cancellation of 
removal or suspension of deportation under 240(c)(6)(C)(iv) of the Act 
(as amended by section 1506 of the Battered Immigrant Women Protection 
Act of 2000).
Additionally, this rule establishes procedures which must be followed 
by EOIR when an alien applies for a domestic violence victim waiver 
under section 237(a)(7) of the Act (as amended by section 1505(b) of 
the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 2000).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            09/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA35
_______________________________________________________________________

1928. BACKGROUND AND SECURITY INVESTIGATION CHECKS IN PROCEEDINGS BEFORE 
IMMIGRATION JUDGES AND THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note, 1103, 1182, 1186a, 1224, 
1225, 1226, 1227, 1251, 1252 note, 1252a, 1252b, 1324b, 1362; 28 USC 
509, 510, 1746; sec 2, Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950; 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 
Comp, p 1002; secs 202 and 203 of PL 105-100, 111 Stat 2160, 2193, 
2196-200; sec 902, PL 105-277, 112 Stat 2681; secs 1506 and 1510 of PL 
106-386, 114 Stat 1527 to 1529, 1531 to 1532; sec 1505 of PL 106-554, 
114 Stat 2763A-326 to 2763A-328

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends regulations governing the Executive Office 
for Immigration Review to ensure that the necessary identity, law 
enforcement, and security investigations are properly initiated and 
have been completed by the Department of Homeland Security before the 
immigration judges and the Board adjudicate certain applications for 
relief.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA44
_______________________________________________________________________

1929. INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING ORGANIZATIONS; CIVIL PENALTIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101, 1103, 1324a, 1324b, 1324c, 1375b; PL 101-
410, 104 Stat 890, as amended by PL 104-134, 110 Stat 1321; 5 USC 301, 
554

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1270

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the Department of Justice regulations by 
specifying the procedures for adjudicating alleged violations by 
international matchmaking organizations (IMOs) doing business in the 
United States, in failing to provide required information to persons 
recruited for matchmaking through these entities. This rule implements 
the procedures for the disposition of cases arising under section 652 
of Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. This rule 
is necessary to deter fraudulent marriages and the exploitation of 
recruits by IMOs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

Related RIN: Related to 1615-AA11
RIN: 1125-AA45
_______________________________________________________________________

1930. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NUMERICAL LIMIT ON ASYLUM GRANTS AND REFUGEE 
ADMISSION BASED ON RESISTANCE TO COERCIVE POPULATION CONTROL MEASURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101, 1103, 1157, 1158, 1226, 1252, 1282

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 601(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and 
Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) provides that, for any 
fiscal year, not more than a total of 1,000 refugees may be admitted or 
granted asylum based solely on resistance to coercive population 
control measures. This rule authorizes the Department of Homeland 
Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review to make 
conditional grants of asylum in those cases in which an applicant is 
found to merit asylum solely on the basis of resistance to coercive 
population control measures and establishes a mechanism for converting 
no more than 1,000 conditional grants per fiscal year to final asylum 
grants. The rule also establishes procedures for

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administering a waiting list in those years that the number of 
conditional grants exceeds the statutory limit for final grants, 
reserves a certain number of authorization numbers for purposes of 
refugee admission, and addresses procedures for administering 
derivative conditional grants, terminating conditional grants, and 
other procedures specific to this rule.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            08/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

Related RIN: Split from 1615-AA37
RIN: 1125-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________

1931.  EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW; RULES 
GOVERNING IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101, note; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1229; 8 
USC 1229a; 8 USC 1231; 8 USC 1231, note; 8 USC 1245; 8 USC 1324b; 8 USC 
1362; 28 USC 509 to 519; 28 USC 1746; sec 2 Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950, 3 
CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; PL 105-100, sec 203; PL 106-386, sec 
1506; PL 106-386, sec 1510; PL 106-554, sec 1505; PL 106-554, sec 1510

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1161; 8 CFR 1171

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule revises the procedures before immigration judges 
and the Board of Immigration Appeals of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review (EOIR), to clarify and improve the administrative 
adjudication of immigration proceedings. The rule is intended to 
improve fairness to aliens and to the Government, represented by the 
Department of Homeland Security, in removal, exclusion, deportation, 
asylum-only and other proceedings, reduce delays in the adjudicative 
process, enable EOIR to better manage its caseload, reduce the existing 
backlog of cases, and provide for better focus on cases presenting 
significant issues of law and fact for resolution.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/00/04
NPRM Comment Period End         02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA53
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
_______________________________________________________________________

1932. SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1182; 8 USC 1186a; 8 USC 1224 to 
1227; 8 USC 1251 to 1252; 8 USC 1362; PL 105-100, sec 202

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the regulations of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review by eliminating the conditional grant process at 8 
CFR 1240.21 and establishing a permanent procedure for processing 
suspension of deportation and cancellation of removal cases. This rule 
is necessary to implement the numerical limitation on suspension of 
deportation and cancellation of removal and adjustment of status 
imposed by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility 
Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) and the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American 
Relief Act of 1997 (NACARA).

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/30/98                    63 FR 52134
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/30/98
Final Action                    10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA25
_______________________________________________________________________

1933. AUTHORITIES DELEGATED TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR 
IMMIGRATION REVIEW AND THE CHIEF IMMIGRATION JUDGE

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1252 note; 8 USC 1252b; 8 
USC 1362; 28 USC 509 to 510; 28 USC 1746

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule outlines the authorities and powers (and 
limitations thereto) delegated by the Attorney General to the Director 
of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Chief 
Immigration Judge. These authorities include such managerial 
responsibilities as: Issuing operational instructions, setting 
policies, providing for the training of staff, and ensuring the 
efficient disposition of cases. One of the limitations on the powers of 
the Director of EOIR and the Chief

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Immigration Judge is that they cannot direct the result of a case 
adjudication assigned to someone else.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/26/00                    65 FR 81434
NPRM Comment Period End         02/26/01
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA27
_______________________________________________________________________

1934. PROTECTIVE ORDERS IN IMMIGRATION ADMINISTRATION PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note, 1103, 1231, 1252 note, 
1252b, 1324b, 1253, 1362; 28 USC 509, 510, 1746; sec 2, Reorg Plan No 2 
of 1950; 3 CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; sec 203 of PL 105-100, 111 
Stat 2196-200; secs 1506 and 1510 of PL 106-386, 114 Stat 1527-29, 
1531-32; sec 1505 of PL 106-554, 114 Stat 2763A-326 to 2763A-328

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends regulations governing the Executive Office 
for Immigration Review (EOIR) by authorizing immigration judges to 
issue protective orders to limit public disclosure of sensitive law 
enforcement or national defense information during immigration 
proceedings. The rule is applicable in all proceedings before 
immigration judges but involves only a small number of cases.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              05/28/02                    67 FR 36799
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/29/02
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA38
_______________________________________________________________________

1935. EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW ATTORNEY/REPRESENTATIVE 
REGISTRY

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1362

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1001.1; 8 CFR 1003.0

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule concerns the Attorney General's authority to 
authorize practitioners to represent aliens in immigration proceedings 
pursuant to statute. Under the pertinent statutory provision, aliens in 
immigration proceedings ``shall have the privilege of being represented 
(at no expense to the government) by such counsel, authorized to 
practice in such proceedings, as he shall choose.'' 8 U.S.C. 1362
The rule arises out of EOIR's electronic government initiatives which, 
when fully implemented, will enable electronic case access and filing 
for individuals in immigration proceedings before EOIR. In essence, the 
rule amends the current definitions of ``attorney'' and 
``representative,'' the classes of individuals authorized to represent 
aliens, to include only those persons who have registered with EOIR.
Additionally, the rule delegates authority to the Director to require 
such a registration, and to establish procedures for registration. In 
concert with that authority, the rule permits the Director to 
administratively suspend from practice before EOIR any practitioner who 
fails to comply with registration procedures and requirements.
Functionally, practitioners will be required to register with EOIR over 
a secure Internet connection, by providing name, address(es), date-of-
birth, last four digits of social security number, and bar admission 
data. Registered practitioners will be assigned a unique User ID and 
password that will authorize them to conduct electronic transactions 
with EOIR from desktop personal computers.
Registration of practitioners assures the functionality, security, and 
success of EOIR's electronic government initiative, and serves as a 
prerequisite to electronic case access and filing by practitioners.
The proposed practitioner registration rule furnishes the Attorney 
General with the optimum measure of adaptability to establish the 
criteria and procedures for practitioner registration, while also 
preserving fairness for regulated parties and ensuring efficiency in 
government operations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/30/03                    68 FR 75160
NPRM Comment Period End         03/01/04
Final Action                    09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA39
_______________________________________________________________________

1936. TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION OVER APPEALS OF FINES FROM THE BOARD OF 
IMMIGRATION APPEALS TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING 
OFFICER

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1103; 8 CFR 1280

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule removes the Board of Immigration Appeals' 
(Board) jurisdiction over appeals of Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) decisions involving administrative fines under part 1280 of title 
8 CFR, and transfers that authority to Office of the Chief 
Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO). Part 1280 governs the

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imposition and collection of fines under a variety of provisions of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), most of which pertain to common 
carriers. Most of the appeals are fines imposed under section 273 of 
the INA. The transfer is essentially a reallocation of agency resources 
within the Executive Office for Immigration Review to improve caseload 
management by substituting a different set of decision makers, the 
OCAHO for the Board, while preserving the same procedures for the 
adjudication of appeals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/19/02                     67 FR 7309
NPRM Comment Period End         03/21/02
Final Rule                      10/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

Related RIN: Split from 1125-AA36
RIN: 1125-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________

1937. DEFINITIONS; FEES; POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF DHS OFFICERS IN REMOVAL 
PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101, 1103, 1182, 1221, 1225, 1226, 1251, 1252, 
1357, 1362, 1304, 13246, 1356; 28 USC 509, 510, 1746; 5 USC 301; . . .

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1103

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends regulations relating to the Executive Office 
for Immigration Review to conform with certain regulatory changes made 
by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for consistency and for 
the ease of the reader. This rule makes no substantive changes in the 
Department of Justice regulations, but makes appropriate revisions to 
the definitions and fee provisions and the regulations relating to 
issuance of notices to appear and subpoenas in the EOIR regulations, in 
order to avoid confusing and unnecessary duplication of provisions 
already set forth in the DHS regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/28/04                    69 FR 44903
Interim Final Rule Effective    07/28/04
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      08/27/04
Final Action                    07/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA43
_______________________________________________________________________

1938. ASYLUM CLAIMS MADE BY ALIENS ARRIVING FROM CANADA AT LAND-BORDER 
PORTS-OF-ENTRY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note, 1102, 1103, 1158, 1182 and 
note, 1184, 1186a, 1187, 1224, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228, 1251, 1252, 
1252a, 1252b, 1282, 1324b, 1362; 28 USC 509, 510, 1746; sec 2, Reorg 
Plan No 2 of 1950; 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; sec 202 and 203 of 
PL 105-100, 111 Stat 2196-200; secs 1506 and 1510 of PL 106-386, 114 
Stat 1527 to 1529, 1531 to 1532; sec 1505 of PL 106-554, 114 Stat 
2763A-326 to 2763A-328; sec 902, PL 105-277, 112 Stat 2681

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1208; 8 CFR 1212; 8 CFR 1240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the rules governing removal proceedings to 
implement the terms of a recently signed Safe Third Country Agreement 
between the United States and Canada. The terms of that Agreement 
provide that certain categories of aliens arriving from Canada at land 
border ports of entry or in transit from Canada will be returned to 
Canada for adjudication of their claims rather than having those claims 
heard in the United States. This proposed rule would establish the 
authority of immigration judges to apply this Agreement in removal 
proceedings.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/08/04                    69 FR 10627
NPRM Comment Period End         05/07/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

Related RIN: Related to 1615-AA91
RIN: 1125-AA46
_______________________________________________________________________

1939. REVIEW OF CUSTODY DETERMINATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note, 1103, 1252 note, 1252b, 
1282, 1324b, 1362; 28 USC 509, 510, 1746; sec 2, Reorg Plan No 2 of 
1950; 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 1002; sec 203 of PL 105-100, 111 Stat 
2196-200; secs 1506 and 1510 of PL 106-386; 114 Stat 1527 to 1529, 1531 
to 1532; sec 1505 of PL 106-554, 114 Stat 2763A-326 to 2763A-328

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the regulations of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, by revising the existing regulatory provision for a 
temporary automatic stay of an immigration judge's decision to order an 
alien's release in any case in which a district director has ordered 
that the alien be held without bond, or has set a bond of $10,000 or 
more, to maintain the status quo while the Department of Homeland 
Security seeks expedited review of the custody order by the Board of 
Immigration Appeals or by the Attorney General.

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Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule Effective    10/29/01                    66 FR 54909
Interim Final Rule              10/31/01                    66 FR 54909
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      12/31/01
Final Action                    05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA47
_______________________________________________________________________

1940. REOPENED PROCEEDINGS ON PETITIONS FOR ALIEN ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRANT 
CLASSIFICATION (EB-5 VISAS)

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 8 USC 11866

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003; 8 CFR 1216; 8 CFR 1240

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule amends the regulations of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review (EOIR) of the Department of Justice (Department) to 
implement time sensitive changes made by the 21st Century Department of 
Justice Appropriations Authorization Act of 2001, Public Law 107-273 
(November 2, 2002) to the EB-5 Alien Entrepreneur immigrant 
classification. This rule will be published in conjunction with a 
corresponding rule of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that 
addresses changes to their part of the adjudication. The Department 
rule provides in section 1216 for certain aliens, who are seeking 
immigrant status as alien entrepreneurs, the right to challenge in EOIR 
proceedings adverse determinations on the removal of the condition on 
permanent resident status made by United States Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (CIS), a component of DHS. In addition to 
proceedings on adverse determinations, this rule also establishes 
procedures for aliens who have received favorable determinations on the 
removal of the condition on permanent resident status and who have 
final orders of deportation or removal or who have cases that are 
pending or administratively closed before EOIR.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/00/05
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA49
_______________________________________________________________________

1941.  EXECUTION OF REMOVAL ORDERS; COUNTRIES TO WHICH 
ALIENS MAY BE REMOVED

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103, 1223, 1227, 1231, 1253, 1253, 1255, and 
1330

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1240; 8 CFR 1241

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule proposes to establish a definition for an 
immigration judge's order of removal or deportation insofar as such an 
order provides for the removal or deportation of an alien to a specific 
country and separates that order from the manner in which the 
Department of Homeland Security may execute that order under section 
241(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(2). 
Specifically this rule clarifies that an immigration judge's removal or 
deportation order establishes only the country or geographic area 
designated by the alien or, if contested, by the immigration judge. The 
rule establishes that a removal or deportation order does not limit the 
manner in which the order may be executed pursuant to the Act, and 
clarifies the terms used but not defined in the Act. This rule is being 
published jointly with the Department of Homeland Security.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            07/19/04                    69 FR 42901
NPRM Comment Period End         08/18/04
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

Related RIN: Related to 1653-AA41
RIN: 1125-AA50
_______________________________________________________________________

1942. INFORMATION RELATING TO ALIENS' DUTY TO SURRENDER WHEN ORDERED 
REMOVED FROM THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1103

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1240; 8 CFR 1241

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice published an NPRM in 1998 and a 
supplemental NPRM in 2002 (RIN 1115-AE82) to establish that aliens who 
become subject to a final order of removal have a legal obligation to 
surrender for removal. As a result of the enactment of the Homeland 
Security Act, the final rule will be promulgated in two separate 
rulemaking actions.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is finalizing a rule 
requiring aliens who become subject to a final order of removal to 
surrender to DHS (RIN 1653-AA05). This companion rule amends the 
regulations of the Department of Justice to provide that immigration 
judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals will inform aliens in 
removal proceedings that they have an affirmative obligation to 
surrender to DHS upon the issuance of a final order of removal by an 
immigration judge or the Board. Aliens will be

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informed that the failure to surrender to DHS as required under the DHS 
rule will result in the denial of any forms of discretionary relief 
from removal while the alien remains in the United States and for a 
period of 10 years after the alien's departure from the United States.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM (RIN 1115-AE82)            09/04/98                    63 FR 47205
NPRM Comment Period End (RIN 
1115-AE82)                      11/03/98
Supplemental NPRM (RIN 1115-
AE82)                           05/09/02                    67 FR 31157
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period 
End                             06/10/02
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: This rule will finalize those portions of the 
rulemaking action formerly listed as RIN 1115-AE82 in so far as it 
relates to the regulations of the Department of Justice. The DHS rule 
is now RIN 1653-AA05.

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA51
_______________________________________________________________________

1943.  VENUE IN REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 8 USC 1101 note; 8 USC 1103; 8 USC 1252 
note; 8 USC 1252b; 8 USC 1324b; 8 USC 1362; 28 USC 509; 28 USC 510; 28 
USC 1746; Reorg Plan No 2 of 1950, sec 2, 3 CFR, 1949 to 1953 Comp, p 
1002; PL 100-105 sec 203; 111 Stat 2196-200; PL 106-386 sec 1506; PL 
106-386, sec 1510; 114 Stat 1527-29, 1531 to 1532; PL 106-554, sec 
1505; 114 Stat 2763A, 326 to 328

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003.20(a)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This interim rule amends the Department of Justice regulation 
addressing venue in removal proceedings. This regulatory change is 
necessary due to the increasing number of removal hearings being 
conducted by telephone or video conference, and will clarify the issue 
of venue for cases involving multiple geographic locations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              02/00/05
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller, General Counsel, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, Department of Homeland Security, 2600 Skyline 
Tower, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
_______________________________________________________________________

1944. AUTHORITY OF IMMIGRATION JUDGES TO ISSUE CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            11/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         01/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA18
_______________________________________________________________________

1945. MOTIONS TO REOPEN FOR SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND SPECIAL RULE 
CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 1505(C) OF THE LIFE ACT 
AMENDMENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              07/17/01                    66 FR 37119
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      09/17/01
Final Action                    11/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller
Phone: 703 305-0470
Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA31
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
_______________________________________________________________________

1946. SECTION 212(C) RELIEF FOR ALIENS WITH CERTAIN CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS 
BEFORE APRIL 1, 1997

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 1003

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Rule                      09/28/04                    69 FR 57826
Final Action Effective          10/28/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Mary Beth Keller
Phone: 703 305-0470

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Email: eoir.regs@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1125-AA33
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
_______________________________________________________________________

1947. ENHANCED EXCHANGE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD AND NONSERIOUS 
OFFENSE IDENTIFICATION RECORDS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 28 USC 534; 42 USC 14614(c); 42 USC 14615; PL 92-544; 
PL 99-169; PL 99-569; PL 101-410

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 20

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule (1) clarifies that the FBI's authority to exchange 
Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) with officials of federally 
chartered or insured banking institutions to promote or maintain the 
security of those institutions includes the exchange of CHRI on 
individuals other than banking institution employees when the purpose 
of the background check is reasonably related to maintaining or 
promoting the security of federally chartered or insured banking 
institutions; (2) permits access to CHRI and related information, 
subject to appropriate controls, by non-bank persons and entities other 
than federally chartered or insured banking institutions, to facilitate 
or perform employment background functions to promote or maintain the 
security of federally chartered or insured banking institutions; and 
(3) permits the retention and exchange of information on nonserious 
offenses (NSOs) if provided to the FBI for retention by the submitting 
jurisdiction.
These changes are being made because of modern business practices in 
the financial services industry. The FBI now concludes that the 
security of federally chartered or insured banking institutions 
implicates employees of other entities closely related to or intimately 
involved in banking, such as, bank subsidiaries, parent or sister 
companies, and bank holding companies.
Moreover, in recent years, human resources' offices in the financial 
services industry, seeking greater efficiency and economy have 
centralized administrative functions, including employment background 
services. In some instances these functions are being performed by bank 
holding companies, parent or sister companies, subsidiaries or private 
contractors.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Harold M. Sklar, Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division Module E-3, 
1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: 304 625-2000

RIN: 1110-AA20
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
_______________________________________________________________________

1948. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL STOLEN PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE 
INFORMATION SYSTEM (NSPMVIS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 49 USC 33109 to 33111

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 89

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Attorney General is required to establish a National 
Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle Information System (NSPMVIS) pursuant to 
the Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 (49 U.S.C. 33109 to 33111). The FBI is 
coordinating efforts in this matter and, under delegated authority from 
the Attorney General, the FBI is issuing this rule to establish a 
national system to verify the theft status of major motor vehicle 
component parts and junk or salvage vehicles. The system will include 
certain information about each passenger motor vehicle reported to a 
law enforcement agency as stolen and not recovered. The rule provides 
how an individual or entity may obtain information from the system on 
whether a vehicle or part is listed as stolen. The rule also provides 
verification procedures to be followed by insurance carriers and 
certain motor vehicle part businesses. In order to verify the theft 
status of a part or junk or salvage vehicle, an identification number 
will have to be obtained from the part or vehicle.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            04/09/02                    67 FR 17027
NPRM Comment Period End         06/10/02
Final Action                    06/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: The Criminal Division will issue a related 
regulation to implement the National Motor Vehicle Title Information 
System (NMVTIS). As required by statute, 49 U.S.C. section 30504(a), 
the regulation will direct junk yard and salvage yard operators and 
insurance carriers to file monthly reports with the operator of the 
NMVTIS concerning vehicles in their possession. (See RIN 1105-AA71.)
(RIN 1110-AA01 has been transferred from RIN 1105-AA44.)

Agency Contact: Buffy M. Bonafield, Criminal Info Coordination, 
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division 
Module C-3, Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: 304 625-2000

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Fax: 304 625-3875

RIN: 1110-AA01
_______________________________________________________________________

1949. REGULATIONS UNDER THE PAM LYCHNER SEXUAL OFFENDER TRACKING AND 
IDENTIFICATION ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: PL 104-236, sec 9

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: Other, Statutory, October 3, 1999, The Act does not 
distinguish between NPRM and final regulations.

Abstract: The FBI is issuing regulations to carry out the Pam Lychner 
Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996. These 
regulations include guidelines as to the operation and use of the 
national sex offender registry established by the FBI and the notice to 
be provided to the FBI in the event a registered sex offender moves 
interstate. The Bureau published its proposed rule on February 16, 
1999, at 64 FR 7562.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/16/99                     64 FR 7562
NPRM Comment Period End         04/19/99
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1105-AA56.

Agency Contact: Venetia A. King, Management Analyst, Department of 
Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, CJIS Division MOD C3, 1000 
Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV 26306
Phone: 304 625-2000

RIN: 1110-AA04
_______________________________________________________________________

1950. FINAL NOTICE OF CAPACITY; SUPPLEMENT TO RESPOND TO REMAND

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 47 USC 1003(a)(1)

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by section 104 of the Communications Assistance 
for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the FBI published a Notice of Actual 
and Maximum Capacity in order to provide telecommunications carriers 
with the information they will need to meet law enforcement's future 
simultaneous electronic surveillance requirements. The FBI published 
the Final Notice of Capacity for local exchange, cellular, and 
broadband PCS on March 12, 1998 (63 FR 12218).
This Notice provided numerical requirements for the ``actual'' and 
``maximum'' numbers of surveillance that wired and wireless telephone 
networks should be able to accommodate, broken down by geographic 
region. The numbers were derived from a survey and analysis of the 
numbers of surveillance historically conducted at the same time in 
every region throughout the country.
After its issuance, telecommunications carriers and trade associations 
challenged the Final Notice on a number of grounds, primarily alleging 
that the numbers of surveillance stated therein were too high. To 
summarize, the FBI was directed by the Court of Appeals to provide 
further explanation on two issues: (1) The decision to treat as 
``simultaneous'' any two or more historical surveillance on the same 
day and, (2) the decision to set forth only one ``actual'' and one 
``maximum'' capacity requirement number per region, rather than 
separate requirements for each type of surveillance.
This Supplemental Notice provides further explanation for the FBI's 
interpretation of the term ``simultaneously,'' and sets forth a new 
method of interpreting the existing capacity requirements that will 
allow carriers to break out the number of communications interceptions 
from the total requirement. The Supplement also sets forth new guidance 
that will reduce the requirements for simultaneous communications 
interceptions applicable to carriers operating in regions with high 
capacity requirements. This is being done to reduce the concerns raised 
by the Court of Appeals.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Supplement to Final Notice of 
Capacity Responding to Remand   12/05/03                    68 FR 68112
Comment Period on Supplement End02/03/04
Finalization of Supplement to 
Final Notice of Capacity 
Responding to Remand            03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: See also RINs 1110-AA21 and 1110-AA22.

Agency Contact: Eric Mason, Unit Chief, Department of Justice, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference Center Drive, 
Suite 300, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 814-4791
Fax: 703 814-4750

RIN: 1110-AA10
_______________________________________________________________________

1951. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT: DEFINITIONS OF 
``REPLACED'' AND ``SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADED OR OTHERWISE UNDERGONE MAJOR 
MODIFICATION''

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: PL 103-414 Communications Assistance for Law 
Enforcement Act; PL 104-208 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 
1997

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As required by section 109 of the Communications Assistance 
for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), the FBI promulgated Cost Recovery 
Regulations allowing telecommunications carriers to recover certain 
costs associated with implementing CALEA. The final rule was published 
on March 20, 1997 (62 FR 13307), and became effective on April 21, 
1997. In response to public comment received during this rulemaking, 
the FBI published an ANPRM on November 19, 1996 (61 FR 58799), which 
solicited input on the definition of the term ``significant upgrade or 
major modification'' as used by CALEA. The ``significant upgrade or 
major modification'' NPRM was published on April 28, 1998 (63 FR 
23231). A supplemental NPRM proposing definitions was published on 
October 5, 2001. The FBI is currently

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reviewing comments received and is drafting a final rule which will 
define the terms ``replaced'' and ``significantly upgraded or otherwise 
undergone major modification,'' for the purposes of the Cost Recovery 
Regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

ANPRM                           11/19/96                    61 FR 58799
ANPRM Comment Period End        12/19/96
NPRM                            04/28/98                    63 FR 23231
NPRM Comment Period End         06/29/98
Supplemental NPRM Proposing 
Definitions                     10/05/01                    66 FR 50931
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period 
End                             12/04/01
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: While CALEA required telecommunications 
carriers to be in compliance with section 103 by October 25, 1998, the 
FCC exercised its authority under section 107 of CALEA to grant 
carriers extensions of this compliance date. As a result of the FCC's 
order, carriers must now be in compliance with section 103 by June 30, 
2000. If compliance is not reasonably achievable through application of 
available technology, the carrier may petition the FCC for a section 
107 extension of up to 2 years. By subsequent FCC orders, the 
assistance capability compliance date for packet mode communication is 
November 19, 2001, and for the additional capabilities/``punchlist'' 
capabilities is June 30, 2002. Carriers may again petition the FCC for 
a section 107 extension. Lastly, as a result of the publication of the 
Final Notice of Capacity for local exchange, cellular, and broadband 
PCS carriers, these carriers must be in compliance with section 104 by 
March 12, 2001.
TRANSFERRED RIN: This rulemaking 1110-AA21 continues the rulemaking 
previously listed as ``child'' RIN 1110-AA12 under ``parent'' RIN 1110-
AA00. This rulemaking has been transferred to RIN 1110-AA21 because the 
computer system used by the Regulatory Information Service Center 
(RISC) to compile the Unified Agenda no longer supports ``parent'' and 
``child'' RINs. This rulemaking is not a new action. (For other CALEA-
related rulemakings, see RINs 1110-AA10 and 1110-AA22.)

Agency Contact: Eric Mason, Unit Chief, Department of Justice, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference Center Drive, 
Suite 300, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 814-4791
Fax: 703 814-4750

RIN: 1110-AA21
_______________________________________________________________________

1952. IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTIONS 104 AND 109 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS 
ASSISTANCE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT--NOTICE OF ACTUAL AND MAXIMUM 
CAPACITY: PAGING, MSS, SMR, AND ESMR

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: PL 103-414 Communications Assistance for Law 
Enforcement Act; PL 104-208 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 
1997

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 100

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Section 104 of the Communications Assistance for Law 
Enforcement Act (CALEA) requires the Attorney General to publish a 
Notice of Actual and Maximum Capacity in order to provide 
telecommunications carriers with the information they will need to meet 
law enforcement's future simultaneous electronic surveillance 
requirements. For local exchange, cellular, and broadband PCS, the FBI 
published an Initial Notice of Capacity on October 16, 1995 (60 FR 
53643), and a Second Notice of Capacity on January 14, 1997 (62 FR 
1902). The FBI published the Final Notice of Capacity for local 
exchange, cellular, and broadband PCS on March 12, 1998 (63 FR 12218). 
Additionally, the FBI published a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in the 
Federal Register on December 18, 1998 (63 FR 70160), which solicited 
information on and suggestions for developing reasonable methodologies 
for characterizing capacity requirements for telecommunications 
services and technologies other than local exchange, cellular, and 
broadband PCS. Comments were due on February 16, 1999. Information 
gathered in response to the NOI was used in publishing the Further 
Notice of Inquiry (FNOI) on June 30, 2000 (65 FR 40694). Comments were 
due August 29, 2000. Information gathered in response to the FNOI will 
be used in the publication of an Initial Notice of Capacity for 
developing reasonable capacity methodologies for the paging, mobile 
satellite, specialized mobile radio, and enhanced specialized mobile 
radio services.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Notice of Inquiry (Cap 
Methodology)                    12/18/98                    63 FR 70160
Further Notice of Inquiry (Cap 
Methodology)                    06/30/00                    65 FR 40694
Notice of Capacity              04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: While CALEA required telecommunications 
carriers to be in compliance with section 103 by October 25, 1998, the 
FCC exercised its authority under section 107 of CALEA to grant 
carriers extensions of this compliance date. As a result of the FCC's 
order, carriers must now be in compliance with section 103 by June 30, 
2000. If compliance is not reasonably achievable through application of 
available technology, the carrier may petition the FCC for a section 
107 extension of up to 2 years. By subsequent FCC orders, the 
assistance capability compliance date for packet mode communication is 
November 19, 2001, and for the additional capabilities/``punchlist'' 
capabilities is June 30, 2002. Carriers may again petition the FCC for 
a section 107 extension. Lastly, as a result of the publication of the 
Final Notice of Capacity for local exchange, cellular, and broadband 
PCS carriers, these carriers must be in compliance with section 104 by 
March 12, 2001.
This rulemaking 1110-AA22 continues the rulemaking previously listed as 
``child'' RIN 1110-AA13 under ``parent'' RIN 1110-AA00. This rulemaking 
has been transferred to RIN 1110-AA22 because the computer system used 
by the Regulatory Information Service Center (RISC) to compile the 
Unified Agenda no longer supports ``parent'' and ``child'' RINs. This 
rulemaking is not a new action. (For other CALEA-related rulemakings, 
see RINs 1110-AA10 and 1110-AA21.)

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Agency Contact: Eric Mason, Unit Chief, Department of Justice, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation, Suite 300, 14800 Conference Center Drive, 
Suite 300, Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 814-4791
Fax: 703 814-4750

RIN: 1110-AA22
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
_______________________________________________________________________

1953. NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 25(b)(1); 28 CFR 25(b)(2); 28 CFR 25(b)(3); 28 CFR 
25.9(b)(4); 28 CFR 25.2; . . .

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    07/23/04                    69 FR 43892
Final Action Effective          07/20/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Eugene Donaldson
Phone: 304 625-3500

RIN: 1110-AA07
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Legal Activities (LA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1954. REPORTING UNDER THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS 
ACT AS AMENDED

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13032

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: On October 30, 1998, Congress passed the Protection of 
Children From Sexual Predators Act of 1998 (PCSPA). The PCSPA requires 
providers of an electronic communication service or a remote computing 
service to the public, through a facility or means of interstate or 
foreign commerce, to report incidents of child pornography as defined 
by sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, or 2260 of title 18, United 
States Code, to the appropriate Federal agency. In order to facilitate 
effective reporting, the PCSPA requires the Attorney General to 
``designate an agency'' to receive and investigate such reports of 
child pornography.
As amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2000, Public Law No. 
106-113, the PCSPA requires providers to report such incidents to the 
Cyber Tipline at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 
(NCMEC), which shall forward that report to a law enforcement agency or 
agencies designated by the Attorney General. As amended by the 
Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of 
Children Today Act of 2003, Public Law No. 108-066, the PCSPA also 
requires providers to report incidents of child pornography involving 
violations of section 2252B of title 18, United States Code, and 
incidents of violations of section 1466A, title 18, United States Code, 
and permits NCMEC to forward reports to State and local law enforcement 
agencies where appropriate. A notice of proposed rulemaking is being 
prepared that will provide guidance to the providers, NCMEC, and the 
designated law enforcement agencies on the content of such reports and 
how the reports will be processed.
In a related matter, RIN 1105-AA65, ``Designation of Agencies To 
Receive and Investigate Reports Required Under the Protection of 
Children from Sexual Predators Act,'' interim final rule published 
November 4, 2003, 68 FR 62370, the Department designated four law 
enforcement agencies to receive and investigate such reports.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew Oosterbaan, Chief, Child Exploitation and 
Obscenity Section, Department of Justice, 1400 New York Avenue NW, 
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-5780
Fax: 202 514-1793

RIN: 1105-AB06
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Legal Activities (LA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1955. DESIGNATION OF AGENCIES TO RECEIVE AND INVESTIGATE REPORTS 
REQUIRED UNDER THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL PREDATORS ACT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13032

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 81

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, April 28, 1999.

Abstract: On October 30, 1998, Congress passed the Protection of 
Children From Sexual Predators Act of 1998 (PCSPA). The PCSPA requires 
providers of an electronic communication service or a remote computing 
service to the public, through a facility or means of interstate or 
foreign commerce, to report incidents of child pornography as defined 
by sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, 2252A, or 2260 of title 18, United

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States Code, to the appropriate Federal agency. In order to facilitate 
effective reporting, the PCSPA requires the Attorney General to 
``designate an agency'' to receive and investigate such reports of 
child pornography. The proposed rule previously published set forth the 
Attorney General's proposed designations and certain other matters 
covered by the PCSPA's reporting requirements.
On November 29, 1999, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2000, Public Law 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, Congress amended 42 U.S.C. 
13032 to require providers to report such incidents to the Cyber 
Tipline at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 
(NCMEC), which shall forward that report to a law enforcement agency or 
agencies designated by the Attorney General. As amended by the 
Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of 
Children Today Act of 2003, Public Law No. 108-066, the PCSPA also 
requires providers to report incidents of child pornography involving 
violations of section 2252B of title 18, United States Code, and 
incidents of violations of section 1466A, title 18, United States Code, 
and permits NCMEC to forward reports to State and local law enforcement 
agencies where appropriate. On November 4, 2003, an interim final rule 
was published designating four Federal law enforcement agencies that 
will receive reports pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 13032. These include the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Secret 
Service.
In a related matter, RIN 1105-AB06, ``Reporting Under the Protection of 
Children From Sexual Predators Act, as Amended,'' the Department is 
preparing a notice of proposed rulemaking to provide guidance to those 
law enforcement agencies and to the providers making the reports.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            05/26/99                    64 FR 28422
NPRM Comment Period End         07/26/99
Interim Final Rule              11/04/03                    68 FR 62370
Interim Final Rule Effective    12/04/03
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/05/04
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Andrew Oosterbaan, Chief, Child Exploitation and 
Obscenity Section, Department of Justice, 1400 New York Avenue NW, 
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-5780
Fax: 202 514-1793

RIN: 1105-AA65
_______________________________________________________________________

1956. ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR ATTORNEYS FOR THE GOVERNMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 28 USC 530B

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 77

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, April 19, 1999.

Abstract: This rule supersedes the Department of Justice regulations 
relating to Communications with Represented Persons and implements 28 
U.S.C. 530B pertaining to ethical standards for attorneys for the 
Government. Under that provision, an attorney for the Government shall 
be subject to State laws and rules, and local Federal court rules 
governing attorneys in each State where such attorney engages in that 
attorney's duties, to the same extent and in the same manner as other 
attorneys in that State. This rule fulfills the Attorney General's 
obligation under section 530B and provides guidance to all Department 
of Justice employees who are subject to section 530B regarding their 
obligations and responsibilities under this new provision.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/19/99                    64 FR 19273
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      06/21/99
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Claudia J. Flynn, Director, Professional Responsibility 
Advisory Office, Department of Justice, Suite 500, National Theatre 
Building, 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-0458
Fax: 202 353-7491

RIN: 1105-AA67
_______________________________________________________________________

1957. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANNUITY BROKERS IN CONNECTION WITH 
STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY THE UNITED STATES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 107-273, sec 11015

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 50

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, May 2, 2003.

Abstract: This rule implements section 11015(a) of Public Law 107-273, 
the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization 
Act, which was enacted on November 2, 2002. Section 11015(a) provides: 
``Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Attorney General shall establish a list of annuity brokers who meet 
minimum qualifications for providing annuity brokerage services in 
connection with structured settlements entered by the United States. 
This list shall be updated upon request by any annuity broker that 
meets the minimum qualifications for inclusion on the list. The 
Attorney General shall transmit such list, and any updates to such 
list, to all United States Attorneys.`` The rule sets forth the minimum 
qualifications for an annuity broker to be included on the list and the 
procedures to be followed by individual annuity brokers who desire to 
be listed.
To be considered for inclusion on the initial list to be transmitted to 
all United States Attorneys, annuity brokers must submit the 
Declaration set forth on the Civil Division website to the Department 
of Justice's Torts Branch at the address provided below by no later 
than April 24, 2003. (A copy of the Declaration is also included as an 
appendix to this rule, but will not be included in the Code of Federal 
Regulations, as it may be revised later. The most current version of 
the Declaration will be available for download on the Civil Division's 
Web site.) Submissions received after April 24, 2003, will be 
considered for inclusion in the next update of the list.

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The list will be revised periodically, but not more often than twice 
every calendar year, beginning with calendar year 2004. Each calendar 
year, a new list will be transmitted. For each calendar year, a broker 
must submit a new declaration to be included on the list.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              04/15/03                    68 FR 18119
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      07/14/03
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kenneth L. Zwick, Director, Office of Management 
Programs, Department of Justice, Civil Division, Room 3140, 950 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-4552
Email: ken.zwick@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1105-AA82
_______________________________________________________________________

1958. INSPECTION OF RECORDS RELATING TO DEPICTION OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT 
PERFORMANCES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 18 USC 2257

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 75

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act of 
1998, Public Law No. 100-690, as amended by the Child Protection 
Restoration and Penalties Enhancement Act of 1990, Public Law No. 101-
647, and the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the 
Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003, Public Law No. 108-21, 
Congress set forth requirements at section 2257, title 18, United 
States Code, concerning recordkeeping requirements for producers of 
sexually explicit material. Section 2257 of title 18, United States 
Code, specifies steps that must be taken by persons who produce 
materials depicting sexually explicit conduct to determine the names 
and dates of birth of persons depicted in those materials, lists 
records that must be kept by persons producing those materials, and 
requires that notices as to the location of those records be affixed to 
those materials.
28 CFR part 75 currently contains recordkeeping and inspection 
requirements implementing section 2257, title 18, United States Code. 
This rule amends these requirements to bring the regulations up to date 
with current law and will make the inspection process effective for the 
purposes set by Congress in enacting section 2257.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            06/25/04                    69 FR 35547
NPRM Comment Period End         08/24/04
Final Action                    03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Andrew Oosterbaan, Chief, Child Exploitation and 
Obscenity Section, Department of Justice, 1400 New York Avenue NW, 
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202 514-5780
Fax: 202 514-1793

RIN: 1105-AB05
_______________________________________________________________________

1959.  STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN FORMULA GRANT 
PROGRAM AND STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN DISCRETIONARY GRANT 
PROGRAM: CLARIFICATION OF MATCH REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3796gg-1(f)

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 90

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office on Violence Against Women is amending the 
regulations for the STOP (Services; Training; Officers; Prosecutors) 
Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program and the STOP Violence 
Against Indian Women (VAIW) Discretionary Grant Program in 28 CFR 
sections 90.17 and 90.55, respectively, to reflect the statutory 
provision in 42 U.S.C. section 3796gg-1(f) requiring that each STOP 
fund grantee provide non-Federal matching funds in an amount equal to 
25 percent of the total costs of the projects described in the 
application for funds. This amendment is necessary to make the 
regulations consistent with the statute.
The STOP grants are awarded to States and territories to develop and 
strengthen the criminal justice system's response to violence against 
women and to support and enhance services for victims. The STOP VAIW 
grants are intended to develop and strengthen tribal law enforcement 
and prosecution efforts to combat violence against Indian women and to 
develop and enhance services for victims of such crimes.
The STOP statute, 42 U.S.C. section 3796gg-1(f), provides: ``The 
Federal share of a grant made under [these grant programs] may not 
exceed 75 percent of the total costs of the projects described in the 
application submitted.'' In accordance with the statutory matching 
funds requirement, States and Indian tribal governments receiving funds 
under these two programs must ensure that only 75 percent of their 
total budget for the grant project comes from STOP grant funds. The 
purpose of requiring STOP formula fund grantees to provide a 25 percent 
match is to augment the resources available to the project from grant 
funds and to foster the dedication of State, local, and community 
resources to the purposes of the project.
Currently, 28 CFR section 90.17(c) and section 90.55(c) prohibit State 
and Indian tribal government grantees from passing on any portion of 
the 25 percent match requirement to any subgrantees who are nonprofit, 
nongovernmental victim vices programs, even though the statute contains 
no such prohibition. Because there is no statutory support for these 
provisions, the Office of Violence Against Women is removing them from 
the regulations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            12/30/03                    68 FR 75184
NPRM Comment Period End         02/28/04
Final Action                    12/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal

Additional Information: This rulemaking continues the action previously 
reported under RIN 1121-AA67. It was assigned a new RIN to reflect the 
establishment of the Office on Violence Against Women as a

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component of the Department separate from the Office of Justice 
Programs.

Agency Contact: Marnie Shields, Department of Justice, Office on 
Violence Against Women, Washington, DC 20405
Phone: 202 305-2981
Email: shielsm@ojp.usdoj.gov

RIN: 1105-AB07
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Long-Term Actions
Legal Activities (LA)
_______________________________________________________________________

1960. NATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE INFORMATION SYSTEM (NMVTIS) REPORTING 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Deborah Sorkin
Phone: 202 305-4023
Fax: 202 305-0562

RIN: 1105-AA71
_______________________________________________________________________

1961. ENHANCED NOTICE AND RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR OWNERS OF SEIZED 
PROPERTY PURSUANT TO THE CAFRA OF 2000; DISPOSITION OF SEIZED PROPERTY 
TOO COSTLY TO MAINTAIN; CONSOLIDATION OF DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 8 CFR 274; 21 CFR 1316; 28 CFR 8 (Revision); 28 CFR 9 
(Revision)

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John Hieronymus
Phone: 202 307-7636

Maury V. Taylor
Phone: 202 324-9700

RIN: 1105-AA74
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                         Proposed Rule Stage
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1962. PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' BENEFITS PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant. Major under 5 USC 801.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3711 et seq

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Bureau of Justice Assistance will be proposing a major, 
substantive revision of the existing regulations (28 CFR part 32) that 
govern the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program to 
streamline all aspects of the program and relieve claimants of 
administrative burdens no longer deemed necessary. Further, the program 
will need to change as BJA moves into a paperless, electronic, Web-
based application/review/payment program. The proposed revised 
regulations will affect all components of the program: Death benefits, 
disability benefits, education benefits, and the related administrative 
components governing hearing officers and independent medical 
examinations.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Hope Janke, Counsel to the Director, BJA, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20531
Phone: 202 307-2858
Email: hope.janke@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA56
_______________________________________________________________________

1963. CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS OPERATING POLICIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3711

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 23

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The purpose of this regulation is to assure that all criminal 
intelligence systems operating through support under the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 are used as authorized by law. 
This revision of 28 CFR part 23 updates the regulation for modern 
technological advances, and extends the use of criminal intelligence 
systems for public safety purposes.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Agency Contact: John J. Wilson, Senior Counsel, Office of the General 
Counsel, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Room 5341, 
810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531-0001
Phone: 202 616-3627
Fax: 202 307-1419
Email: john.wilson.2@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA59

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1964. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM VICTIM EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 10603c, sec 1404c; PL 104-208, Victims of 
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is developing these 
regulations to implement the International Terrorism Victim Expense 
Reimbursement Program provisions contained in the Victims of 
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 104-208), 
which directs OJP to carry out a program to reimburse victims of acts 
of international terrorism that occur outside the United States, for 
expenses associated with that victimization.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         03/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Barbara Johnson, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Terrorism and International 
Victims Unit, Office for Victims of Crime, 810 7th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 307-5983

RIN: 1121-AA63
_______________________________________________________________________

1965. VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT (VOCA) CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM 
REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 10602

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victim Compensation 
Program regulations provide the parameters under which state agencies 
may use these funds to reimburse crime victims directly for expenses 
related to crime. Expenses that must be covered are lost wages, medical 
and mental health costs, and funeral and burial costs. States, at their 
discretion, may cover loss of support, crime scene cleanup, and other 
such expenses.
VOCA funds are obtained from the Crime Victims Fund in the U.S. 
Treasury, which consists of fines, fees, and bond forfeitures from 
federal offenders.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            03/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         05/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: TRANSFERRED RIN: This rulemaking 1121-AA68 
continues the rulemaking previously listed as ``child'' RIN 1121-AA66 
under ``parent'' RIN 1121-AA61. This rulemaking has been transferred to 
RIN 1121-AA68 because the computer system used by the Regulatory 
Information Service Center (RISC) to compile the Unified Agenda no 
longer supports ``parent'' and ``child'' RINs. This rulemaking is not a 
new action. (For another VOCA-related rulemaking, see RIN 1121-AA69)

Agency Contact: Marie Burke, Chief of Staff, OVC, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20531
Phone: 202 514-5952
Email: marie.burke@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA68
_______________________________________________________________________

1966. VICTIM OF CRIME ACT (VOCA) VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

Legal Authority: 42 USC 10604, sec 1407(a), Victims of Crime Act

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Victim Assistance Program Regulations provide the 
parameters under which State agencies may use these funds to award 
grants to government and nonprofit organizations to provide direct 
services to crime victims. Local programs include child abuse, homicide 
survivor, drunk driving, sexual assault, and domestic violence. More 
than three million crime victims are served through these grants.
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds are obtained from the Crime Victims 
Fund in the U.S. Treasury, which consists of fines, fees, and bond 
forfeitures from Federal offenders.
Costs to States are limited, as the VOCA grant provides for 
administrative costs for these programs.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            02/00/05
NPRM Comment Period End         04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: State

Additional Information: TRANSFERRED RIN: This rulemaking 1121-AA69 
continues the rulemaking previously listed as ``child'' RIN 1121-AA65 
under ``parent'' RIN 1121-AA61. This rulemaking has been transferred to 
RIN 1121-AA69 because the computer system used by the Regulatory 
Information Service Center (RICS) to compile the Unified Agenda no 
longer supports ``parent'' and ``child'' RINs. This rulemaking is not a 
new action. (For another VOCA-related rulemaking, see RIN 1121-AA68).

Agency Contact: Marie Burke, Chief of Staff, OVC, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20531
Phone: 202 514-5952
Email: marie.burke@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA69

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_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                            Final Rule Stage
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1967. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ON TRIBAL LANDS GRANT PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13701 et seq

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs is issuing this rulemaking to 
amend the title and the definitions of ``Indian tribe'' and 
``construction'' within 28 CFR part 91, subpart C (which outlines the 
requirements and procedures to award grants to Indian tribes for 
constructing jails on tribal lands for the incarceration of offenders 
subject to tribal jurisdiction). Congress has mandated a new definition 
of ``Indian tribe,'' and with this broader definition, Federal funds 
through the Office of Justice Programs are now available to a larger 
universe of tribal entities. The amendment to the definition of 
``construction'' is simply to expand and clarify the existing 
definition to assist applicants and grantees in better understanding 
the allowable scope a project may take.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/24/96                    61 FR 49969
Correction                      10/18/96                    61 FR 54333
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/24/96
Second Interim Final Rule       01/15/04                     69 FR 2298
Second Interim Final Rule 
Comment Period End              03/15/04
Final Action                    02/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Governmental Jurisdictions

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Maria Pressley, Special Projects Manager, BJA, 
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 353-8643
Fax: 2023544126
Email: maria.pressley@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA41
_______________________________________________________________________

1968. BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT ACTS OF 1998 AND 2000

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 3796ll

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 33

Legal Deadline: NPRM, Statutory, September 14, 1998.

Abstract: The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is publishing final 
regulations implementing the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts of 
1998 and 2000, which authorize BJA funds to eligible States, units of 
local government, and Indian tribes to purchase armored vests for use 
by law enforcement officers. This final rule reflects the revised 
process by which eligible jurisdictions may register, apply, and 
request funding under BJA's Internet-Based Bulletproof Vest Partnership 
Grant Program.
On September 23, 1998, BJA published an interim final rule, with a 
request for comments (63 FR 50759). The interim final rule established 
the process by which BJA would implement the Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Act of 1998. BJA did not receive any comments in 
response to the interim final rule. Nevertheless, BJA initiated 
numerous outreach efforts, in the form of focus groups and beta 
testing, to ensure that all affected parties had ample opportunity to 
review and participate in the program's design and development.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              09/23/98                    63 FR 50759
Interim Final Rule Effective    09/23/98
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      11/23/98
Final Rule                      01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Robert T. Watkins, Program Manager, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20053
Phone: 202 514-3447

RIN: 1121-AA48
_______________________________________________________________________

1969. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR THE VOI/TIS GRANT 
PROGRAM

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 13701 et seq, as amended by PL 104-134; 42 USC 
4321 et seq; 40 CFR 1500 to 1508

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 91

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Office of Justice Programs is issuing this final rule to 
set forth the procedures that it and the States that are awarded 
Federal funds under the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-
Sentencing Grants Program must follow in order to comply with the 
environmental impact review procedures mandated by the National 
Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality's 
implementing regulations, and other related Federal environmental 
impact review requirements.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Interim Final Rule              08/08/00                    65 FR 48592
Interim Final Rule Effective    08/08/00
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      10/10/00
Final Action                    08/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal

Agency Contact: Steve Antkowiak, Special Projects Manager, Department 
of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20531
Phone: 202 514-7663
Email: steve.antkowiak@usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA52
_______________________________________________________________________

1970. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 103-355, sec 2455; EO 12549

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of Justice will be adopting the proposed 
common

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rule on debarment and suspension. The rule, as adopted, would limit the 
mandatory lower-tier application of an exclusion to the first 
procurement level under a nonprocurement covered transaction. Second, 
this proposed common rule on debarment and suspension would set the 
dollar threshold on prohibited lower-tier procurement transactions with 
excluded persons at $25,000. Third, both this proposed rule on 
debarment and suspension and the proposed rule on drug-free workplace 
requirements would eliminate the mandate for agencies and participants 
to obtain written certifications from awardees or persons with whom 
they propose to enter into covered transactions. Fourth, the proposed 
rule on drug-free workplace requirements would be separated from this 
proposed rule on debarment and suspension.

Timetable:
________________________________________________________________________

Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3344
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02
Interim Final Rule              11/26/03                    68 FR 66354
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/26/04
Final Action                    01/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, State

Agency Contact: Linda Fallowfield, Attorney-Advisor, Department of 
Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the General Counsel, 810 
7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202 305-2534

RIN: 1121-AA57
_______________________________________________________________________
Department of Justice (DOJ)                           Completed Actions
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
_______________________________________________________________________

1971. STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM AND STOP 
VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIAN WOMEN DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROGRAM: CLARIFICATION 
OF MATCH REQUIREMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 90

Completed:
________________________________________________________________________

Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Transferred to RIN 1105-AB07    09/30/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marnie Shiels
Phone: 202 305-2981
Email: shielsm@ojp.usdoj.gov

RIN: 1121-AA67
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