[December 9, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 236)]
[Unified Agenda]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [frwais.access.gpo.gov]

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Part XXII


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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (CSOSA)

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COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
COLUMBIA

28 CFR Ch. VIII

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA) is publishing its semiannual regulatory 
agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735) and the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6). The regulatory agenda 
lists all agency regulations that are scheduled for development during 
the next 12 months or that have been issued since the publication of 
the previous regulatory agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Office 
of the General Counsel, CSOSA, Room 1253, 633 Indiana Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20004 (telephone: (202) 220-5359; e-mail: 
roy.nanovic@csosa.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No new regulations have been identified for 
inclusion in this submission to the regulatory agenda.

George E. Pruden II,

General Counsel.

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia--Proposed Rule Stage
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Regulation
Sequence Title Identification
Number Number
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3106 Agency Seal......................................................................... 3225-AA05
3107 Acceptance of Gifts................................................................. 3225-AA06
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia--Final Rule Stage
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Regulation
Sequence Title Identification
Number Number
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3108 Community Supervision: Administrative Sanctions Schedule............................ 3225-AA00
3109 Disclosure of Records............................................................... 3225-AA01
3110 District of Columbia Sex Offender Registration...................................... 3225-AA03
3111 Collection and Use of DNA Information............................................... 3225-AA04
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia--Completed Actions
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Regulation
Sequence Title Identification
Number Number
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3112 Federal Tort Claims Act Procedures.................................................. 3225-AA02
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA) Proposed Rule Stage

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3106. AGENCY SEAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 105-33; 18 USC 506; 18 USC 1017

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 803 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA proposes to adopt regulations on the use of its 
official seal and the official seal for the District of Columbia 
Pretrial Services Agency (PSA), an independent entity within CSOSA. Use 
by any person or organization outside of the Agency 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.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM 11/00/02
NPRM Comment Period End 01/00/03
Final Action 07/00/03
Final Action Effective 08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA05

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3107. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-96

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 804 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA proposes to adopt regulations on the acceptance and use 
of gifts by itself and by the District of Columbia Pretrial Services 
Agency (PSA), an independent entity within CSOSA. CSOSA and PSA have 
been granted specific authority by Congress to accept and use gifts in 
the form of in-kind contributions of space and hospitality for the 
purpose of supporting offender and defendant programs and equipment and 
vocational training services to educate and train offenders and 
defendants. These regulations establish procedures for the public to 
follow when offering a gift, criteria for accepting and using gifts, 
and procedures for audit and public inspection of records pertaining to 
the acceptance and use of gifts.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM 12/00/02
NPRM Comment Period End 02/00/03
Final Action 08/00/03
Final Action Effective 09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA06
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA) Final Rule Stage

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3108. COMMUNITY SUPERVISION: ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS SCHEDULE

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 105-33

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 810 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA issued interim regulations on administrative sanctions 
which may be imposed on offenders under CSOSA's supervision who violate 
the general or specific conditions of their release. The purpose of 
imposing sanctions is to enable CSOSA staff to respond as swiftly, 
certainly, and consistently as practicable to noncompliant behavior. 
Using sanctions will reduce the number of violation reports sent to the 
releasing authority (for example, the sentencing court or the United 
States Parole Commission). CSOSA staff will be able to refer offenders 
back to the releasing authority having demonstrated that CSOSA has 
exhausted the range of options at its disposal to change the offender's 
noncompliant behavior. The releasing authority may then concentrate on 
those referrals which fully merit scrutiny. The purpose of the 
regulations is to prevent crime, reduce recidivism, and support the 
fair administration of justice through the promotion of effective 
community supervision.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule 09/20/01 66 FR 48336
Interim Final Rule Effective 09/20/01
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End 11/19/01
Final Action 12/00/02
Final Action Effective 12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA00
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3109. DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552; 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 802 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA proposes to adopt regulations on the disclosure of 
CSOSA or the District of Columbia Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) 
records. These regulations include procedures for processing requests 
for disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, under the Privacy 
Act, and for production of records in response to a demand from a court 
or other noncongressional authority in connection with a proceeding to 
which CSOSA or PSA is not a party. The regulations also identify 
Privacy Act system of records exemptions for both CSOSA and PSA. These 
regulations are necessary in order to ensure that the public has 
appropriate access to information maintained by the CSOSA and PSA and 
that adequate safeguards are in place to protect the privacy rights of 
individuals.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM 03/15/02 67 FR 11804
NPRM Comment Period End 05/14/02
Final Action 11/00/02
Final Action Effective 12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA01

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3110. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 105-23; PL 106-113

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 811 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA has issued interim regulations for the registration of 
sex offenders in the District of Columbia. These regulations provide 
notice to sex offenders of their duties under the law and under the 
regulations of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of 
Columbia to register with CSOSA. In most instances, sex offenders will 
receive notification that they are subject to registration when they 
are being sentenced by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia 
after being found guilty (or found not guilty by reason of insanity or 
adjudicated as a sexual psychopath) or when CSOSA becomes responsible 
for their supervision. In those cases where the offender has previously 
committed a registration offense and is not currently under 
supervision, the offender must contact CSOSA to register in order to 
avoid possible criminal penalty. These regulations are intended to 
provide for the protection of the public and to ensure that the 
District of Columbia may provide appropriate notification regarding the 
presence of sex offenders in the community.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule 08/21/02 67 FR 54093
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End 10/21/02
Final Action 01/00/03
Final Action Effective 01/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: Undetermined

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA03
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3111. COLLECTION AND USE OF DNA INFORMATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 106-546

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 812 (New)

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, June 17, 2001.

Abstract: CSOSA has issued interim regulations on the collection and 
use of DNA information. DNA information is collected under CSOSA's 
supervision from individuals who have been convicted of specific 
offenses identified by District of Columbia statute. The DNA 
information becomes part of the combined DNA Index System (CODIS), a 
national data base of DNA profiles from convicted offenders, unsolved 
crime scenes, and missing persons. The regulations specify that the DNA 
sample will be collected in accordance with FBI guidelines. The 
regulations also establish procedures for cooperating with the Federal 
Bureau of Prisons to ensure that unnecessary samples will not be 
collected; establish a standard for what constitutes an individual's 
refusal to cooperate in the collection of the sample; define what steps 
CSOSA deems to be reasonably necessary to take when an individual 
refuses to cooperate; and list in an appendix the offenses which 
qualify for DNA collection.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule 08/21/02 67 FR 54098
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End 10/21/02
Final Action 01/00/03
Final Action Effective 01/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 
633 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA04
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA) Completed Actions

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3112. FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT PROCEDURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: PL 105-33; 28 CFR 14.11

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 801 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA has adopted regulations to supplement Department of 
Justice regulations for processing administrative claims under the 
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). These supplemental regulations state in 
plain language what members of the public need to do to file a claim 
for money damages under the FTCA with CSOSA or with the District of 
Columbia Pretrial Services Agency (PSA). These regulations are 
necessary to help ensure that persons who suffer proven monetary loss, 
personal injury, or wrongful death due to a negligent or otherwise 
wrongful act or omission of a CSOSA or PSA employee committed while 
acting within the scope of his or her employment will be properly 
compensated.

Timetable:
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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM 11/20/01 66 FR 58083
NPRM Comment Period End 01/22/02
Final Action 09/13/02 67 FR 57947
Final Action Effective 10/15/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Roy Nanovic, Records Manager, Court Services and 
Offender

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Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, Room 1253, 633 Indiana 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202 220-5359
Email: roy.nanovic@csosa.gov

RIN: 3225-AA02
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