Notice from March 17 - 19, 2004

March 3, 2004

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING
OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 and 3.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, the following public hearing and meeting are scheduled:

(1) Public Hearing - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m., and

(2) Public Meeting - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in the Federal Judicial Center’s Training Rooms A-C (South Lobby, Concourse Level). It is expected that the public hearing will last approximately three and a half hours. The public meeting will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby). It is expected that the public meeting will last approximately 45 minutes.

(1) The purpose of the March 17, 2004 public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(2) The purpose of the March 19, 2004 public meeting is for the Commission to conduct the business detailed in the following agenda:

Report of the Commissioners
Report from the Staff Director
Vote to Approve Minutes
Possible Vote to Promulgate Proposed Guideline Amendments in the Following Areas:

Body Armor
Public Corruption
Homicide/Assault
MANPADS
Miscellaneous Amendments

Public meeting materials are available at the Commission's website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission (202/502-4590).

Public Hearing Agenda and Written Testimony
United States Sentencing Commission
Federal Judicial Center Training Rooms
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building , Washington, DC

March 17, 2004

Public Hearing Transcript

Introductory Remarks — 9:30 a.m.

Judge Ruben Castillo
Vice Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One — 9:35 a.m
Chapter Eight: Scope, Preclusion, and Small Organization Concerns

Patrick Gnazzo
Corporate Member, Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program
Vice President Business Practices, United Technologies Corporation

Kenneth Johnson
Director, Ethics and Policy Integration Centre

Dov L. Seidman
Chair and CEO, LRN

Q&A

Panel Two — 10:20 a.m.
Chapter Eight: Waiver Issue and Advisory Group Recommendations

Mary Beth Buchanan
United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Chair, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee
Member, USSC Ad Hoc Advisory Group for Organizational Guidelines

Linda A. Madrid
Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CarrAmerica Realty
Member, Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Gregory J. Wallance
Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP
Member, USSC Ad Hoc Advisory Group for Organizational Guidelines

Q&A

Panel Three — 11:05 a.m.
Hazardous Materials

David Uhlmann
Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, United States Department of Justice

James W. Conrad, Jr.
Counsel, American Chemistry Council

Ronald A. Sarachan
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll

Steven P. Solow
Hunton & Williams
Association of Oil Pipe Lines

Q&A

Lunch Break — 12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m.

Panel Four — 12:50 p.m.
Proposed Amendments for 2004

Barry J. Pollack
Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Co-Chair, White Collar Crime Committee

Mary Price
General Counsel, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

Jon L. Sands
Federal Public Defender, District of Arizona

Q&A

Panel Five — 1:35 p.m.
Proposed Amendments for 2004

Thomas Colantuono
United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire

Jodi Avergun
Chief, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section, United States Department of Justice

Raymond N. Hulser
Public Integrity Section, United States Department of Justice

Q&A

Panel Six — 2:20 p.m.
Proposed Amendments for 2004

James E. Felman and L. Barrett Boss
Co-Chairs, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group

Cathy Battistelli
Chair, Probation Officers Advisory Group

Q&A

Adjourn

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