<DOC> [May 27, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 101)] [Unified Agenda] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 30938-30940] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Part XXIII Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Semiannual Regulatory Agenda [[Page 30938]] COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (CSOSA) _______________________________________________________________________ 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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regulation Sequence Title Identification Number Number ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2999 Agency Seal......................................................................... 3225-AA05 3000 Acceptance of Gifts................................................................. 3225-AA06 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia--Final Rule Stage ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regulation Sequence Title Identification Number Number ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3001 Disclosure of Records............................................................... 3225-AA01 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia--Completed Actions ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Regulation Sequence Title Identification Number Number ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3002 Community Supervision: Administrative Sanctions Schedule............................ 3225-AA00 3003 District of Columbia Sex Offender Registration...................................... 3225-AA03 3004 Collection and Use of DNA Information............................................... 3225-AA04 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________________________________________________________ Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) Proposed Rule Stage _______________________________________________________________________ 2999. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ NPRM 04/22/03 68 FR 19770 NPRM Comment Period End 06/23/03 Final Action 10/00/03 Final Action Effective 11/00/03 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 [[Page 30939]] _______________________________________________________________________ 3000. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ NPRM 04/22/03 68 FR 19771 NPRM Comment Period End 06/23/03 Final Action 11/00/03 Final Action Effective 12/00/03 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 _______________________________________________________________________ Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) Final Rule Stage _______________________________________________________________________ 3001. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ NPRM 03/15/02 67 FR 11804 NPRM Comment Period End 05/14/02 Final Action 05/00/03 Final Action Effective 06/00/03 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-AA01 _______________________________________________________________________ Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) Completed Actions _______________________________________________________________________ 3002. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ Interim Final Rule 09/20/01 66 FR 48336 Interim Final Rule Effective 09/20/01 [[Page 30940]] Interim Final Rule Comment Period End 11/19/01 Final Action 04/22/03 68 FR 19738 Final Action Effective 04/22/03 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-AA00 _______________________________________________________________________ 3003. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ Interim Final Rule 08/21/02 67 FR 54093 Interim Final Rule Comment Period End 10/21/02 Final Action 04/22/03 68 FR 19739 Final Action Effective 04/22/03 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 3004. 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: ________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ Interim Final Rule 08/21/02 67 FR 54098 Interim Final Rule Comment Period End 10/21/02 Final Action 04/22/03 68 FR 19741 Final Action Effective 04/22/03 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 [FR Doc. 03-9565 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3129-01-S