[Title 28 CFR P]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Title 28 - JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION]
[Chapter I - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Part 0 - ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Subpart P - Federal Bureau of Investigation]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


28JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION12002-07-012002-07-01falseFederal Bureau of InvestigationPSubpart PJUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIONDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
               Subpart P--Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Cross Reference: For regulations pertaining to the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, see part 3 of this chapter.



Sec. 0.85  General functions.

    The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall:
    (a) Investigate violations of the laws, including the criminal drug 
laws, of the United States and collect evidence in cases in which the 
United States is or may be a party in interest, except in cases in which 
such responsibility is by statute or otherwise specifically assigned to 
another investigative agency. The Director's authority to investigate 
violations of and collect evidence in cases involving the criminal drug 
laws of the United States is concurrent with such authority of the 
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration under Sec. 0.100 of 
this part. In investigating violations of such laws and in collecting 
evidence in such cases, the Director may exercise so much of the 
authority vested in the Attorney General by sections 1 and 2 of 
Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1968, section 1 of Reorganization Plan No. 
2 of 1973 and the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 
1970, as amended, as he determines is necessary. He may also release FBI 
information on the same terms and for the same purposes that the 
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration may disclose DEA 
information under Sec. 0.103 of this part. The Director and his 
authorized delegates may seize, forfeit and remit or mitigate the 
forfeiture of property in accordance with 21 U.S.C. 881, 21 CFR 1316.71 
through 1316.81, and 28 CFR 9.1 through 9.7.
    (b) Conduct the acquisition, collection, exchange, classification 
and preservation of fingerprints and identification records from 
criminal justice and other governmental agencies, including fingerprints 
voluntarily submitted by individuals for personal identification 
purposes; provide expert testimony in Federal, State and local courts as 
to fingerprint examinations; and provide fingerprint training and 
provide identification assistance in disasters and for other 
humanitarian purposes.
    (c) Conduct personnel investigations requisite to the work of the 
Department of Justice and whenever required by statute or otherwise.
    (d) Carry out the Presidential directive of September 6, 1939, as 
reaffirmed by Presidential directives of January 8, 1943, July 24, 1950, 
and December 15, 1953, designating the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
to take charge of investigative work in matters relating to espionage, 
sabotage, subversive activities, and related matters.
    (e) Establish and conduct law enforcement training programs to 
provide training for State and local law enforcement personnel; operate 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy; develop new 
approaches, techniques, systems, equipment, and devices to improve and 
strengthen law enforcement and assist

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in conducting State and local training programs, pursuant to section 404 
of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 82 Stat. 204.
    (f) Operate a central clearinghouse for police statistics under the 
Uniform Crime Reporting Program, and a computerized nationwide index of 
law enforcement information under the National Crime Information Center.
    (g) Operate the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory to serve 
not only the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but also to provide, 
without cost, technical and scientific assistance, including expert 
testimony in Federal or local courts, for all duly constituted law 
enforcement agencies, other organizational units of the Department of 
Justice, and other Federal agencies, which may desire to avail 
themselves of the service. As provided for in procedures agreed upon 
between the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, the services of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory may also be made 
available to foreign law enforcement agencies and courts.
    (h) Make recommendations to the Office of Personnel Management in 
connection with applications for retirement under 5 U.S.C. 8336(c).
    (i) Investigate alleged fraudulent conduct in connection with 
operations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other 
alleged violations of the criminal provisions of the National Housing 
Act, including 18 U.S.C. 1010.
    (j) Exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney General 
to approve and conduct the exchanges of identification records 
enumerated at Sec. 50.12(a) of this chapter.
    (k) Payment of awards (including those over $10,000) under 28 U.S.C. 
524(c)(2), and purchase of evidence (including the authority to pay more 
than $100,000) under 28 U.S.C. 524(c)(1)(F).
    (l) Exercise Lead Agency responsibility in investigating all crimes 
for which it has primary or concurrent jurisdiction and which involve 
terrorist activities or acts in preparation of terrorist activities 
within the statutory jurisdiction of the United States. Within the 
United States, this would include the collection, coordination, 
analysis, management and dissemination of intelligence and criminal 
information as appropriate. If another Federal agency identifies an 
individual who is engaged in terrorist activities or in acts in 
preparation of terrorist activities, that agency is requested to 
promptly notify the FBI. Terrorism includes the unlawful use of force 
and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a 
government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in 
furtherance of political or social objectives.
    (m) Carry out the Department's responsibilities under the Hate Crime 
Statistics Act.
    (n) Exercise the authority vested in the Attorney General under 
section 528(a), Public Law 101-509, to accept from federal departments 
and agencies the services of law enforcement personnel to assist the 
Department of Justice in the investigation and prosecution of fraud or 
other criminal or unlawful activity in or against any federally insured 
financial institution or the Resolution Trust Corporation, and to 
coordinate the activities of such law enforcement personnel in the 
conduct of such investigations and prosecutions.
    (o) Carry out the responsibilities conferred upon the Attorney 
General under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, 
Title I of Pub. L. 103-414 (108 Stat. 4279), subject to the general 
supervision and direction of the Attorney General.

[Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969]

    Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting Sec. 0.85, 
see the List of Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids 
section of the printed volume and on GPO Access.



Sec. 0.85a  Criminal justice policy coordination.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation shall report to the Attorney 
General on all its activities.

[Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52347, Oct. 27, 1981]



Sec. 0.86  Seizure of gambling devices.

    The Director, Associate Director, Assistants to the Director, 
Executive Assistant Directors, Assistant Directors, inspectors and 
agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are authorized

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to exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney General to 
make seizures of gambling devices (18 U.S.C. 1955(d), 15 U.S.C. 1171 et 
seq.) and wire or oral communication intercepting devices (18 U.S.C. 
2513).

[Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52347, Oct. 27, 1981]



Sec. 0.87  Representation on committee for visit-exchange.

    The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall be a 
member of the committee which represents the Department of Justice in 
the development and implementation of plans for exchanging visits 
between the Iron Curtain countries and the United States and shall have 
authority to designate an alternate to serve on such committee.



Sec. 0.88  Certificates for expenses of unforeseen emergencies.

    The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is authorized to 
exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney General by 28 
U.S.C. 537, to make certificates with respect to expenses of unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential character: Provided, That each such 
certificate made by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
shall be approved by the Attorney General.



Sec. 0.89  Authority to seize arms and munitions of war.

    The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is authorized to 
exercise the authority conferred upon the Attorney General by section 1 
of E.O. 10863 of February 18, 1960 (25 FR 1507), relating to the seizure 
of arms and munitions of war, and other articles, pursuant to section 1 
of title VI of the act of June 15, 1917, 40 Stat. 223, as amended by 
section 1 of the Act of August 13, 1953, 67 Stat. 577 (22 U.S.C. 401).



Sec. 0.89a  Delegations respecting claims against the FBI.

    (a) The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is 
authorized to exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney 
General Under 28 U.S.C. 2672 to consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, 
and settle any claim thereunder not exceeding $50,000 in any one case 
caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of any employee of 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    (b) The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is further 
authorized to exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney 
General under the Act of December 7, 1989, Public Law 101-203, 103 Stat. 
1805 (31 U.S.C. 3724) with regard to claims thereunder not exceeding 
$50,000 in any one case.
    (c) The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is 
authorized to redelegate to the General Counsel of the FBI or his 
designee within the Office of the General Counsel or to the primary 
legal advisors of the FBI field offices, any of the authority, 
functions, or duties vested in him by paragraphs (a) and (b) of this 
section. This authority shall not be further redelegated.

[Order No. 884-80, 45 FR 22023, Apr. 3, 1980, as amended by Order No. 
1417-90, 55 FR 27808, July 6, 1990; Order No. 1551-91, 56 FR 64192, Dec. 
9, 1991; Order No. 1904-94, 59 FR 41242, Aug. 11, 1994; Order No. 2314-
2000, 65 FR 44683, July 19, 2000]