Department of Homeland Security May 19, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative; Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney In Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States, Form G-28; G-28I; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
Document Number: 2014-11530
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. USCIS is also soliciting comments regarding additional features proposed for incorporation into form G-28. The new features clarify USCIS notification practices relating to represented parties. Specifically, USCIS is revising the G-28 to provide that, for represented parties DHS will send all original notices and documents regarding any application or petition filed with DHS to the applicants and petitioners directly with a courtesy copy sent to the attorney of record or accredited representative. However, on the form the applicant or petitioner may instruct USCIS to (a) send any notice regarding an application or petition that he or she has filed with DHS to the business address of their attorney of record or accredited representative as listed in the form, or; (b) send any secure identity document, such as a Permanent Resident Card or Employment Authorization Document, that he or she is approved, for to the official business address of his or her attorney of record or accredited representative. The proposed new forms are available for review in the docket.
Meeting: Homeland Security Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-11514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet in person and by phone June 5, 2014. Members of the public may participate in person or by listen-only conference call. The meeting will be partially closed to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate-002 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personnel Surety Program System of Records
Document Number: 2014-11431
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a current Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/National Protection and Programs Directorate002 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personnel Surety Program System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/National Protection and Programs Directorate to collect and maintain records on individualsfacility personnel and unescorted visitorswho have or are seeking access to restricted areas and critical assets at high-risk chemical facilities and compare this information to the Terrorist Screening Database, the terrorist watchlist maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Terrorist Screening Center. As a result of a biennial review of this system and changes to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personnel Surety Program, the Department of Homeland Security/National Protection and Programs Directorate is updating this system of records notice to include a new category of record and routine use. Administrative updates are being made globally to better align the description of the program with other CFATS Personnel Surety Program documentation. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is concurrently issuing a Final Rule to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, elsewhere in the Federal Register. This notice also includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
General Meeting Registration and Evaluation
Document Number: 2014-11392
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). NPPD is soliciting comments concerning New Information Collection Request, General Meeting Registration and Evaluation. DHS previously published this ICR in the Federal Register on March 17, 2011, at 76 FR 52, for a 60-day public comment period. DHS received no comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-11389
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of the Chief Information Office has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.).
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency-003 National Flood Insurance Program Files System of Records
Document Number: 2014-11386
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to consolidate, update, and reissue the current Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency003 National Flood Insurance Program Files System of Records'' with the systems of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency/ Mitigation/Mitigation1 National Flood Insurance Program Claims Appeals Process,'' and ``Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency007 National Flood Insurance Program Marketing Files.'' This consolidated and updated system of records enables the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency to administer all aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program. The Department has consolidated and updated these systems of records to more accurately reflect how the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency collects, maintains, and shares information pertaining to the National Flood Insurance Program. The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency has consolidated categories of individuals, categories of records, authority for maintenance, routine uses, retrievability, retention and disposal, and record sources to accurately reflect the entirety of the National Flood Insurance Program, and to reflect the Biggert-Waters Act. Also, the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating the consolidated system of records notice to include: (1) Category of individuals; (2) category of records; and (3) routine uses. Additionally, this notice includes non- substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notices. This consolidated and updated system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.