[Federal Register: April 20, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 76)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA

28 CFR Part 803

[CSOSA-0007-F]
RIN 3225-AA05

 
Agency Seal

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA or Agency) is adopting 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.

Effective Date: May 20, 2004.

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 adopting regulations (28 CFR 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

    A proposed rule on this subject was published in the Federal 
Register on April 22, 2003 (68 FR 19770). The Agency received no 
comment on this proposed rule. Accordingly, the Agency is adopting the 
proposed rule as final without change.
    Any interested person, however, who wishes to submit further 
comments on the rule may do so by writing or e-mailing the agency at 
the addresses given above in the Addresses and For Further Information 
Contactcaptions. These comments will be considered but will not 
necessarily receive a response in the Federal Register.

Executive Order 12866

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

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 had 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 section 804 of the 
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. This rule 
will not result in an annual effect on the economy of $1000,000,000 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

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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 CFR Part 803

    Probation and parole, Seals and insignia.

Paul A. Quander, Jr.
Director.

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

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.
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR20AP04.000

    (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.
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR20AP04.001

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 of 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 28 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. 04-8914 Filed 4-19-04; 8:45 am]

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