Exercise of Authority under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 21891-21892 [2016-08494]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices Estimated Time per Respondent: 6.00 hours. Total Burden Hours: 9,200 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $15,005,400. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost: $15,623,400. Instrument: Security Vulnerability Assessment and Alternative Security Program Submitted in Lieu of the Security Vulnerability Assessment. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other.’’ Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 211 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2.65 hours. Total Burden Hours: 900 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost: $58,600. Instrument: Site Security Plan and Alternative Security Program Submitted in Lieu of the Site Security Plan. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other.’’ Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 211 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 18.75 hours. Total Burden Hours: 8,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $438,800. Total Burden Cost: $976,400. Instrument: CFATS Helpdesk. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other.’’ Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 15,000 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.17 hours. Total Burden Hours: 2,550 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost: $172,700. Instrument: CSAT User Registration. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other.’’ Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 1000 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours. Total Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $283,600. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost: $419,000. Instrument: Identification of Facilities and Assets At Risk. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other.’’ Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Number of Respondents: 211 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.17 hours. Total Burden Hours: 40 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $34,600. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost: $37,000. Dated: April 7, 2016. Scott Libby, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–08495 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary Exercise of Authority under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act Office of the Secretary, DHS. Notice of Determination. AGENCY: ACTION: Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i). Following consultations with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, I have determined that the grounds of inadmissibility at sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B), bar certain aliens who do not pose a national security or public safety risk from admission to the United States and from obtaining immigration benefits or other status. Accordingly, consistent with prior exercises of the exemption authority, and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, I hereby conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority granted by sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), as amended, as well as the foreign policy and national security interests deemed relevant in these consultations, that sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B), excluding subclause (i)(II), shall not apply with respect to an alien for any activity or association relating to the following groups: • All Burma Muslim Union • Arakan Army • Hongsawatoi Restoration Army/Party • Kachin Independence Army • Kachin Independence Organization • Karen National Defense Organization • Karenni Nationalities People’s Liberation Front • Kawthoolei Muslim Liberation Front • Kuki National Army • Mon National Liberation Army PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • • • • • • • • • • • 21891 Mon National Warrior Army Myeik-Dawei United Front National Democratic Front National United Party of Arakan New Democratic Army Kachin New Mon State Party Parliamentary Democracy Party People’s Democratic Front Ramanya Restoration Army Shan State Army Zomi Reunification Organization/ Zomi Revolutionary Army provided that the alien satisfies the relevant agency authority that the alien: (a) is seeking a benefit or protection under the INA and has been determined to be otherwise eligible for the benefit or protection; (b) has undergone and passed all relevant background and security checks; (c) has fully disclosed, to the best of his or her knowledge, in all relevant applications and interviews with U.S. Government representatives and agents, the nature and circumstances of activities or association falling within the scope of sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B); (d) has not participated in, or knowingly provided material support to, terrorist activities that targeted noncombatant persons or U.S. interests; (e) poses no danger to the safety and security of the United States; and (f) warrants an exemption from the relevant inadmissibility provision(s) in the totality of the circumstances. Implementation of this determination will be made by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in consultation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or by U.S. consular officers, as applicable, who shall ascertain, to their satisfaction, and in their discretion, that the particular applicant meets each of the criteria set forth above. This exercise of authority may be revoked as a matter of discretion and without notice at any time, with respect to any and all persons subject to it. Any determination made under this exercise of authority as set out above can inform but shall not control a decision regarding any subsequent benefit or protection application, unless such exercise of authority has been revoked. This exercise of authority shall not be construed to prejudice, in any way, the ability of the U.S. government to commence subsequent criminal or civil proceedings in accordance with U.S. law involving any beneficiary of this exercise of authority (or any other person). This exercise of authority creates no substantive or procedural right or benefit that is legally enforceable by any party against the E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 21892 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Notices United States or its agencies or officers or any other person. In accordance with sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(ii) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(ii), a report on the aliens to whom this exercise of authority is applied, on the basis of case-by-case decisions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or by the U.S. Department of State, shall be provided to the specified congressional committees not later than 90 days after the end of the fiscal year. This determination is based on an assessment related to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States as they apply to the particular persons described herein and shall not have any application with respect to other persons or to other provisions of U.S. law. Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08494 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fish and Wildlife Service Background [FWS–R3–ES–2016–N070; FXES11130300000–167–FF03E00000] We invite public comment on the following permit applications for certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your written data, comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the mailing address or email address shown in ADDRESSES. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered or threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before May 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send written comments by U.S. mail to the Regional Director, Attn: Carlita Payne, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990, Bloomington, MN 55437–1458; or by electronic mail to permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Payne, (612) 713–5343. SUMMARY: Pocketbook, Ouachita rock ...................................................................... Bean, rayed .............................................................................................. Catspaw, white (pearlymussel) ................................................................ Higgins eye (pearlymussel) ...................................................................... Mapleleaf, winged ..................................................................................... Mussel, scaleshell .................................................................................... 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Permit Applications Permit Application Number: TE206781 Applicant: Ecological Specialists, Inc., O’Fallon, MO The applicant requests a permit renewal, with amendment to take (capture and release, capture and relocate) federally listed mussels throughout the States of Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. The following mussel species are included: Arkansia wheeleri. Villosa fabalis. Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua. Lampsilis higginsii. Quadrula fragosa. Leptodea leptodon. Plethobasus cyphyus. Epioblasma triquetra. Epioblasma florentina curtisii. Epioblasma obliquata obliquata. Cumberlandia monodonta. Epioblasma othcaloogensis. Villosa trabalis. Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum. Epioblasma torulosa torulosa. Epioblasma turgidula. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21891-21892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08494]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary


Exercise of Authority under Section 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of Determination.

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    Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i).
    Following consultations with the Attorney General and the Secretary 
of State, I have determined that the grounds of inadmissibility at sec. 
212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 
1182(a)(3)(B), bar certain aliens who do not pose a national security 
or public safety risk from admission to the United States and from 
obtaining immigration benefits or other status. Accordingly, consistent 
with prior exercises of the exemption authority, and in consultation 
with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, I hereby 
conclude, as a matter of discretion in accordance with the authority 
granted by sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(i) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(B)(i), 
as amended, as well as the foreign policy and national security 
interests deemed relevant in these consultations, that sec. 
212(a)(3)(B) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B), excluding subclause 
(i)(II), shall not apply with respect to an alien for any activity or 
association relating to the following groups:
 All Burma Muslim Union
 Arakan Army
 Hongsawatoi Restoration Army/Party
 Kachin Independence Army
 Kachin Independence Organization
 Karen National Defense Organization
 Karenni Nationalities People's Liberation Front
 Kawthoolei Muslim Liberation Front
 Kuki National Army
 Mon National Liberation Army
 Mon National Warrior Army
 Myeik-Dawei United Front
 National Democratic Front
 National United Party of Arakan
 New Democratic Army Kachin
 New Mon State Party
 Parliamentary Democracy Party
 People's Democratic Front
 Ramanya Restoration Army
 Shan State Army
 Zomi Reunification Organization/Zomi Revolutionary Army 
provided that the alien satisfies the relevant agency authority that 
the alien:
    (a) is seeking a benefit or protection under the INA and has been 
determined to be otherwise eligible for the benefit or protection;
    (b) has undergone and passed all relevant background and security 
checks;
    (c) has fully disclosed, to the best of his or her knowledge, in 
all relevant applications and interviews with U.S. Government 
representatives and agents, the nature and circumstances of activities 
or association falling within the scope of sec. 212(a)(3)(B) of the 
INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B);
    (d) has not participated in, or knowingly provided material support 
to, terrorist activities that targeted noncombatant persons or U.S. 
interests;
    (e) poses no danger to the safety and security of the United 
States; and
    (f) warrants an exemption from the relevant inadmissibility 
provision(s) in the totality of the circumstances.
    Implementation of this determination will be made by U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in consultation with U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or by U.S. consular 
officers, as applicable, who shall ascertain, to their satisfaction, 
and in their discretion, that the particular applicant meets each of 
the criteria set forth above.
    This exercise of authority may be revoked as a matter of discretion 
and without notice at any time, with respect to any and all persons 
subject to it. Any determination made under this exercise of authority 
as set out above can inform but shall not control a decision regarding 
any subsequent benefit or protection application, unless such exercise 
of authority has been revoked.
    This exercise of authority shall not be construed to prejudice, in 
any way, the ability of the U.S. government to commence subsequent 
criminal or civil proceedings in accordance with U.S. law involving any 
beneficiary of this exercise of authority (or any other person). This 
exercise of authority creates no substantive or procedural right or 
benefit that is legally enforceable by any party against the

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United States or its agencies or officers or any other person.
    In accordance with sec. 212(d)(3)(B)(ii) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 
1182(d)(3)(B)(ii), a report on the aliens to whom this exercise of 
authority is applied, on the basis of case-by-case decisions by the 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security or by the U.S. Department of 
State, shall be provided to the specified congressional committees not 
later than 90 days after the end of the fiscal year.
    This determination is based on an assessment related to the 
national security and foreign policy interests of the United States as 
they apply to the particular persons described herein and shall not 
have any application with respect to other persons or to other 
provisions of U.S. law.

Jeh Charles Johnson,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-08494 Filed 4-12-16; 8:45 am]
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