CFR Title 28 Judicial Administration

CFR Title -28 Judicial Administration

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2018-08-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRedelegation Concerning International Prisoner Transfer ProgramCurrent Department of Justice regulations delegate to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division certain authorities of the Attorney General concerning transfer of offenders to or from foreign countries, including the authority to find...2018-17949"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-24/pdf/2018-17949.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/24/2018-17949/redelegation-concerning-international-prisoner-transfer-programCurrent Department of Justice regulations delegate to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division certain authorities of the Attorney General concerning transfer of offenders to or from foreign countries, including the authority to find appropriate or inappropriate the transfer of offenders to or from a foreign country under certain treaties. This final rule the Department of Justice's regulations to reflect that the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division re-delegates this authority within the Criminal Division to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director, the Deputy Directors, and the Associate Director supervising the International Prisoner Transfer Unit of the Office of International Affairs. This rule reflects certain organizational changes that have been made within the Criminal Division with respect to which office is charged with the responsibility for handling prisoner transfers.
2018-07-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDelegation Concerning International Prisoner Transfer ProgramThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division certain authorities of the Attorney General concerning transfer of offenders to or from foreign countries, including the authority to find appropriate or...2018-15047"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-13/pdf/2018-15047.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/13/2018-15047/delegation-concerning-international-prisoner-transfer-programThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division certain authorities of the Attorney General concerning transfer of offenders to or from foreign countries, including the authority to find appropriate or inappropriate the transfer of offenders to or from a foreign country under certain treaties. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, the Director of the Office of Enforcement Operations, and the Senior Associate Director and Associate Directors of the Office of Enforcement Operations. The Department of Justice is moving the responsibility for handling international prisoner transfers from the Office of Enforcement Operations to the Office of International Affairs. Accordingly, this final rule amends the Code of Federal Regulations to authorize the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division to re-delegate this authority within the Criminal Division to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General in the Criminal Division, and to the Director, the Deputy Directors, and the Associate Director supervising the International Prisoner Transfer Unit of the Office of International Affairs.
2018-05-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDelegation of AuthorityThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive...2018-10703"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-21/pdf/2018-10703.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/21/2018-10703/delegation-of-authorityThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive agreements between the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division has re-delegated this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, and to the Director and Deputy Directors, of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division further re-delegates the authority to make requests under treaties and executive agreements on mutual assistance in criminal matters to the Associate Directors of OIA. This final rule will amend the Appendix to Subpart K of Part 0 to expand the list of persons who may exercise the authority to make mutual assistance requests in criminal matters to include OIA's Associate Directors.
2018-05-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThis final rule finalizes two proposed rules in order to update and improve the regulations of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program, in order to incorporate several statutory changes...2018-09640"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-15/pdf/2018-09640.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/15/2018-09640/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThis final rule finalizes two proposed rules in order to update and improve the regulations of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program, in order to incorporate several statutory changes enacted in recent years, address some gaps in the regulations, and improve the efficiency of the PSOB Program claims process. After careful consideration and analysis of the public comments on both proposed rules, the final rule incorporates a number of changes as discussed below.
2018-04-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is finalizing without change its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``FBI Online Collaboration...2018-07056"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-06/pdf/2018-07056.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/06/2018-07056/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is finalizing without change its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``FBI Online Collaboration Systems,'' JUSTICE/FBI-004, which were published as Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on December 4, 2017. Specifically, the FBI exempts the records maintained in JUSTICE/FBI-004 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with the FBI's law enforcement and national security functions and responsibilities. The Department received only one substantive comment on the proposed rule.
2018-03-28Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationElsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), a component within the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), has published a new system of records notice, ``Data Analytics Program Records...2018-05657"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-28/pdf/2018-05657.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/03/28/2018-05657/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationElsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), a component within the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), has published a new system of records notice, ``Data Analytics Program Records System,'' JUSTICE/ OIG-006. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, OIG proposes to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to avoid interference with the law enforcement functions and responsibilities of OIG. For the reasons provided below, the Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Public comment is invited.
2018-01-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation AdjustmentThe Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed after January 29,...2018-01464"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-29/pdf/2018-01464.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/29/2018-01464/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustmentThe Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed after January 29, 2018, with respect to violations occurring after November 2, 2015.
2017-12-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Notice of Withdrawal of Four Previously Announced Rulemaking ActionsThe Department of Justice is announcing the withdrawal of four previously announced Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs), pertaining to title II and title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for further review.2017-27510"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-26/pdf/2017-27510.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/26/2017-27510/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-notice-of-withdrawal-of-four-previously-announcedThe Department of Justice is announcing the withdrawal of four previously announced Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs), pertaining to title II and title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), for further review.
2017-12-04Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationIn the Notice section of today's Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a new Privacy Act system of records, ``FBI Online Collaboration...2017-25993"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-04/pdf/2017-25993.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/04/2017-25993/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationIn the Notice section of today's Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a new Privacy Act system of records, ``FBI Online Collaboration Systems,'' JUSTICE/FBI-004. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the FBI proposes to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to prevent interference with the national security and criminal law enforcement functions and responsibilities of the FBI and its partners. For the reasons provided below, the Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Public comment is invited.
2017-09-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationThe United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/DOJ-018. Specifically, DOJ is exempting...2017-19483"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-14/pdf/2017-19483.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/14/2017-19483/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationThe United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/DOJ-018. Specifically, DOJ is exempting the records maintained in JUSTICE/DOJ-018 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The listed exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with efforts to detect, deter, and/or mitigate insider threats. This document addresses public comments on the proposed rule and codifies the claimed exemptions.
2017-08-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``Next Generation...2017-15423"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-08-01/pdf/2017-15423.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/01/2017-15423/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ or Department), is issuing a final rule to amend its Privacy Act exemption regulations for the system of records titled, ``Next Generation Identification (NGI) System,'' JUSTICE/FBI-009, last published in full on May 5, 2016. Specifically, the FBI exempts the records maintained in JUSTICE/FBI-009 from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. The listed exemptions are necessary to avoid interference with the Department's law enforcement and national security functions and responsibilities of the FBI. This document addresses public comments on the proposed rule.
2017-06-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant ProgramThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the Office of Justice Programs (``OJP'') published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2017, a partial Final Rule amending the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'')...2017-12984"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-30/pdf/2017-12984.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/30/2017-12984/juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act-formula-grant-programThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the Office of Justice Programs (``OJP'') published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2017, a partial Final Rule amending the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'') regulation. This technical correction corrects inaccurate citations to sections of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (the ``Act'') in the partial Final Rule.
2017-06-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationElsewhere in this Federal Register, the United States Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a new Privacy Act System of Records Notice, JUSTICE/DOJ-018, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records.'' Further, the Department issued a...2017-10788"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-05/pdf/2017-10788.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/05/2017-10788/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationElsewhere in this Federal Register, the United States Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a new Privacy Act System of Records Notice, JUSTICE/DOJ-018, ``DOJ Insider Threat Program Records.'' Further, the Department issued a rescindment notice for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) System of Records Notice titled, ``FBI Insider Threat Program Records,'' JUSTICE/FBI-023. In this document, the DOJ withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking for the ``FBI Insider Threat Program Records'' issued in CPCLO Order No. 008-2016, published on September 19, 2016, and proposes to exempt JUSTICE/DOJ-018 from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, in order to avoid interference with efforts to detect, deter, and/or mitigate insider threats. Public comment is invited.
2017-03-14RuleCOURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACourt Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of ColumbiaRevision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act RequestsThis interim final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as required under the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 Act) which was signed into law by the President on June 30, 2016. This...2017-01602"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-14/pdf/2017-01602.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/03/14/2017-01602/revision-of-regulations-governing-freedom-of-information-act-requestsThis interim final rule updates and clarifies the procedures for submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as required under the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (the 2016 Act) which was signed into law by the President on June 30, 2016. This rule makes the procedural changes necessitated by the 2016 Act, including requirements that agencies provide a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal and that agencies provide dispute resolution services during the FOIA process. The 2016 Act also adds two new elements to agency Annual FOIA Reports. The rule codifies the ``foreseeable harm'' standard implemented by the 2016 Act. The principal changes that were required to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia's (``CSOSA'') current regulations are discussed below. Congress mandated that agencies make changes to their regulations within 180 days of the law taking effect. Because the changes are mandated by Congress and are non-controversial, CSOSA is publishing this rule as an interim final rule.
2017-02-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDelegation of Authority Concerning Mutual Legal AssistanceThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive...2017-02955"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-14/pdf/2017-02955.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/14/2017-02955/delegation-of-authority-concerning-mutual-legal-assistanceThe Attorney General has delegated to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, with certain restrictions, the authority to perform the functions of the ``Central Authority'' or ``Competent Authority'' under treaties and executive agreements between the United States and other countries on mutual assistance in criminal matters that designate the Attorney General or the Department of Justice as such authority. The Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division is authorized to re-delegate this authority to the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General and to the Director and Deputy Directors of the Office of International Affairs (OIA). This final rule will expand the scope of persons to whom this authority may be re- delegated to include OIA's Associate Directors.
2017-02-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment for 2017The Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed after February 3,...2017-01306"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-03/pdf/2017-01306.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/03/2017-01306/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustment-for-2017The Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department, in accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, for penalties assessed after February 3, 2017, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
2017-02-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant ProgramOn January 17, 2017, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), published a partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program...2017-02139"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-01/pdf/2017-02139.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/01/2017-02139/juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act-formula-grant-programOn January 17, 2017, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), published a partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'') regulation to reflect changes in OJJDP policy. That rule is scheduled to become effective February 16, 2017. In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action hereby temporarily delays the effective date of the final rule entitled ``Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant Program'' until March 21, 2017 (which is 60 days from January 20, 2017). This temporary delay will allow Department of Justice officials an opportunity to review any potential questions of fact, law and policy raised by this regulation, consistent with the Chief of Staff's memorandum of January 20, 2017.
2017-01-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAmendment of Regulations Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973-Nondiscrimination Based on Disability in Federally Assisted Programs or ActivitiesThe Department of Justice is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to revise its regulation implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as applicable to programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the Department, in...2017-01057"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-19/pdf/2017-01057.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-01057/amendment-of-regulations-implementing-section-504-of-the-rehabilitation-act-ofThe Department of Justice is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to revise its regulation implementing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as applicable to programs and activities receiving financial assistance from the Department, in order to incorporate amendments to the statute, including the changes in the meaning and interpretation of the applicable definition of disability required by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008; incorporate requirements stemming from judicial decisions; update accessibility standards applicable to new construction and alteration of buildings and facilities; update certain provisions to promote consistency with comparable provisions implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and make other non-substantive clarifying edits, including updating outdated terminology and references that currently exist in 28 CFR part 42, such as changing the word ``handicapped'' and similar variations of that word to language referencing ``individuals with disabilities,'' modifying the order of the regulatory provisions to group like provisions together, and adding some headings to make the regulation more user-friendly.
2017-01-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant ProgramThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), publishes this partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'')...2017-00740"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-17/pdf/2017-00740.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/17/2017-00740/juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act-formula-grant-programThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (``OJJDP'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), publishes this partial final rule to amend portions of the formula grant program (``Formula Grant Program'') regulation to reflect changes in OJJDP policy.
2017-01-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRevision of Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule amends the Department of Justice's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to incorporate certain changes made to the FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In addition, this rule amends certain provisions in the fee...2016-31508"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-04/pdf/2016-31508.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/04/2016-31508/revision-of-department-of-justice-freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis rule amends the Department of Justice's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to incorporate certain changes made to the FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In addition, this rule amends certain provisions in the fee section to reflect developments in the case law and to streamline the description of the factors to be considered when making fee waiver determinations.
2016-12-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentContraband and Inmate Personal Property: Technical ChangeIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons makes a minor technical change to its regulations on contraband and inmate personal property to maintain consistency in language which describes the purpose of the regulations as ensuring the safety, security, or...2016-30998"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-23/pdf/2016-30998.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/23/2016-30998/contraband-and-inmate-personal-property-technical-changeIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons makes a minor technical change to its regulations on contraband and inmate personal property to maintain consistency in language which describes the purpose of the regulations as ensuring the safety, security, or good order of the facility or protection of the public.
2016-12-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentStandards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality ActThis rule revises the Department of Justice's (Department's) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The revisions conform the regulations to the...2016-30491"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-19/pdf/2016-30491.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/19/2016-30491/standards-and-procedures-for-the-enforcement-of-the-immigration-and-nationality-actThis rule revises the Department of Justice's (Department's) regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The revisions conform the regulations to the statutory text as amended, simplify and add definitions of statutory terms, update and clarify the procedures for filing and processing charges of discrimination, ensure effective investigations of unfair immigration-related employment practices, reflect developments in nondiscrimination jurisprudence, reflect changes in existing practices (e.g., electronic filing of charges), reflect the new name of the office within the Department charged with enforcing this statute, and replace outdated references.
2016-12-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRequest for Public Comment on Draft “Release to One, Release to All” PresumptionThe Department of Justice (the ``Department'') is requesting public comment on the draft ``Release to One, Release to All'' policy, which was prepared by the Office of Information Policy (OIP). This draft policy is not final, and should not be...2016-29727"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-09/pdf/2016-29727.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/09/2016-29727/request-for-public-comment-on-draft-release-to-one-release-to-all-presumptionThe Department of Justice (the ``Department'') is requesting public comment on the draft ``Release to One, Release to All'' policy, which was prepared by the Office of Information Policy (OIP). This draft policy is not final, and should not be construed to represent Agency policy or views. The draft policy takes into account lessons learned from the DOJ pilot and all of the issues examined through the Chief FOIA Office Council, including certain exceptions to the policy and two different options for the timing of when documents should be posted online. The Department requests your comments on the entire draft policy. All public comments submitted in response to this notice will be considered when finalizing this document.
2016-12-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio DescriptionThis final rule amends the Department of Justice (Department) regulation implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by public accommodations and...2016-28644"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-02/pdf/2016-28644.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/02/2016-28644/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-by-public-accommodations-movie-theaters-movieThis final rule amends the Department of Justice (Department) regulation implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities by public accommodations and commercial facilities, including movie theaters. The rule adds specific requirements addressing the obligations of public accommodations that own, lease, or operate movie theaters to provide effective communication to patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or have low vision. The rule requires that movie theater auditoriums provide closed movie captioning and audio description when showing a digital movie distributed with such features unless doing so would result in an undue burden or a fundamental alteration. The rule requires movie theaters to have a specified number of captioning devices and audio description devices based on the number of auditoriums in the movie theater that show digital movies. The rule does not impose any specific requirements for movie theater auditoriums that exhibit analog movies exclusively.
2016-11-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentConforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant ProgramsThis rule amends the regulations for the STOP (ServicesTrainingOfficers Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) and the general provisions governing Office on...2016-28437"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-29/pdf/2016-28437.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/29/2016-28437/conforming-stop-violence-against-women-formula-grant-program-regulations-to-statutory-changeThis rule amends the regulations for the STOP (ServicesTrainingOfficers Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) and the general provisions governing Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) programs to comply with statutory changes and reduce repetition of statutory language. Also, this rule implements statutory requirements for nondisclosure of confidential or private information relating to all OVW grant programs.
2016-10-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentConforming Justice Department Regulations to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998This final rule amends the Department of Justice (DOJ) organizational regulations to remove authority from United States Attorneys (USAs) to designate any Assistant United States Attorney as Acting United States Attorney. The Federal Vacancies Reform...2016-25464"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-21/pdf/2016-25464.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/21/2016-25464/conforming-justice-department-regulations-to-the-federal-vacancies-reform-act-of-1998This final rule amends the Department of Justice (DOJ) organizational regulations to remove authority from United States Attorneys (USAs) to designate any Assistant United States Attorney as Acting United States Attorney. The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 governs designations of Acting USAs. The removal of authority from USAs is designed to bring DOJ's organizational regulations in compliance with the Act.
2016-09-19Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationElsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (``Department'' or ``DOJ''), has published a notice of a new Privacy Act system of records, ``FBI Insider...2016-22412"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-19/pdf/2016-22412.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/19/2016-22412/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationElsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the United States Department of Justice (``Department'' or ``DOJ''), has published a notice of a new Privacy Act system of records, ``FBI Insider Threat Program Records (ITPR),'' JUSTICE/FBI-023. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the FBI proposes to exempt this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to avoid interference with efforts to detect, deter, and/or mitigate insider threats to national security or to the FBI and its personnel, facilities, resources, and activities. For the reasons provided below, the Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j) and (k). Public comment is invited.
2016-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRevision of Standards and Procedures for the Enforcement of Section 274B of the Immigration and Nationality ActOn August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice (Department) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing to revise regulations implementing section 274B of the Immigration and Nationality Act, concerning unfair...2016-21937"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-14/pdf/2016-21937.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/14/2016-21937/revision-of-standards-and-procedures-for-the-enforcement-of-section-274b-of-the-immigration-andOn August 15, 2016, the Department of Justice (Department) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing to revise regulations implementing section 274B of the Immigration and Nationality Act, concerning unfair immigration- related employment practices. The comment period for the NPRM is scheduled to close on September 14, 2016. The Department is extending the comment period by 30 days until October 14, 2016, in order to provide additional time for the public to prepare comments.
2016-09-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAG Order No. 3737-2016The Department of Justice finalizes its implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013.2016-21452"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-08/pdf/2016-21452.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/08/2016-21452/ag-order-no-3737-2016The Department of Justice finalizes its implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013.
2016-09-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJames Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization ActThis rule finalizes the Interim Final Rule published on June 15, 2016, which implemented recently-enacted statutory changes governing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (the ``Fund''). After consideration of all of the public comments...2016-21216"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-02/pdf/2016-21216.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/02/2016-21216/james-zadroga-911-victim-compensation-fund-reauthorization-actThis rule finalizes the Interim Final Rule published on June 15, 2016, which implemented recently-enacted statutory changes governing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 (the ``Fund''). After consideration of all of the public comments filed in response to the Interim Final Rule, the Special Master has concluded that no substantive changes to the Interim Final Rule are needed. Accordingly, this Final Rule adopts as final the provisions of the Interim Final Rule, with only two minor technical corrections.
2016-08-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThis rulemaking proposes to make the following changes to current regulations implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act: Revising provisions pertaining to the filing of an application for benefits, revising provisions that define...2016-18811"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-22/pdf/2016-18811.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/22/2016-18811/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThis rulemaking proposes to make the following changes to current regulations implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act: Revising provisions pertaining to the filing of an application for benefits, revising provisions that define when an individual is a public safety officer, when an officer has sustained a line-of-duty injury, when payment of benefits is prohibited, and when individuals are ineligible for payment; revising provisions pertaining to the admissibility, sufficiency, and evaluation of evidence submitted in PSOB claims; revising provisions concerning the fees that may be charged for representation in PSOB claims, establishing provisions that prescribe the scope of legal review of PSOB claims and the completeness of applications for benefits, and revising provisions pertaining to the definitions of permanent and total disability, payment of benefits, educational assistance, and other matters necessary to implement the aforementioned changes.
2016-08-15Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentStandards and Procedures for the Enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality ActThe Department of Justice (Department) proposes to revise regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The proposed revisions are appropriate to conform the...2016-18957"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-15/pdf/2016-18957.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/15/2016-18957/standards-and-procedures-for-the-enforcement-of-the-immigration-and-nationality-actThe Department of Justice (Department) proposes to revise regulations implementing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act concerning unfair immigration-related employment practices. The proposed revisions are appropriate to conform the regulations to the statutory text as amended, simplify and add definitions of statutory terms, update and clarify the procedures for filing and processing charges of discrimination, ensure effective investigations of unfair immigration-related employment practices, reflect developments in nondiscrimination jurisprudence, reflect changes in existing practices (e.g., electronic filing of charges), reflect the new name of the office within the Department charged with enforcing this statute, and replace outdated references.
2016-08-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAmendment of Americans With Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations To Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or...2016-17417"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-11/pdf/2016-17417.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/11/2016-17417/amendment-of-americans-with-disabilities-act-title-ii-and-title-iii-regulations-to-implement-adaThe Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this final rule to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2009. In response to earlier Supreme Court decisions that significantly narrowed the application of the definition of ``disability'' under the ADA, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act to restore the understanding that the definition of ``disability'' shall be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis. Congress intended that the primary object of attention in cases brought under the ADA should be whether covered entities have complied with their statutory obligations not to discriminate based on disability. In this final rule, the Department is adding new sections to its title II and title III ADA regulations to set forth the proper meaning and interpretation of the definition of ``disability'' and to make related changes required by the ADA Amendments Act in other sections of the regulations.
2016-08-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Formula Grant ProgramThe Office of Justice Programs (``OJP'') proposes to update the implementing regulation for the Formula Grant Program authorized by Title II, Part B, of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (``the Act'' or ``JJDPA''). The purpose...2016-18371"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-08/pdf/2016-18371.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/08/2016-18371/juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act-formula-grant-programThe Office of Justice Programs (``OJP'') proposes to update the implementing regulation for the Formula Grant Program authorized by Title II, Part B, of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (``the Act'' or ``JJDPA''). The purpose of the Formula Grant Program is to provide formula grant awards to states to support juvenile delinquency prevention programs and to improve their juvenile justice systems. The proposed rule would supersede the existing Formula Grant Program regulations to reflect changes in the 2002 JJDPA reauthorization as well as policy changes to the Formula Grant Program.
2016-07-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government EntitiesOn May 9, 2016, the Department of Justice (Department) published a Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) in the Federal Register addressing the potential application of technical accessibility requirements to the Web sites of...2016-18003"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-29/pdf/2016-18003.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/29/2016-18003/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-accessibility-of-web-information-and-services-of-stateOn May 9, 2016, the Department of Justice (Department) published a Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) in the Federal Register addressing the potential application of technical accessibility requirements to the Web sites of title II entities. The comment period is scheduled to close on August 8, 2016. The Department is extending the comment period by 60 days until October 7, 2016, in order to provide additional time for the public to prepare comments.
2016-07-15Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThis rule proposes to make the following changes to current regulations implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act: Adopting the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program's List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List), the WTC Health...2016-16086"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-15/pdf/2016-16086.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/15/2016-16086/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThis rule proposes to make the following changes to current regulations implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act: Adopting the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program's List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List), the WTC Health Program's standards for certifying that an injury is covered for treatment under the Program, and related regulatory provisions, establishing payment offset provisions between the PSOB Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and revising the provisions that define when the statutory presumption of line-of-duty death resulting from certain heart attacks, strokes, and vascular ruptures is rebutted. The proposed changes based on the WTC Health Program's List and related provisions would provide a means for claimants to establish that certain public safety officers with chronic, often latent, health conditions sustained a line-of-duty injury under the PSOB Act. The proposed payment offset provisions are intended to implement statutory amendments to the PSOB Act requiring such offset and to facilitate claims processing. Similarly, the proposed rule implementing the statutory presumption associated with certain heart attacks, strokes, and vascular ruptures is intended to amend the current regulation to conform to recent amendments to the PSOB Act and to improve the processing of such claims.
2016-07-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentVictims of Crime Act Victim Assistance ProgramThe Office for Victims of Crime (``OVC'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), publishes this final rule to implement the victim assistance formula grant program (``Victim Assistance Program'') authorized by the...2016-16085"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/pdf/2016-16085.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/08/2016-16085/victims-of-crime-act-victim-assistance-programThe Office for Victims of Crime (``OVC'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), publishes this final rule to implement the victim assistance formula grant program (``Victim Assistance Program'') authorized by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (``VOCA''). VOCA authorizes OVC to provide an annual grant from the Crime Victims Fund to each State and eligible territory for the financial support of services to crime victims by eligible crime victim assistance programs. The rule codifies and updates the existing VOCA Victim Assistance Program Guidelines (``Guidelines'') to reflect changes in OVC policy, needs of the crime victim services field, and VOCA itself.
2016-07-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDepartment of Justice Debt Collection RegulationsThis rule amends the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other clarifying or...2016-15511"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-06/pdf/2016-15511.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/06/2016-15511/department-of-justice-debt-collection-regulationsThis rule amends the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other clarifying or technical changes.
2016-07-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentOffice for Access to JusticeThis rule amends the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office for Access to Justice as a distinct component of the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was created by the Attorney General to address the...2016-15574"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-01/pdf/2016-15574.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/01/2016-15574/office-for-access-to-justiceThis rule amends the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office for Access to Justice as a distinct component of the Department of Justice. The Office for Access to Justice was created by the Attorney General to address the access-to- justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice systems. The office's mission is to help ensure that the justice system is efficient, fair, and accessible to all, irrespective of an individual's wealth and status. This rule sets forth the Office's organization, mission and functions.
2016-06-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation AdjustmentIn accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department.2016-15528"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-30/pdf/2016-15528.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/30/2016-15528/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustmentIn accordance with the provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by components of the Department.
2016-06-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentJames Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization ActOn December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act (the ``Reauthorized Zadroga Act''). The Act extends the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 which provides...2016-14259"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-15/pdf/2016-14259.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/15/2016-14259/james-zadroga-911-victim-compensation-fund-reauthorization-actOn December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Act (the ``Reauthorized Zadroga Act''). The Act extends the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 which provides compensation to any individual (or a personal representative of a deceased individual) who suffered physical harm or was killed as a result of the terrorist- related aircraft crashes of September 11, 2001, or the rescue and recovery efforts during the immediate aftermath of such crashes or the debris removal efforts that took place in the immediate aftermath of those crashes. Special Master Sheila L. Birnbaum, appointed by the Attorney General to administer the Fund, is issuing this Interim Final Rule to address changes required by the Reauthorized Zadroga Act. Specifically, the statute extends the time period during which eligible claimants may submit claims for compensation until December 18, 2020, increases the Victim Compensation Fund's total funding available to pay claims, creates different categories of claims, directs the Victim Compensation Fund to issue full compensation to eligible claimants and imposes limitations on certain components of future loss calculations.
2016-06-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCompassionate ReleaseThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes changes to its regulations on compassionate release, including changing the title to ``Reduction in Sentence in Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances''; deleting language which indicates that the Bureau will...2016-13294"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-07/pdf/2016-13294.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/07/2016-13294/compassionate-releaseThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes changes to its regulations on compassionate release, including changing the title to ``Reduction in Sentence in Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances''; deleting language which indicates that the Bureau will only allow reductions in sentence for circumstances ``which could not reasonably have been foreseen by the court at the time of sentencing''; and modifying and adding language to clarify the ineligibility of certain inmates for reductions in sentence and the eligibility of District of Columbia Code felony inmates (D.C. Code felony inmates) for medical and geriatric release.
2016-06-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; Implementation; Extension of Comment PeriodThe Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is extending the comment period for its proposal to exempt ``The Next Generation Identification (NGI) System,'' JUSTICE/FBI-009, from certain provisions of the...2016-13352"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-06/pdf/2016-13352.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/06/2016-13352/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-extension-of-comment-periodThe Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is extending the comment period for its proposal to exempt ``The Next Generation Identification (NGI) System,'' JUSTICE/FBI-009, from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27288). The original comment period is scheduled to expire on June 6, 2016. The Department is now extending the time period for public comments by 30 days. The updated comment period is scheduled to expire on July 6, 2016. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments.
2016-05-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNational Environmental Policy Act ProceduresThe Department of Justice is proposing to promulgate regulations establishing the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures. These proposed regulations would establish a process for the FBI's...2016-11945"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-24/pdf/2016-11945.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/24/2016-11945/national-environmental-policy-act-proceduresThe Department of Justice is proposing to promulgate regulations establishing the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures. These proposed regulations would establish a process for the FBI's implementation of NEPA, Executive Order 11514, Executive Order 12114, and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Department of Justice (Department) regulations addressing the procedural provisions of NEPA. Pursuant to CEQ regulations, the FBI is soliciting comments on the proposed FBI NEPA regulations from members of the interested public.
2016-05-11Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentConforming STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program Regulations to Statutory Change; Definitions and Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to All OVW Grant ProgramsThis rule proposes to amend the regulations for the STOP (Services--Training--Officers--Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) and the general provisions governing Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Programs to...2016-10564"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-11/pdf/2016-10564.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/11/2016-10564/conforming-stop-violence-against-women-formula-grant-program-regulations-to-statutory-changeThis rule proposes to amend the regulations for the STOP (Services--Training--Officers--Prosecutors) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Program) and the general provisions governing Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Programs to comply with statutory changes and reduce repetition of statutory language. Also, this document would implement statutory requirements for nondisclosure of confidential or private information relating to all OVW grant programs.
2016-05-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government EntitiesThe Department of Justice (Department) is considering revising the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish specific technical requirements to make accessible the services, programs, or...2016-10464"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-09/pdf/2016-10464.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/09/2016-10464/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-accessibility-of-web-information-and-services-of-stateThe Department of Justice (Department) is considering revising the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish specific technical requirements to make accessible the services, programs, or activities State and local governments offer to the public via the Web. In 2010, the Department issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2010 ANPRM) titled Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations. The purpose of this Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) is to solicit additional public comment specifically regarding the regulation implementing title II, which applies to State and local government entities. Specifically, the Department is issuing this SANPRM in order to solicit public comment on various issues relating to the potential application of such technical requirements to the Web sites of title II entities and to obtain information for preparing a regulatory impact analysis.
2016-05-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationElsewhere in the Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a modified Privacy Act system of records, ``The Next Generation Identification (NGI)...2016-10119"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-05/pdf/2016-10119.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/05/2016-10119/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationElsewhere in the Federal Register, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a component of the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ), has published a notice of a modified Privacy Act system of records, ``The Next Generation Identification (NGI) System,'' JUSTICE/FBI-009. In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the FBI proposes to exempt this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act in order to prevent interference with the FBI's mission to detect, deter, and prosecute crimes and to protect the national security, which includes the use of criminal history record information and biometric identifiers. For the reasons provided below, the Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j) and (k). Public comment is invited.
2016-04-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDrug Abuse Treatment ProgramIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.2016-09613"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-26/pdf/2016-09613.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/26/2016-09613/drug-abuse-treatment-programIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.
2016-04-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONEducation DepartmentFederal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood OrganizationsThe Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies...2016-07339"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-04/pdf/2016-07339.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/04/2016-07339/federal-agency-final-regulations-implementing-executive-order-13559-fundamental-principles-andThe Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies regarding the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in programs that the Federal agencies administer. Executive Order 13559 amended Executive Order 13279 to clarify those principles and add certain protections for beneficiaries of Federal social service programs.
2016-03-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe U.S. Parole Commission is adopting a final rule to amend the voting requirements for decisions to terminate a D.C. Code parolee's supervision before the expiration of the sentence. The new rule permits one commissioner to make the decision to...2016-05639"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-16/pdf/2016-05639.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/16/2016-05639/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe U.S. Parole Commission is adopting a final rule to amend the voting requirements for decisions to terminate a D.C. Code parolee's supervision before the expiration of the sentence. The new rule permits one commissioner to make the decision to terminate parole. The rule currently requires two commissioners to agree to terminate parole early. The Commission is also revising reporting requirements for supervision officers who supervise D.C. Code offenders on parole and supervised release by removing the requirement for reports to be submitted after the completion of 12 months of continuous supervision.
2016-02-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentUse of Chemical Agents or Other Less-Than-Lethal Force in Immediate Use of Force SituationsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulation on the use of chemical agents or other less-than- lethal force to provide that such use is authorized for staff in immediate use of force (emergency) situations.2016-04069"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-29/pdf/2016-04069.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/02/29/2016-04069/use-of-chemical-agents-or-other-less-than-lethal-force-in-immediate-use-of-force-situationsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulation on the use of chemical agents or other less-than- lethal force to provide that such use is authorized for staff in immediate use of force (emergency) situations.
2016-01-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDesignation of OffensesThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.2016-00385"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-14/pdf/2016-00385.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/14/2016-00385/designation-of-offensesThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.
2015-11-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentProcedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11On November 10, 2014, the Department of Justice, through its component, the EOUST, published its notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM''), Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non- Small Business Cases Filed under Chapter 11 of Title...2015-30294"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-30/pdf/2015-30294.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/30/2015-30294/procedures-for-completing-uniform-periodic-reports-in-non-small-business-cases-filed-under-chapterOn November 10, 2014, the Department of Justice, through its component, the EOUST, published its notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM''), Procedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non- Small Business Cases Filed under Chapter 11 of Title 11 (``Periodic Reports''). In order to accommodate requests by certain commenters to meet with representatives of the EOUST to discuss the NPRM, and to provide an opportunity for interested persons to express their views directly to EOUST officials, the EOUST will hold a public hearing on the NPRM. In conjunction with the public hearing, the EOUST has reopened the comment period and will accept supplemental comments from those who submitted comments during the initial comment period and new comments from those who did not.
2015-11-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsThe Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM...2015-30122"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-25/pdf/2015-30122.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/25/2015-30122/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjectsThe Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015.
2015-11-24Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentInfectious Disease Management: Voluntary and Involuntary TestingIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons proposes two minor revisions to its regulations on the management of infectious diseases. One change would remove the requirement for HIV pre-test counseling for inmates, because the counseling requirement has...2015-29790"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-24/pdf/2015-29790.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/24/2015-29790/infectious-disease-management-voluntary-and-involuntary-testingIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons proposes two minor revisions to its regulations on the management of infectious diseases. One change would remove the requirement for HIV pre-test counseling for inmates, because the counseling requirement has become an obstacle to necessary testing. Inmates testing positive for HIV will continue to receive HIV post-test counseling. The second change would alter language regarding tuberculosis (TB) testing to clarify that it is testing for the TB infection, but not ``skin testing.'' This would account for advances in medical technology that allow for newer testing methods.
2015-10-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe U.S. Parole Commission is adopting a final rule to apply the parole guidelines of the former District of Columbia Board of Parole that were in effect until March 4, 1985 in its parole decisionmaking for D.C. Code prisoners who committed their...2015-26463"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-19/pdf/2015-26463.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/19/2015-26463/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe U.S. Parole Commission is adopting a final rule to apply the parole guidelines of the former District of Columbia Board of Parole that were in effect until March 4, 1985 in its parole decisionmaking for D.C. Code prisoners who committed their offenses while those guidelines were in effect.
2015-09-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFederal Policy for the Protection of Human SubjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on...2015-21756"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-08/pdf/2015-21756.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/08/2015-21756/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjectsThe departments and agencies listed in this document propose revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. This NPRM seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. This proposed rule is an effort to modernize, simplify, and enhance the current system of oversight. The participating departments and agencies propose these revisions to the human subjects regulations because they believe these changes would strengthen protections for research subjects while facilitating important research.
2015-09-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe United States Parole Commission is revising its rules pertaining to decisions to revoke terms of supervision without a revocation hearing. The rule allows for a releasee charged with administrative violations or specifically identified misdemeanor...2015-21094"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-02/pdf/2015-21094.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/02/2015-21094/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe United States Parole Commission is revising its rules pertaining to decisions to revoke terms of supervision without a revocation hearing. The rule allows for a releasee charged with administrative violations or specifically identified misdemeanor crimes to apply for a prison sanction of 8 months or less. If a releasee qualifies and applies for a sanction under this section, the Commission may approve a revocation decision that includes no more than 8 months of imprisonment without using its normal guidelines for decision-making
2015-08-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPartnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood OrganizationsThe rule proposes to amend Department of Justice (Department) regulations on the equal treatment for faith-based or religious organizations and to implement Executive Order 13559 (Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With...2015-18259"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-06/pdf/2015-18259.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/06/2015-18259/partnerships-with-faith-based-and-other-neighborhood-organizationsThe rule proposes to amend Department of Justice (Department) regulations on the equal treatment for faith-based or religious organizations and to implement Executive Order 13559 (Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations). This rule proposes to revise Department regulations pertaining to prohibited religious uses of direct Federal financial assistance to provide clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based and religious groups participating in Department programs and to provide protections for beneficiaries of those programs. The Department seeks public comments only on the proposed revisions that are being made to implement Executive Order 13559.
2015-08-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentContraband and Inmate Personal Property: Technical AmendmentIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons makes a minor technical amendment to its regulations on contraband and inmate personal property to maintain consistency in language which describes the purpose of the regulations as ensuring the safety, security,...2015-18982"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-03/pdf/2015-18982.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/03/2015-18982/contraband-and-inmate-personal-property-technical-amendmentIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons makes a minor technical amendment to its regulations on contraband and inmate personal property to maintain consistency in language which describes the purpose of the regulations as ensuring the safety, security, or good order of the facility or protection of the public.
2015-07-22Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDrug Abuse Treatment ProgramIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes revisions to the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.2015-17707"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-22/pdf/2015-17707.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/22/2015-17707/drug-abuse-treatment-programIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes revisions to the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.
2015-07-09Proposed RuleCOURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACourt Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of ColumbiaCommunity Supervision: Administrative Sanctions and GPS Monitoring as a Supervision Tool; CorrectionIn this document, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) is correcting the authority citation in a proposed rule published May 22, 2015, regarding amendments to its current rule regarding the conditions...2015-16007"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-09/pdf/2015-16007.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/09/2015-16007/community-supervision-administrative-sanctions-and-gps-monitoring-as-a-supervision-tool-correctionIn this document, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) is correcting the authority citation in a proposed rule published May 22, 2015, regarding amendments to its current rule regarding the conditions of release requirements for offenders under CSOSA supervision.
2015-07-07Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentInmate Commissary Account Deposit ProceduresIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulations on inmate commissary account deposit procedures and requirements to provide clarification. Specifically, the amendments will clarify that, regardless of the form or...2015-16637"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-07/pdf/2015-16637.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/07/2015-16637/inmate-commissary-account-deposit-proceduresIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulations on inmate commissary account deposit procedures and requirements to provide clarification. Specifically, the amendments will clarify that, regardless of the form or method of the deposit (by mail or electronic deposit), the Bureau is authorized to obtain transaction information about the sender, and the sender is required to provide such information to the Bureau and its authorized service providers if the sender seeks to deposit funds in an inmate's commissary account.
2015-07-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCommutation of Sentence: Technical ChangeThis document finalizes a minor technical change to the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on sentence commutation which clarifies that Bureau staff, other than institution-level staff, will recalculate the inmate's sentence in accordance with the...2015-16635"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-07/pdf/2015-16635.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/07/2015-16635/commutation-of-sentence-technical-changeThis document finalizes a minor technical change to the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on sentence commutation which clarifies that Bureau staff, other than institution-level staff, will recalculate the inmate's sentence in accordance with the terms of the commutation order if a petition for commutation of sentence is granted.
2015-07-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentTransfer of Offenders to Foreign CountriesIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) streamlines regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant Bureau policy.2015-16610"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-07/pdf/2015-16610.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/07/2015-16610/transfer-of-offenders-to-foreign-countriesIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) streamlines regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant Bureau policy.
2015-06-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationThe Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) amends its Privacy Act regulations for the system of records entitled ``Giglio Information System, JUSTICE/DOJ-017.'' Information in this system of records has been established to enable DOJ investigative...2015-14641"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-15/pdf/2015-14641.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/15/2015-14641/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationThe Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) amends its Privacy Act regulations for the system of records entitled ``Giglio Information System, JUSTICE/DOJ-017.'' Information in this system of records has been established to enable DOJ investigative agencies to collect and maintain records of potential impeachment information and to disclose such information to DOJ prosecuting offices in order to ensure that prosecutors receive sufficient information to meet their obligations under Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972), as well as to enable DOJ prosecuting offices to maintain records of potential impeachment information obtained from DOJ investigative agencies, other federal agencies, and state, and local agencies and to disclose such information in accordance with the Giglio decision.
2015-06-15Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe United States Parole Commission proposes to revise its rules for determining whether a prisoner who was sentenced under the D.C. Code and committed their offense before March 3, 1985 is suitable for release on parole. For these cases, the...2015-13998"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-15/pdf/2015-13998.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/15/2015-13998/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe United States Parole Commission proposes to revise its rules for determining whether a prisoner who was sentenced under the D.C. Code and committed their offense before March 3, 1985 is suitable for release on parole. For these cases, the Commission will apply the regulations of the former District of Columbia Board of Parole that were effective before March 1985. Prisoners who are serving D.C. Code sentences and who committed their offense before March 3, 1985 would be considered under the proposed regulation at their next regularly scheduled hearing or, if they have not yet received a parole hearing, at their initial parole hearing.
2015-06-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentSearches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Use of X-Ray Devices-Clarification of TerminologyIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) clarifies that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the inmate's...2015-13710"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-05/pdf/2015-13710.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/05/2015-13710/searches-of-housing-units-inmates-and-inmate-work-areas-use-of-x-ray-devices-clarification-ofIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) clarifies that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the inmate's consent, or Regional Director approval, for use as search devices.
2015-06-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRedelegation of Authority to Deputy Assistant Attorneys General, Branch Directors, Heads of Offices, and United States Attorneys in Civil Division CasesThis final rule amends Civil Directive 1-10, which sets forth the redelegation of authority by the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division to deputy assistant attorneys general, branch directors, heads of offices, and United States Attorneys....2015-13782"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-05/pdf/2015-13782.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/05/2015-13782/redelegation-of-authority-to-deputy-assistant-attorneys-general-branch-directors-heads-of-officesThis final rule amends Civil Directive 1-10, which sets forth the redelegation of authority by the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division to deputy assistant attorneys general, branch directors, heads of offices, and United States Attorneys. On May 21, 2015, the Attorney General signed Order No. 3532-2015 increasing the monetary thresholds for the authority of Assistant Attorneys General to compromise or close civil claims, and increasing the redelegation authority to the United States Attorneys with respect to accepting offers of compromise for affirmative claims. Pursuant to the Attorney General's order, the new rule increases the redelegated authority to Branch Directors, heads of offices, and United States Attorneys to close or compromise affirmative claims. Additionally, the new rule redelegates to United States Attorneys, directors, and attorneys-in- charge the authority to issue compulsory process, and makes a few ``housekeeping'' revisions.
2015-05-29RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAuthority of the Assistant Attorneys General To Compromise or Close Civil ClaimsThis final rule amends the Department's regulations to increase the authority currently delegated to the Assistant Attorneys General to compromise or close civil claims and to make certain technical corrections.2015-12991"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-29/pdf/2015-12991.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/29/2015-12991/authority-of-the-assistant-attorneys-general-to-compromise-or-close-civil-claimsThis final rule amends the Department's regulations to increase the authority currently delegated to the Assistant Attorneys General to compromise or close civil claims and to make certain technical corrections.
2015-05-22Proposed RuleCOURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIACourt Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of ColumbiaCommunity Supervision: Administrative Sanctions and GPS Monitoring as a Supervision ToolIn this document, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) is proposing to amend its current rule regarding the conditions of release requirements for offenders under CSOSA supervision. In addition, CSOSA...2015-12204"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-22/pdf/2015-12204.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/22/2015-12204/community-supervision-administrative-sanctions-and-gps-monitoring-as-a-supervision-toolIn this document, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) is proposing to amend its current rule regarding the conditions of release requirements for offenders under CSOSA supervision. In addition, CSOSA will expand the language of the regulation to detail and provide notice of when CSOSA Community Supervision Officers will use electronic monitoring as a tool to assist in supervision.
2015-04-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; Implementation; CorrectionThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15951), which added a new section to the Department's Privacy Act exemption regulations to exempt a DOJ-wide system of records...2015-10106"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-30/pdf/2015-10106.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/30/2015-10106/privacy-act-of-1974-implementation-correctionThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15951), which added a new section to the Department's Privacy Act exemption regulations to exempt a DOJ-wide system of records from certain subsections of the Privacy Act. The heading of the document referenced ``CPCLO Order No. 004-2014'' when the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Order (CPCLO) number should read 004-2015. This document corrects the CPCLO number.
2015-04-03RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRevision of Department's Freedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions and to incorporate changes brought about by the...2015-07772"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-04-03/pdf/2015-07772.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/04/03/2015-07772/revision-of-departments-freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA''). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law and to include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees.
2015-03-26Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPrivacy Act of 1974; ImplementationAs described in the notice section of this issue of the Federal Register, the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a notice of a new Department-wide Privacy Act system of records, ``Department of Justice, Giglio Information Files,''...2015-06938"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-26/pdf/2015-06938.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/26/2015-06938/privacy-act-of-1974-implementationAs described in the notice section of this issue of the Federal Register, the Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) has published a notice of a new Department-wide Privacy Act system of records, ``Department of Justice, Giglio Information Files,'' JUSTICE/ DOJ-017. This system has been established to enable DOJ investigative agencies to collect and maintain records of potential impeachment information and to disclose such information to DOJ prosecuting offices in order to ensure that prosecutors receive sufficient information to meet their obligations under Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972), as well as to enable DOJ prosecuting offices to maintain records of potential impeachment information obtained from DOJ investigative agencies, other federal agencies, and state and local agencies and to disclose such information in accordance with the Giglio decision. For the reasons provided below, the Department proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations by establishing an exemption for records in this system from certain provisions of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j) and (k).
2015-03-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDetermination That an Individual Shall Not Be Deemed an Employee of the Public Health ServiceThe proposed rule proposes criteria and a process by which the Attorney General or designee may determine that an individual shall not be deemed an employee of the Public Health Service for purposes of coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act.2015-05027"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-06/pdf/2015-05027.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/06/2015-05027/determination-that-an-individual-shall-not-be-deemed-an-employee-of-the-public-health-serviceThe proposed rule proposes criteria and a process by which the Attorney General or designee may determine that an individual shall not be deemed an employee of the Public Health Service for purposes of coverage under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
2015-02-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAuthorization To Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture (2012R-9P)The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to delegate to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses.2015-03839"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-25/pdf/2015-03839.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/25/2015-03839/authorization-to-seize-property-involved-in-drug-offenses-for-administrative-forfeiture-2012r-9pThe Department of Justice is amending its regulations to delegate to the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) authority to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses.
2015-02-18Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentDepartment of Justice Debt Collection RegulationsThis rule proposes to amend the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other...2015-02587"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-18/pdf/2015-02587.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/18/2015-02587/department-of-justice-debt-collection-regulationsThis rule proposes to amend the regulations that govern debt collection at the Department of Justice (Department) to bring the regulations into conformity with government-wide standards, to update or delete obsolete references, and to make other clarifying or technical changes.
2015-01-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCommunications Management UnitsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. The CMUs regulations serve to detail the specific restrictions that may be imposed in the CMUs in a...2015-01024"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-22/pdf/2015-01024.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/22/2015-01024/communications-management-unitsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. The CMUs regulations serve to detail the specific restrictions that may be imposed in the CMUs in a way that current regulations authorize but do not detail. CMUs are designed to provide an inmate housing unit environment that enables staff monitoring of all communications between inmates in a Communications Management Unit (CMU) and persons in the community. The ability to monitor such communication is necessary to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of correctional facilities, and protection of the public. These regulations represent a ``floor'' beneath which communications cannot be further restricted. The Bureau currently operates CMUs in two of its facilities. This rule clarifies existing Bureau practices with respect to CMUs.
2015-01-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPolicy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News MediaThis rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department's policy...2015-00919"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-21/pdf/2015-00919.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/21/2015-00919/policy-regarding-obtaining-information-from-or-records-of-members-of-the-news-media-and-regardingThis rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department's policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of the news media.
2015-01-09Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentGood Conduct Time: Alternative Adult Literacy ProgramsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its rules on Good Conduct Time (GCT) and Literacy. The purpose of this proposed rule is to provide effective literacy programming alternatives to the General Educational Development...2015-00144"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-09/pdf/2015-00144.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/09/2015-00144/good-conduct-time-alternative-adult-literacy-programsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its rules on Good Conduct Time (GCT) and Literacy. The purpose of this proposed rule is to provide effective literacy programming alternatives to the General Educational Development (GED) program that more effectively meet the specialized needs of inmates. This will also have the added benefit of reducing lengthy waiting lists for the GED program. This proposed rule will exempt inmates from the ``satisfactory progress'' provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) and/or the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) if they participate in an ``authorized alternative adult literacy program.'' The Bureau's Literacy Program rules, which currently contemplate only GED attainment, would also be revised to allow for ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs.'' This change means that inmates participating in ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs'' will not need to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential to be considered for the full benefits of GCT. Other than the change regarding inmates in ``authorized alternative adult literacy programs,'' we propose no further substantive changes.
2015-01-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentGrants To Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection OrdersThis rule amends the regulations for the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) to incorporate statutory changes, make minor technical corrections, and streamline existing regulations to reduce...2014-30766"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-08/pdf/2014-30766.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/01/08/2014-30766/grants-to-encourage-arrest-policies-and-enforcement-of-protection-ordersThis rule amends the regulations for the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) to incorporate statutory changes, make minor technical corrections, and streamline existing regulations to reduce repetition of statutory language. This rule also amends the regulations to clarify that existing regulations on grant-related procedures continue to apply to grants made by the Office on Violence Against Women.
2014-12-19RuleEXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTExecutive Office of the PresidentFederal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal AwardsThis joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management...2014-28697"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-19/pdf/2014-28697.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/19/2014-28697/federal-awarding-agency-regulatory-implementation-of-office-of-management-and-budgets-uniformThis joint interim final rule implements for all Federal award-making agencies the final guidance Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on December 26, 2013. This rule is necessary in order to incorporate into regulation and thus bring into effect the Uniform Guidance as required by OMB. Implementation of this guidance will reduce administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse for the approximately $600 billion per year awarded in Federal financial assistance. The result will be more Federal dollars reprogrammed to support the mission, new entities able to compete and win awards, and ultimately a stronger framework to provide key services to American citizens and support the basic research that underpins the United States economy.
2014-12-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentSmoking/No Smoking AreasIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes without change a proposed rule that was published on this subject on May 12, 2006, to revise regulations pertaining to smoking/no smoking in Bureau facilities. The revised regulations generally...2014-28620"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-08/pdf/2014-28620.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/08/2014-28620/smokingno-smoking-areasIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes without change a proposed rule that was published on this subject on May 12, 2006, to revise regulations pertaining to smoking/no smoking in Bureau facilities. The revised regulations generally prohibit smoking in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, except as part of an authorized inmate religious activity; and, for Bureau staff and official visitors, only in smoking areas designated by the Warden. Possession of smoking apparatus and tobacco in any form is prohibited for inmates under this rule, unless as part of an authorized inmate religious activity. We intend this amendment to promote a clean air environment and to protect the health and safety of staff and inmates.
2014-11-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNational Instant Criminal Background Check System RegulationThe United States Department of Justice (``the Department'') is publishing this final rule to amend the regulations implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (``NICS'') pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act...2014-27386"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/pdf/2014-27386.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/20/2014-27386/national-instant-criminal-background-check-system-regulationThe United States Department of Justice (``the Department'') is publishing this final rule to amend the regulations implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (``NICS'') pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (``Brady Act''). This final rule authorizes tribal criminal justice agencies to access the NICS Index for purposes of issuing firearm-related permits and licenses, authorizes criminal justice agencies to access the NICS Index for purposes of disposing of firearms in their possession, and updates the storage location of NICS Audit Log records relating to denied transactions.
2014-11-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentProcedures for Completing Uniform Periodic Reports in Non-Small Business Cases Filed Under Chapter 11 of Title 11The Department of Justice, through its component, EOUST, is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (Rule) pursuant to Section 602 of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). The BAPCPA requires the Department to...2014-25975"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-10/pdf/2014-25975.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/10/2014-25975/procedures-for-completing-uniform-periodic-reports-in-non-small-business-cases-filed-under-chapterThe Department of Justice, through its component, EOUST, is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (Rule) pursuant to Section 602 of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA). The BAPCPA requires the Department to issue rules requiring uniform periodic reports (Periodic Reports) by debtors in possession or trustees in cases under chapter 11 of title 11. The BAPCPA requires the Rule to strike the best achievable practical balance between the reasonable needs of the public for information about the operational results of the Federal bankruptcy system, undue burden, and appropriate privacy concerns and safeguards.
2014-09-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentOffice of the Pardon AttorneyThis rule revises certain regulations of the Department of Justice (the ``Department'') that govern the Pardon Attorney. The rule conforms the regulations to current practice, under which the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of, and submits...2014-21678"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-11/pdf/2014-21678.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/11/2014-21678/office-of-the-pardon-attorneyThis rule revises certain regulations of the Department of Justice (the ``Department'') that govern the Pardon Attorney. The rule conforms the regulations to current practice, under which the Pardon Attorney is subject to the direction of, and submits recommendations in clemency cases through, the Deputy Attorney General.
2014-09-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio DescriptionOn August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in order to propose amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require the provision of closed movie...2014-21285"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-09-08/pdf/2014-21285.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/09/08/2014-21285/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-by-public-accommodations-movie-theaters-movieOn August 1, 2014, the Department of Justice published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register in order to propose amendments to its Americans with Disabilities Act title III regulation to require the provision of closed movie captioning and audio description to give persons with hearing and vision disabilities access to movies. The comment period is scheduled to close on September 30, 2014. The Department of Justice is extending the comment period until December 1, 2014 in order to provide additional time for the public to prepare comments.
2014-08-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting, and Supervising Federal Prisoners: Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe United States Parole Commission is revising its rules describing the conditions of release set for persons on supervision and the procedures used to impose and modify the conditions. The revision is part of our ongoing effort to make our rules...2014-20427"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-28/pdf/2014-20427.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/28/2014-20427/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe United States Parole Commission is revising its rules describing the conditions of release set for persons on supervision and the procedures used to impose and modify the conditions. The revision is part of our ongoing effort to make our rules easier to understand for those persons affected by the rules and other interested persons and organizations. We are also adding new procedures for imposing special conditions for sex offenders, and filling a gap left by an earlier rule change in 2003 regarding the administrative appeals that may be filed by District of Columbia offenders on supervised release.
2014-08-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentParoling, Recommitting and Supervising Federal Prisoners Prisoners Serving Sentences Under the United States and District of Columbia CodesThe United States Parole Commission proposes to revise its rules pertaining to decisions to revoke terms of supervision without a hearing. Specifically, we propose a rule that would allow a releasee charged with only administrative violations or...2014-18421"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-14/pdf/2014-18421.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/14/2014-18421/paroling-recommitting-and-supervising-federal-prisoners-prisoners-serving-sentences-under-the-unitedThe United States Parole Commission proposes to revise its rules pertaining to decisions to revoke terms of supervision without a hearing. Specifically, we propose a rule that would allow a releasee charged with only administrative violations or specifically identified misdemeanor crimes to apply for a prison sanction of 8 months or less. If a releasee qualifies and applies for a sanction under this section, the Commission may approve a revocation decision that includes no more than 8 months of imprisonment without using its normal guidelines for decision-making.
2014-08-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentGrants To Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection OrdersThis rule proposes to amend the regulations for the Grants To Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) to incorporate statutory changes, make minor technical corrections, and streamline existing...2014-18276"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-05/pdf/2014-18276.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/05/2014-18276/grants-to-encourage-arrest-policies-and-enforcement-of-protection-ordersThis rule proposes to amend the regulations for the Grants To Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program (Arrest Program) to incorporate statutory changes, make minor technical corrections, and streamline existing regulations to reduce repetition of statutory language. This rule would also amend the regulations to clarify that existing regulations on grant-related procedures continue to apply to grants made by the Office on Violence Against Women.
2014-08-01Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentNondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio DescriptionThe Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in order to propose amendments to its regulation for title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which covers public accommodations and commercial...2014-17863"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-08-01/pdf/2014-17863.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/08/01/2014-17863/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-disability-by-public-accommodations-movie-theaters-movieThe Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in order to propose amendments to its regulation for title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which covers public accommodations and commercial facilities, including movie theaters. The Department is proposing to explicitly require movie theaters to exhibit movies with closed captioning and audio description at all times and for all showings whenever movies are produced, distributed, or otherwise made available with captioning and audio description unless to do so would result in an undue burden or fundamental alteration. The Department is also proposing to require movie theaters to have a certain number of individual closed captioning and audio description devices unless to do so would result in an undue burden or fundamental alteration. The Department is proposing a six- month compliance date for movie theaters' digital movie screens and is seeking public comment on whether it should adopt a four-year compliance date for movie theaters' analog movie screens or should defer rulemaking on analog screens until a later date.
2014-06-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThe Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice is amending its regulation defining ``Spouse'' for purposes of implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act, associated statutes, and Program. Prior to the Supreme...2014-14504"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-23/pdf/2014-14504.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/06/23/2014-14504/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThe Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice is amending its regulation defining ``Spouse'' for purposes of implementing the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act, associated statutes, and Program. Prior to the Supreme Court invalidating section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) DOMA prevented OJP from recognizing same-sex surviving spouses for the purposes of awarding PSOB Act benefits. As amended, the final regulation recognizes as a spouse, for purposes of the PSOB program, a person who lawfully enters into a marriage in one jurisdiction, even when living in another jurisdiction, and without regard to the law of the other jurisdiction.
2014-03-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment-Civil Rights DivisionIn accordance with section 4 of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or...2014-06979"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-28/pdf/2014-06979.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/28/2014-06979/civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustment-civil-rights-divisionIn accordance with section 4 of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Department of Justice is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Civil Rights Division.
2014-03-10Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCommunication Management UnitsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) reopens the comment period of the proposed rule published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17324) which proposed to establish and describe Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. We now reopen the...2014-05083"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-10/pdf/2014-05083.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/10/2014-05083/communication-management-unitsIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) reopens the comment period of the proposed rule published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17324) which proposed to establish and describe Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. We now reopen the comment period for fifteen (15) additional days in order to allow inmates and interested parties additional opportunity to comment.
2014-03-05Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThe Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice proposes this rule to amend the regulation that implements the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act and associated statutes. Generally speaking, these laws provide financial...2014-04647"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-05/pdf/2014-04647.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/05/2014-04647/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThe Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice proposes this rule to amend the regulation that implements the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act and associated statutes. Generally speaking, these laws provide financial support to certain public safety officers, or their survivors and families, when such officers die, or become permanently and totally disabled, as a result of line-of-duty injuries, or when they die of heart attacks or strokes sustained within statutorily-specified timeframes of engaging or participating in certain line-of-duty activity. The proposed rule would amend the implementing regulation in order to change the definition of ``Spouse.''
2014-03-04RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentAuthorization To Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture (2012R-9P)The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to extend the trial period during which the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) may exercise, for an additional one-year period following the effective date of...2014-04621"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-03-04/pdf/2014-04621.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/03/04/2014-04621/authorization-to-seize-property-involved-in-drug-offenses-for-administrative-forfeiture-2012r-9pThe Department of Justice is amending its regulations to extend the trial period during which the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) may exercise, for an additional one-year period following the effective date of this rule, the authority under the United States Code to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses. The Attorney General has determined that the trial period that ends on February 25, 2014, should be extended for another year to give ATF more time to refine its processes, fully hire and train all necessary staff, and further demonstrate the effectiveness of the delegation in the investigation of violent crimes involving firearms.
2014-02-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPolicy Regarding Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and Regarding Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News MediaThis rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department's policy...2014-04239"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-27/pdf/2014-04239.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/27/2014-04239/policy-regarding-obtaining-information-from-or-records-of-members-of-the-news-media-and-regardingThis rule amends the policy of the Department of Justice regarding the use of subpoenas, certain court orders, and search warrants, to obtain information from, or records of, members of the news media. The rule also amends the Department's policy regarding questioning, arresting, or charging members of the news media.
2014-02-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentSearches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Use of X-ray Devices-Clarification of TerminologyIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to clarify that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the...2014-03240"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-14/pdf/2014-03240.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/02/14/2014-03240/searches-of-housing-units-inmates-and-inmate-work-areas-use-of-x-ray-devices-clarification-ofIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to clarify that body imaging search devices are ``electronic search devices'' for routine or random use in searching inmates, and are distinguished from medical x-ray devices, which require the inmate's consent, or Regional Director approval, for use as search devices.
2014-01-30Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentOffice of the Attorney General; Amendment of Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations to Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of...2014-01668"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-30/pdf/2014-01668.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/30/2014-01668/office-of-the-attorney-general-amendment-of-americans-with-disabilities-act-title-ii-and-title-iiiThe Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations in order to incorporate the statutory changes to the ADA set forth in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA Amendments Act or the Act), which took effect on January 1, 2009. Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act in order to revise the ADA definition of ``disability'' and to ensure that the definition is broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis. In this NPRM, the Department is proposing to add new sections to its title II and title III ADA regulations at 28 CFR parts 35 and 36, respectively, to provide detailed definitions of ``disability'' and to make consistent changes in other sections of the regulations. The ADA Amendments Act authorizes the Attorney General to issue regulations consistent with the Act that implement the definitions of ``disability'' in sections 3 and 4 of the Act, including the rules of construction set forth in section 3. The Department invites written comments from members of the public on this proposed rule.
2014-01-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentTransfer of Offenders to Foreign CountriesIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline its regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant...2013-31021"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-01-02/pdf/2013-31021.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/01/02/2013-31021/transfer-of-offenders-to-foreign-countriesIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline its regulations on transferring offenders to foreign countries by eliminating language that constitutes agency guidance to staff. Guidance language will be retained in the relevant Bureau policy.
2013-12-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentExemption of Records Systems Under the Privacy Act; CorrectionThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 21, 2013, which added a new section to the Department's Privacy Act exemption regulations to exempt two OCDETF systems of records from certain...2013-30067"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-24/pdf/2013-30067.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/24/2013-30067/exemption-of-records-systems-under-the-privacy-act-correctionThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 21, 2013, which added a new section to the Department's Privacy Act exemption regulations to exempt two OCDETF systems of records from certain subsections of the Privacy Act. The final text of the rule incorrectly referred to exempted ``subsections'' of the Privacy Act as ``paragraphs'' of the new section. This document corrects the final rule by revising the new section.
2013-12-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCompassionate ReleaseThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) changes its regulations on compassionate release, to provide that when considering an inmate for reduction in sentence, the General Counsel will solicit the opinion of the United States Attorney in the district in which...2013-29076"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-05/pdf/2013-29076.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/12/05/2013-29076/compassionate-releaseThe Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) changes its regulations on compassionate release, to provide that when considering an inmate for reduction in sentence, the General Counsel will solicit the opinion of the United States Attorney in the district in which the inmate was sentenced; and the final decision is subject to the general supervision and direction of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General.
2013-11-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentExemption of Records Systems Under the Privacy ActThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) amends its Privacy Act regulations for two Privacy Act systems of records previously entitled the ``Drug Enforcement Task Force Evaluation and Reporting System,'' JUSTICE/DAG-003, and the ``Organized...2013-27130"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-21/pdf/2013-27130.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/11/21/2013-27130/exemption-of-records-systems-under-the-privacy-actThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) amends its Privacy Act regulations for two Privacy Act systems of records previously entitled the ``Drug Enforcement Task Force Evaluation and Reporting System,'' JUSTICE/DAG-003, and the ``Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Fusion Center and International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center System,'' JUSTICE/CRM-028. These amendments reflect a recent reorganization of the Department establishing the Executive Office for OCDETF as a separate DOJ component, and transferring responsibility for these systems from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (ODAG) and the Criminal Division to this component. In light of this departmental reorganization, JUSTICE/DAG-003 has been renumbered to JUSTICE/OCDETF- 001 and renamed as the ``Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Management Information System (OCDETF MIS),'' and JUSTICE/CRM-028 has been renumbered to JUSTICE/OCDETF-002 while retaining the same name. When under the responsibility of ODAG and the Criminal Division, these systems were exempted from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 by exemptions placed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections containing exemptions for ODAG's and the Criminal Division's Privacy Act systems. These amendments remove references to these systems from the CFR sections for ODAG and Criminal Division exemptions and add a new section for OCDETF exemptions, which continues comparable exemptions for these systems in order to avoid interference with the law enforcement functions and responsibilities of the Executive office for OCDETF.
2013-10-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentProgress Reports Rules RevisionIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes from regulations and/or modifies two types of progress reports: transfer reports and triennial reports.2013-25166"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-10-25/pdf/2013-25166.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/10/25/2013-25166/progress-reports-rules-revisionIn this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes from regulations and/or modifies two types of progress reports: transfer reports and triennial reports.
2013-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRevision to United States Marshals Service Fees for ServicesThis rule revises the United States Marshals Service fees to reflect current costs to the United States Marshals Service for service of process in federal court proceedings. A proposed rule with invitation to comment was published in the Federal...2013-23692"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-30/pdf/2013-23692.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/30/2013-23692/revision-to-united-states-marshals-service-fees-for-servicesThis rule revises the United States Marshals Service fees to reflect current costs to the United States Marshals Service for service of process in federal court proceedings. A proposed rule with invitation to comment was published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2013, at 78 FR 21862. Only one comment was received within the 60- day comment period and that comment supported adoption of the rule. Accordingly, the proposed rule is finalized without change.
2013-09-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentCertification Process for State Capital Counsel SystemChapter 154 of title 28, United States Code, provides special procedures for Federal habeas corpus review of cases brought by indigent prisoners in State custody who are subject to a capital sentence. These special procedures are available to States...2013-22766"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-23/pdf/2013-22766.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/23/2013-22766/certification-process-for-state-capital-counsel-systemChapter 154 of title 28, United States Code, provides special procedures for Federal habeas corpus review of cases brought by indigent prisoners in State custody who are subject to a capital sentence. These special procedures are available to States that the Attorney General has certified as having established mechanisms for the appointment, compensation, and payment of reasonable litigation expenses of competent counsel in State postconviction proceedings brought by such prisoners, and as providing standards of competency for the appointment of counsel in these proceedings. This rule sets forth the regulations for the certification procedure.
2013-09-16Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentExemption of Records Systems Under the Privacy ActThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations for two systems of records entitled the ``Drug Enforcement Task Force Evaluation and Reporting System, JUSTICE/DAG-003,'' last published, March 10, 1992 in...2013-22370"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-16/pdf/2013-22370.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/09/16/2013-22370/exemption-of-records-systems-under-the-privacy-actThe Department of Justice (the Department or DOJ) proposes to amend its Privacy Act regulations for two systems of records entitled the ``Drug Enforcement Task Force Evaluation and Reporting System, JUSTICE/DAG-003,'' last published, March 10, 1992 in the Federal Register, and the ``Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Fusion Center and International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center System, JUSTICE/CRM-028,'' last published, June 3, 2009 in the Federal Register. These Privacy Act regulations are being amended to reflect a recent reorganization of the Department establishing the Executive Office for OCDETF as a separate DOJ component, and transferring responsibility for these systems from the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (ODAG) and the Criminal Division to this component. In light of this departmental reorganization, JUSTICE/DAG- 003 is being renumbered to JUSTICE/OCDETF-001 and will be renamed as the ``Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Management Information System (OCDETF MIS).'' JUSTICE/CRM-028 is being renumbered to JUSTICE/OCDETF-002 but will retain its system name. When under the responsibility of ODAG and the Criminal Division, these systems were exempted from certain provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 by exemptions placed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) sections containing exemptions for ODAG's and the Criminal Division's Privacy Act systems. These proposed amendments will remove references to these systems from the CFR sections for ODAG and Criminal Division exemptions and add a new section for OCDETF exemptions. Public comment is invited.
2013-08-27Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentVOCA Victim Assistance ProgramThe Office for Victims of Crime (``OVC'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), proposes this rule to implement the victim assistance formula grant program (``Victim Assistance Program'') authorized by the Victims of...2013-20426"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-27/pdf/2013-20426.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/27/2013-20426/voca-victim-assistance-programThe Office for Victims of Crime (``OVC'') of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (``OJP''), proposes this rule to implement the victim assistance formula grant program (``Victim Assistance Program'') authorized by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (``VOCA''). Generally speaking, this law authorizes OVC to provide an annual grant from the Crime Victims Fund to each State and eligible territory for the financial support of services to victims of crime by eligible crime victim assistance programs. The proposed rule would codify and update the existing VOCA Victim Assistance Program Guidelines (``Guidelines'') to reflect changes in OVC policy, needs of the crime victims services field, and VOCA itself.
2013-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentRemoving Unnecessary Office on Violence Against Women RegulationsThis rule removes the regulations for the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program, because the Program no longer exists, and the Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses Program, because the regulations are no...2013-16400"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-09/pdf/2013-16400.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/07/09/2013-16400/removing-unnecessary-office-on-violence-against-women-regulationsThis rule removes the regulations for the STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grant Program, because the Program no longer exists, and the Grants to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women on Campuses Program, because the regulations are no longer required and are unnecessary.
2013-05-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentPublic Safety Officers' Benefits ProgramThis order will amend regulations to revise delegations of authority for the review process for determinations regarding claims for benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program. The changes to the regulations are designed to increase...2013-11872"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-20/pdf/2013-11872.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/05/20/2013-11872/public-safety-officers-benefits-programThis order will amend regulations to revise delegations of authority for the review process for determinations regarding claims for benefits under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program. The changes to the regulations are designed to increase efficiency, reduce duplication, and streamline the processing of claims.
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