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Vol. 87

 

Monday,

 

No. 151

 

August 8, 2022

 

Part IX

 

 Department of Homeland Security

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

 

Federal Register / Vol. 87 , No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2022 / UA:

Reg Flex Agenda

 

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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, 2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,

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), 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 online on December 10, 2021, at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain.

    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: April 1, 2022.

Christina E. McDonald,

Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

 

              Office of the Secretary--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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119.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA72

                             Acquisition Regulation,

                             Enhancement of

                             Whistleblower Protections

                             for Contractor Employees.

120.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA78

                             Acquisition Regulation:

                             Information Technology

                             Security Awareness

                             Training (HSAR Case 2015-

                             002).

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                Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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121.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA76

                             Acquisition Regulation:

                             Safeguarding of

                             Controlled Unclassified

                             Information (HSAR Case

                             2015-001).

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               Office of the Secretary--Completed Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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122.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA79

                             Acquisition Regulation:

                             Privacy Training (HSAR

                             Case 2015-003).

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     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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123.......................  U.S. Citizenship and               1615-AC68

                             Immigration Services Fee

                             Schedule.

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      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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124.......................  Requirements for Filing            1615-AB98

                             Motions and

                             Administrative Appeals.

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                  U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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125.......................  Claims Procedures Under            1625-AA03

                             the Oil Pollution Act of

                             1990 (USCG-2004-17697).

126.......................  Lifejacket Approval                1625-AC62

                             Harmonization.

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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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127.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85

                             Vessels--Implementation

                             of 2010 and 2012

                             Legislation.

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          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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128.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70

                             and Additional Carrier

                             Requirements (Section 610

                             Review).

129.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77

                             CNMI Visa Waiver Program

                             (Section 610 Review).

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        Transportation Security Administration--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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130.......................  Amending Vetting                   1652-AA70

                             Requirements for

                             Employees With Access to

                             a Security Identification

                             Display Area (SIDA).

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  Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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131.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1670-AA00

                             Program.

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   Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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132.......................  Chemical Facility Anti-            1670-AA01

                             Terrorism Standards

                             (CFATS).

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Office of the Secretary (OS)

 

Proposed Rule Stage

 

  1. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of

Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees [1601-AA72]

 

    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) and 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:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   05/00/23

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    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

 

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20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1601-AA72

 

  1. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology

Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015-002) [1601-AA78]

 

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1707, 1302 and

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:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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

Supplemental NPRM...................   09/00/22

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Shaundra Ford, 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.ford@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

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Office of the Secretary (OS)

 

Final Rule Stage

 

  1. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of

Controlled Unclassified Information (HSAR Case 2015-001) [1601-AA76]

 

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 to 302; 41 U.S.C. 1302, 1303 and 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:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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..........................   09/00/22

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Shaundra Ford, 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.ford@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

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Office of the Secretary (OS)

 

Completed Actions

 

  1. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Privacy Training (HSAR

Case 2015-003) [1601-AA79]

 

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1303, 1702 and

1707

    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. DHS is withdrawing

this regulatory action, because privacy training is covered by the

Federal Acquisition Regulation final rule titled Privacy Training (81

FR 93476, Dec. 20, 2016) and DHS FAR Class Deviation Number 17-03.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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

Notice of Withdrawal................   12/10/21  86 FR 70429

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    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)

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

Proposed Rule Stage

 

  1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule [1615-AC68]

 

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m), (n)

    Abstract: DHS will propose to adjust the fees charged by U.S.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for immigration and

naturalization benefit requests. On August 3, 2020, DHS adjusted the

fees USCIS charges for immigration and naturalization benefit requests,

imposed new fees, revised certain fee waiver and exemption policies,

and changed certain application requirements via the rule ``USCIS Fee

Schedule & Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request

Requirements.'' DHS has been preliminarily enjoined from implementing

that rule by court order. This rule would rescind and replace the

changes made by the August 3, 2020, rule and establish new USCIS fees

to recover USCIS operating costs.

 

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    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   09/00/22

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Kika M. Scott, Chief Financial Officer, Department

of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 5900

Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190, Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009, Phone:

240 721-3000.

    RIN: 1615-AC68

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

Long-Term Actions

 

  1. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals [1615-

AB98]

 

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552 and 552a; 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103 and

1304; 6 U.S.C. 112

    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing

this rule to improve the administration of U.S. Citizenship and

Immigration Services (USCIS) appeals, motions, and certifications. The

proposed changes would update and restructure the regulations in order

to clarify and streamline the administrative review process, increase

efficiency, and reflect the establishment of DHS and its components.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   12/00/23

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: William K. Renwick, Jr., Branch Chief, Department

of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,

Administrative Appeals Office, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,

Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009, Phone: 240 721-3000.

    RIN: 1615-AB98

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

 

Proposed Rule Stage

 

  1. Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (USCG-2004-

17697) [1625-AA03]

 

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2713 and 2714

    Abstract: The purpose of this project is to remove superseded

regulations at 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 135, and to

finalize the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90) claims procedures at 33

CFR part 136. The OPA90 claims procedures, implementing OPA90 section

1013 (Claims Procedures) and section 1014 (Designation of Source and

Advertisement), were established by an interim rule, titled ``Claims

under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990'' (Interim Rule) that has not been

substantively amended since it was published in 1992. This rulemaking

supports the Coast Guard's strategic goal of protection of natural

resources.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule..................   08/12/92  57 FR 36314

Correction..........................   09/09/92  57 FR 41104

Interim Final Rule Comment Period      12/10/92

 End.

Notice of Inquiry...................   11/01/11  76 FR 67385

Notice of Inquiry Comment Period End   01/30/12

NPRM................................   05/00/23

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, Department of

Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, National Pollution Funds Center

(NPFC), 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-AA03

 

  1. Lifejacket Approval Harmonization [1625-AC62]

 

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3306(a); 46 U.S.C. 3306(b); 46 U.S.C.

4102(a); 46 U.S.C. 4102(b); 46 U.S.C. 4302(a); 46 U.S.C. 4502(a); 46

U.S.C. 4502(c)(2)(B)

    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to amend the lifejacket approval

requirements and follow-up program requirements by incorporating new

bi-national standards. At the same time, the Coast Guard proposes to

amend lifejacket and personal flotation devices (PFDs) carriage

requirements to allow for the use of equipment approved to the new

standards, and to remove obsolete equipment approval requirements. The

new standards are state-of-the-art and are intended to replace the

legacy standards. The proposed amendments will streamline the process

for approval of PFDs and allow manufacturers the opportunity to produce

more innovative equipment that meets the approval requirements of both

Canada and the United States, while reducing the burden for

manufacturers in both the approval process and follow-up program. These

proposed changes are expected to promote economic relief. The proposed

rule is expected to promote economic relief by reducing the regulatory

burden on PFD manufacturers by harmonizing our PFD approval standards

with Canada, requiring less frequent inspections of manufacturing

facilities, providing lower cost PFD user manuals, and by creating a

new market in PFDs with a lower buoyancy rating. This rule is

consistent with Executive Order 14058, which directs agencies to take

actions that improve service delivery and customer experience by

decreasing administrative burdens, enhancing transparency, and

improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   12/00/22  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Jacqueline M. Yurkovich, Project Manager,

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Design and

Engineering Standards (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

SE, STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 202 372-1389, Email:

jacqueline.m.yurkovich@uscg.mil.

    RIN: 1625-AC62

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

 

Long-Term Actions

 

  1. Commercial Fishing Vessels--Implementation of 2010 and 2012

Legislation [1625-AB85]

 

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 4502 and 5103; Pub. L. 111-281

    Abstract: The Coast Guard would implement 2010 and 2012 legislation

that pertains to uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels. The

 

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requirements took effect upon enactment of the legislation but require

amendments to Coast Guard regulations to be implemented. Coast Guard is

changing the applicability of the regulations, and adding new

requirements 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  .......................

NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   12/18/16  .......................

Final Rule..........................   07/00/23  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Morgan Benggio, Marine Transportation Safety

Specialist, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office

of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC-3), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr.

Avenue SE, Stop 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 372-1246,

Email: morgan.d.benggio@uscg.mil.

    RIN: 1625-AB85

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

 

Long-Term Actions

 

  1. Importer Security Filing And Additional Carrier Requirements

(Section 610 Review) [1651-AA70]

 

    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 and 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.)

    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 Extended 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

Next Action Undetermined............

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Brian Sale, Branch Chief, Manifest & Conveyance

Security Division, Cargo & Conveyance, Office of Field Operation,

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection,

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 325-3338,

Email: brian.a.sale@cbp.dhs.gov; fo-manifestbranch@cbp.dhs.gov">ofo-manifestbranch@cbp.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1651-AA70

 

  1. Implementation of the Guam-CNMI VISA Waiver Program (Section 610

Review) [1651-AA77]

 

    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.

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Final Action........................           To Be Determined

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.

    Agency Contact: Neyda I. Yejo, Program Manager, Electronic System

for Travel Authorization, Office of Field Operations, Department of

Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300

Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 344-2373,

Email: neyda.i.yejo@cbp.dhs.gov.

 

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    RIN: 1651-AA77

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

 

Long-Term Actions

 

  1. Amending Vetting Requirements for Employees With Access to a

Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) [1652-AA70]

 

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-190, sec. 3405

    Abstract: As required by the FESSA, TSA will propose a rule to

revise its regulations, reflecting current knowledge of insider threat

and intelligence, to enhance the eligibility requirements and

disqualifying criminal offenses for individuals seeking or having

unescorted access to any SIDA of an airport. Consistent with the

statutory mandate, TSA will consider adding to the list of

disqualifying criminal offenses and criteria, develop a waiver process

for approving the issuance of credentials for unescorted access, and

propose an extension of the look back period for disqualifying crimes.

As part of TSA's reevaluation of the eligibility and redress standards

for aviation workers required by the Act, TSA is also reevaluating the

current vetting process to minimize any security risks that may exist.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................           To Be Determined

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Kevin Knott, Branch Manager, Airports Policy

Branch-Aviation Division, Department of Homeland Security,

Transportation Security Administration, Policy, Plans, and Engagement,

6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571

227-4370, Email: kevin.knott@tsa.dhs.gov.

    James Ruger, Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch-Coordination

& Analysis Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation

Security Administration, Policy, Plans, and Engagement, 6595

Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 227-

5519, Email: james.ruger@tsa.dhs.gov.

    Christine Beyer, Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security

Standards, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security

Administration, Chief Counsel's Office, 6595 Springfield Center Drive,

Springfield, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-3653, Email:

christine.beyer@tsa.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1652-AA70

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

 

Proposed Rule Stage

 

  1. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program [1670-AA00]

 

    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 488 et seq.

    Abstract: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

(CISA) is proposing a rulemaking to implement the December 2007

amendment to the Homeland Security Act titled ``Secure Handling of

Ammonium Nitrate.'' This 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.'' CISA previously issued a

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on August 3, 2011. CISA is

planning to issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM).

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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ANPRM...............................   10/29/08  73 FR 64280

ANPRM 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  .......................

Notice of Availability..............   06/03/19  84 FR 25495

Notice of Availability Comment         09/03/19  .......................

 Period End.

Supplemental NPRM...................   04/00/23  .......................

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Ryan Donaghy, Deputy Branch Chief for Chemical

Security Policy, Rulemaking, and Engagement, Department of Homeland

Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray

Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528, Phone: 571 532-4127,

Email: ryan.donaghy@cisa.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1670-AA00

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

 

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

 

Long-Term Actions

 

  1. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) [1670-AA01]

 

    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 621 to 629

    Abstract: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

(CISA) previously invited public comment on an Advance Notice of

Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) during August 2014 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. In June 2020, CISA

published for public comment a retrospective analysis of the CFATS

program. And in January 2021, CISA invited additional public comment

through an ANPRM concerning the removal of certain explosive chemicals

from CFATS. CISA intends to address many of the subjects raised in both

ANPRMs and the retrospective analysis in this regulatory action,

including potential updates to CFATS cybersecurity requirements and

Appendix A to the CFATS regulations.

    Timetable:

 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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ANPRM...............................   08/18/14  79 FR 48693

ANPRM Comment Period End............   10/17/14  .......................

ANPRM...............................   01/06/21  86 FR 495

Announcement of Availability;          06/22/20  85 FR 37393

 Retrospective Analysis.

Announcement of Availability;          09/21/20  .......................

 Retrospective Analysis Comment

 Period End.

Next Action Undetermined............

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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

    Agency Contact: Ryan Donaghy, Deputy Branch Chief for Chemical

Security Policy, Rulemaking, and Engagement, Department of Homeland

Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray

Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528, Phone: 571 532-4127,

Email: ryan.donaghy@cisa.dhs.gov.

    RIN: 1670-AA01

 

[FR Doc. 2022-14604 Filed 8-5-22; 8:45 am]

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