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Semiannual Regulatory 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 June 13, 2023, at https://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.

Christina E. McDonald,

Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

Office of the Secretary--Completed Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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351....................... Homeland Security 1601-AA65

Acquisition Regulation,

Subcontractor Labor Hour

Rates Under Time and

Materials Contracts.

352....................... Homeland Security 1601-AA76

Acquisition Regulation:

Safeguarding of

Controlled Unclassified

Information (HSAR Case

2015-001).

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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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353....................... Modernizing H-1B 1615-AC70

Requirements and

Oversight, Providing

Flexibility in the F-1

Program, and Program

Improvements Affecting

Other Nonimmigrant

Workers (Reg Plan Seq No.

90).

354....................... Modernizing H-2 Program 1615-AC76

Requirements, Oversight,

and Worker Protections

(Reg Plan Seq No. 91).

355....................... Petition for Immigrant 1615-AC85

Worker Reforms.

356....................... Modernizing Regulations 1615-AC88

Governing Nonimmigrant

Workers.

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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this

issue of the Federal Register.

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

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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

Immigration Services Fee

Schedule and Changes to

Certain Other Immigration

Benefit Request

Requirements (Reg Plan

Seq No. 93).

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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this

issue of the Federal Register.

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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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358....................... Claims Procedures Under 1625-AA03

the Oil Pollution Act of

1990.

359....................... Cybersecurity in the 1625-AC77

Marine Transportation

System (Reg Plan Seq No.

95).

360....................... MARPOL Annex VI; 1625-AC78

Prevention of Air

Pollution From Ships (Reg

Plan Seq No. 96).

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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this

issue of the Federal Register.

U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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361....................... User Fees for Inspected 1625-AC55

Towing Vessels.

362....................... 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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363....................... Commercial Fishing 1625-AB85

Vessels--Implementation

of 2010 and 2012

Legislation.

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Transportation Security Administration--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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364....................... Vetting of Certain Surface 1652-AA69

Transportation Employees.

365....................... Amending Vetting 1652-AA70

Requirements for

Employees With Access to

a Security Identification

Display Area (SIDA).

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Federal Emergency Management Agency--Proposed Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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366....................... Updates to Floodplain 1660-AB12

Management and Protection

of Wetlands Regulations

to Implement the Federal

Flood Risk Management

Standard (Reg Plan Seq

No. 105).

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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this

issue of the Federal Register.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency--Proposed Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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367....................... Ammonium Nitrate Security 1670-AA00

Program.

368....................... Chemical Facility Anti- 1670-AA01

Terrorism Standards

(CFATS).

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Completed Actions

  1. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Subcontractor Labor Hour

Rates Under Time and Materials Contracts [1601-AA65]

Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 302; 41 U.S.C. 418b(a); 41

U.S.C. 418b(b); 41 U.S.C. 414; 48 CFR 1, subpart 1.3; DHS Delegation

Number 0700

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

its proposed rule titled Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation

(HSAR) Subcontractor Labor Hour Rates Under Time and Materials

Contracts (HSAR Case 2010-001) and providing a Notice of Withdrawal.

The notice of proposed rulemaking proposed to amend the Homeland

Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) parts 3016 and 3052 to require

DHS contracts for time and material or labor hours (T&M/LH) to include

separate labor hour rates for subcontractors and a description of the

method that will be used to record and bill for labor hours for both

contractors and subcontractors. DHS is withdrawing this proposed rule

because of differing agency priorities and the staleness of the public

comments. DHS will not take any further action on this proposal at this

time.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 08/21/12 77 FR 50449

NPRM Comment Period End............. 10/22/12 .......................

Notice of Withdrawal................ 09/19/23 88 FR 64399

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

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Agency Contact: Catherine Benavides, Senior Procurement Analyst,

Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement

Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Branch, Acquisition Policy

& Oversight Division, 6595 Springfield Drive, Springfield, VA 22150,

Phone: 202 875-1049, Email: catherine.benavides@hq.dhs.gov.

RIN: 1601-AA65

  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

implements 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 defines key terms, outlines security

requirements and inspection provisions for contractor information

technology (IT) systems that store, process or transmit CUI, institutes

incident notification and response procedures, and identifies 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.......................... 06/21/23 88 FR 40560

Final Rule Correction............... 07/21/23 88 FR 47054

Final Rule Effective................ 07/21/23 .......................

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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)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

  1. Modernizing H-1B Requirements And Oversight, Providing Flexibility

in the F-1 Program, and Program Improvements Affecting Other

Nonimmigrant Workers [1615-AC70]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 90 in part II of this issue

of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1615-AC70

  1. Modernizing H-2 Program Requirements, Oversight, and Worker

Protections [1615-AC76]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 91 in part II of this issue

of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1615-AC76

  1. Petition for Immigrant Worker Reforms [1615-AC85]

Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 112; 8 U.S.C. 1103(a); 8 U.S.C. 1153(b);

8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(1)(E) and (F); 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C) and (r)

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

amend its regulations governing employment-based immigrant petitions in

the first, second, and third preference classifications. Petitions for

these classifications are filed by employers, or in certain cases by

noncitizens on their own behalf, to bring talent and skills to the

United States. The proposed rule would, if finalized, codify current

policy guidance and implement administrative decisions regarding

successorship-in-interest and ability to pay; update provisions

governing extraordinary ability and outstanding professors and

researchers; modernize outdated provisions for individuals of

extraordinary ability and outstanding professors and researchers;

clarify evidentiary requirements for first preference classifications,

second preference national interest waiver (NIW) classifications, and

physicians of national and international renown; implement reforms to

ensure the integrity of the I-140 program; and correct errors and

omissions.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 08/00/24 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Charles Nimick, Chief, Business and Foreign Workers

Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 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-AC85

  1. Modernizing Regulations Governing Nonimmigrant Workers

[1615-AC88]

Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101; 8 U.S.C. 1184; 8 U.S.C. 1324a

Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to

amend its regulations governing certain nonimmigrant workers. The

proposed changes include updating the employment authorization rules

regarding dependent spouses of certain nonimmigrants; increasing

flexibilities for certain nonimmigrant workers, including those who

resign or are terminated from employment and religious workers who have

reached their maximum period of stay or are waiting for immigrant visas

to become available; and additional measures to modernize policies and

procedures for Employment Authorization Documents.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 10/00/24 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Mark Phillips, Residence and Naturalization

Division Chief, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and

Immigration Services, Office of Policy and Strategy, 5900 Capital

Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190, Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009, Phone: 240

721-3000.

RIN: 1615-AC88

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Final Rule Stage

  1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes

to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements [1615-AC68]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 93 in part II of this issue

of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1615-AC68

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

  1. Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 [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................................ 03/00/24 .......................

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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. Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System [1625-AC77]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 95 in part II of this issue

of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1625-AC77

  1. Marpol Annex VI; Prevention of Air Pollution From Ships [1625-

AC78]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 96 in part II of this issue

of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1625-AC78

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

  1. User Fees for Inspected Towing Vessels [1625-AC55]

Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103; 46 U.S.C. 2110; Pub. L. 115-282,

sec. 815

Abstract: This rulemaking would revise user fees for towing vessels

inspected under 46 CFR subchapter M and update the existing user fee in

46 CFR 2.10-101 for sea-going towing vessels inspected under 46 CFR

subchapter I. These user fees are for services related to the

inspection of these vessels and will reflect the differences in cost to

the government to provide these services to vessels that use a safety

management system involving a third party and vessels that do not.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 01/11/22 87 FR 1378

NPRM Comment Period End............. 04/11/22 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 07/00/24 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jennifer Hnatow, Project Manager, Department of

Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-

CVC-1), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7501, Washington,

DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 372-1216, Email: jennifer.l.hnatow@uscg.mil.

RIN: 1625-AC55

  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 would amend the lifejacket approval

requirements and follow-up program requirements by incorporating new

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

intended to replace the legacy standards. The amendments would

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. The rule is expected to provide a cost savings 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 potentially 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................................ 04/07/23 88 FR 21016

NPRM Correction..................... 05/01/23 88 FR 26514

NPRM Comment Period End............. 06/06/23 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 07/00/24 .......................

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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; Pub. L.

112-213

Abstract: The Coast Guard will implement 2010 and 2012 legislation

that pertains to uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels. The

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

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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............. 09/19/16 .......................

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

Final Rule.......................... 03/00/25 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Joseph Myers, Project Manager, 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: 202 372-1249, Email:

joseph.d.myers@uscg.mil.

RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Long-Term Actions

  1. Vetting of Certain Surface Transportation Employees [1652-AA69]

Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114; Pub. L. 108-90, sec. 520; Pub. L.

110-53, secs. 1411, 1414, 1512, 1520, 1522, and 1531

Abstract: The 9/11 Act requires vetting of certain railroad, public

transportation, and over-the-road bus employees. Also, 6 U.S.C. 469

requires TSA to collect fees to recover the costs of the vetting

services. On May 23, 2023, the Transportation Security Administration

(TSA) issued a proposed rule to establish the standards and procedures

to conduct the required vetting and recover costs. This regulation is

related to 1652-AA55, Security Training for Surface Transportation

Employees.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 05/23/23 88 FR 33472

NPRM Comment Period End............. 08/21/23 .......................

NPRM Extension of Comment Period.... 08/22/23 88 FR 57044

NPRM Extension Comment Period End... 10/01/23 .......................

Final Rule.......................... To Be Determined

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Victor Parker, Branch Manager, Policy Development

Branch, Surface Division, Department of Homeland Security,

Transportation Security Administration, Policy, Plans and Engagement,

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

227-3664, Email: victor.parker@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-AA69

  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 an appeal and

waiver process for the issuance of credentials for unescorted access,

and propose an extension of the lookback 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)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Proposed Rule Stage

  1. Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands

Regulations To Implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

[1660-AB12]

Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 105 in part II of this

issue of the Federal Register.

RIN: 1660-AB12

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

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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................... 01/00/24 .......................

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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

  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.

NPRM................................ 11/00/23 .......................

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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-AA01

[FR Doc. 2024-00454 Filed 2-8-24; 8:45 am]

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