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  • News: DHS Publishes Semi Annual Agenda in Federal Register

    [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2018)]
    [Unknown Section]
    [Pages 27137-27146]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2018-11247]
    
    
    
    [[Page 27137]]
    
    Vol. 83
    
    Monday,
    
    No. 112
    
    June 11, 2018
    
    Part VIII
    
    
    
    
    
    Department of Homeland Security
    
    
    
    
    
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    Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
    
    Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 112 / Monday, June 11, 2018 / 
    Unified Agenda
    
    [[Page 27138]]
    
    
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    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    
    Office of the Secretary
    
    6 CFR Chs. I and II
    
    [DHS Docket No. OGC-RP-04-001]
    
    
    Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
    
    AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DHS.
    
    ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.
    
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    SUMMARY: This regulatory agenda is a semiannual summary of projected 
    regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions of the 
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. This agenda 
    provides the public with information about DHS's regulatory and 
    deregulatory activity. DHS expects that this information will enable 
    the public to be more aware of, and effectively participate in, the 
    Department's regulatory and deregulatory activity. DHS invites the 
    public to submit comments on any aspect of this agenda.
    
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    
    General
    
        Please direct general comments and inquiries on the agenda to the 
    Regulatory Affairs Law Division, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. 
    Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0485, 
    Washington, DC 20528-0485.
    
    Specific
    
        Please direct specific comments and inquiries on individual actions 
    identified in this agenda to the individual listed in the summary 
    portion as the point of contact for that action.
    
    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS provides this notice pursuant to the 
    requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96-354, Sept. 
    19, 1980) and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' 
    (Sept. 30, 1993) as incorporated in Executive Order 13563, ``Improving 
    Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (Jan. 18, 2011) and Executive Order 
    13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' (Jan. 
    30, 2017), which require the Department to publish a semiannual agenda 
    of regulations. The regulatory agenda is a summary of existing and 
    projected regulations as well as actions completed since the 
    publication of the last regulatory agenda for the Department. DHS's 
    last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on January 12, 2018, at 
    83 FR 1872.
        Beginning in fall 2007, the internet became the basic means for 
    disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda is 
    available online at www.reginfo.gov.
        The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires Federal 
    agencies to publish their regulatory flexibility agendas in the Federal 
    Register. A regulatory flexibility agenda shall contain, among other 
    things, a brief description of the subject area of any rule which is 
    likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
    small entities. DHS's printed agenda entries include regulatory actions 
    that are in the Department's regulatory flexibility agenda. Printing of 
    these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by 
    the agenda provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Additional 
    information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda 
    published on the internet.
        The semiannual agenda of the Department conforms to the Unified 
    Agenda format developed by the Regulatory Information Service Center.
    
        Dated: February 23, 2018.
    Christina E. McDonald,
    Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.
    
                    Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    116.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA76
                                 Acquisition Regulation:
                                 Safeguarding of
                                 Controlled Unclassified
                                 Sensitive Information
                                 (HSAR Case 2015-001).
    117.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA78
                                 Acquisition Regulation:
                                 Information Technology
                                 Security Awareness
                                 Training (HSAR Case 2015-
                                 002).
    118.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA79
                                 Acquisition Regulation:
                                 Privacy Training (HSAR
                                 Case 2015-003).
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                   Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    119.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1601-AA52
                                 Program.
    120.......................  Chemical Facility Anti-            1601-AA69
                                 Terrorism Standards
                                 (CFATS).
    121.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA72
                                 Acquisition Regulation,
                                 Enhancement of
                                 Whistleblower Protections
                                 for Contractor Employees.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
         U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Proposed Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    122.......................  Registration Requirement           1615-AB71
                                 for Petitioners Seeking
                                 To File H-1B Petitions on
                                 Behalf of Aliens Subject
                                 to Numerical Limitations.
    123.......................  Requirements for Filing            1615-AB98
                                 Motions and
                                 Administrative Appeals.
    124.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC11
                                 Regional Center Program.
    125.......................  Removing H-4 Dependent             1615-AC15
                                 Spouses From the Class of
                                 Aliens Eligible for
                                 Employment Authorization.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    [[Page 27139]]
    
    
           U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Final Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    126.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC07
                                 Program Modernization.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                      U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    127.......................  Financial Responsibility--         1625-AC39
                                 Vessels; Superseded
                                 Pollution Funds (USCG-
                                 2017-0788).
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                       U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    128.......................  Seafarers' Access to               1625-AC15
                                 Maritime Facilities.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                       U.S. Coast Guard--Long-Term Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    129.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85
                                 Vessels--Implementation
                                 of 2010 and 2012
                                 Legislation.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
                       U.S. Coast Guard--Completed Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    130.......................  Numbering of Undocumented          1625-AA14
                                 Barges.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
              U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Long-Term Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    131.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                                 and Additional Carrier
                                 Requirements (Section 610
                                 Review).
    132.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77
                                 CNMI Visa Waiver Program
                                 (Section 610 Review).
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
            Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    133.......................  Security Training for              1652-AA55
                                 Surface Transportation
                                 Employees.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
            Transportation Security Administration--Completed Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    134.......................  General Aviation Security          1652-AA53
                                 and Other Aircraft
                                 Operator Security.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
          U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Proposed Rule Stage
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    135.......................  Procedures and Standards           1653-AA67
                                 for Declining Surety
                                 Immigration Bonds and
                                 Administrative Appeal
                                 Requirement for Breaches.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    [[Page 27140]]
    
    
             Federal Emergency Management Agency--Completed Actions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Regulation
           Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    136.......................  Updates to Floodplain              1660-AA85
                                 Management and Protection
                                 of Wetlands Regulations
                                 to Implement Executive
                                 Order 13690 and the
                                 Federal Flood Risk
                                 Management Standard.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    Office of the Secretary (OS)
    
    Final Rule Stage
    
    116. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of 
    Controlled Unclassified Sensitive Information (HSAR Case 2015-001)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
        Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 to 302; 41 U.S.C. 1302; 41 U.S.C. 
    1303; 41 U.S.C. 1707
        Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
    would implement security and privacy measures to ensure Controlled 
    Unclassified Information (CUI), such as Personally Identifiable 
    Information (PII), is adequately safeguarded by DHS contractors. 
    Specifically, the rule would define key terms, outline security 
    requirements and inspection provisions for contractor information 
    technology (IT) systems that store, process or transmit CUI, institute 
    incident notification and response procedures, and identify post-
    incident credit monitoring requirements.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6429
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
    NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
    Final Rule..........................   10/00/18
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
    of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
    Acquisition Policy and Legislation, 245 Murray Lane SW, Washington, DC 
    20528, Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: shaundra.duggans@hq.dhs.gov.
        Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
    Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
    SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
    nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA76
    
    117. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology 
    Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015-002)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
        Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1707; 41 U.S.C. 
    1302; 41 U.S.C. 1303
        Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
    would standardize information technology security awareness training 
    and DHS Rules of Behavior requirements for contractor and subcontractor 
    employees who access DHS information systems and information resources 
    or contractor-owned and/or operated information systems and information 
    resources capable of collecting, processing, storing, or transmitting 
    controlled unclassified information (CUI).
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6446
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
    NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
    Final Rule..........................   10/00/18
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
    of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
    Acquisition Policy and Legislation, 245 Murray Lane SW, Washington, DC 
    20528, Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: shaundra.duggans@hq.dhs.gov.
        Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
    Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
    SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
    nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA78
    
    118. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Privacy Training (HSAR 
    Case 2015-003)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
        Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1707; 41 U.S.C. 
    1702; 41 U.S.C. 1303
        Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
    would require contractors to complete training that addresses the 
    protection of privacy, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and 
    the handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information 
    and Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6425
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
    NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
    NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
    Final Rule..........................   10/00/18
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Candace Lightfoot, Procurement Analyst, Department 
    of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
    Acquisition Policy and Legislation, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street SW, 
    Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0082, Email: 
    candace.lightfoot@hq.dhs.gov.
        Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
    Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
    SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
    nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA79
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    Office of the Secretary (OS)
    
    Long-Term Actions
    
    119. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    
    [[Page 27141]]
    
        Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 488 et seq.
        Abstract: This rulemaking will implement the December 2007 
    amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled ``Secure Handling of 
    Ammonium Nitrate.'' The amendment requires the Department of Homeland 
    Security to ``regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an 
    ammonium nitrate facility . . . to prevent the misappropriation or use 
    of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.''
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANPRM...............................   10/29/08  73 FR 64280
    Correction..........................   11/05/08  73 FR 65783
    ANPRM Comment Period End............   12/29/08
    NPRM................................   08/03/11  76 FR 46908
    Notice of Public Meetings...........   10/07/11  76 FR 62311
    Notice of Public Meetings...........   11/14/11  76 FR 70366
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/01/11
    Next Action Undetermined............
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Group Leader, Strategic Policy and 
    Rulemaking, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
    Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division 
    (NPPD/ISCD), 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528-
    0610, Phone: 703 235-5263, Fax: 703 603-4935, Email: 
    jon.m.maclaren@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA52
    
    120. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 621 to 629
        Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) previously 
    invited public comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
    (ANPRM) for potential revisions to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism 
    Standards (CFATS) regulations. The ANPRM provided an opportunity for 
    the public to provide recommendations for possible program changes. DHS 
    is reviewing the public comments received in response to the ANPRM, 
    after which DHS intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANPRM...............................   08/18/14  79 FR 48693
    ANPRM Comment Period End............   10/17/14
                                         -----------------------------------
    NPRM................................           To Be Determined
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Group Leader, Strategic Policy and 
    Rulemaking, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
    Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division 
    (NPPD/ISCD), 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528-
    0610, Phone: 703 235-5263, Fax: 703 603-4935, Email: 
    jon.m.maclaren@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA69
    
    121. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of 
    Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: Sec. 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
    (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, (Pub. L. 112-239, enacted January 2, 
    2013); 41 U.S.C. 1302(a)(2); 41 U.S.C. 1707
        Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to 
    amend its Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) parts 3003 
    and 3052 to implement section 827 of the National Defense Authorization 
    Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239, enacted January 
    2, 2013) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Section 827 of the 
    NDAA for FY 2013 established enhancements to the Whistleblower 
    Protections for Contractor Employees for all agencies subject to 
    section 2409 of title 10, United States Code, which includes the USCG.
        Timetable: Next Action Undetermined.
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of 
    Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-
    15, 301 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, 
    Email: nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1601-AA72
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    
    Proposed Rule Stage
    
    122. Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B 
    Petitions on Behalf of Aliens Subject to Numerical Limitations
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184(g)
        Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security proposes to amend its 
    regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers 
    subject to annual numerical limitations. This rule proposes to 
    establish an electronic registration program for petitions subject to 
    numerical limitations for the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. This 
    action is being considered because the demand for H-1B specialty 
    occupation workers by U.S. companies has often exceeded the numerical 
    limitation. This rule is intended to allow U.S. Citizenship and 
    Immigration Services (USCIS) to more efficiently manage the intake and 
    lottery process for these H-1B petitions. The Department published a 
    proposed rule on this topic in 2011. The Department intends to publish 
    an additional proposed rule in 2018. The proposal may include a 
    modified selection process, as outlined in section 5(b) of Executive 
    Order 13788, Buy American and Hire American.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   03/03/11  76 FR 11686
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/02/11
    NPRM................................   07/00/18
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Kevin Cummings, Division Chief, Business and 
    Foreign Workers Division, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 
    Citizenship and Immigration Services, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 
    1200, Washington, DC 20529-2200, Phone: 202 272-8377, Fax: 202 272-
    1480, Email: kevin.j.cummings@uscis.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1615-AB71
    
    123. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 8 U.S.C. 1101; 8 
    U.S.C. 1103; 8 U.S.C. 1304; 6 U.S.C. 112
        Abstract: This rule proposes to revise the requirements and 
    procedures for the filing of motions and appeals before the Department 
    of Homeland Security
    
    [[Page 27142]]
    
    (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and its 
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The proposed changes are intended 
    to streamline the existing processes for filing motions and appeals and 
    will reduce delays in the review and appellate process. This rule also 
    proposes additional changes necessitated by the establishment of DHS 
    and its components. The proposed changes are intended to promote 
    simplicity, accessibility, and efficiency in the administration of 
    USCIS appeals and motions. The Department also solicits public comment 
    on proposed changes to the AAO's appellate jurisdiction.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   04/00/19
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Charles ``Locky'' Nimick, Deputy Chief, 
    Administrative Appeals Office, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 
    Citizenship and Immigration Services, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 
    Washington, DC 20529-2090, Phone: 703 224-4501, Email: 
    charles.nimick@usics.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1615-AB98
    
    124. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5); Pub. L. 102-395, secs. 610 
    and 601(a); Pub. L. 107-273, sec. 11037; Pub. L. 101-649, sec. 121(a); 
    Pub. L. 105-119, sec. 116; Pub. L. 106-396, sec. 402; Pub. L. 108-156, 
    sec. 4; Pub. L. 112-176, sec. 1; Pub. L. 114-113, sec. 575; Pub. L. 
    114-53, sec. 131; Pub. L. 107-273
        Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering 
    making regulatory changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional 
    Center Program. DHS issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
    (ANPRM) to seek comment from all interested stakeholders on several 
    topics, including: (1) The process for initially designating entities 
    as regional centers, (2) a potential requirement for regional centers 
    to utilize an exemplar filing process, (3) continued participation 
    requirements for maintaining regional center designation, and (4) the 
    process for terminating regional center designation. While DHS has 
    gathered some information related to these topics, the ANPRM sought 
    additional information that can help the Department make operational 
    and security updates to the Regional Center Program while minimizing 
    the impact of such changes on regional center operations and EB-5 
    investors.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ANPRM...............................   01/11/17  82 FR 3211
    ANPRM Comment Period End............   04/11/17
    NPRM................................   03/00/19
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Edie Pearson, Chief of Policy, Immigrant Investor 
    Program Office, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
    Immigration Services, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20529-2200, 
    Phone: 202 272-8377.
        RIN: 1615-AC11
    
    125. Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Class of Aliens Eligible 
    for Employment Authorization
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 112; 8 U.S.C. 1103(a); 8 U.S.C. 
    1184(a)(1); 8 U.S.C. 1324a(H)(3)(B)
        Abstract: On February 25, 2015, DHS published a final rule 
    extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 
    dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-
    based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS is publishing this 
    notice of proposed rulemaking to amend that 2015 final rule. DHS is 
    proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B 
    nonimmigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment 
    authorization.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   06/00/18
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Kevin Cummings, Division Chief, Business and 
    Foreign Workers Division, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 
    Citizenship and Immigration Services, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 
    1200, Washington, DC 20529-2200, Phone: 202 272-8377, Fax: 202 272-
    1480, Email: kevin.j.cummings@uscis.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1615-AC15
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    
    Final Rule Stage
    
    126. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5)
        Abstract: In January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security 
    (DHS) proposed to amend its regulations governing the employment-based, 
    fifth preference (EB-5) immigrant investor classification. In general, 
    under the EB-5 program, individuals are eligible to apply for lawful 
    permanent residence in the United States if they make the necessary 
    investment in a commercial enterprise in the United States and create 
    or, in certain circumstances, preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for 
    qualified U.S. workers. This rule sought public comment on a number of 
    proposed changes to the EB-5 program regulations. Such proposed changes 
    included: Raising the minimum investment amount; allowing certain EB-5 
    petitioners to retain their original priority date; changing the 
    designation process for targeted employment areas; and other 
    miscellaneous changes to filing and interview processes.
        Timetable:
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NPRM................................   01/13/17  82 FR 4738
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/11/17  .......................
    Final Action........................   08/00/18  .......................
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Edie Pearson, Chief of Policy, Immigrant Investor 
    Program Office, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
    Immigration Services, 131 M Street NE, Washington, DC 20529-2200, 
    Phone: 202 272-8377.
        RIN: 1615-AC07
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
    
    Proposed Rule Stage
    
    127. Financial Responsibility--Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds 
    (USCG-2017-0788)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
        Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2704; 33 U.S.C. 2716 and 2716a; 42 
    U.S.C. 9607
    
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    to 9609; 6 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 12580; sec. 7(b), 3 CFR, 1987; Comp., p. 
    193; E.O. 12777, secs. 4 and 5, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351, as amended 
    by E.O. 13286, sec. 89, 3; 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 166, and by E.O. 
    13638, sec. 1, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p.227; Department of Homeland; 
    Security Delegation Nos. 0170.1 and 5110, Revision 01
        Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its rule on vessel 
    financial responsibility to include tank vessels greater than 100 gross 
    tons, to clarify and strengthen the rule's reporting requirements, to 
    conform its rule to current practice, and to remove two superseded 
    regulations. This rulemaking will ensure the Coast Guard has current 
    information when there are significant changes in a vessel's operation, 
    ownership, or evidence of financial responsibility, and reflect current 
    best practices in the Coast Guard's management of the Certificate of 
    Financial Responsibility Program. This rulemaking will also promote the 
    Coast Guard's missions of maritime stewardship, maritime security, and 
    maritime safety.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   12/00/18  .......................
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        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution 
    Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 
    Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593-7605, 
    Phone: 202 795-6066, Email: benjamin.h.white@uscg.mil.
        RIN: 1625-AC39
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
    
    Final Rule Stage
    
    128. Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
        Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226; 33 U.S.C. 1231; Pub. L. 111-281, 
    sec. 811
        Abstract: This regulatory action will implement section 811 of the 
    Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281), which requires 
    the owner/operator of a facility regulated by the Coast Guard under the 
    Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) (MTSA) 
    to provide a system that enables seafarers and certain other 
    individuals to transit between vessels moored at the facility and the 
    facility gate in a timely manner at no cost to the seafarer or other 
    individual. Ensuring that such access through a facility is consistent 
    with the security requirements in MTSA is part of the Coast Guard's 
    Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) mission.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   12/29/14  79 FR 77981
    NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   05/27/15  80 FR 30189
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/01/15  .......................
    Final Rule..........................   06/00/18  .......................
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: LCDR Yamaris Barril, Project Manager, Department of 
    Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
    SE, Commandant (CG-FAC-2) STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593, Phone: 202 
    372-1151, Email: yamaris.d.barril@uscg.mil.
        RIN: 1625-AC15
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
    
    Long-Term Actions
    
    129. Commercial Fishing Vessels--Implementation of 2010 and 2012 
    Legislation
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281
        Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to implement those requirements 
    of 2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial 
    fishing industry vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the 
    legislation but that, to be implemented, require amendments to Coast 
    Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The applicability of the 
    regulations is being changed, and new requirements are being added to 
    safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety 
    standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of 
    unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime 
    safety mission.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   06/21/16  81 FR 40437
    NPRM Comment Period Extended........   08/15/16  81 FR 53986
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/19/16  .......................
    Second NPRM Comment Period End......   12/18/16  .......................
                                         -----------------------------------
    Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Mr. Joseph Myers, Project Manager, Department of 
    Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave 
    SE, STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 372-1249, Email: 
    joseph.d.myers@uscg.mil.
        RIN: 1625-AB85
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
    
    Completed Actions
    
    130. Numbering of Undocumented Barges
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
        Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 12301
        Abstract: Title 46 U.S.C. 12301, as amended by the Abandoned Barge 
    Act of 1992, requires that all undocumented barges of more than 100 
    gross tons operating on the navigable waters of the United States be 
    numbered. This rulemaking would establish a numbering system and user 
    fees for an original or renewed Certificate of Number for these barges. 
    The numbering of undocumented barges allows the Coast Guard to identify 
    the owners of abandoned barges. This rulemaking supports the Coast 
    Guard's broad role and responsibility of protecting natural resources.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    Request for Comments................   10/18/94  59 FR 52646
    Comment Period End..................   01/17/95  .......................
    ANPRM...............................   07/06/98  63 FR 36384
    ANPRM Comment Period End............   11/03/98  .......................
    NPRM................................   01/11/01  66 FR 2385
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/11/01  .......................
    NPRM Reopening of Comment Period....   08/12/04  69 FR 49844
    NPRM Reopening Comment Period End...   11/10/04  .......................
    Withdrawn...........................   02/16/18  .......................
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    [[Page 27144]]
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Andrea Heck, Project Manager, Department of 
    Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, National Vessel Documentation 
    Center, 792 T.J. Jackson Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419, Phone: 304 
    271-2400, Email: andrea.m.heck@uscg.mil.
        RIN: 1625-AA14
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)
    
    Long-Term Actions
    
    131. Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements 
    (Section 610 Review)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
        Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-347, sec. 203; 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 
    66; 19 U.S.C. 1431; 19 U.S.C. 1433 to 1434; 19 U.S.C. 1624; 19 U.S.C. 
    2071 (note); 46 U.S.C. 60105
        Abstract: This final rule implements the provisions of section 203 
    of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. On 
    November 25, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an 
    interim final rule (CBP Dec. 08-46) in the Federal Register (73 FR 
    71730), that finalized most of the provisions proposed in the Notice of 
    Proposed Rulemaking. It requires carrier and importers to provide to 
    CBP, via a CBP approved electronic data interchange system, certain 
    advance information pertaining to cargo brought into the United States 
    by vessel to enable CBP to identify high-risk shipments to prevent 
    smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. The interim final rule 
    did not finalize six data elements that were identified as areas of 
    potential concern for industry during the rulemaking process and, for 
    which, CBP provided some type of flexibility for compliance with those 
    data elements. CBP solicited public comment on these six data elements 
    and also invited comments on the revised Regulatory Assessment and 
    Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. (See 73 FR 71782-85 for 
    regulatory text and 73 CFR 71733-34 for general discussion.) The 
    remaining requirements of the rule were adopted as final.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   01/02/08  73 FR 90
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/03/08  .......................
    NPRM Comment Period Extended........   02/01/08  73 FR 6061
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/18/08  .......................
    Interim Final Rule..................   11/25/08  73 FR 71730
    Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/26/09  .......................
    Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/01/09  .......................
     End.
    Correction..........................   07/14/09  74 FR 33920
    Correction..........................   12/24/09  74 FR 68376
                                         -----------------------------------
    Final Action........................           To Be Determined
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        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Craig Clark, Branch Chief, Advance Data Programs 
    and Cargo Initiatives, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs 
    and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
    20229, Phone: 202 344-3052, Email: craig.clark@cbp.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1651-AA70
    
    132. Implementation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program (Section 610 
    Review)
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
        Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-229, sec. 702
        Abstract: The interim final rule amends Department of Homeland 
    Security (DHS) regulations to implement section 702 of the Consolidated 
    Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). This law extends the immigration 
    laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
    Islands (CNMI) and provides for a joint visa waiver program for travel 
    to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by 
    amending the regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver 
    Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. The amended 
    regulations set forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who 
    seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and 
    stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa. This rule also establishes six 
    ports of entry in the CNMI for purposes of administering and enforcing 
    the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Section 702 of the Consolidated 
    Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), subject to a transition period, 
    extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth 
    of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver 
    program for travel to Guam and/or the CNMI. On January 16, 2009, the 
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection 
    (CBP), issued an interim final rule in the Federal Register replacing 
    the then-existing Guam Visa Waiver Program with the Guam-CNMI Visa 
    Waiver Program and setting forth the requirements for nonimmigrant 
    visitors seeking admission into Guam and/or the CNMI under the Guam-
    CNMI Visa Waiver Program. As of November 28, 2009, the Guam-CNMI Visa 
    Waiver Program is operational. This program allows nonimmigrant 
    visitors from eligible countries to seek admission for business or 
    pleasure for entry into Guam and/or the CNMI without a visa for a 
    period of authorized stay not to exceed 45 days. This rulemaking would 
    finalize the January 2009 interim final rule.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    Interim Final Rule..................   01/16/09  74 FR 2824
    Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/16/09  .......................
    Interim Final Rule Comment Period      03/17/09  .......................
     End.
    Technical Amendment; Change of         05/28/09  74 FR 25387
     Implementation Date.
    Final Action........................   05/00/19  .......................
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
        Agency Contact: Stephanie Watson, Supervisory Program Manager, 
    Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
    Office of Field Operations, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 2.5B-38, 
    Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 325-4548, Email: 
    stephanie.e.watson@cbp.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1651-AA77
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    
    Final Rule Stage
    
    133. Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
        Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114; Pub. L. 110-53, secs. 1405, 1408, 
    1501, 1512, 1517, 1531, and 1534
        Abstract: The 9/11 Act requires security training for employees of 
    higher-risk freight railroad carriers, public transportation agencies 
    (including rail mass transit and bus systems), passenger railroad 
    carriers, and over-the-road bus (OTRB)
    
    [[Page 27145]]
    
    companies. This final rule implements the regulatory mandate. Owner/
    operators of these higher-risk railroads, systems, and companies will 
    be required to train employees performing security-sensitive functions, 
    using a curriculum addressing preparedness and how to observe, assess, 
    and respond to terrorist-related threats and/or incidents. As part of 
    this rulemaking, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is 
    expanding its current requirements for rail security coordinators and 
    reporting of significant security concerns (currently limited to 
    freight railroads, passenger railroads, and the rail operations of 
    public transportation systems) to include the bus components of higher-
    risk public transportation systems and higher-risk OTRB companies. TSA 
    is also adding a definition for Transportation Security-Sensitive 
    Materials (TSSM). Other provisions are being amended or added, as 
    necessary, to implement these additional requirements.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   12/16/16  81 FR 91336
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/16/17  .......................
    Final Rule..........................   09/00/18  .......................
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Chandru (Jack) Kalro, Deputy Director, Surface 
    Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
    Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, 601 
    South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 227-1145, 
    Email: surfacefrontoffice@tsa.dhs.gov.
        Alex Moscoso, Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal 
    Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
    Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, 601 
    South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 227-5839, 
    Email: alex.moscoso@tsa.dhs.gov.
        Traci Klemm, Assistant Chief Counsel, Regulations and Security 
    Standards, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
    Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, 601 South 12th Street, 
    Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-3596, Email: 
    traci.klemm@tsa.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1652-AA55
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    
    Completed Actions
    
    134. General Aviation Security and Other Aircraft Operator Security
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
        Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 469; 18 U.S.C. 842; 18 U.S.C. 845; 46 
    U.S.C. 70102 to 70106; 46 U.S.C. 70117; 49 U.S.C. 114; 49 U.S.C. 
    114(f)(3); 49 U.S.C. 5103; 49 U.S.C. 5103a; 49 U.S.C. 40113; 49 U.S.C. 
    44901 to 44907; 49 U.S.C. 44913 to 44914; 49 U.S.C. 44916 to 44918; 49 
    U.S.C. 44932; 49 U.S.C. 44935 to 44936; 49 U.S.C. 44942; 49 U.S.C. 
    46105
        Abstract: On October 30, 2008, the Transportation Security 
    Administration (TSA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), 
    proposing to amend current aviation transportation security regulations 
    to enhance the security of general aviation by expanding the scope of 
    current requirements and by adding new requirements for certain large 
    aircraft operators and airports serving those aircraft. TSA also 
    proposed that all aircraft operations, including corporate and private 
    charter operations, with aircraft having a maximum certified takeoff 
    weight (MTOW) above 12,500 pounds (large aircraft) be required to adopt 
    a large aircraft security program. TSA also proposed to require certain 
    airports that serve large aircraft to adopt security programs. TSA has 
    decided to not pursue this rulemaking.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   10/30/08  73 FR 64790
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/29/08  .......................
    Notice--NPRM Comment Period Extended   11/25/08  73 FR 71590
    NPRM Extended Comment Period End....   02/27/09  .......................
    Notice--Public Meetings; Requests      12/18/08  73 FR 77045
     for Comments.
    Notice of Withdrawal................   03/16/18  83 FR 11667
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Kevin Knott, Branch Manager, Industry Engagement 
    Branch--Aviation Division, Department of Homeland Security, 
    Transportation Security Administration, Office of Security Policy and 
    Industry Engagement, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, 
    Phone: 571 227-4370, Email: kevin.knott@tsa.dhs.gov.
        Alex Moscoso, Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch--Cross 
    Modal Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation 
    Security Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry 
    Engagement, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 
    227-5839, Email: alex.moscoso@tsa.dhs.gov.
        Christine Beyer, Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security 
    Standards, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
    Administration, Office of Chief Counsel, TSA-2, HQ, E12-336N, 601 South 
    12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-3653, Email: 
    christine.beyer@tsa.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1652-AA53
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
    
    Proposed Rule Stage
    
    135. Procedures and Standards for Declining Surety Immigration Bonds 
    and Administrative Appeal Requirement for Breaches
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
        Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103
        Abstract: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proposes 
    to set forth standards and procedures ICE will follow before making a 
    determination to stop accepting immigration bonds posted by a surety 
    company that has been certified to issue bonds by the Department of the 
    Treasury when the company does not cure deficient performance. Treasury 
    administers the Federal corporate surety program and, in its current 
    regulations, allows agencies to prescribe ``for cause'' standards and 
    procedures for declining to accept bonds from Treasury-certified 
    sureties. ICE would also require surety companies seeking to overturn a 
    breach determination to file an administrative appeal raising all legal 
    and factual defenses.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   05/00/18  .......................
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/00/18  .......................
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    
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        Agency Contact: Beth Cook, Deputy Chief, Office of the Principal 
    Legal Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and 
    Customs Enforcement, Suite 200, 166 Sycamore Street, Williston, VT 
    05495, Phone: 802 288-7742, Email: beth.e.cook@ice.dhs.gov.
        Brad Tuttle, Attorney Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, 
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, 
    Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-5000, Email: 
    bradley.c.tuttle@ice.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1653-AA67
    
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)
    
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    
    Completed Actions
    
    136. Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands 
    Regulations To Implement Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood 
    Risk Management Standard
    
        E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
        Legal Authority: E.O. 11988, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 5201; 6 U.S.C. 
    101 et seq.
        Abstract: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to 
    withdraw a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published on 
    August 22, 2016. The NPRM proposed changes to FEMA's ``Floodplain 
    Management and Protection of Wetlands'' regulations to implement 
    Executive Order 13690, which established the Federal Flood Risk 
    Management Standard (FFRMS). FEMA also plans to withdraw a proposed 
    supplementary policy (FEMA Policy: 078-3), which clarified how FEMA 
    would apply the FFRMS. On August 15, 2017, the President issued 
    Executive Order 13807, which revoked Executive Order 13690. 
    Accordingly, FEMA plans to withdraw the NPRM and proposed supplementary 
    policy.
        Timetable:
    
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                   Action                    Date            FR Cite
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    NPRM................................   08/22/16  81 FR 57401
    NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/21/16  .......................
    Notice of Withdrawal................   03/06/18  83 FR 9473
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
        Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
        Agency Contact: Kristin Fontenot, Office of Environmental and 
    Historic Preservation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal 
    Emergency Management Agency, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, 
    Phone: 202 646-2741, Email: kristin.fontenot@fema.dhs.gov.
        RIN: 1660-AA85
    
    [FR Doc. 2018-11247 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]
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