[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 46 (Monday, March 10, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13263-13264]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05083]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Prisons

28 CFR Part 540

[BOP Docket No. 1148-N]
RIN 1120-AB48


Communication Management Units

AGENCY: Bureau of Prisons, Justice.

ACTION: Proposed rule; Notice to Reopen Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) reopens the 
comment period of the proposed rule published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 
17324) which proposed to establish and describe Communication 
Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. We now reopen the comment period 
for fifteen (15) additional days in order to allow inmates and 
interested parties additional opportunity to comment.

DATES: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must 
be submitted on or before March 25, 2014. Comments received by mail 
will be considered timely if they are postmarked on or before that 
date. The electronic Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) will 
accept comments until Midnight Eastern Time at the end of that day.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to the Rules Unit, 
Office of General Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20534. You may view an electronic version of this 
regulation at www.regulations.gov. You may also comment by using the 
www.regulations.gov comment form for this regulation. When submitting 
comments electronically you must include the BOP Docket No. in the 
subject box.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Qureshi, Office of General 
Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, phone (202) 307-2105.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Posting of Public Comments

    Please note that all comments received are considered part of the 
public record and made available for public inspection online at 
www.regulations.gov. Such information includes personal identifying 
information (such as your name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter.
    If you want to submit personal identifying information (such as 
your name, address, etc.) as part of your comment, but do not want it 
to be

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posted online, you must include the phrase ``PERSONAL IDENTIFYING 
INFORMATION'' in the first paragraph of your comment. You must also 
locate all the personal identifying information you do not want posted 
online in the first paragraph of your comment and identify what 
information you want redacted.
    If you want to submit confidential business information as part of 
your comment but do not want it to be posted online, you must include 
the phrase ``CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION'' in the first paragraph 
of your comment. You must also prominently identify confidential 
business information to be redacted within the comment. If a comment 
has so much confidential business information that it cannot be 
effectively redacted, all or part of that comment may not be posted on 
www.regulations.gov.
    Personal identifying information identified and located as set 
forth above will be placed in the agency's public docket file, but not 
posted online. Confidential business information identified and located 
as set forth above will not be placed in the public docket file. If you 
wish to inspect the agency's public docket file in person by 
appointment, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT paragraph.

Discussion

    In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) reopens the 
comment period of the proposed rule published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 
17324) (2010 proposed rule) which proposed to establish and describe 
Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. We now reopen the 
comment period for fifteen (15) additional days in order to allow 
inmates and interested parties additional opportunity to comment. We do 
so in response to current ongoing litigation with which the Bureau has 
been involved. We reopen the comment period for 15 days instead of the 
typical 60-day length of a proposed rule comment period because the 
rule was previously open for a 60-day public comment period in 2010 and 
we received over 700 comments during that time. We now reopen the 
comment period for a limited time to allow further comments from 
interested parties while striving to expedite the regulation 
development process.
    The 2010 proposed rule codifies and describes the Bureau's 
procedures for designating inmates to, and limiting communication 
within, its Communication Management Units (CMU). Currently, the Bureau 
operates two CMUs, separately located at the Federal Correctional 
Complex (FCC), Terre Haute, Indiana (established in December 2006), and 
the United States Penitentiary (USP), Marion, Illinois (established in 
March 2008). For further information, please see the proposed rule 
published on April 6, 2010 (75 FR 17324).

List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 540 Prisoners.

    Dated: March 4, 2014.
Charles E. Samuels, Jr.,
Director, Bureau of Prisons.
[FR Doc. 2014-05083 Filed 3-7-14; 8:45 am]
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