[Federal Register: April 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 77)]
[Proposed Rules] 
[Page 19770-19771]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA

28 CFR Part 803

[CSOSA-0007-P]
RIN 3225-AA05


Agency Seal

AGENCY: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District 
of Columbia.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA or Agency) proposes to adopt regulations on 
the use of its official seal and the official seal for the District of 
Columbia Pretrial Services Agency (PSA or Agency), an independent 
entity within CSOSA. Use by any person or organization may be made only 
with CSOSA's or PSA's prior written approval. Wrongful use of an 
official seal is subject to administrative action and/or criminal 
penalty.

DATES: Comments due by June 23, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Office of the General Counsel, CSOSA, Room 1253, 633 Indiana 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager 
(telephone: (202) 220-5359; e-mail: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CSOSA is proposing to adopt regulations (28 
CFR part 803) on the use of its official seal and the official seal for 
PSA, an independent entity within CSOSA.
CSOSA and PSA have each developed a seal which signifies the 
authoritativeness of the item or document to which it is affixed as an 
official endorsement of the Agency. The seals are to be used for 
official Agency business or as approved under CSOSA's regulations.

Matters of Regulatory Procedure

Administrative Procedure Act

Interested persons may participate in this proposed rulemaking by 
submitting data, views, or arguments in writing or by e-mailing the 
agency at the addresses given above in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT captions. Comments received during the comment 
period will be considered before final action is taken. Comments 
received after the expiration of the comment period will be considered 
to the extent practicable. All comments received remain on file for 
public inspection at the above address. The proposed rule may be 
changed in light of the comments received. We will not be holding oral 
hearings on this proceeding.

Executive Order 12866

This interim rule has been determined to be significant under 
Executive Order 12866 and has been reviewed by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB).

Executive Order 13132

This rule will not have substantial direct effects on the States, 
on the relationship between the national government and the States, or 
on distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels 
of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132, the 
Director of CSOSA has determined that this rule does not have 
sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a 
Federalism Assessment.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The Director of CSOSA, in accordance with the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605(b)), has reviewed this rule and by 
approving it certifies that this rule will not have a significant 
economic impact upon a substantial number of small entities. This rule 
pertains to agency management, and its economic impact is limited to 
the agency's appropriated funds.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

This rule will not result in the expenditure by State, local and 
tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of 
$100,000,000 or more in any one year, and it will not significantly or 
uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, the Director of CSOSA has 
determined that no actions are necessary under the provisions of the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

This rule is not a major rule as defined by sec. 804 of the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. This rule will 
not result in an annual effect on the economy of $100,000,000 or more; 
a major increase in costs or prices; or significant adverse effects on 
competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on 
the ability of United States-based companies to compete with foreign-
based companies in domestic and export markets.

Plain Language Instructions

We want to make CSOSA's documents easy to read and understand. If 
you have suggestions on how to improve the clarity of these 
regulations, write, e-mail, or call Roy Nanovic at the address or 
telephone number given above in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT captions.

List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 803

Probation and parole; Seals and insignia.

Paul A. Quander, Jr.,
Director.

Accordingly, we propose to amend chapter VIII, Title 28 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations by adding a new part 803 as set forth below.

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PART 803--AGENCY SEAL

Sec.
803.1 Description.
803.2 Authority to affix seal.
803.3 Use of the seal.

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; Pub. L. 105-33, 111 Stat. 251, 712 
(D.C. Code 24-1232, 24-1233).


Sec. 803.1 Description.

(a) The Agency seal of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA or Agency) is described as 
follows: General George Washington's coat of arms in red and white 
bounded by an outline of the District of Columbia and superimposed upon 
a blue field together with the dome of the United States Capitol 
building in gold; encircled by a banner with the words ``Community, 
Accountability, and Justice'' and gold laurel branches, with gold edges 
bearing the inscription ``COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION 
AGENCY'' above three stars at either side of the words ``DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA'' in smaller letters in the base; letters and stars in gold. A 
reproduction of the Agency seal in black and white appears as follows:
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(b) The Agency seal of the District of Columbia Pretrial Services 
Agency (PSA or Agency) is described as follows: General George 
Washington's coat of arms in red and white bounded by an outline of the 
District of Columbia and superimposed upon a blue field together with 
the dome of the United States Capitol building in gold; encircled by a 
banner with the words ``Community, Accountability, and Justice'' and 
gold laurel branches, with gold edges bearing the inscription 
``DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRETRIAL SERVICES AGENCY''; letters in gold. A 
reproduction of the Agency seal in black and white appears as follows:
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Sec. 803.2 Authority to affix seal.

The Director of CSOSA or PSA (as appropriate) and the Director's 
designees are authorized to affix the Agency seal (including replicas 
and reproductions) to appropriate documents, certifications, and other 
materials for all purposes authorized by this part.


Sec. 803.3 Use of the seal.

(a) The Agency seal is used by Agency staff for official agency 
business as approved by the appropriate Director or designee.
(b) Use of the Agency seal by any person or organization outside of 
the Agency may be made only with the appropriate prior written 
approval.
(1) Any request for such use must be made in writing to the Office 
of the General Counsel, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
for the District of Columbia, 633 Indiana Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20004, and must specify, in detail, the exact use to be made. Any 
permission granted by the appropriate Director or designee applies only 
to the specific use for which it was granted and is not to be construed 
as permission for any other use.
(2) The decision whether to grant such a request is made on a case-
by-case basis, with consideration of all relevant factors, which may 
include: The benefit or cost to the government of granting the request; 
the unintended appearance of endorsement or authentication by the 
Agency; the potential for misuse; the effect upon Agency security; the 
reputability of the use; the extent of the control by the Agency over 
the ultimate use; and the extent of control by the Agency over 
distribution of any products or publications bearing the Agency seal.
(c) Falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or 
altering the Agency seal or reproduction, or knowingly using or 
possessing with fraudulent intent an altered Agency seal or 
reproduction is punishable under 18 U.S.C. 506.
(d) Any person using the Agency seal or reproduction in a manner 
inconsistent with the provisions of this part is subject to the 
provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1017, which states penalties for the wrongful 
use of an Agency seal, and other provisions of law as applicable.

[FR Doc. 03-9936 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]

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