Department of Homeland Security March 22, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Cuba
Document Number: 2016-06431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Cuba.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0104
Document Number: 2016-06430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0105
Document Number: 2016-06429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-06427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-06426
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet on April 21, 22, and 23, 2016, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound
Document Number: 2016-06424
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether it should revise existing regulations to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due to factors such as increased vessels traffic, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty.
Extension of the Designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-06330
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 6 months, from May 22, 2016, through November 21, 2016. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through November 21, 2016, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because, although there have been significant improvements, conditions in Sierra Leone supporting its November 2014 designation for TPS continue to be met. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for eligible nationals of Sierra Leone (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Sierra Leone and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of Sierra Leone (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions if they meet (1) at least one of the late initial filing criteria, and (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since November 20, 2014, and continuous physical presence in the United States since November 21, 2014). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Sierra Leone's designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016. USCIS will issue new EADs with a November 21, 2016, expiration date to eligible Sierra Leone TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re- registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on May 21, 2016. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Sierra Leone for 6 months, through November 21, 2016, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and E-Verify processes.
Extension of the Designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-06328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 6 months, from May 22, 2016, through November 21, 2016. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through November 21, 2016, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because, although there have been significant improvements, conditions in Liberia supporting its November 2014 designation for TPS continue to be met. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for eligible nationals of Liberia (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Liberia and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of Liberia (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions if they meet (1) at least one of the late initial filing criteria, and (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since November 20, 2014, and continuous physical presence in the United States since November 21, 2014). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Liberia's designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016. USCIS will issue new EADs with a November 21, 2016, expiration date to eligible Liberia TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re- registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on May 21, 2016. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Liberia for 6 months, through November 21, 2016, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and E-Verify processes.
Extension of the Designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-06325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 6 months, from May 22, 2016, through November 21, 2016. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through November 21, 2016, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because, although there have been significant improvements, conditions in Guinea supporting its November 2014 designation for TPS continue to be met. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for eligible nationals of Guinea (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Guinea and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of Guinea (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions if they meet (1) at least one of the late initial filing criteria, and (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since November 20, 2014, and continuous physical presence in the United States since November 21, 2014). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Guinea's designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from March 22, 2016 through May 23, 2016. USCIS will issue new EADs with a November 21, 2016, expiration date to eligible Guinea TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on May 21, 2016. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Guinea for 6 months, through November 21, 2016, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and E-Verify processes.
Customs and Border Protection's Bond Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-06323
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the preamble, that the agency's intent was to provide additional time for the filing of these documents prior to their effective date. Due to a drafting error, one of the provisions inadvertently provides for a more restrictive time frame for filing a continuous bond, associated application, or rider prior to their effective date. This document corrects that provision to conform it to CBP's stated intent to liberalize the bond and rider filing process.