Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, 41226-41234 [2021-14871]

Download as PDF 41226 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 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. 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 Office of the Secretary, DHS. Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: ACTION: 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: SUMMARY: General Please direct general comments and inquiries on the agenda to the 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 9, 2020, 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: March 17, 2021. Christina E. McDonald, Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 121 .................... Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Sensitive Information (HSAR Case 2015–001). Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015–002). 122 .................... 1601–AA76 1601–AA78 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 123 .................... Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees. 1601–AA72 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 124 .................... U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule .............................................................................. 1615–AC68 U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 125 .................... Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals ......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 1615–AB98 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 41227 U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 126 .................... 127 .................... 128 .................... Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program ................................................................................. Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services .......................................... U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements. Employment Authorization for Certain Classes of Noncitizens With Final Orders of Removal ...................... Short-Term Extension for E-Verify Employers in the H–2A Program ............................................................. 129 .................... 130 .................... 1615–AC04 1615–AC14 1615–AC18 1615–AC40 1615–AC51 U.S. COAST GUARD—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 131 .................... Lifejacket Approval Harmonization .................................................................................................................. 1625–AC62 U.S. COAST GUARD—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 132 .................... Financial Responsibility—Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds (USCG–2017–0788) .................................. 1625–AC39 U.S. COAST GUARD—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 133 .................... 134 .................... Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (USCG–2004–17697) ............................................. Commercial Fishing Vessels—Implementation of 2010 and 2012 Legislation ............................................... 1625–AA03 1625–AB85 U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 135 .................... 136 .................... Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (Section 610 Review) ................................... Implementation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program (Section 610 Review) ........................................ 1651–AA70 1651–AA77 U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 137 .................... 138 .................... Visa Security Program Fee .............................................................................................................................. Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media. 1653–AA77 1653–AA78 U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 139 .................... Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program ....................................................... 1653–AA81 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 140 .................... Ammonium Nitrate Security Program .............................................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 1670–AA00 41228 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Title 141 .................... Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) ..................................................................................... 122. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015–002) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) Office of the Secretary (OS) Final Rule Stage 121. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of Controlled Unclassified Sensitive Information (HSAR Case 2015–001) 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: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Final Rule ............ lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. FR Cite 01/19/17 03/20/17 82 FR 6429 03/20/17 82 FR 14341 04/19/17 12/00/21 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 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 contractorowned and/or operated information systems and information resources capable of collecting, processing, storing, or transmitting controlled unclassified information (CUI). Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Final Rule ............ FR Cite 01/19/17 03/20/17 82 FR 6446 03/20/17 82 FR 14341 04/19/17 Office of the Secretary (OS) Long-Term Actions 123. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees 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: NPRM .................. 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 PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) Action 12/00/21 1670–AA01 Date FR Cite 05/00/22 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636–15, 301 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447–0956, Email: nancy.harvey@hq.dhs.gov. RIN: 1601–AA72 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Proposed Rule Stage 124. • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m), (n) Abstract: DHS will propose to adjust the fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 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. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 11/00/21 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: 202 721–3000. RIN: 1615–AC68 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Long-Term Actions lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 125. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals 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: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 05/00/22 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 41229 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: 202 721–3000. RIN: 1615–AB98 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–AC04 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) 127. Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103(a); 8. U.S.C. 1444 to 1446; 8 U.S.C. 1365a and 1365b; 8 U.S.C. 1304(a); Pub. L. 107–56; Pub. L. 107–173; Pub. L. 109–248, sec. 402(a) and 402(b) Abstract: On September 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to update its regulations to eliminate multiple references to specific biometric types, and to allow for the expansion of the types of biometrics required to establish and verify an identity. DHS also proposed to modify age restrictions where they exist to detect, deter, or prevent human trafficking of children; establish consistent identity enrollment and verification policies and processes; and align U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) biometric collection with other immigration operations. The DHS proposal also provided a definition to the public on the term biometric and how biometrics will be used in the immigration process. DHS is withdrawing the NPRM published on September 11, 2020. DHS remains committed to ensuring national security, fraud prevention and program integrity. DHS will look to pursue future rulemaking that balances those commitments while also ensuring sufficient privacy protections, civil liberty protections, and without hindering access to the immigration system. Timetable: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Completed Actions 126. Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)(A) Abstract: On January 17, 2017, DHS published the International Entrepreneur Final Rule (the IE final rule) in the Federal Register at 82 FR 5238, with an original effective date of July 17, 2017. On May 29, 2018, DHS published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to remove the international entrepreneur parole program from DHS regulations and solicited public comments on the proposal. DHS is withdrawing the May 29, 2018, proposed rule. The May 29, 2018, proposed rule relied on the direction from E.O. 13767. On February 2, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14010 which revoked Executive Order 13767, and issued Executive Order 14012, which directed agencies to identify actions that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ Final Rule Delay of Effective Date. Final Rule Effective. NPRM—Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program. NPRM Comment Period End-Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program. Notice of Withdrawal. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 FR Cite 08/31/16 10/17/16 81 FR 60129 01/17/17 07/11/17 82 FR 5238 82 FR 31887 07/17/17 05/29/18 83 FR 24415 06/28/18 05/11/21 Sfmt 4702 86 FR 25809 Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Notice of Withdrawal. Date FR Cite 09/11/20 10/13/20 85 FR 56338 05/10/21 86 FR 24750 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Steven P. Kvortek, Acting Division Chief, Security and Public Safety Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190, Camp E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 41230 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda Springs, MD 20588–0009, Phone: 202 721–3000. RIN: 1615–AC14 128. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m) Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a FY 2019/2020 fee review for its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA), pursuant to the requirements of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act), 31 U.S.C. 901–03 and the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 286(m), 8 U.S.C. 1356(m). The CFO Act requires each agency’s chief financial officer to ‘‘review, on a biennial basis, the fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by the agency for services and things of value it provides, and make recommendations on revising those charges to reflect costs incurred by it in providing those services and things of value.’’ As a result of the FY 2019/2020 IEFA fee review, and following full consideration of public comments, DHS published its final rule (85 FR 46788) on August 3, 2020 with an effective date of October 2, 2020. DHS has been preliminarily enjoined from implementing that rule by court order. In Executive Order 14010 of February 2, 2021, the President directed DHS to identify any agency actions that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system including the 2020 final rule, in light of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act (title I of division D of Pub. L. 116–159) and recommend steps, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to revise or rescind those agency actions. Timetable: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. NPRM Comment Period Reopened. NPRM Comment Period Reopened End. Final Action ......... Correction ............ Correction ............ Final Action Effective. VerDate Sep<11>2014 11/14/19 12/09/19 FR Cite 84 FR 62280 84 FR 67243 12/16/19 12/30/19 01/24/20 85 FR 4243 02/10/20 08/03/20 08/17/20 08/31/20 10/02/20 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 85 FR 46788 85 FR 49941 85 FR 53645 Jkt 250001 Action Date Notice of Preliminary Injunction. 01/29/21 FR Cite 86 FR 7493 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: 202 721–3000. RIN: 1615–AC18 129. Employment Authorization for Certain Classes of Noncitizens With Final Orders of Removal Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1158; 8 U.S.C. 1231; 8 U.S.C. 1324a Abstract: On November 19, 2020, DHS proposed to amend its regulations to eliminate eligibility for employment authorization for certain noncitizens who have final orders of removal but are temporarily released from custody on an order of supervision (OSUP), with limited exceptions. DHS also proposed to include new eligibility requirements and expand the discretionary factors DHS will consider for noncitizens on OSUP who continue to qualify for employment authorization under the new regulatory framework. DHS is withdrawing the November 19, 2020, proposed rule because Executive Orders 13993 and 14005 have revoked the executive orders that were the basis for the proposed rule. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End (for rule only). Notice of Withdrawal. 11/19/20 12/21/20 05/10/21 FR Cite 86 FR 24751 130. Short-Term Extension for E-Verify Employers in the H–2A Program Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107–296, sec. 116; 6 U.S.C. 112; 8 U.S.C. 1103(a), 1184(a)(1), and 1324a(h)(3)(B) Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 Action Withdrawn ........... Date FR Cite 02/26/21 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–AC51 85 FR 74196 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Steven Kvortek, Acting Division Chief, Security and Public Safety 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–AC40 PO 00000 Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to amend its regulations regarding shortterm extensions for U.S. employers seeking temporary or seasonal agricultural nonimmigrant workers in the H–2A program to provide a shortterm extension of the H–2A petition validity period by up to 2 weeks (14 days) to petitioning employers who are participants in good standing in EVerify. The E-Verify petitioner may request the short-term extension at the time of the initial H–2A petition, or the petitioner may file a new H–2A petition to request the short-term extension. This proposal would allow H–2A workers to continue their H–2A employment for the same petitioner and under the same terms and conditions as the valid temporary labor certification and the H– 2A petition without the requirement to obtain a new temporary labor certification from the Department of Labor. DHS has determined that the proposed regulation should be withdrawn. Timetable: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Proposed Rule Stage 131. Lifejacket Approval Harmonization 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 three new bi-national standards. At the same time, the Coast Guard proposes to amend lifejacket and personal flotation devices (PFD) carriage requirements to allow for the use of equipment approved to the new standards, and to remove obsolete equipment approval E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 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. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. FR Cite 08/00/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Jacqueline M. Yurkovich, Project Manager (CG–ENG– 4), Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 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 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 Final Rule Stage 132. Financial Responsibility—Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds (USCG– 2017–0788) Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2704; 33 U.S.C. 2716 and 2716a; 42 U.S.C. 9607 to 9609; 6 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 12580; sec. 7(b), 3 CFR, 1987; Comp., p. 193; E.O. 12777, secs. 4 and 5, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351, as amended by E.O. 13286, sec. 89, 3; 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 166, and by E.O. 13638, sec. 1, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p.227; Department of Homeland; Security Delegation Nos. 0170.1 and 5110, Revision 01 Abstract: The Coast Guard has proposed to amend its rule on vessel financial responsibility to include tank vessels greater than 100 gross tons, to clarify and strengthen the rule’s reporting requirements, to conform its rule to current practice, and to remove 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Final Rule ............ 05/13/20 08/11/20 FR Cite 85 FR 28802 08/00/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593–7605, Phone: 202 795–6066, Email: benjamin.h.white@uscg.mil. RIN: 1625–AC39 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Long-Term Actions 133. Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (USCG–2004– 17697) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) VerDate Sep<11>2014 two superseded regulations. This rulemaking will ensure the Coast Guard has current information when there are significant changes in a vessel’s operation, ownership, or evidence of financial responsibility, and reflect current best practices in the Coast Guard’s management of the Certificate of Financial Responsibility Program. This rulemaking will also promote the Coast Guard’s missions of maritime stewardship, maritime security, and maritime safety. Timetable: 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 (OPA’90) claims procedures at 33 CFR part 136. The OPA’90 claims procedures, implementing OPA’90 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: Action Date Interim Final Rule PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 08/12/92 Sfmt 4702 FR Cite 57 FR 36314 Action Correction ............ Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Notice of Inquiry .. Notice of Inquiry Comment Period End. NPRM .................. Date 41231 FR Cite 09/09/92 12/10/92 57 FR 41104 11/01/11 01/30/12 76 FR 67385 To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593–7605, Phone: 202 795–6066, Email: benjamin.h.white@uscg.mil. RIN: 1625–AA03 134. Commercial Fishing Vessels— Implementation of 2010 and 2012 Legislation Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 4502 and 5103; Pub. L. 111–281 Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to implement those requirements of 2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial fishing industry vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the legislation but that, to be implemented, require amendments to Coast Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The applicability of the regulations is being changed, and new requirements are being added to safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard’s maritime safety mission. Timetable: Action NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Final Rule ............ Date 06/21/16 08/15/16 FR Cite 81 FR 40437 81 FR 53986 10/19/16 12/18/16 To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Joseph Myers, Project Manager, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593–7501, Phone: E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 41232 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda 202 372–1249, Email: joseph.d.myers@ uscg.mil. RIN: 1625–AB85 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Long-Term Actions 135. Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (Section 610 Review) 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 highrisk 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: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 Action Date NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. NPRM Comment Period Extended. NPRM Comment Period Extended End. Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Effective. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. VerDate Sep<11>2014 FR Cite 01/02/08 03/03/08 73 FR 90 02/01/08 73 FR 6061 03/18/08 11/25/08 01/26/09 73 FR 71730 06/01/09 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 Action Date Correction ............ Correction ............ Next Action Undetermined. FR Cite 07/14/09 12/24/09 I 74 FR 33920 74 FR 68376 I 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. RIN: 1651–AA70 136. Implementation of the Guam– CNMI Visa Waiver Program (Section 610 Review) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 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: Action Interim Final Rule Interim Final Rule Effective. Interim Final Rule Comment Period End. Technical Amendment; Change of Implementation Date. Date 01/16/09 01/16/09 FR Cite 74 FR 2824 03/17/09 05/28/09 Final Action ......... 74 FR 25387 To Be Determined 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. RIN: 1651–AA77 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) Proposed Rule Stage 137. Visa Security Program Fee Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356 Abstract: ICE seeks to enable the expansion of the Visa Security Program (VSP) by proposing to move it to a userfee funded model (as opposed to relying on appropriations). The VSP leverages resources in the National Capital Region (NCR) and at U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to vet and screen visa applicants; identifies and prevents the travel of those who constitute potential national security and/or public safety threats; and launches investigations into criminal and/or terrorist affiliated networks operating in the U.S. and abroad. The fees collected as a result of this rule would fund an expansion of the VSP, enabling ICE to extend visa security screening and vetting operations and investigative efforts to more visa-issuing posts overseas, and in turn, enhance the U.S. government’s E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 41233 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda ability to prevent travel to the United States by illicit actors. Timetable: Action Date NPRM .................. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) FR Cite 01/00/22 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732–6960, Email: sharon.hageman@ice.dhs.gov. RIN: 1653–AA77 138. Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101; 8 U.S.C. 1103; 8 U.S.C. 1182 and 1184 Abstract: DHS intends to withdraw this proposed rule. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) originally proposed modifying the period of authorized stay for certain categories of nonimmigrants traveling to the United States by eliminating the availability of ‘‘duration of status’’ and by providing a maximum period of authorized stay with options for extensions for each applicable visa category. Timetable: Action Date lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 NPRM .................. NPRM Comment Period End. Notice of Withdrawal. 09/25/20 10/26/20 FR Cite 85 FR 60256 06/00/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732–6960, Email: sharon.hageman@ice.dhs.gov. RIN: 1653–AA78 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 Completed Actions 139. Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1372(e); 8 U.S.C. 1372(g); 8 U.S.C. 1356(m); 8 U.S.C. 1356(n) Abstract: DHS has determined that the proposed regulation entry should be withdrawn from the Unified Agenda. ICE intended to propose a regulation to adjust fees that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) charges individuals and organizations to improve compliance and enforcement related to nonimmigrant students. The SEVP fee schedule was last adjusted in a rule published on May 23, 2019. Timetable: Action Date Withdrawn ........... FR Cite 03/08/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732–6960, Email: sharon.hageman@ice.dhs.gov. RIN: 1653–AA81 Action ANPRM ............... ANPRM Correction. ANPRM Comment Period End. NPRM .................. Notice of Public Meetings. Notice of Public Meetings. NPRM Comment Period End. Notice of Availability. Notice of Availability Comment Period End. Supplemental NPRM. Date 10/29/08 11/05/08 FR Cite 73 FR 64280 73 FR 65783 12/29/08 08/03/11 10/07/11 76 FR 46908 76 FR 62311 11/14/11 76 FR 70366 12/01/11 06/03/19 84 FR 25495 09/03/19 11/00/21 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Lona Saccomando, Chemical Facility of Interest (CFOI) Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528–0610, Phone: 703 603–4898, Email: lona.saccomando@ cisa.dhs.gov. RIN: 1670–AA00 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Long-Term Actions DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Proposed Rule Stage 140. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program 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.’’ The amendment requires the Department of Homeland Security to ‘‘regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an ammonium nitrate facility . . . to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.’’ 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: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 141. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) 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) for potential revisions to the Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations. The ANPRM provided an opportunity for the public to provide recommendations for possible program changes. Taking into consideration the comments received, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has determined to limit the scope of this rulemaking to improving Appendix A to the CFATS regulations and address concerns with releaseflammable security issues. Additionally, in June 2020, CISA published a notice announcing the availability of a retrospective analysis of the data, assumptions, and methodology that were used to support the 2007 CFATS interim final rule and provided the E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9 41234 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda public an opportunity to provide comment. CISA is reviewing the comments received on the retrospective analysis and determining the next appropriate step for this rulemaking. Timetable: Action Date lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS9 ANPRM ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 08/18/14 19:22 Jul 29, 2021 FR Cite 79 FR 48693 Jkt 250001 Action Date ANPRM Comment Period End. Next Action Undetermined. FR Cite 10/17/14 I I Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Lona Saccomando, Chemical Facility of Interest (CFOI) PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528–0610, Phone: 703 603–4898, Email: lona.saccomando@ cisa.dhs.gov. RIN: 1670–AA01 [FR Doc. 2021–14871 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P E:\FR\FM\30JYP9.SGM 30JYP9

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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 9, 2020, 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: March 17, 2021.
Christina E. McDonald,
Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

                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
                             Sensitive Information
                             (HSAR Case 2015-001).
122.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA78
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Information Technology
                             Security Awareness
                             Training (HSAR Case 2015-
                             002).
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               Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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123.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA72
                             Acquisition Regulation,
                             Enhancement of
                             Whistleblower Protections
                             for Contractor Employees.
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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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124.......................  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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125.......................  Requirements for Filing            1615-AB98
                             Motions and
                             Administrative Appeals.
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      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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126.......................  Removal of International           1615-AC04
                             Entrepreneur Parole
                             Program.
127.......................  Collection and Use of              1615-AC14
                             Biometrics by U.S.
                             Citizenship and
                             Immigration Services.
128.......................  U.S. Citizenship and               1615-AC18
                             Immigration Services Fee
                             Schedule and Changes to
                             Certain Other Immigration
                             Benefit Request
                             Requirements.
129.......................  Employment Authorization           1615-AC40
                             for Certain Classes of
                             Noncitizens With Final
                             Orders of Removal.
130.......................  Short-Term Extension for E-        1615-AC51
                             Verify Employers in the H-
                             2A Program.
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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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131.......................  Lifejacket Approval                1625-AC62
                             Harmonization.
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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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132.......................  Financial Responsibility--         1625-AC39
                             Vessels; Superseded
                             Pollution Funds (USCG-
                             2017-0788).
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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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133.......................  Claims Procedures Under            1625-AA03
                             the Oil Pollution Act of
                             1990 (USCG-2004-17697).
134.......................  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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135.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements (Section 610
                             Review).
136.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77
                             CNMI Visa Waiver Program
                             (Section 610 Review).
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      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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137.......................  Visa Security Program Fee.         1653-AA77
138.......................  Establishing a Fixed Time          1653-AA78
                             Period of Admission and
                             an Extension of Stay
                             Procedure for
                             Nonimmigrant Academic
                             Students, Exchange
                             Visitors, and
                             Representatives of
                             Foreign Information Media.
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       U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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139.......................  Adjusting Program Fees for         1653-AA81
                             the Student and Exchange
                             Visitor Program.
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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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140.......................  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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141.......................  Chemical Facility Anti-            1670-AA01
                             Terrorism Standards
                             (CFATS).
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Final Rule Stage

121. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of 
Controlled Unclassified Sensitive Information (HSAR Case 2015-001)

    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..........................   12/00/21  .......................
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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: [email protected].
    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: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA76

122. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology 
Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015-002)

    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  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/00/21  .......................
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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: [email protected].
    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: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA78

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Long-Term Actions

123. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of 
Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees

    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................................   05/00/22  .......................
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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 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA72

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

124.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m), (n)
    Abstract: DHS will propose to adjust the fees charged by U.S. 
Citizenship and

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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.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/00/21  .......................
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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: 
202 721-3000.
    RIN: 1615-AC68

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Long-Term Actions

125. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals

    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................................   05/00/22  .......................
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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: 202 721-3000.
    RIN: 1615-AB98

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Completed Actions

126. Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)(A)
    Abstract: On January 17, 2017, DHS published the International 
Entrepreneur Final Rule (the IE final rule) in the Federal Register at 
82 FR 5238, with an original effective date of July 17, 2017. On May 
29, 2018, DHS published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
proposing to remove the international entrepreneur parole program from 
DHS regulations and solicited public comments on the proposal. DHS is 
withdrawing the May 29, 2018, proposed rule. The May 29, 2018, proposed 
rule relied on the direction from E.O. 13767. On February 2, 2021, 
President Biden issued Executive Order 14010 which revoked Executive 
Order 13767, and issued Executive Order 14012, which directed agencies 
to identify actions that fail to promote access to the legal 
immigration system.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/31/16  81 FR 60129
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/17/16  .......................
Final Rule..........................   01/17/17  82 FR 5238
Final Rule Delay of Effective Date..   07/11/17  82 FR 31887
Final Rule Effective................   07/17/17  .......................
NPRM--Removal of International         05/29/18  83 FR 24415
 Entrepreneur Parole Program.
NPRM Comment Period End-Removal of     06/28/18  .......................
 International Entrepreneur Parole
 Program.
Notice of Withdrawal................   05/11/21  86 FR 25809
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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-AC04

127. Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103(a); 8. U.S.C. 1444 to 1446; 8 U.S.C. 
1365a and 1365b; 8 U.S.C. 1304(a); Pub. L. 107-56; Pub. L. 107-173; 
Pub. L. 109-248, sec. 402(a) and 402(b)
    Abstract: On September 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) proposed to update its regulations to eliminate multiple 
references to specific biometric types, and to allow for the expansion 
of the types of biometrics required to establish and verify an 
identity. DHS also proposed to modify age restrictions where they exist 
to detect, deter, or prevent human trafficking of children; establish 
consistent identity enrollment and verification policies and processes; 
and align U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) biometric 
collection with other immigration operations. The DHS proposal also 
provided a definition to the public on the term biometric and how 
biometrics will be used in the immigration process. DHS is withdrawing 
the NPRM published on September 11, 2020. DHS remains committed to 
ensuring national security, fraud prevention and program integrity. DHS 
will look to pursue future rulemaking that balances those commitments 
while also ensuring sufficient privacy protections, civil liberty 
protections, and without hindering access to the immigration system.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/11/20  85 FR 56338
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/13/20  .......................
Notice of Withdrawal................   05/10/21  86 FR 24750
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Steven P. Kvortek, Acting Division Chief, Security 
and Public Safety Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 5900 
Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190, Camp

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Springs, MD 20588-0009, Phone: 202 721-3000.
    RIN: 1615-AC14

128. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes 
to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m)
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a FY 2019/2020 
fee review for its Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA), 
pursuant to the requirements of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 
1990 (CFO Act), 31 U.S.C. 901-03 and the Immigration and Nationality 
Act, section 286(m), 8 U.S.C. 1356(m). The CFO Act requires each 
agency's chief financial officer to ``review, on a biennial basis, the 
fees, royalties, rents, and other charges imposed by the agency for 
services and things of value it provides, and make recommendations on 
revising those charges to reflect costs incurred by it in providing 
those services and things of value.'' As a result of the FY 2019/2020 
IEFA fee review, and following full consideration of public comments, 
DHS published its final rule (85 FR 46788) on August 3, 2020 with an 
effective date of October 2, 2020. DHS has been preliminarily enjoined 
from implementing that rule by court order. In Executive Order 14010 of 
February 2, 2021, the President directed DHS to identify any agency 
actions that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system 
including the 2020 final rule, in light of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS 
Stabilization Act (title I of division D of Pub. L. 116-159) and 
recommend steps, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, to 
revise or rescind those agency actions.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/14/19  84 FR 62280
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   12/09/19  84 FR 67243
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/16/19  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   12/30/19  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   01/24/20  85 FR 4243
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End....   02/10/20  .......................
Final Action........................   08/03/20  85 FR 46788
Correction..........................   08/17/20  85 FR 49941
Correction..........................   08/31/20  85 FR 53645
Final Action Effective..............   10/02/20  .......................
Notice of Preliminary Injunction....   01/29/21  86 FR 7493
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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: 
202 721-3000.
    RIN: 1615-AC18

129. Employment Authorization for Certain Classes of Noncitizens With 
Final Orders of Removal

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1158; 8 U.S.C. 1231; 8 U.S.C. 1324a
    Abstract: On November 19, 2020, DHS proposed to amend its 
regulations to eliminate eligibility for employment authorization for 
certain noncitizens who have final orders of removal but are 
temporarily released from custody on an order of supervision (OSUP), 
with limited exceptions. DHS also proposed to include new eligibility 
requirements and expand the discretionary factors DHS will consider for 
noncitizens on OSUP who continue to qualify for employment 
authorization under the new regulatory framework. DHS is withdrawing 
the November 19, 2020, proposed rule because Executive Orders 13993 and 
14005 have revoked the executive orders that were the basis for the 
proposed rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/19/20  85 FR 74196
NPRM Comment Period End (for rule      12/21/20  .......................
 only).
Notice of Withdrawal................   05/10/21  86 FR 24751
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Steven Kvortek, Acting Division Chief, Security and 
Public Safety 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-AC40

130. Short-Term Extension for E-Verify Employers in the H-2A Program

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107-296, sec. 116; 6 U.S.C. 112; 8 U.S.C. 
1103(a), 1184(a)(1), and 1324a(h)(3)(B)
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to 
amend its regulations regarding short-term extensions for U.S. 
employers seeking temporary or seasonal agricultural nonimmigrant 
workers in the H-2A program to provide a short- term extension of the 
H-2A petition validity period by up to 2 weeks (14 days) to petitioning 
employers who are participants in good standing in E-Verify. The E-
Verify petitioner may request the short-term extension at the time of 
the initial H-2A petition, or the petitioner may file a new H-2A 
petition to request the short-term extension. This proposal would allow 
H-2A workers to continue their H-2A employment for the same petitioner 
and under the same terms and conditions as the valid temporary labor 
certification and the H-2A petition without the requirement to obtain a 
new temporary labor certification from the Department of Labor. DHS has 
determined that the proposed regulation should be withdrawn.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   02/26/21  .......................
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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-AC51

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

131. Lifejacket Approval Harmonization

    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 three 
new bi-national standards. At the same time, the Coast Guard proposes 
to amend lifejacket and personal flotation devices (PFD) carriage 
requirements to allow for the use of equipment approved to the new 
standards, and to remove obsolete equipment approval

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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.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jacqueline M. Yurkovich, Project Manager (CG-ENG-
4), Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 
202 372-1389, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AC62

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

132. Financial Responsibility--Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds 
(USCG-2017-0788)

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2704; 33 U.S.C. 2716 and 2716a; 42 
U.S.C. 9607 to 9609; 6 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 12580; sec. 7(b), 3 CFR, 1987; 
Comp., p. 193; E.O. 12777, secs. 4 and 5, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351, as 
amended by E.O. 13286, sec. 89, 3; 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 166, and by 
E.O. 13638, sec. 1, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p.227; Department of Homeland; 
Security Delegation Nos. 0170.1 and 5110, Revision 01
    Abstract: The Coast Guard has proposed to amend its rule on vessel 
financial responsibility to include tank vessels greater than 100 gross 
tons, to clarify and strengthen the rule's reporting requirements, to 
conform its rule to current practice, and to remove two superseded 
regulations. This rulemaking will ensure the Coast Guard has current 
information when there are significant changes in a vessel's operation, 
ownership, or evidence of financial responsibility, and reflect current 
best practices in the Coast Guard's management of the Certificate of 
Financial Responsibility Program. This rulemaking will also promote the 
Coast Guard's missions of maritime stewardship, maritime security, and 
maritime safety.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/13/20  85 FR 28802
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/11/20  .......................
Final Rule..........................   08/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution 
Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593-7605, 
Phone: 202 795-6066, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AC39

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Long-Term Actions

133. Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (USCG-2004-
17697)

    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 (OPA'90) claims procedures at 33 
CFR part 136. The OPA'90 claims procedures, implementing OPA'90 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................................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution 
Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593-7605, 
Phone: 202 795-6066, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AA03

134. Commercial Fishing Vessels--Implementation of 2010 and 2012 
Legislation

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 4502 and 5103; Pub. L. 111-281
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to implement those requirements 
of 2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial 
fishing industry vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the 
legislation but that, to be implemented, require amendments to Coast 
Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The applicability of the 
regulations is being changed, and new requirements are being added to 
safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety 
standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of 
unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime 
safety mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/21/16  81 FR 40437
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   08/15/16  81 FR 53986
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/19/16  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   12/18/16
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Joseph Myers, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
SE, STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone:

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202 372-1249, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Long-Term Actions

135. Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements 
(Section 610 Review)

    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: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA70

136. Implementation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program (Section 610 
Review)

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-229, sec. 702
    Abstract: The interim final rule amends Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) regulations to implement section 702 of the Consolidated 
Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). This law extends the immigration 
laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (CNMI) and provides for a joint visa waiver program for travel 
to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by 
amending the regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver 
Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. The amended 
regulations set forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who 
seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and 
stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa. This rule also establishes six 
ports of entry in the CNMI for purposes of administering and enforcing 
the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Section 702 of the Consolidated 
Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), subject to a transition period, 
extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver 
program for travel to Guam and/or the CNMI. On January 16, 2009, the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP), issued an interim final rule in the Federal Register replacing 
the then-existing Guam Visa Waiver Program with the Guam-CNMI Visa 
Waiver Program and setting forth the requirements for nonimmigrant 
visitors seeking admission into Guam and/or the CNMI under the Guam-
CNMI Visa Waiver Program. As of November 28, 2009, the Guam-CNMI Visa 
Waiver Program is operational. This program allows nonimmigrant 
visitors from eligible countries to seek admission for business or 
pleasure for entry into Guam and/or the CNMI without a visa for a 
period of authorized stay not to exceed 45 days. This rulemaking would 
finalize the January 2009 interim final rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   01/16/09  74 FR 2824
Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/16/09  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      03/17/09  .......................
 End.
Technical Amendment; Change of         05/28/09  74 FR 25387
 Implementation Date.
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Action........................           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: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA77

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Proposed Rule Stage

137. Visa Security Program Fee

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356
    Abstract: ICE seeks to enable the expansion of the Visa Security 
Program (VSP) by proposing to move it to a user-fee funded model (as 
opposed to relying on appropriations). The VSP leverages resources in 
the National Capital Region (NCR) and at U.S. diplomatic posts overseas 
to vet and screen visa applicants; identifies and prevents the travel 
of those who constitute potential national security and/or public 
safety threats; and launches investigations into criminal and/or 
terrorist affiliated networks operating in the U.S. and abroad. The 
fees collected as a result of this rule would fund an expansion of the 
VSP, enabling ICE to extend visa security screening and vetting 
operations and investigative efforts to more visa-issuing posts 
overseas, and in turn, enhance the U.S. government's

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ability to prevent travel to the United States by illicit actors.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/22  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 
12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-
6960, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA77

138. Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of 
Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, 
and Representatives of Foreign Information Media

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101; 8 U.S.C. 1103; 8 U.S.C. 1182 and 
1184
    Abstract: DHS intends to withdraw this proposed rule. U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) originally proposed modifying 
the period of authorized stay for certain categories of nonimmigrants 
traveling to the United States by eliminating the availability of 
``duration of status'' and by providing a maximum period of authorized 
stay with options for extensions for each applicable visa category.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/25/20  85 FR 60256
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/26/20  .......................
Notice of Withdrawal................   06/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 
12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-
6960, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA78

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Completed Actions

139. Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor 
Program

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1372(e); 8 U.S.C. 1372(g); 8 U.S.C. 
1356(m); 8 U.S.C. 1356(n)
    Abstract: DHS has determined that the proposed regulation entry 
should be withdrawn from the Unified Agenda. ICE intended to propose a 
regulation to adjust fees that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program 
(SEVP) charges individuals and organizations to improve compliance and 
enforcement related to nonimmigrant students. The SEVP fee schedule was 
last adjusted in a rule published on May 23, 2019.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   03/08/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Sharon Hageman, Regulations Unit Chief, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 
12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-
6960, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA81

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Proposed Rule Stage

140. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

    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.'' The amendment requires the Department of Homeland 
Security to ``regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an 
ammonium nitrate facility . . . to prevent the misappropriation or use 
of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.'' 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...................   11/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lona Saccomando, Chemical Facility of Interest 
(CFOI) Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and 
Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, 
Arlington, VA 20528-0610, Phone: 703 603-4898, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1670-AA00

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Long-Term Actions

141. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

    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) 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. Taking into consideration the comments 
received, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) 
has determined to limit the scope of this rulemaking to improving 
Appendix A to the CFATS regulations and address concerns with release-
flammable security issues. Additionally, in June 2020, CISA published a 
notice announcing the availability of a retrospective analysis of the 
data, assumptions, and methodology that were used to support the 2007 
CFATS interim final rule and provided the

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public an opportunity to provide comment. CISA is reviewing the 
comments received on the retrospective analysis and determining the 
next appropriate step for this rulemaking.
    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  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lona Saccomando, Chemical Facility of Interest 
(CFOI) Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and 
Infrastructure Security Agency, 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, 
Arlington, VA 20528-0610, Phone: 703 603-4898, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1670-AA01

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