Extension of the Re-registration Period for Haiti Temporary Protected Status, 25141-25142 [2014-10177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES rating of A–60 should generally be considered sufficient for the surface facing the source of the radiant heat flux. For radiant heat flux levels 100 KW/m2 and above, H–60 rated protection should be considered as a minimum. In either case, the protection should continue on the adjacent sides of such structures for a minimum distance of 10 feet (3 meters) from the surface facing the source of the radiant heat flux (SOLAS II–2/9.2.4.2.5). This overlapping of protection on adjacent areas is necessary to prevent the radiant heat from ‘‘wrapping around’’ to expose an inadequately protected area. The Coast Guard recommends use of the following references for calculating the radiant heat flux at a target from a fire source (i.e., pool or jet fire). 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The Coast Guard recommends use of the following references for calculating the radiant heat flux exposure to a target and the limits on personnel exposure: (i) The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Fourth Edition (Section 2, Chapter 6; Section 3, Chapter 10); (ii) Fire Protection Handbook, Twentieth Edition (Section 6, Chapter 2); (iii) API Recommended Practice 2FB. We do note that there are alternative methods for calculating radiant heat flux exposure to personnel and exposure limits which meet the intent of this recommendation. (5) Mitigation Where the explosion design load, radiant heat flux and radiant heat exposure values calculated for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 facility exceed the recommended performance standard of the equipment in place, mitigation measures, such as venting, increased structural strength of blast-walls, bulkheads and decks, passive fire protection, re-arrangement and shifting of structures, or other viable and analyzed mitigation measures should be incorporated. Authority; Disclaimer This document is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 43 U.S.C. 1331, et seq., and 33 CFR 1.05–1. The guidance contained in this notice is not a substitute for applicable legal requirements or current Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regulations, nor is it itself a regulation. It is not intended to nor does it impose legally binding requirements on any party. It represents the Coast Guard’s current thinking on this topic and may assist industry, mariners, the general public, and the Coast Guard, as well as other Federal and State regulators, in instituting lessons learned from the Report. Dated: April 28, 2014. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2014–10010 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [CIS No. 2542–14; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2014–0001] RIN 1615–ZB25 Extension of the Re-registration Period for Haiti Temporary Protected Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice; Extension of reregistration period. AGENCY: On March 3, 2014, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a 60-day reregistration period from March 3, 2014 through May 2, 2014. DHS is extending the re-registration period through July 22, 2014 through this Notice, to maximize re-registration opportunities for those eligible to re-register. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25141 DHS extended Haiti TPS on March 3, 2014. The re-registration period that was to expire on May 2, 2014, will be extended with a new reregistration filing deadline of July 22, 2014. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • For further information on TPS, including guidance on the application process and additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS TPS Web page at https://www.uscis.gov/tps. You can find specific information about the extension of the TPS designation for Haiti and the extension of the reregistration period by selecting ‘‘TPS Designated Country: Haiti’’ from the menu on the left of the TPS Web page. On the Haiti TPS Web page, there is a link to the Federal Register notice at 79 FR 11808 (March 3, 2014) that provides detailed information and procedures to re-register for Haiti TPS. • You can also contact the TPS Operations Program Manager at the Family and Status Branch, Service Center Operations Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, Mail Stop 2060, Washington, DC 20529– 2060; or by phone at (202) 272–1533 (this is not a toll-free number). Note: The phone number provided here is solely for questions regarding this TPS notice. It is not for individual case status updates. • Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at https:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY for the hearing impaired is at 800–767–1833). Service is available in English and Spanish only. • Further information will also be available at local USCIS offices upon publication of this Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When did the Secretary extend the TPS designation for Haiti? On March 3, 2014, the Secretary extended the TPS designation for Haiti for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. See 79 FR 11808. The extension is effective from July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016. Why is the Secretary extending the reregistration period for Haitian TPS beneficiaries? DHS is extending the re-registration period through July 22, 2014 in order to maximize re-registration opportunities for those eligible to do so. As of April 20, 2014, USCIS had received a low proportion of the expected number of E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 25142 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices re-registrants. Advocates working with the Haitian community report that the low number of re-registration applications may be due to confusion about the re-registration deadline as many beneficiaries did not realize that they were required to re-register by May 2, 2014 since their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) have a printed expiration date of July 22, 2014. DHS notes that in a March Federal Register notice, it had auto-extended these EADs for a period of six months. See 79 FR 11808. Providing until July 22, 2014 to file for TPS re-registration will help Haiti TPS beneficiaries who may not have clearly understood DHS’ prior public notices that informed them of the initial re-registration deadline. Although DHS is extending the reregistration deadline, Haiti TPS beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to re-register as soon as possible. This is particularly important for those beneficiaries who currently hold an EAD and are requesting a new EAD as part of their re-registration. Although DHS auto-extended existing Haiti TPS EADs for six months, TPS beneficiaries who desire new EADs should file as soon as possible to ensure they receive their updated EADs, with a new validity date, promptly. See 79 FR 11808. Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–10177 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] For policy related questions, contact Stephen Hilsen, Director, Business Transformation, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at stephen.r.hilsen@cbp.dhs.gov. For technical questions, contact Susan Maskell, Client Representative Branch, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at susan.c.maskell@cbp.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. The National Customs Automation Program U.S. Customs and Border Protection Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release for Truck Carriers U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) plan to modify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Cargo Release functionality in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Originally, the test was known as the Simplified Entry Test because the test simplified the entry process by reducing the number of data elements required to obtain release for cargo transported by air. The test was subsequently modified to provide more capabilities to test SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments or questions concerning this notice and indication of interest in participation in ACE Cargo Release should be submitted, via email, to Susan Maskell at susan.c.maskell@cbp.dhs.gov. In the subject line of your email, please use, ‘‘Comment on ACE Cargo Release’’. The body of the email should include information regarding the identity of the ports where filings are likely to occur. ADDRESSES: Background DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 00:23 May 02, 2014 The ACE Cargo Release test modifications set forth in this document are effective no earlier than April 6, 2014. The test will run until approximately November 1, 2015. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 9111–97–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 participants allowing CBP to deliver enhanced functionality and to include expansion to the ocean and rail modes of transportation. This notice now expands this functionality to the truck mode of transportation and invites more participants to join the test. Jkt 232001 The National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) was established in Subtitle B of Title VI—Customs Modernization in the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2170, December 8, 1993) (Customs Modernization Act). See 19 U.S.C. 1411. Through NCAP, the initial thrust of customs modernization was on trade compliance and the development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the planned successor to the Automated Commercial System (ACS). ACE is an automated and electronic system for commercial trade processing which is intended to streamline business processes, facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, and foster participation in global commerce, while ensuring compliance with U.S. laws and regulations and reducing costs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and all of its communities of interest. The ability to meet these objectives depends on successfully modernizing CBP’s business functions and the PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information technology that supports those functions. CBP’s modernization efforts are accomplished through phased releases of ACE component functionality designed to replace a specific legacy ACS function. Each release will begin with a test and, if the test is successful, will end with implementation of the functionality through the promulgation of regulations governing the new ACE feature and the retirement of the legacy ACS function. The ACE Cargo Release test was previously known as the Simplified Entry Test because the test simplified the entry process by reducing the number of data elements required to obtain release for cargo transported by air. The original test notice required participants to be a member of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C–TPAT) program. Through phased releases of ACE component functionality this test has been expanded to allow all eligible participants to join the test for an indefinite period regardless of the C– TPAT status of an importer self-filer or a customs broker. For the convenience of the public, a chronological listing of Federal Register publications detailing ACE test developments is set forth below in Section VII, entitled, ‘‘Development of ACE Prototypes’’. The procedures and criteria applicable to participation in the prior ACE tests remain in effect unless otherwise explicitly changed by this or subsequent notices published in the Federal Register. II. Authorization for the Test The Customs Modernization Act provides the Commissioner of CBP with authority to conduct limited test programs or procedures designed to evaluate planned components of the NCAP. The test described in this notice is authorized pursuant to § 101.9(b) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9(b)), which provides for the testing of NCAP programs or procedures. See Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95–21. III. Expansion of ACE Cargo Release Test to Truck Mode of Transportation This document is announcing CBP’s plan to expand the ACE Cargo Release test which allows for the filing capabilities by importers and customs brokers for cargo transported by air, ocean or rail to include filing capabilities by importers and customs brokers for cargo transported by truck. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 85 (Friday, May 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25141-25142]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10177]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2542-14; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2014-0001]
RIN 1615-ZB25


Extension of the Re-registration Period for Haiti Temporary 
Protected Status

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice; Extension of re-registration period.

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SUMMARY: On March 3, 2014, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
(Secretary) extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected 
Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal 
Register. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a 60-
day re-registration period from March 3, 2014 through May 2, 2014. DHS 
is extending the re-registration period through July 22, 2014 through 
this Notice, to maximize re-registration opportunities for those 
eligible to re-register.

DATES: DHS extended Haiti TPS on March 3, 2014. The re-registration 
period that was to expire on May 2, 2014, will be extended with a new 
re-registration filing deadline of July 22, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
     For further information on TPS, including guidance on the 
application process and additional information on eligibility, please 
visit the USCIS TPS Web page at https://www.uscis.gov/tps. You can find 
specific information about the extension of the TPS designation for 
Haiti and the extension of the re-registration period by selecting 
``TPS Designated Country: Haiti'' from the menu on the left of the TPS 
Web page. On the Haiti TPS Web page, there is a link to the Federal 
Register notice at 79 FR 11808 (March 3, 2014) that provides detailed 
information and procedures to re-register for Haiti TPS.
     You can also contact the TPS Operations Program Manager at 
the Family and Status Branch, Service Center Operations Directorate, 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland 
Security, Mail Stop 2060, Washington, DC 20529-2060; or by phone at 
(202) 272-1533 (this is not a toll-free number). Note: The phone number 
provided here is solely for questions regarding this TPS notice. It is 
not for individual case status updates.
     Applicants seeking information about the status of their 
individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS 
Web site at https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer 
Service Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY for the hearing impaired is at 800-
767-1833). Service is available in English and Spanish only.
     Further information will also be available at local USCIS 
offices upon publication of this Notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

When did the Secretary extend the TPS designation for Haiti?

    On March 3, 2014, the Secretary extended the TPS designation for 
Haiti for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. See 
79 FR 11808. The extension is effective from July 23, 2014 through 
January 22, 2016.

Why is the Secretary extending the re-registration period for Haitian 
TPS beneficiaries?

    DHS is extending the re-registration period through July 22, 2014 
in order to maximize re-registration opportunities for those eligible 
to do so. As of April 20, 2014, USCIS had received a low proportion of 
the expected number of

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re-registrants. Advocates working with the Haitian community report 
that the low number of re-registration applications may be due to 
confusion about the re-registration deadline as many beneficiaries did 
not realize that they were required to re-register by May 2, 2014 since 
their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) have a printed 
expiration date of July 22, 2014. DHS notes that in a March Federal 
Register notice, it had auto-extended these EADs for a period of six 
months. See 79 FR 11808. Providing until July 22, 2014 to file for TPS 
re-registration will help Haiti TPS beneficiaries who may not have 
clearly understood DHS' prior public notices that informed them of the 
initial re-registration deadline. Although DHS is extending the re-
registration deadline, Haiti TPS beneficiaries are strongly encouraged 
to re-register as soon as possible. This is particularly important for 
those beneficiaries who currently hold an EAD and are requesting a new 
EAD as part of their re-registration. Although DHS auto-extended 
existing Haiti TPS EADs for six months, TPS beneficiaries who desire 
new EADs should file as soon as possible to ensure they receive their 
updated EADs, with a new validity date, promptly. See 79 FR 11808.

Jeh Charles Johnson,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-10177 Filed 5-1-14; 8:45 am]
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