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[May 13, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 92)]
[Unified 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 
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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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: CSOSA has identified two new regulations 
(Agency Seal and Acceptance of Gifts) 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
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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2796        Disclosure of Records...............................................................     3225-AA01
2797        Agency Seal.........................................................................     3225-AA05
2798        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
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2799        Community Supervision: Administrative Sanctions Schedule............................     3225-AA00
2800        Federal Tort Claims Act Procedures..................................................     3225-AA02
2801        District of Columbia Sex Offender Registration......................................     3225-AA03
2802        Collection and Use of DNA Information...............................................     3225-AA04
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Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
District of Columbia (CSOSA)                        Proposed Rule Stage


  



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2796. 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                    08/00/02
Final Action Effective          09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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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2797. <bullet<ls-thn-eq> AGENCY SEAL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

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

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 803 (New)

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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                            07/00/02
NPRM Comment Period End         09/00/02
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-AA05
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2798. <bullet<ls-thn-eq> ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: PL 107-96

CFR Citation: 28 CFR 804 (New)

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: CSOSA proposed 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                            06/00/02
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/02
Final Action                    10/00/02
Final Action Effective          11/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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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2799. 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                    08/00/02
Final Action Effective          08/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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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2800. 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 proposes to adopt 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

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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                    05/00/02
Final Action Effective          06/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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-AA02
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2801. 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 intends to issue 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              06/00/02
Final Action                    09/00/02
Final Action Effective          09/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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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2802. 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 intends to adopt 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              06/00/02
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      08/00/02
Final Action                    11/00/02
Final Action Effective          12/00/02

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: 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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